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A software for prototyping a RTS

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Dunno about RTS explicit stuff...but there are lots of those "make your own games" software thingies out there (Darkbasic, etc...) that can be very usefull to quickly implament game prototypes with (much more usefull for this then makeing "real games" as thier advertisments state IMHO)

There is a DOS basied 2D app called DIV (if I recall correctly) that is fairly easy to use and nice for prototypeing games with...I''ve used the free downloadable demo for prototypeing some of my game ideas (you can''t change the graphics in the demo, but who cares when all you want to do is quickly test out some gameplay ideas)...do a google for DIV and it should pop up (it was developed in Spain, but they had a english language site)...altho, to be honest DIV is better suited to arcade type games.

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If you want to do just 2D graphics then I would recommend CDX, a C++ wrapper for Direct X - there are plenty of tutorials on using sprites, it is easy to get the hang of and even has a class defined for (isometric) tiled maps. There''s also a good community that will help you out with any problems

The only draw back is that it has no 3D capability with no plans to add any.

Jon.

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