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Dark GDK / Dark SDK

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Richard Davey
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Posted: 1st Dec 2004 22:27
Our intentions are to let the authors decide what they want to do. As for our own DLLs, they will be either free or *extremely* discounted for those who already own them.

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walaber
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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posted: 1st Dec 2004 22:27
I just downloaded my copy... about what I expected... all of the DBPro commands in a C/C++ environment.

I have a few suggestions.

seeing as we're dealing with C/C++ now, some easier commands would be nice. the command I personally most would like to see is:

dbSetObjectMatrix( int dbobj, float* matrix )

where "matrix" is just a pointer to an array of 16 floats.

actually, the inclusion of a simple vector and matrix class would make the system about 500x more usable.

imagine this kind of code:

dbVector3 size( 5.0, 3.0, 2.0 );
dbVector3 pos(0.0, 10.0, 0.0);
dbVector3 rot(10.0, 20.0, 30.0);

dbMatrix mat( pos, rot );

dbMakeObjectBox( obj, size );
dbSetObjectMatrix( obj, mat );

pos = dbGetObjectPosition( obj );

...etc. this is so much cleaner! with just the addition of a simple vector class and a matrix class, you can do so much more!

for example, when doing any math on vectors, like for example finding the cross product, we have to calculate it out all individually. with these classes, you can just override the * operator, and the code is so much easier to understand.

I realize this is basically just a C/C++ version of DBPro, but it's a shame not to take advantage of the benefits of C/C++.

For the time being, I suppose I'll write up my own set of classes to do this kind of stuff for me...

Go Go Gadget DBPRO!

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DazzaB
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Location: South Wales, UK
Posted: 2nd Dec 2004 00:09
@Wolf - Great news that you are going to convert your Ezrotate expansion for us Dark SDK users. I don't actually own it for DBPro but I will certainly buy it when it is available for Dark SDK. I am now hoping that Blue GUI v2 also gets a Dark SDK port.

Just finished downloading and installing Dark SDK - then read that you need DirectX SDK 9. Doh!!! I'll have to be patient for another hour while the 220meg SDK downloads from Microsoft!!! Thank goodness for Broadband!!!!
IanM
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Posted: 2nd Dec 2004 01:41
I've been using the DX9.0c SDK, which is slightly different to 9.0b (it really doesn't like VC++6), so I've been helping iron out the problems with that.

Either 9.0b or 9.0c should be Ok.

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Mike Johnson
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Posted: 2nd Dec 2004 01:47
Tested with 9.0b in VS6 and 9.0c in VS C++ .NET 2003 and all worked well.

Mike
IanM
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Posted: 2nd Dec 2004 01:55
... and 9.0c in VS6

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Cellbloc Studios
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Posted: 2nd Dec 2004 02:30
@Mike J

Thanks anyways. We ordered 2 last night. Didn't get your message till later.

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Spline
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Posted: 2nd Dec 2004 05:07
Is there any idea when Dev-C++ will be suported

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