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Hi, I'm pretty new to the Pocket PC development world... I've google'd a bit, but couldn't find any Pocket PC Game Engines... from what I could find, Pocket PCs run OpenGL ES? Are there any game engines that support it? the best would be an hybrid OpenGL on PC and ES on PPC. Thanks for your time Eric

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PocketPC's don't have OpenGL ES, far as I know. While there might be some with 3D hardware in 'em, the vast majority are just a 2D framebuffer that you access by old fashioned DIBSections or GAPI (which is a small library to give you reasonably fast 2D framebuffer access).

As for engines, there are a few, mostly ports of Windows stuff. If you want 3D, your best bet is probably Doom and Quake, both of which have been ported to PocketPC.

If you want 2D, I know that SDL, GAPIDraw, WxWidgets, and Flash 6 all run on PocketPC's.

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Thanks for the fast reply

I bought online a Dell Axim X50v (still haven't received it) and from what I saw on various sites I thought for sure it had 3D acceleration.

I'll check out the engines you mentionned.

Thanks

Eric

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I thought for sure it had 3D acceleration.


You thought correctly. The x50 does have 3d acceleration via an intel 2700G graphics chip and supports open gl es as its graphics API.

Alan

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Cool thanks, I'll read more about OpenGL ES.
If that's the case, keep an eye on Gamedev's own Dave & Kevin. They had an "OpenGL ES for Beginner's" book on the horizon if it's not out already.

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Cool, I might check that out, but I try to stay away from "for beginners" books as much as possible :)

I think Khronos have their standard online, I'll check that out

Thanks for the tip though

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