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I want to make a side-scrolling platform-game, but I wanted to know what compiler and tools I should use for. I always used Borland Delphi and some Basic, and I never used C/C++. I already have a demo of the engine made on Delphi and DelphiX (kind of DirectX libraries)... but I don''t know if it is better to start again with another tools, or if these are ok. Any advice please?

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If you have used Delphi before then use it. There have been a few mario style platform games written in Delphi, Eg Joffa.

What is the demo engine you have got. Have you got a url for it. I''m looking for examples, etc myself.

Thanks and good luck.

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Well, I use Tile Studio to design my game (because it''s easy to use and some friends of mine, that do not know how to program, can help me).
The engine is a modification/adaptation of an example given in the home page of this program. I added the jump and some rudimentary physics, and parallax scrolling.

Though, I have so much work to do. I''m also looking for examples or help...

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I like Borland C++ 5.5 (the free command line compiler), I also like Turbo C++ (for Real Mode programs).

TASM is my favorite Assembler.

I''ll probably use SDL sometime in the future for graphics, it looks very good and it "Wraps" just about every platform worth developing for so it is very portable.

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Yes, don''t use DelphiX.

but there''s also a good choice that is omega project. It uses DirectX 8.1 libraries, does the job much faster and it has better support. It also is in development at the moment.

Try it.
http://www.blueworldtech.com/ds/index.php

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