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Click the Directories tab and add a new item to the list of Library Directories. We’re going to tell Dev-Cþþ where it can ﬁnd the engine library. \Engine\lib (assuming your game engine project is located in the Engine folder—change if needed). 10. Next, click on the Parameters tab. On the right is a text ﬁeld labeled Linker. 11 The Linker field includes the complete list of libs required by the project. These are the library ﬁles required by the program. o for GCC) and combines them into a single executable ﬁle that’s ready to run.
That calls for a blitzkrieg of code. I apologize if the term invokes negative connotations from World War II, but it is a good term—we need to blitz through the basics and get the core engine built quickly, without stopping to regroup until the goal has been achieved. h The Timer class provides quick and easy timing facilities to your games, and to the core engine itself in the form of frame-rate estimation and reporting. The Timer’s stopwatch() method was designed to be self-contained so that you can repeatedly call stopwatch() until the speciﬁed amount of time (in milliseconds) has passed—at which point the Timer object will reset itself for the next call to stopwatch().
When the preload function fails, the game engine shuts down (assuming that something catastrophic failed). 15 It’s working! It’s working! window come up with Direct3D rendering (doing nothing but clearing the window, but functioning nonetheless), change the return 0 to return 1 in game_preload(). That’s all for now. You should now have a functioning core engine that is eager to start rendering, so let’s move on to the next chapter to do just that. 41 This page intentionally left blank chapter 2 3D Rendering Rendering is the process of transforming an entity’s data into a visual representation.