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Old 07-18-2010, 10:14 AM   #1
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Default C++ - SDL, Allegro, DirectX?

I'd like to start working on some simple C++ game projects (think Tetris, Breakout, Missile Command). I just want to work on my C++ skills. For getting some simple 2D graphics up on a screen and getting input, I am considering SDL, Allegro or DirectX. I've used Cocos2d with Objective-C and I'd like something similar on the C++ side. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-23-2011, 12:43 PM   #2
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I haven't tried Allegro or SDL, but I have played around with Direct3D (the graphics part of DirectX, which encompasses both 2D and 3D graphics despite the name). I like it quite a bit, but it does have a considerable learning curve, and if do go that route I would suggest buying a decent book that walks you through the process of creating a game with it. Good luck!
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For getting some simple 2D graphics up on a screen and getting input
If you are targeting for 2D graphics then I would suggest looking into SDL because it mainly comprises of functions for 2D purpose however Allegro will give you some specific control over the 2D graphics that SDL does not like rotating an image. I started my game programming using SDL. If you ever plan to get serious in games then definitely look into Direct X
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