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Jan2go

Member Since 14 Dec 2013
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In Topic: What Have You Tried?

08 October 2014 - 11:58 PM

Google shows that it is a very common response here though biggrin.png
http://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Agamedev.net+"What+have+you+tried"


Related search requests according to Google:
"have you tried turning it off and on again" and "have you tried to turn it off and on again".
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But 15 Google-pages with these exact words is quite a bit. Not sure if that's a good thing though.

In Topic: Is 3D game development easier with an engine?

04 October 2014 - 02:27 AM

As Hodgman said, making development easier is the reason why they exist.

Off the top of my head I can only think of a few reason why one would build their own engine, e.g. to learn how they work internally or because you need some super special features that you cannot get from an existing engine. Or, obiviously, if you're getting paid for it. biggrin.png


In Topic: What version of MonoGame should I use ?

03 October 2014 - 06:05 PM

A quick Google search came up with OpenGL 1.4 being the latest that is supported by your hardware. As MonoGame 3 uses OpenGL 2 this explains why it doesn't work for you. The older 2.5.1 release might indeed work better for as it supports OpenGL 1.1.


In Topic: What version of MonoGame should I use ?

03 October 2014 - 05:26 PM

I think MonoGame is quite good for a beginner. Personally I made my first steps in game programming with XNA (MonoGame is an implementation of the XNA API). But is there any specific reason why you want to use version 2.5.1? The latest release is currently 3.2.

Or you could use Ethan Lee's SDL2 port of MonoGame which is the that I'm currently using as the official MonoGame release has some missing features on Windows (i.e. the VideoPlayer class).


In Topic: Help! I cannot run makefiles with commands D:!

03 October 2014 - 04:17 AM

Strange. On my machine it compiles without any problems. What distribution of MinGW do you use? The "/usr/bin/sh" part looks like Cygwin to me. If it is I can't really help you as I never used it before.


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