Okay, so the first one on my list is Angel2D. And it really should not have been on the list. I just realized that it does not support web games. lol

07/25/2015 12:30 PM
Downloading the Angel2D 3.2 Source, Documentation and Windows Demos.

 

07/25/2015 12:40 PM
Digging through and seeing what in heck I got.
All I can see is C++ source code except for the demos which also include binaries.
I checked out each of the pre-built demos and it looks cool from a functionality perspective.

…. After spending nearly 3 hours trying various things I finally figured out what I was supposed to be doing to get this thing usable. I was trying to directly work with the ClientGame and IntroGame projects and that didn’t work out. Finally, I just used the GameJam Solution and was able to compile everything successfully. However, the executables still did not work (complaining about missing DLL files). I located the DLLs and copied them into the Debug folders and then my builds of the exes worked fine. Seems like they should be linked in as part of the EXE itself and for some reason they are not doing that. I will probably do that at some point.

Anyway….

 

07/25/2015 8:00 PM

You can download my Angel2D Solution Template and it should work fine in Visual Studio 2013 on Windows at least (that is what I have).

Keep in mind this zip file is 99.6 MB. All of these modern dev tools just seem to have a load of crap in them. I guess that is what happens though when they are trying to support multiple platforms.

Anyway, now I can actually start messing around with this thing! But first I think it is time to play some Diablo 3 with my gal!

 

07/25/2015 10:30 PM

I just realized Angel2D does not support the creation of web games. Not sure how I missed that but I do like the ability to throw my work up on the web. So… this means I am now done with my investigation of Angel2D. Hopefully, the time I spent on this resulting in my Angel2D Solution Template will at least provide some value to someone out there.

Anyway, on to the next one: SFML