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PLIB project includes sound effects, music, a complete 3D engine, font rendering, a simple Windowing library, a game scripting langua
PLIB project includes sound effects, music, a complete 3D engine, font rendering, a simple Windowing library, a game scripting language, a GUI, networking, 3D math library and a collection of handy utility functions.
All are 100% portable across nearly all modern computing platforms. What's more, it's all available on line - and completely free. Each library component is fairly independent of the others - so if you want to use SDL, GTK, GLUT, or FLTK instead of PLIB's 'PW' windowing library, you can.
The PLIB team works hard to minimise our dependance on other libraries to make it easy for end-users to install application software without having to visit dozens of web sites to collect the libraries they need.
3D/2D Graphics: OpenGL. If you aren't already set up to run OpenGL, you should check:
- The OpenGL ARB site.
- Or download Mesa (which is an excellent OpenGL clone by Brian Paul).
- If you are a Linux user, you may wish to check the Linux3D Site.
- If you are a Windoze or Macintosh user, you should have had a copy of OpenGL delivered with your operating system.
Windowing: From version 1.8.0, PLIB itself is completely independent of any other windowing library. However, some of the demo and example programs use freeglut (or at a pinch: the original GLUT (GL Utility Toolkit by Mark Kilgard). freeglut works very well with PLIB applications and is maintained by many of the same people - so there is good continuity. It's perfectly possible to write PLIB programs that don't use either GLUT or freeglut - for example, you can use PLIB with SDL).
What's New in This Release:
Miscelaneous bug fixes
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