• Announcements

    • khawk

      Download the Game Design and Indie Game Marketing Freebook   07/19/17

      GameDev.net and CRC Press have teamed up to bring a free ebook of content curated from top titles published by CRC Press. The freebook, Practices of Game Design & Indie Game Marketing, includes chapters from The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, A Practical Guide to Indie Game Marketing, and An Architectural Approach to Level Design. The GameDev.net FreeBook is relevant to game designers, developers, and those interested in learning more about the challenges in game development. We know game development can be a tough discipline and business, so we picked several chapters from CRC Press titles that we thought would be of interest to you, the GameDev.net audience, in your journey to design, develop, and market your next game. The free ebook is available through CRC Press by clicking here. The Curated Books The Art of Game Design: A Book of Lenses, Second Edition, by Jesse Schell Presents 100+ sets of questions, or different lenses, for viewing a game’s design, encompassing diverse fields such as psychology, architecture, music, film, software engineering, theme park design, mathematics, anthropology, and more. Written by one of the world's top game designers, this book describes the deepest and most fundamental principles of game design, demonstrating how tactics used in board, card, and athletic games also work in video games. It provides practical instruction on creating world-class games that will be played again and again. View it here. A Practical Guide to Indie Game Marketing, by Joel Dreskin Marketing is an essential but too frequently overlooked or minimized component of the release plan for indie games. A Practical Guide to Indie Game Marketing provides you with the tools needed to build visibility and sell your indie games. With special focus on those developers with small budgets and limited staff and resources, this book is packed with tangible recommendations and techniques that you can put to use immediately. As a seasoned professional of the indie game arena, author Joel Dreskin gives you insight into practical, real-world experiences of marketing numerous successful games and also provides stories of the failures. View it here. An Architectural Approach to Level Design This is one of the first books to integrate architectural and spatial design theory with the field of level design. The book presents architectural techniques and theories for level designers to use in their own work. It connects architecture and level design in different ways that address the practical elements of how designers construct space and the experiential elements of how and why humans interact with this space. Throughout the text, readers learn skills for spatial layout, evoking emotion through gamespaces, and creating better levels through architectural theory. View it here. Learn more and download the ebook by clicking here. Did you know? GameDev.net and CRC Press also recently teamed up to bring GDNet+ Members up to a 20% discount on all CRC Press books. Learn more about this and other benefits here.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

How to do a Real Copy of TTF_Font (From SDL_ttf),

2 posts in this topic

I'm currently developping some class to make my life simplier in SDL (My life haven't been really simpler since)
I have just create a classe named : Boutton, to create ... Boutton.

The class have 3 attributes :

[source lang="cpp"]
char *b_t;
SDL_Color b_ct;
TTF_Font *b_p;

B_t and b_p are pointer. I have to destruct them or I will have a memory lack.
so I have added in my destructor the following line :

[source lang="cpp"]MISC_Bouton:: ~MISC_Bouton ()

Now, I have to create a copy and an asign constructor,

My problem is, How I can do to do these
[source lang="cpp"] MISC_Bouton (MISC_Bouton const& other)
MISC_Bouton& MISC_Bouton ::operator=(MISC_Bouton const& other)[/source])

I already had that kind of problem with SDL_Surface* in my windows class but there are a function to [url="http://www.libsdl.org/cgi/docwiki.cgi/SDL_Surface"]copy SDL_Surface[/url] (SDL_ConvertSurface()) so I was abled to copy the SDL_Surface in himself and not the adress.

So anyone knows something to copy a TTF_Surface and not the adress ?


Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
I think you should not copy them, but have a kind of resource manager. The resource manager will be responsible for the creation and destruction of the resources like this font. As a font can be shared between different objects, you won't use unnecessary memory to keep a copy for every objects using it. The resources should be ref counted, every object using them increasing the ref count and when the object is destroyed, the ref count is decreased. When the ref count reaches 0, the resource manager will destroy the resource.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites
It's ok, I have created a class Font, with the name and the font size in attribut, plus a function Get that return the TFF_Font*, so I won't have to create a TFF_Font* variable anymore.
I replace Char* by a string.

Thanks. =D

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0