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What exactly is a game engine...? Or graphics engine...? Is it the stuff that is used to run the tedious part of the game? Like for a graphics engine instead of having to include all the crazy code and then using Blt(blah,blah,blah,etc), you could just do some includes and do Draw(blah,blah)? I hope you understand this lol

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Well, you should compare it to a car. The engine runs the entire car, right? There are different types of (computer) engines. Graphics, Game, Database etc......

The engine is the part of code whichs actually makes your program work, without it, your program is just craps. Also, engines have the ability to be used multiple times, for different things. For example, the quake engine was used for quake, but also for other games (half life, Soldier of fortune etc...)

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Yeah, thanks, sorry for the long delay I posted that at school two days ago and I just got home from a trip tonight. Thanks again =D

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