Jump to content
  • Advertisement
Sign in to follow this  
wtdedula

C++ Development Software selection help for Game Dev.

This topic is 4415 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

Hello All; I need your professional opinion. I have been designing educational games for many years but I have been handing them off to a outside contractor to get them developed. I would like to move into game development myself, now and am wondering what is a good choice for C++ development software? I have been looking at M.S. Studio 2005 - is this the most popular used by game developers or is there something better? I will need the ability to develop for the PC but them port to the Mac. Also, can anyone tell me the major differences between Microsoft Studio 2006 Standard and Professional ... except $400. Would most game developers be OK with the standard version, or would they desire the Professional version ? Thanks. Tim

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Advertisement
If you are going to be doing MSVS devolpment, the Express Edition has everything you need to get started with the coding.
If you are planning to sell your product, I belive you need atleast the standard edition. From there the only thing
you really gain by upgrading further, is more debug tools. This includes the profilers (which i WISH were available at the lower levels)

I dont do a lot of cross platform stuff, but I can say that VS is not the friendliest program as far as exporting projects go.
Im sure there is something more cross-platform friendly for transfering projects between platforms.
Maybe Code::Blocks will work better for you because of that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Personally I wouldn't worry so much about the developer IDE, so much as the libraries/codebases used for your project considering you're already interested in cross-platform development.

I'm currently using Visual Studio 6.0, .NET Studio 2005 Professional and the .NET Studio 2005 Express IDE's, as well as Bloodshed's DevC++ and CodeBlocksIDE, and they've all worked just fine for me. *shrug*

It comes down to your budget and your own personal tastes.

Not to plug anything (on purpose) but coding in any Visual Studio IDE *without* Visual Assist is just plain wrong.

http://www.wholetomato.com/

hth,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sign in to follow this  

  • Advertisement
×

Important Information

By using GameDev.net, you agree to our community Guidelines, Terms of Use, and Privacy Policy.

GameDev.net is your game development community. Create an account for your GameDev Portfolio and participate in the largest developer community in the games industry.

Sign me up!