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Symphonic    313
I just bought my first (and hopefully not last) dedicated Linux computer (running Shrike RedHat)... and I love it! after much deliberation I managed to get X-Server and Gnome/KDE running and now I want to make some stuff! ... erm, where do I start? I have *some* experience with GCC and I have used both emacs and vi so I can write code and compile it, but what packages should I download/explore to begin writing actual games? George D. Filiotis I am a signature virus. Please add me to your signature so that I may multiply.

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Spacecat    122
Hmmm,

SDL is surely cross-platform enough to be used by a Red Hat flavor.

Have a look at Ogre too, I think they have a Linux port. (ogre.sourceforge.net)

I -think- FMOD supports Linux, as sound libraries go, correct me if I''m wrong.

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clum    217
KDevelop and Anjuta are good IDEs, though KDevelop is more geared to making software specially for KDE, or at least X, not something games need in particular. It also tries to force you to release your software under GNU and isn''t easy to set up with SDL.

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Symphonic    313
SDL seems the route to go, and I know some of the games that came with my comp use SDL so I must assume it''s all here

For now I don''t mind releasing stuff under the GPL, but where can I find Anjuta?

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clum    217
I don''t have RedHat so I don''t know, but I''d be surprised if it Anjuta doesn''t come with Shrike.

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bastard2k5    238
For anjuta, here will take you to their downloads page. It is a fairly decent IDE, and should work well for you, if all else fails, you can just get the SDL libraries, and use your favorite text editors, and use gcc with make files.

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jcspray    122
As others have said, SDL is fairly core to many people developing games on linux. If you''re doing full-blown 3D type stuff, you''ll also want to know OpenAL and OpenGL.

> It also tries to force you to release your software under GNU

I assume you mean the GNU GPL. The GPL is a license, GNU is an OS project. Also, it''s rather misleading to say that kdev tries to "force" you to GPL your software. It''s just a sensible default, given kdevelop''s userbase. To clarify, you can license code written using kdevelop under whatever license you please.

If you want others to be able to compile your stuff, you may want to look into GNU autoconf when your makefiles get complicated.

My personal usage pattern is a hand-written makefile, and to use kdevelop as a souped-up version of kate, with a handy keyboard shortcut for "make". For smaller projects, I just have a terminal with vim, and a terminal in which I make/run.

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Symphonic    313
ok, thanks alot for the replies, if you have any links you think I absolutely must visit (ie you would rather not leave it up to google to let me see these sites) feel free to fork ''em over

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