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    2d game for Mac OS X

    I disagree. Unintuitive is a subjective, not factual term. For someone who is used to either CodeBlocks or Visual Studio or Eclipse, XCode is certainly different, but that doesn't make it a nightmare. Personally I find myself less productive with Eclipse. So that said, learning ANY tool as part of another project makes the entire endeavor less than straightforward. Suggesting different tools simply because you don't like XCode is a religious argument.
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    TinyImageLoader 1.6.3

    I have used stb_image in many cases where platform was an issue. It's size and portability are extremely effective.
  3. Quote:Original post by swiftcoder Though one might prefer the (somewhat snappier) "sally forth" - at the risk of being confused with a comic strip [smile] If there are ponies involved, how about "Giddyup"?
  4. It has been done before... so why not again?
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    Game Programming on Linux or Mac?

    Comparatively, yes there are more 'how to write game code' tutorials written with Visual Studio in mind, but I think the more you look, the more you'll find it's better to become comfortable with your tools first. Once you have a handle on using whatever environment you've chosen, you'll see that there aren't really 'few and limited' options for OSX or Linux. Any of the languages you listed are well supported on all platforms, and all platforms have robust enough tools to get the job done. Personally I use Visual Studio on Windows, CodeBlocks on Ubuntu and of course XCode on OSX. The question you need to ask is what *kind* of game programming are you interested in? The common denominator for graphics between all three platforms is OpenGL, and for audio OpenAL. Perhaps a few tutorials on those subjects would be what you need, if you have some experience programming. NeHe is a great place to get started with OpenGL for one.
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    OpenGL - 2D Scrolling Background

    Quote:Original post by Sophisto Do I need to use some kind of layering function which I can draw the background onto then re-write it back to the left of the window as it dissapears from the right so it treats the background as one object and not as n number of objects (i.e, quads, triangles, polygons, etc)? Most scrolling style games work by using tiles, which is exactly what you described as 'n number of objects.' They are however, usually treated as larger entity. To be able to have your background wrap (go from one side to the other) or to present the illusion of infinite length, you need to have a mechanism to draw from some arbitrary offset within the tile array (or however you choose to store them). For a better explanation than that you'd be better off asking more specific questions.
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    3D isometric shooter...

    It's possible that Crimsonland might not be as playable in isometric form, but I think what you need to do is detail just HOW much shooting you want compared to the RPG elements. Unless of course you're talking about this kind of RPG :)
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    Is Dev-Cpp still Supported ??

    Quote:Original post by grofaz My pc can handle the install, I just don't want to install it. I've used MS stuff in the past and I know all about it, well enough about it anyway. :) I know I don't want it on my machine. It's not a MS political thing, it's a product thing. What product thing? Microsoft Visual C++ Express is free, stable and robust enough for most projects. How does that not meet your criteria? The only alternative offered up is CodeBlocks which is also free, but definitely not as stable as Visual C++ Express. Personally I use CodeBlocks with Ubuntu, but wouldn't choose it for Windows since there is a better tool for the job. So I'm really interested in what you 'know all about' Microsoft's present offerings. What is it that makes them inferior?
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    It's spelled 'spelled' not spelt.
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    Good Linux IDE for OpenGL?

    Quote:Original post by news2hear Thanks Schemdly. This exactly what I'm looking for. And yes, I plan to do my work using C++. Can you help me find a direct link to the CodeBlock binary? I can't seem to find a version that meet my specification: Ubuntu 6.06 LTS - the Dapper Drake. Thanks again =) The nightly builds have distro specific packages. Matter of fact I use it on Ubuntu 6.06 also. Click -> Nightly Build Forum
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    Good Linux IDE for OpenGL?

    If you're using C++ and with OpenGL in mind... I'd highly recommend Code::Blocks. It works very well as an IDE, and it just so happens to come loaded with lots of OpenGL/GLFW/Ogre project wizards to get you started. Click -> Code::Blocks
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    good bye everyone

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    It *can*, but I think it will depend on how the gameplay evolves. Actually my inclination now is to make a few different game types instead of one dedicated format.
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    Refactored a bit of the PSP demo code. Menus, the board, etc. Eat some more bandwidth with this video of an effect applied to the entire game board. Ripple
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