[ILUG] [OT] demos again
akawaka at csn.ul.ie
Sun Feb 25 23:12:47 GMT 2001
On Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 02:13:52PM +0000, John P . Looney wrote:
> > I was thinking, if I wanted to get back into coding demos, I'll probably
> > do it using Java, it's cross-platform. It sucks a lot on Linux a bit,
> > but you don't have to worry about someone having the proper version of
> > SDL or some sound library. I'm saying this not knowing anything much
> > about Java, so I might be living in blissfull ignorance!
> No - do it as SDL, with OpenAL & the rest of it. If you don't want people
> to get stressed about libraries - link it in statically.
> SDL is a really, really good idea. And should be recommended to everyone
Well, SDL yes. But OpenAL is a bit of overkill for demos I would
recommend something like SDL_mixer. Especially since most demos would
have tracker music and OpenAL requires patching to work with mikmod.
Bother, said Pooh as his regeneration failed.
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