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  1. Hexed

    C Strings (ugh)

    Hey Zahlman, I think I'll stick with C. Thanks for the added perspective, I love seeing different ways of accomplishing a common goal.
  2. Hexed

    C Strings (ugh)

    Quote:Original post by Sneftel Yes, it is. (beware: itoa() is not.) Oh yea that's what I was thinking of. Thanks guys.
  3. Hexed

    C Strings (ugh)

    Hey thanks for reply looks good, is atoi() portable?
  4. I am not good with strings in C, please tell me how you would go about the solution: Textures are loaded into a game engine, and if the filename(s) provided starts with an underscore ('_') it is interpreted as an animation. The name of the animation is provided as a string and follows the template "_name_nnn.ext", where nnn is a three-digit number containing the number of frames in the animation, and ext is the file extension. The corresponding animation frames are named similarly, e.g. "_name_000.ext" would be the first frame. How would you extract the number of frames from the string? How would you construct a string for the filename of each animation frame? Currently my code is a mess and I just think I'm going about it the wrong way. I dare not show the original function this came from, so I've made a sample program outlining the current state of things, take a look: int main (void) { char strGivenName[256], strFrameName[256]; char strNumFrames[4], strFileExtension[4]; int i, intNumFrames; size_t fnlen; // clear arrays memset (strNumFrames, NULL, 4); memset (strFileExtension, NULL, 4); // This will be the filename provided strcpy (strGivenName, "data/textures/_animation_030.png"); // Get string lenth so we can extract frame count and extension later fnlen = strlen (strGivenName); // Copy frame count only into another string strncat (strNumFrames, &strGivenName[fnlen-7], 3); // Then use sscanf to convert to integer sscanf (strNumFrames, "%d", intNumFrames); // Then save the file extension to another string strncat (strFileExtension, &strGivenName[fnlen-3], 3); // Now we have the information needed to produce the actual filenames for (i = 0; i < intNumFrames; i++) { // Start out with filename provided strcpy (strFrameName, strGivenName); // Overwrite the last 7 characters with frame number and extension sprintf (&strFrameName[fnlen-7], "%.3d.%s", i, strFileExtension); printf ("%s\n", strFrameName); } return (0); }
  5. Hexed

    Some more SDL tutorials

    Thanks rob that was extremely helpful.
  6. Hexed

    SDL Mouse Input

    Hey thanks for the reply! I was beginning to think no one on this forum knew what a mouse was. ;) Anyway, yes this sounds like it could possibly work. I'm not a big fan of workarounds/hacks though, so I'm going to look into using SDL_GetMouseState() to calculate my own relative positions. Maybe that will work. Later.
  7. Hexed

    Problem with OpenIL..

    I let DevIL do all the work for me. Here's my code. gameloop.cpp / GameInit (): // Initialize DevIL ilInit (); iluInit (); ilutInit (); ilutRenderer (ILUT_OPENGL); gameres.cpp / BodLoadObject (): // Read object file header if (!GetLine (Buffer, 256, fp)) { fclose (fp); return (0); } sscanf (Buffer, "%s %d %d %d", TextureFile, &NumVerts, &NumTVerts, &NumPolys); Object->texture = ilutGLLoadImage (TextureFile); gameres.cpp / BwdLoadWorld (): for (i = 0; i < NumTexs; i++) { if (!GetLine (Buffer, 256, fp)) { fclose (fp); return (0); } sscanf (Buffer, "%s", TextureFile); sector01.texture = ilutGLLoadImage (TextureFile); } And that's all the code I have pertaining to texture loading.
  8. Hexed

    Some more SDL tutorials

    Hey do you know if it's possible to use SDL_ttf along side SDL_opengl? That would be convenient.
  9. Quote:Original post by Fruny I believe they already do that. Check out the occasional text ad at the top of the page, or in the column at the right of the front page. I am convinced they're actually AdSense ads. Hmm, I don't see AdSense ads. They would be labeled "Ads by Google."
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    Problem with OpenIL..

    Hey what's up. I am using DevIL/OpenIL in my engine, but honestly I've never tried anything over 256x256 until you posted. Well I resized a PNG graphic to 512x512 and DevIL loaded it fine. I'm running Win32 using SDL/OpenGL with VC7 compiler.
  11. Hexed

    the best language fo games

    DOS batch files are the best for game programming.
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  13. Hexed

    SDL Mouse Input

    Hey I'm writing a 3D/FPS game engine, and I'm having this one annoying problem with mouse input handling. The game loop calls ProcessMouse() every frame to get mouse input via SDL_GetRelativeMouseState(), and it uses these values return to increase/decrease rotation/pitch. This works pretty well, but the issue is that when the program starts, the rotation/pitch seems to be somewhat random. When I disable the mouse input handling this is not an issue. Here's the applicable C source: Init: SDL_WM_GrabInput(SDL_GRAB_ON); // Take focus SDL_ShowCursor(SDL_DISABLE); // Hide mouse cursor SDL_GetRelativeMouseState (NULL, NULL); // Reset relative position Per frame: int ProcessMouse (void) { int mx, my; Uint8 state; float sensitivity = 0.25; state = SDL_GetRelativeMouseState (&mx, &my); if (state & SDL_BUTTON (1)) { // Left mouse button pressed } if (state & SDL_BUTTON (2)) { // Middle mouse button pressed } if (state & SDL_BUTTON (3)) { // Right mouse button pressed } // Rotate camera based on mouse movement player01.angle.y -= mx * sensitivity; player01.angle.x -= my * sensitivity; // Clamp pitch value if (player01.angle.x &lt; -90) { player01.angle.x = -90; } if (player01.angle.x &gt; 90) { player01.angle.x = 90; } return (0); }
  14. Luke: Can't turn that down. zed: Looks nice, wish there was a libcollada ;) [Edited by - Hexed on July 10, 2005 10:41:17 PM]
  15. Hexed

    looking for GLUT replacement

    javacooldude, sound interesting, link?
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