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game development tools
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- From: "Fernando Delgado" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2000 13:27:35 +0200
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I got a copy of a game development tool. I
realy like it, the problem is... is an MSDOS tool.
So, I am trying to find something similar in the
linux world or to look for people interested in doing it.
What is so cool about this tool?
I will try to tell it. It's a tools ONLY for games.
Let's imagine the INVADERS game ( the old game where you are under some houses
and the martians go left to right and speting down once every time they hit the
side of the screen). In this game there are only 4 diferent elements the
martian/s, the house/s, the bullets and you. With this tools you only have
to code 5 functions the initialation and 1 functions for each element. Each
element is an object.
(The tool actualy use a special sintax mixture
of pascal/C I will use C for the example)
static bool direction=0;
frame(); // this is the tricky part
Every time a new frame is needed, every object
is processed. When an object reach the frame function, it stop its
ejecution and wait for the redraw. All the rendering is done by the
engine. Of course there are some variables every object have like the
position_x and position_y ( in a 3d world more will be needed), its bitmaps and
which one is the actual to be draw, etc. The bullet will control if it
contact any element and if so it will call a kill funtion with the element ID,
it may the create a martian_exploding element in the place of the kill
martian. The programmer only focus in the game and it is fun to code and
very easy to use. If some one is interested I can send you a simple game
code complete explained and its .EXE (MSDOS only as already said).
There is anything similar in the linux world?
Will a tool like this be usefull?
There is any one intereseted in doing it for
NOTE: I am a programmer, I like to belive I am a good
programmer but I have no experience in linux programming or X window