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RE: Newbie seeks guidance

Although I'll probably tend toward QT for cards/chess (since I'm familiar
with QT), I do appreciate all the advice I've been given. I was a little
hesitant to stick with Linux because I'd prefer not to have to switch
platforms; I'd like to focus on the games. So I'm pleased to hear ANY
suggestions, including libraries,tools,etc that'll come in handy later.
Thanks all!


-----Original Message-----
From: Frédéric Lopez [mailto:frederic.lopez@free.fr] 
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 2004 5:32 PM
To: linuxgames@sunsite.dk
Subject: Re: Newbie seeks guidance

John Moore a écrit :
> Hello,
> I want to break into game development (for fun really) but don't want to 
> switch to Windows to do it. However, I want to make my games portable so 
> my friends/family can play on their windows machines. Can you point me 
> to some resources for developing platform-independent games on linux? 
> I'm going to start with a simple card game and chess game, so I probably 
> just need simple 2-d graphics. Can I get away with QT or is there a much 
> better route to take. Thanks for any suggestions.

I'm surprised by the answer you've got. Everybody seems to tell you that 
you must use SDL or OpenGL, but I think they all missed the point.

Obviously, you don't want to create arcade or 3D games at first, only 
card anc chess games at this point. These are not the same types of 
applications, and I think you are right with your choice of QT.

If you look at other games in this category (PySol, Hearts, Gnome Chess, 
etc.) they use GUI libraries like QT, GTK+ or WxWidgets. In my opinion, 
there is absoluteley no reason to use SDL, OpenGL or any action game 
orientation library for this type of game.