View Full Version : How do i get on the Dev Ladder?
May 1st, 2004, 13:04
im a 100% newb but ive always wanted to try and do development on the dreamcast.
i dont think i could write my own stuff but porting something easy would suit me until i learn more.
im on a windows machine too so no linux for me :)
SDL seems to be the way to go at least to start off with so can someone show/tell me how to get started in normal english :P
hopefully as i learn others will too.
May 3rd, 2004, 10:32
First you need a full install of cygwin. (will link when i find it)
Second you need SH4 and ARM toolchains.
Third you need the KOS and SDL librarys and sources.
Last you need a source editor and something to modify.
To my mind, the best way to begin is :
- install Dev C+ and SDL librairies (for windows)
- buy a C book and begin to read at bed (I mean without computer :))
- after read the book , try littles projects on PC with SDL like draw something on the screen, than move it, than add sound etc ...
==> When you did that, you will know C basic syntax and most of SDL.
- Configure Dev C++ for DC
- try to compile your projects on DC
- do a new wonderfull project to light on the scene :)
May 6th, 2004, 02:07
For the C/C++ book, you might also want to visit FreeEd. There is a course there on C, and a course on C++. Here is the course on C: http://www.free-ed.net/fr03/lfc/030203/110/
Free textbook (online), and free course.
May 11th, 2004, 01:19
You better mean it this time, Wraggs ;) Like JMD said, I highly advise using Dev-C++ since it's cross-platform. I'm also of the consensus of using Linux instead of Windows to do DC dev, though.
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