By Alan Thorn
I picked up this booklet hoping to benefit a couple of methods for video game improvement typically, and with the motive of brushing up on my C/C++ considering that it's kind of rusty. regrettably, this publication has little or no necessary details, and in its place devotes 4-6 pages of screenshots on the right way to set up each software, library, or package deal it introduces. the 1st a hundred pages or so are dedicated to the way to set up home windows and Ubuntu; a 3rd of the booklet that's, realisitically, thoroughly wasted on an individual who may even search for a ebook in this topic. each one bankruptcy has the aggravating behavior of offering a 2-3 paragraph precis of what the remainder of the publication has simply lined (as when you could not bet that by means of having simply learn it), and after the 1st or thrice, one quite doesn't desire complete screenshots on the right way to set up another software that's in basic terms mentioned at any such excessive point it might probably in addition haven't been pointed out at all.
If you simply need to know what libraries or instruments can be available in the market that occur to run on either home windows and Linux, it does offer an excellent record of these. even if, it does not rather offer you any worthwhile details on tips to use them, nor does it talk about something significant relating to real video game improvement. briefly, this is often the only worst publication on programming/development that i've got ever come across--you'd get extra valuable details out of a few Google searches than this booklet offers, and spend an awful lot much less that means.
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Figure 1-51 Chapter 1 Chapter 1 / Cross-Platform Games 36 Chapter 1 / Cross-Platform Games 6. Select Manual for the partition setting. Click Forward. Figure 1-52 7. The partition manager allows users to create, delete, and edit partitions. Click New partition to create a new partition onto which Ubuntu will be installed. Figure 1-53 8. Specify the size in megabytes and the format of the file system for the partition to create, and associate the partition to a “mount point” (analogous to a drive in Windows).
Figure 1-29 10. The localization dialog appears, prompting the user to select a local language. This choice affects the keyboard layout, among other linguistic stylizations for Windows XP. Click the Customize button to change the system language. The default language is English (US). Figure 1-30 Chapter 1 Chapter 1 / Cross-Platform Games 24 Chapter 1 / Cross-Platform Games 11. Enter your name and organization as applicable. Figure 1-31 12. Enter the Windows XP product key. Figure 1-32 Chapter 1 / Cross-Platform Games 25 Figure 1-33 14.
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