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Need some advice : beginning 2d programming

Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:31 PM

Hi guys
I am beginning 2d game programming .. I noe the basics of c++ and am comfortable in using them . Could u suggest a simple api with which i could learn and practice some of the different techniques of object oriented game programming before jumping to open gl or direct x
Is dark gdk good ?? ... Because i had tried it before nd am somewhat comfortable with it
Also can u tell me where i could learn some basic game programming techniques ??
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Re: Need some advice : beginning 2d programming

Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:35 PM

Have you checked the pinned threads here? How about the tutorials?
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Re: Need some advice : beginning 2d programming

Posted 11 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

No .. I just joined the community .. But i will sure check it out .. But still i cant choose an api to start with
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Re: Need some advice : beginning 2d programming

Posted 12 April 2013 - 12:47 AM

Ok so i tried allegro and sdl .. didnt work out .. So my choice narrows down to sfml or dark gdk .. Which one is better ?? Or is there another one ??
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Re: Need some advice : beginning 2d programming

Posted 12 April 2013 - 01:25 AM

Didn't work out?
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Re: Need some advice : beginning 2d programming

Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:07 AM

U noe .. Both sdl and allegro are written in c where as sfml and dark gdk in c++ .. I was not tht comfortable using some concepts of c in c++
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Re: Need some advice : beginning 2d programming

Posted 12 April 2013 - 02:40 AM

You can still use C++ to write SDL applications, you don't need to stick to C
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Re: Need some advice : beginning 2d programming

Posted 12 April 2013 - 03:40 AM

Ok ill give sdl another try .. But whats wrong with dark gdk ??
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Re: Need some advice : beginning 2d programming

Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:29 AM

Why not try it out and see?
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Re: Need some advice : beginning 2d programming

Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:34 AM

Give what a try sdl or dark gdk ??
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Re: Need some advice : beginning 2d programming

Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:35 AM

Now that you ask - both!
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Re: Need some advice : beginning 2d programming

Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:41 AM

I have tried dark gdk nd i am really comfortable with it but i have heard that it has many disadvantages and is not flexible thats what put me in a dilemma is that really so or are these just rumors ??
As far as sdl .. I havent tried that out yet .. Will try out soon
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Re: Need some advice : beginning 2d programming

Posted 12 April 2013 - 07:45 AM

Have you been hindered by theses disadvantages in dark gdk? Have you had a need for what ever flexibility issues are proclaimed? Have you learned game programming concepts with dark gdk?

If you are learning the concepts with it and have not experienced limitations or any of these 'disadvantages' why not continue using it until you start butting up against a wall or two that you can't get around? Just because your friends maybe cracking on you for using it doesn't mean it's bad.
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