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Delphi for games?

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kg7er    122
I'm programming now in Turbo Delphi Explorer (Win32), and I was thinking about doing some simple games with it. No 3D graphics. Simple sounds only, if any. Maybe do some board-type games like Sid Sackson's Acquire or card/dice games. Something along those lines. Anybody forsee any problems using Delphi?

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Gramsy    122
I've never done it before, but there are definitely people that use Delphi for games so you should be fine. I believe that SDL and Truevision3d both have wrappers for Delphi.

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kg7er    122
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I've never done it before, but there are definitely people that use Delphi for games so you should be fine. I believe that SDL and Truevision3d both have wrappers for Delphi.


Thanks for your response, Gramsy. I'm not familiar with SDL or TrueVision3D, but I'll do a little research on them. I figure I'll try to do a simple game first, see how that turns out.

Edit:
After digging a little, I think both SDL and TrueVision are a bit more than I need to do what I want. Thanks for bringing them to my attention, though.

Cheers.

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jbadams    25712
Other than the fact that there will be less Delphi-specific game programming resources you shouldn't have any major problems producing games of the type you're suggesting, so as long as you're happy to use the language there's no reason not to proceed.

If you need any help figuring out algorithms you may have to settle for psuedocode and implement it in Delphi yourself, but in and of itself that's a good excercise, and I'm sure you can find some other Delphi programmers out there if you really need language-specific help with anything.

Good luck, and have fun! [smile]

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kg7er    122
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Other than the fact that there will be less Delphi-specific game programming resources you shouldn't have any major problems producing games of the type you're suggesting, so as long as you're happy to use the language there's no reason not to proceed.

If you need any help figuring out algorithms you may have to settle for psuedocode and implement it in Delphi yourself, but in and of itself that's a good excercise, and I'm sure you can find some other Delphi programmers out there if you really need language-specific help with anything.

Good luck, and have fun! [smile]


Thanks, Kazgoroth. I did write a video poker game in Delphi 1 back in 1995, and had no problems with that, but I've done no game programming since then. I'm a little rusty. I look forward to getting back into it, though. This looks like the perfect site for ideas and help.

I've programmed in quite a few different languages, so pseudocode works for me. I just prefer to use Delphi when I can.

Thanks again.

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darren_mfuk    148
Hey kg7er,

If you haven't looked already here are some sites to visit
for OpenGL and Borland Delphi.

http://www.sulaco.co.za/opengl.htm
(opengl/delphi examples and source)

http://www.rage-game-engine.za.net/
(same site basically - Rage3D engine)

Not sure if you were looking to write an engine or just a game.
I never used the engine myself, but followed the examples from the first link
when I started in OpenGL (I'm a Delphi guy, but am making the switch to C++ now)

more ...

http://www.delphigl.com/
(you may have to download the Delphi/OpenGL Header file here, before you start coding anything.)
(a german site, but does have english translation, except on the download pages, this does get confusing)
Also if I remember most of the commented code is in german also.


http://www.delphigamer.com/
Forum with plenty or game related topics, rather than just an opengl/directX forum

Enjoy, shout if you need more help [wink]

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kg7er    122
Thanks for the links, Darren. I probably won't need DirectX or OpenGL just yet. The delphigamer site looks interesting, though.

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darren_mfuk    148
hi,

Check out 'Planet Source Code', loads of sample source for all sorts of programs.
Just type what your looking for and select language at the top of the page.

http://www.planet-source-code.com/


Or use this link, to go straight to the Delphi Games Section:

http://www.planet-source-code.com/vb/scripts/BrowseCategoryOrSearchResults.asp?lngWId=7&grpCategories=38&optSort=Alphabetical&txtMaxNumberOfEntriesPerPage=10


And a general Delphi Programming page here:

http://delphi.about.com/

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