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what package to use for game?

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I have visual c++ .net I learned direct draw and figured out how to do animation with it. However, I would like to make games that don't require a user runtime package. Does opengl require the user of your game to have opengl? I want to know what package I should use. I am interested in 2d game programming. I would like to have graphics and sound and it would help if I had something to deal with text output but I could create that on my own if I had to. I would also preferably like to load bitmaps as a resource, but it's not 100% necessary. I would need complete tutorials or explainations that fully explain how to do simple 2d animation and sound, so if someone could point me towards tutorials that would be great.

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Given that .. hum, I think it was DX8 comes with WinXP it really does not seem worthwhile to worry about.

Still, you asked so..

Fastgraph by Ted Gruber Software. No DX required. Nice easy to use, good support. Probably just what you are thinking for graphics. (includes tutorials)



Tutorials (not related to Fastgraph): http://www.gametutorials.com/


HTH

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Well if you are using Java or .Net you will have to use a runtime.
Most games are written in C++.

As for the libraries...

Remember when you install games it normally says, "Do you want to install DirextX9" etc.

I think that OpenGL is a standard unless it's OpenGL 2.0. You wouldn't have to install OpenGL, DirectX, YES.

I'm using C++, and swop between OpenGL and DirectX because I'm using the Irrlicht engine. So I can decide.

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I would need complete tutorials or explainations that fully
explain how to do simple 2d animation and sound, so if
someone could point me towards tutorials that would be
great.


There are tons on the internet. Just search and use what meets your needs.

You could also use an engine to do 2D game prgramming. Just because it's an engine doesn't mean that you have to 3D.

Or you could go with a library. SDL is a good one. It's uses C++, or should I say, it's for C++.

http://www.libsdl.org/index.php

Games engines that I've used are:

Irrlicht - http://irrlicht.sourceforge.net/
OGRE3D - ww.ogre3d.org

Hope you get far.

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