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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:04 am    Post subject: I want to get into 3D programming... Reply with quote

So ive been doing 2d vector graphics for a while now and im looking to take it up a notch, ive done 3d artwork before and would love to just drive into it but i seem to be having some trouble with using the libarys and there veriosu settings....

Alot of this is because i am using Borland c++ and not microsofts Visual c++..... Delphi has had people bridge the gaps for them [with the direct x and opengl libarys] and they where orignaly written for vc++ which leaves me as a bit of a stick in the mud........

So: should i learn to use VC++ [shouldn't be to hard] or do you guys know a libary that will work with borland c++?

Any other advice is welcome of course Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We're probably biased here because we use MSVC, but I'd say it's worth switching to C++. You can download the MSVC compiler tools for free from here.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Borland c++ isn't delphi...
it's a hybrid it features the same vcl as delphi and has the same form system that delphi uses but it IS C++

Anyway thanbks for the link i already have a copy of VC++ just don't use it......but as i said im wanting to add another dimension to my programming and thus make better games [even if i just make 2d games with sprites still the same librarys]
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2005 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, I misread your post. Still, I'd recommend switching to the MSVC++ tools, if only to be able to use any 3rd party library without having to think about getting a Borland lib from somewhere. I don't know much about the Borland compiler, but I do know that the MS compiler is getting very good now. It generates excellent x86 code in all but pathologically stupid cases and is getting very good with regards to adhering to C++ standards.
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