Difference between revisions of "FPC and Allegro"

From Free Pascal wiki
(Adding category Game Development)
(Categories and Game development links.)
Line 1: Line 1:
 
{{FPC and Allegro}}
 
{{FPC and Allegro}}
 +
{{Infobox game development}}
  
 
==Introduction==
 
==Introduction==
'''Allegro''' is a cross-platform library mainly aimed at video game and multimedia programming. It handles common, low-level tasks such as creating windows, accepting user input, loading data, drawing images, playing sounds, etc. and generally abstracting away the underlying platform. However, Allegro is ''not'' a game engine: you are free to design and structure your program as you like.
+
'''Allegro''' is a cross-platform library mainly aimed at video game and multimedia programming. It handles common, low-level tasks such as creating windows, accepting user input, loading data, drawing images, playing sounds, etc. and generally abstracting away the underlying platform. However, Allegro is ''not'' a [[Game Engine|game engine]]: it is a [[Game framework|game framework]] you are free to design and structure your program as you like.
  
 
Allegro 5 has the following additional features:
 
Allegro 5 has the following additional features:
Line 21: Line 22:
 
* [[Allegro.pas_tutorial_3 | Tutorial 3]]:  Basic game.  User input.  Sprites.
 
* [[Allegro.pas_tutorial_3 | Tutorial 3]]:  Basic game.  User input.  Sprites.
 
* [[Allegro.pas_tutorial_4 | Tutorial 4]]:  Sound.
 
* [[Allegro.pas_tutorial_4 | Tutorial 4]]:  Sound.
 +
 +
==See also==
 +
*[[Game framework]]
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==
Line 27: Line 31:
 
*[http://allegro-pas.sourceforge.net/docs/ Online documentation]
 
*[http://allegro-pas.sourceforge.net/docs/ Online documentation]
  
 +
[[Category:Games]]
 
[[Category:Game Development]]
 
[[Category:Game Development]]
 +
[[Category:Graphics]]

Revision as of 13:46, 15 May 2018

English (en) español (es)


Introduction

Allegro is a cross-platform library mainly aimed at video game and multimedia programming. It handles common, low-level tasks such as creating windows, accepting user input, loading data, drawing images, playing sounds, etc. and generally abstracting away the underlying platform. However, Allegro is not a game engine: it is a game framework you are free to design and structure your program as you like.

Allegro 5 has the following additional features:

  • Supported on Windows, Linux, Mac OSX, iPhone and Android.
  • User-friendly, intuitive C API usable from many languages.
  • Hardware accelerated bitmap and graphical primitive drawing support (via OpenGL or Direct3D).
  • Audio recording support.
  • Font loading and drawing.
  • Video playback.
  • Abstractions over shaders and low-level polygon drawing.
  • And more!

To use Allegro with Free Pascal you need the Allegro.pas wrapper.

Tutorials

See also

Links