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Demon Hunter

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 1:16 pm    Post subject: [quote]

LeoDraco wrote:
DeveloperX wrote:
This has been a waste of time to read, even more for you to type!

Then why did you bother reading it?

Haven't you ever watched a movie only to think "what a waste of time"? Well, that's what goes through my mind after reading this thread. Still, now that we have settled on discussing the whole speed issue, I'll put in my 2 cents.

When I develop a game, I want everybody to be able to play it, and possibly on whatever hardware they want. Whatever Java or C# say about portability, what they of course really mean is that your application will run on anything that has the complete toolkit installed. If you decide to program your game in C#, changes are high that I will only ever be looking at screenshots (along with most other Linux users, BSD users, as well as Mac people I think). The ultimate portable language remains C, with C++ closely following.

When we're talking about elegant iteration, garbage collection and flexibility, why not extend C/C++ with Lua? This combination is demonstrated in for example the Blues Brothers RPG, done in 5k lines of C++ and 10k lines of Lua.

Of course the portability of C/C++ is only on the source code level, which isn't a problem for me because I think source code should be free. It means also that distribution in non-source code form will take extra effort for each platform you want to support. On a sidenote, I intend to make a proper source release of the Blues Brothers RPG version 1.1.1 sometime soon. I didn't quite knew yet how to do this three years ago. :-)
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 7:03 am    Post subject: [quote]

Anyways, I decided to give C# and XNA a try. Unfortunately, it refused to run on my computer because of ancient hardware (video card did not make the DX8 support cut off). This is my solid reason to stick with C++.
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Demon Hunter

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 12:52 pm    Post subject: [quote]

Good reason.
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