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Dark GDK / What does SDK mean ?

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Freddix
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Posted: 7th Dec 2004 03:20
all is in the title.

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Posted: 7th Dec 2004 03:25
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Freddix
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Posted: 7th Dec 2004 03:28
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so ... why DarkSDK is called DarkSDK instead of DarkGDK ...
I know game is a software ... but softwares aren't always games

It should be better to call it DarkGDK

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Posted: 7th Dec 2004 03:40
Actually it's called Dark Game SDK.

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MiR
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Posted: 7th Dec 2004 05:38
You´ve got a point Freddix. Maybe because SDK is a standared term that everyone uses and this is TGC´s own SDK. Though it would be more logical to call it a GDK.


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Cian Rice
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Posted: 7th Dec 2004 06:11
Especially since all of the licsences say you can only develop games and not applications.

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Freddix
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Posted: 7th Dec 2004 07:56
thanks
I see that I'm not alone to think that

Mnemonix
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Posted: 7th Dec 2004 20:36
It is titled correctly IMO.

Think about it, a game can also be called "game software"

The product is called: Dark Game Software Development Kit

Whats wrong with that?

Or is it you people just want something else to bitch about.

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Erick G
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Posted: 7th Dec 2004 20:56
yup, just another thing to winge and moan about.
MiR
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Posted: 8th Dec 2004 00:19
Quote: " yup, just another thing to winge and moan about."

Who was moaning? We were just talking about names. Have I ever moaned about DGSDK since I´ve downloaded it?
Honestly I wish people would read posts.


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Posted: 8th Dec 2004 00:36
what is there to moan about?? its great
Good job on this one TGC

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Mnemonix
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Posted: 8th Dec 2004 05:11
not you Mir or gdogg, im referring to Freddix and Anime blood.

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Freddix
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Posted: 8th Dec 2004 05:44 Edited at: 8th Dec 2004 05:47
@Menmonix .. Why people never read entirely what I say !!!

Explaining :
An editor isn't a game, it's a software
A game maker isn't a game, it's a software
a music tool isn't a game, it's a software
a game is a software .
so :
Quote: "
game is a software ... but softwares aren't always games
"

these words resume all
The real correct name should be :
Dark Game Development Kit !
Can you make a software you can sell ??? no ! ( even with the shareware version )
Can you make a game you can sell ??? yes !

so Game development kit is the correct name !
I don't criticize the quality of package but the name !!!!
We must call a cat, a "cat" ! and not something else !

you call say what you want the reality is here ... don't call something software if you are not allowed to create "various kind" of software, only 1 of 10000 !

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Posted: 8th Dec 2004 05:46
I'm not moaning. I'm just saying that it's an odd name (In my opinion), but I don't really care.

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Posted: 8th Dec 2004 05:54
I wonder how long it will be before everybody stops calling it DarkSDK and uses the 'game' bit as well

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Mnemonix
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@Freddix and Anime Blood.

I see your points.

The reason the name has been adopted is because its used for making "game software" but the term SDK is a commonly used term. If you mention to most software developers the term SDK they know that whatever it is, is used for making software of some kind.
I see your point but what does it matter. There is nothing wrong with the name IMHO.

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Posted: 8th Dec 2004 05:56
The thread has also done nothing wrong. If any insults get thrown yes, bu this is just some harmless banter

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Posted: 8th Dec 2004 07:23 Edited at: 8th Dec 2004 07:26
@menmonix : I love people that ask to close their mouth because they have a different way of thinking ... it's what you've just done ... why should moderators close that post ??? [ It's ironic ! ]

I think that it should be sympathic to see the TGC point of view about this, after they've read the "thinking about naming a software". I never wanted to tell something wrong, simply telling my opinion, just like you !
So , do not continue to say "lock this" because it can be considered negatively ... ... I agree for your opinion ... but I like to use term in a more "pure" way ( in french we say : "Puriste" ) and like I said, if human created so many various words ... it's not for use one to tell the other or everyone can use everything to say what they want and all will simply become ... chaos

How can people find their ways if we use wrong words ?

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Posted: 8th Dec 2004 07:55
Heh, Perhaps I shouldnt have said lock this.

I agree with you guys that the name could be misleading. DGSDK is better than simply DSDK. Anyway, it matters not.

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Benjamin
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Posted: 8th Dec 2004 23:25
Mnemonix you naughty boy, its up to the mods to decide whether threads need locking or not.

Raven: That said, I DO say 'that said' a lot. 'Nuf said.
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Posted: 9th Dec 2004 07:38
Quote: " game is a software ... "

Not always... there are board games, cards games, word games...

Quote: "but softwares aren't always games "

Indeed.

So the most precise title is "Dark Game Software Development Kit"

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Shadow Robert
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Posted: 9th Dec 2004 07:53
Quote: "So the most precise title is "Dark Game Software Development Kit""


I thought that was the currently adopted title?
Though as it is an Engine, I'd be inclined to agree that Game Development Kit (GDK) would make more sense.

Not that it really matters as this seems like one of the most stupid arguments ever. After all we don't get to name things


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Posted: 9th Dec 2004 16:04
Quote: "I thought that was the currently adopted title?"

Err... that's why I mentioned it previously (see 4th post).

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Posted: 9th Dec 2004 16:26
I agree with Mnemonix,
if it wouldn't have "SDK" in its title then I am not sure if
I would be on these boards right now.
(GDK sounds more like a stand-alone application to create games and not like a ... well, a SDK *g*)

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Posted: 10th Dec 2004 09:35
I'm not sure this thread should have even gotten this far . You guys are still debating this?


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