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Are there any completed games made with Delphi?

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Hi Everyone, I am new to delphi and programming. I was wondering are there any games made with delphi. I would like to see a finished project to get an Idea of what delphi can do. I am looking to learn programming aiming towards making a game. Thanks

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Hi Aleister777,

There''s a couple of developpers out there that use Delphi with Directx to make great looking commercial games.

Check out,

Age of wonders
http://www.ageofwonders.com/

Minigolf Masters
http://www.no2games.com/miniverse.html

Omega
Http://www.sysimage.com/

You can download demos for all of the above.

There''s probably tons more, but those are the ones that come to mind right now

I like Delphi and even tho i know C++ very well, i still use Delphi. Just my personal preference.

Hope this helps a bit.

Good luck,

Gunner
Sysimage inc.

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quote:
Original post by Gunner

Check out,

Age of wonders
http://www.ageofwonders.com/

Minigolf Masters
http://www.no2games.com/miniverse.html

Omega
Http://www.sysimage.com/

You can download demos for all of the above.

There''s probably tons more, but those are the ones that come to mind right now




Yes, you forgot mine ;-)
Kyodai Mahjongg is also a commercial game
http://www.kyodai.com
And as far as I know (I''d like to be told the opposite !), it''s the only commercial Delphi game in 3D... ^^;
(Which, again, is at least a proof that everything can be done with Delphi )


--
Kyodai Mahjongg
kyodai.com

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quote:
Original post by Aleister777

Thank,

Now some tutorials for a new guy would be nice. Or any pointers.



Thanks



Edited by - Aleister777 on July 24, 2000 6:12:00 PM



Hi,
As much as I ''hate'' ( ) to blow my own trumpet. My site, ''Ye Olde Delphi Game Developer'' (http://www.delphigamedev.com) is a good place to start for beginners and not-so beginners alike.

Cheers,
Ben Watt
Ye Olde Delphi Game Developer
http://www.delphigamedev.com

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Another game written in Delphi using DelphiX is FinalFighter.
Check it out at www.finalfighter.com

It''s written by me, 100% in Delphi. The graphics are from a friend of my.

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...and there''s one more action game written in Delphi called Fatal Warp (although we used to name it as Lethal Fight and CyberSpace Wars for these years). It''s an action multiplayer game which uses networking BlackUDP component (made by me) and some Borland internet components (such as TServer/TClientSocket). Once before it used OpenGL in render engine but after many compatibility problems we decided to use Direct3D so that''s what I''m trying to do now. There''s currently no web page for it and no download because:
1) The game is not yet ready to be published (and web page is not complete)
2) We still haven''t agreed how we''ll distribute it

I know it''s useless to say something without giving an example (game demo or something in this case), but I just wanted to say that Delphi is ideal for game development and it does great job working with third-party* libraries such as DirectX and OpenGL.

* You may ask, why I call DirectX and OpenGL as "third-party" libraries. The answer is not simple but I''ll make it look that way: although DirectX is a powerful library, it was written closely to Win32 API (which is no good by itself) and is very sensible to the "environment" (by environment I mean the operating system and user). In the other hand, OpenGL is well-made for 3D operations and is pretty portable, but it''s not very compatible with 3D accelerator cards (in fact, it works fine with standart cards such as NVidia and 3dfx, but is a real pain with others, even if they do have OpenGL-compatible drivers). I know there''re plenty of people to argue with me on this topic, so... if someone wants to discuss this - open a new thread



- Arcane Lifepower -

"Although the world would call me free
Each day the more her slave am I
For in her very way to be
There''s I don''t know what, I don''t know why"

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