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Dark GDK / So what do you get with the dark game sdk?

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enablerbr
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Posted: 9th Dec 2004 18:51
while i wait for my order to be processed. i wondered what exactly do i get with my new toy. i know it has source code. does it have the source code for the BSP complier etc.. what sort of documentation comes with it?

oh i wish the store would mention about the price being shown is exclusive of VAT. i got a shock when i got to my card details part.
walaber
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Posted: 9th Dec 2004 18:56
it basically includes a bunch of .lib files that represent the various DLLs DBPro uses. there is no source code included, except a few example programs... which is about all you should need, considering it's basically DBPro without the BASIC syntax

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enablerbr
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Posted: 9th Dec 2004 19:02
so no documentation then. hehe well that'll be fun for my c++ newbness. i do like jumping in the deep end.
Erick G
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Posted: 9th Dec 2004 19:29
umm, you do get documentation.
enablerbr
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Posted: 9th Dec 2004 19:51
yep just downloaded. saw the documentation.
SoulMan
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Posted: 10th Dec 2004 03:06
Well depending on your level or what you called newbness, I recommend getting a book on C++ first and trying to code some programs first. However there are some very different things about C++ and DBPro. Namely that is an Object Oriented based programming langauge. That shouldn't matter though as you will learn OO if you stay with it. C++ How to Program Fourth Edition is the best book for at least starting out with. It starts with the simple Hello World program, moves through Logic in C++ and gets you into Pointers. You will be doing OO in no time.
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enablerbr
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Posted: 10th Dec 2004 03:31
thanks for the info SoulMan. i had "c++ for game programmers" and "beginning c++ game programming" turn up today. so i got a bit of reading to do.
MiR
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Posted: 10th Dec 2004 04:15
You know you don´t need to jump strait to c++. You can program in c first. To my newbie eyes it looks like a powerful DBPro with a diferent syntax.


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Mnemonix
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Posted: 10th Dec 2004 20:19
MiR, thats how I look at it .

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DallasG
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Posted: 10th Dec 2004 20:35
you get one of the best game "assisting" libraries...

very much along the lines of glut, but way better and more powerful.
its well thoughtout with the novice and experienced developer in mind.

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SoulMan
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Posted: 11th Dec 2004 00:32
C++ is actually easier to program.
For example, let's look at the following.
Which makes more sense.
for output you would do
for c:
printf("Hello World");
for c++:
cout <<"Hello World";

for input you do
for c:
scanf("%d",&integer)
for c++:
cin >>integer;

Plus you are going to find it easier to do many things in C++ than C.
That's why I recommend starting with C++.
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