Writing games on macs

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  1. AppleManEric macrumors newbie

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    hey guys,
    does anyone know what language games can be written in for macs.
    thanks
    (sorry if this is an old thread, i searched for it but couldn't find anything)
    Eric
     
  2. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    You can use most anything including C, C++, Objective-C, and Java, which are the common choices.

    If you want it to work on Linux or Windows also, your best bet is to learn OpenGL for the graphics and C++. You can put the operating system-specific things into just a few files and use compiler directives to keep the code small.
     
  3. AppleManEric thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. AppleManEric thread starter macrumors newbie

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    oh, uh, what would be the best way to learn openGL?
     
  5. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    There are a few books on it including OpenGL Game Programming (ISBN 0-7615-3330-3) and the OpenGL SuperBible (ISBN 1-57169-164-2).

    The older books are UNIX-oriented; the newer books are Windows-oriented. Either way you have to make small adjustments.

    I'm sure there are plenty of tutorials online as well.
     
  6. coolsoldier macrumors 6502

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    If you're completely new to writing games for the mac, I recommend idevgames.com. They have a lot of resources (references, software and game assets) and a quite supportive community.
     
  7. AppleManEric thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you both very much. that link was very helpful. I will look into some books
     

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