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  1. Hi everyone...   I started learning directx programming, i'm here to ask for if all math prerequisites for D3D learning are being used when making any application?   Because there are many functions that make many of these calculations.    
  2. Unity

    And Ogre3d?
  3. No, i know how they work and how use them, but another things i not remember the functions.    I started this topic to ask if i need to remember all functions and concepts.
  4. I'm using C++, not using managed.   Concepts like back face culling, swap chain and another things.
  5. Hello, i started learning DX9 but i don't know if i'm in the right way, can anyone say me how can i discover if i'm the right way?   I'm understanding concepts, but some functions i don't know.
  6. I configured the Debug and Release to use the right lib's(sfml-xxx-d.lib for debug and sfml-xxx-s.lib for release) and then linked sfml-main.lib into linker settings. I added SFML_STATIC to Preprocessor.
  7. Problem solved thanks Cornstalks and Nercury.
  8. I created an new window projected and linked libraries(sfml-main.lib too) and i toke this errors:  
  9. Then is better i create an console application? CLR Console Application at VS2010?
  10. Hello, i'm trying to set up an development enviroment with VS2010 but when i'm trying to compile my SFML code(http://www.sfml-dev.org/tutorials/2.0/./start-vc.php) i toke this errors:     I follow the tutorial but don't toke an great result, can anyone help me?
  11. Simple pixel arts, like old style games.
  12. Hello, i started this topic to ask a thing that is hard to find in google, exists a guide to minimalist pixel art?
  13. OpenGL

    But if i want to make this cross platform? For example if i want to run this game in Raspberry PI? Is best i make my own gui library?
  14. But exists another method?
  15. Hello ladies and gentlemans i'm here to ask to you how can i make a game using flash like The Binding of Isaac that runs in the Desktop. How can i compile flash games?