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Cone 3D is the best in my opinion. All you need is to read up to lesson three, and use the SDL documentation manual to find whatever else you need help with.

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The best "documents" I have seen are actually the code examples in the SDL library package. They really beat Cone3D's "hey, let's OOP everthing" -examples. I'd like to see more detailed articles about the event handler - how it really works and how to use it correctly. Everything else in SDL is quite simple.
PnP's tutorials are just too simple. It's all in the SDL docs already.

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Simple, as in understandable?
They are API tutorials, not game development tutorials. And yes, they are basicly rewrites of the provided documentation. I make no appology for it.

But, most people can't simply dive straight in to the documentation. I had to learn the basics from Cone3D.

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Simple, as in understandable?


Simple, as in simple:)
I have used SDL documentation mostly, but it doesn't cover some tricky situations in bigger programs using more than just simple "wait for keypress" -event loop.

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I'm gonna have to throw my vote to PnP Bios. I've even ripped stuff out of his site for my tutorials (did I type that out loud?).

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Thanks, Aaron. and btw, you should use a font for your text that is mono spaced instead of truetype. Try Courier New.

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I'm gonna have to throw my vote to PnP Bios. I've even ripped stuff out of his site for my tutorials (did I type that out loud?).


Your tutorials are great, and to the original poster I recommend them over Cone3D. Cone3D will give you problems because they don't seem well thought out.

I like the approach you take anyways. You show the student right up front that they will learn to make a game shell, and then you take us through 3 games with it. It's what I've been looking for and I would have purchased this stuff in a book!

Btw, do you go into sound on those? If not I'll check out PnP Bios' site.

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I've been a little slow on the audio one, but the sound effects one should be comming soon.

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Thanks a lot Rhaal! I'm really glad you like the site. Haven't gone into sound though. The SDL website has some documentation on it, but sound stuff makes me sleepy :)

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What is the Pnp bio's site http??


See my sig. first link.

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PnP Bios, what happened to your tutorials?
did you move them or something cause i can't get to the site when i click on the link in your sig....
Btw, http://lazyfooproductions.com/index.php is my personal favorite.

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I second Lazy Foo's SDL tutorials.



Third. I liked this one a lot. It taught me about SDL. It shows you how to set up SDL ( which helped back when I did not know how to set up libraries ). It is very clear and goes to many areas including SDL OpenGL combination.

EDIT: fixed my post.

[Edited by - slymr on December 21, 2006 7:59:02 PM]

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It is very clear ( in most parts ) and goes to many areas including SDL OpenGL combination.


and which parts aren't clear?

Really, I have plenty of free time these next two weeks and now is the best time to make any corrections/enhancements.

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It is very clear ( in most parts ) and goes to many areas including SDL OpenGL combination.


and which parts aren't clear?

Really, I have plenty of free time these next two weeks and now is the best time to make any corrections/enhancements.


My fault.

I re-went through you tutorials and realized you added many articles since I learned from them. So I take back that it is not clear. I also looked over you finalizing your web site and I agree with them. I would recommend an article about how to make a game. Like a simple game, pong/tetris type, and you would plan it and program it. ( I found I ran into this problem after going through your tutorials.

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