[SDL] SDL 2.0 : File and internationalisation
nct at ysagoon.com
Sat Mar 15 01:07:00 PST 2003
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I've taken a look at SDL 2.0 draft API, and it seems promising to me.
We are developing a free software RTS game, and we have gone through most of
So, I've some proposal for modules :
There should be a virtual filesystem. More directory should be added to it,
for instance /usr/share/GAME_NAME and ~/.GAME_NAME and it has to provide a
directory listing operator. In addition, it would be nice to be able to load
archives from the this virtual filesystem into it, so that game development
as well as release can be done in an easy and clean way. This problem is not
trivial, and should be further discussed. We have a C++ working version that
could be translated into C.
Should it be in the core of SDL ? There seems to be dependancies from video to
settings. Anyway, it's a good idea.
New module : internationalisation (perhaps not usefull in core)
It would be nice if all SDL applications could use the same system for string
translation. It should depends on filesystem and being extensible, so when
someone write a RTS map with script and messages, thoses messages could be
translated. imho, in a portable way, UTF8 should be used. We also have a C++
version, which could be usefull as a basis.
So, this is just my ideas. I wish good luck to SDL 2.0 :-)
Quand les riches se font la guerre, ce sont les pauvres qui meurent.
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