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Beginning game programming : a collection

Author: John Hattan; Drew Sikora
Publisher: Boston, MA : Course Technology/Cengage Learning, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Features information and ideas for those looking for a foundation in the basics of game programming. This book offers guidance on what programming language to use, find information on coding best  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hattan; Drew Sikora
ISBN: 9781598638059 159863805X
OCLC Number: 318532293
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xx, 514 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Introductory programming --
What language do I use? / John Hattan --
Good coding practices / Drew "Gaiiden" Sikora --
Using PDL for code design and documentation / Drew Sikora --
Debugging in Visual Studio --
part 1/ Richard "superpig" Fine --
Part 2: Graphics --
Extended graphical templates for sprite management / Ernest Pazera --
Isometric and hexagonal maps / Ernest Pazera --
Mouse maps for isometric height maps / Steven Harrison --
Bezier curves and surfaces / Jesper Tveit --
Direct3D vs. OpenGL : which API to use when, where, and why / Promit Roy --
Part 3: Scripting --
An introduction to Lua / Ash Matheson --
Introduction to GameMonkey script / Oli Wilkinson --
Part 4: Networking --
The internet, TCP/IP, socket programming / Jered Wierzbicki --
Programming with asynchronous sockets / Drew Sikora --
Part 5: Algorithms --
Vectors and matrices : a primer / Phil Dadd --
Collision detection and response / Metanet software tutorial --
A* pathfinding for beginners / Patrick Lester --
Part 6: C++ --
Organizing code files in C and C++ / Ben Sizer --
An exceptional quest / Robin Tan --
The one : a singleton discussion / Robin Tan --
Part 7: Miscellaneous topics --
Introduction to pointers, structures, and linked lists / Chris Bennett --
Sound formats and their uses in games / Casey Wireman --
Using XML technologies for enhancing log files / Jack Hoxley, Oli Wilkinson --
SQL in 60 seconds / Albert "thec" Sandberg --
Item management systems / Victor Nicollet --
A comparison of browser and widget platforms / Ernest Pazera.
Responsibility: John Hattan and Drew Sikora ; series editors.


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