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Clanlib

http://www.clanlib.org/
ClanLib is a medium level development kit. At its lowest level, it provides a platform independent way of dealing with display, sound, input, networking, files, threading, etc. Beyond that ClanLib builds a generic game development framework, giving you easy handling of resources, network object replication, graphical user interfaces (GUI) with theme support, game scripting and more. It lets game developers avoid lowlevel trivials like setting up a directdraw window, sound mixing, reading image files, etc. All those things are simplified into object oriented classes and function calls. ClanLib uses a resource system to keep track of images, fonts, samples and music. It supports Targa, PCX, JPEG, PNG and BMP for images; wave files for sample; and Ogg Vorbis and MikMod for music. The resource system separates physical data formats from your code, and makes it easy to make themes and other plugins for your game. All classes in clanlib focus on making simple interfaces that are customizeable and expandable. This keeps your game code clean and simple, but still lets you to do advanced work. ClanLib is object oriented, which lets you operate at both high and low levels, minimizing redundant code but still letting you do things not supported by clanlib's high level APIs.

Documentation

User FAQ available in HTML format from http://www.clanlib.org/docs/FAQ.html; Developer API guide available in HTML format from http://www.clanlib.org/docs/Reference/html/modules.html; User tutorials available in HTML format from http://www.clanlib.org/docs/Tutorial/index.html

"IRC irc://irc.freenode.net/clanlib " IRC Help channel
irc://irc.freenode.net/clanlib
"IRC irc://irc.freenode.net/clanlib " IRC development channel
irc://irc.freenode.net/clanlib

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released on 11 May 2004

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
LGPLJanet Casey31 October 2002



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
"Email mbn@clanlib.org" Magnus Norddahl Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Developer Mailing List Info/Archive http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/clanlib-devel
Support Mailing List Info/Archive http://lists.sourceforge.net/mailman/listinfo/clanlib-user
Developer VCS Repository Webview http://www.clanlib.org/subversion.html


Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Weak prerequisite mikmod & libvorbis
Weak prerequisite libjpeg
Weak prerequisite libpng
Required to use Hermes (http://clanlib.org/hermes) and zlib

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 12 May 2005.



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