1. Post #1
    quincy18's Avatar
    September 2007
    998 Posts
    Well after doing lots of other programing langues like : php/lua/sql etc.

    I got started with c++ and I followed some most tutorials about it only now I want to do some visual stuff. Only as soon as I look into DirectX or OpenGL I get stuff like win32 ?

    I want to make a simple square sprite move left and right (without user input), but I dont want some program that does everything for me I like torque. Any suggestions for a libary that has some simple commands like :

    OpenWindow(500, 500, "First test app")

    Thanks in advance,

    Xyro

  2. Post #2
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    HubmaN's Avatar
    July 2007
    6,267 Posts
    Grab yourself a library, two common ones are SDL and SFML. SDL comes with a little more cruft and elbowgrease effort and uses a software renderer (actually, it depends, robo_donut corrected this) but is considerably older, SFML uses OpenGL but it's considerably younger, but somewhat (quite a bit, actually) easier at the cost of being able to dive into the internals.

  3. Post #3
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    Catdaemon's Avatar
    February 2005
    2,821 Posts
    SFML or SDL

  4. Post #4
    quincy18's Avatar
    September 2007
    998 Posts
    Thanks Il look into this now, Quick response :O

  5. Post #5
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    BrokenGlass's Avatar
    June 2007
    189 Posts
    Sfml

  6. Post #6
    Gold Member

    March 2005
    3,028 Posts
    SDL comes with a little more cruft and elbowgrease effort and uses a software renderer
    SDL supports OpenGL.

  7. Post #7
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    HubmaN's Avatar
    July 2007
    6,267 Posts
    SDL supports OpenGL.
    whoops (I edited this post twice, this is the original, the second was when I thought I was proving him wrong but it turned out to be 2 AM)

  8. Post #8
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    BrokenGlass's Avatar
    June 2007
    189 Posts
    don't PUI

  9. Post #9
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    Xeon06's Avatar
    September 2005
    1,222 Posts
    Sfml.

  10. Post #10
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    bigdoggie's Avatar
    June 2007
    1,710 Posts
    People appear to like SFML.

    I think you should shoose SFML.