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DirectX or OpenGL?

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Hi, I was wondering which would be the better of the two. DirectX seems to be better, but OpenGL has more tutorials that I''ve found, so I''m tempted to just use that. Any help would be appreciated. -- M I S F I T S --

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Niether is better, they both have their own strengths and weaknesses. Do a little resaech on both and decide for yourself which is better. You can use opengl and directX together by the way.

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...DirectX seems to be better..


I'm curious as to what made you say that.

EDIT: Oh, probably the sound and input and other parts...

[edited by - cowsarenotevil on July 4, 2003 10:02:54 PM]

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quote:
Original post by TheFiend
...DirectX seems to be better..


I'm curious as to what made you say that.

EDIT: Oh, probably the sound and input and other parts...

[edited by - cowsarenotevil on July 4, 2003 10:02:54 PM]


You could use DirectX for sound and input etc and Opengl for graphics if you prefer.



[edited by - Malodorous Skunk on July 4, 2003 10:04:28 PM]

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Well, can someone tell me the strong and weak points of both. This would help me out a lot.
Look.

And remember: Google is your friend.

[edited by - Hikeeba on July 4, 2003 11:45:55 PM]

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OpenGL...
If you have to learn only one API for graphics then this is OpenGL.
D3D is only for games. Yes it can be used for other things but it is not recommented!
OpenGL: cross-platform, no bugs, faster than D3D, simpler etc...

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Oh, and is there something to initialize DX, like GLUT does for OpenGL?



You can use Allegro if you are planning to do 2d games it's easier. If you want to do 3d then you can use Allegro along with Allegro GL.

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The monkeys are listening...

[edited by - FtMonkey on July 5, 2003 2:38:40 AM]

[edited by - FtMonkey on July 5, 2003 2:44:47 AM]

[edited by - FtMonkey on July 5, 2003 3:33:03 AM]

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