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Dark GDK .NET / Seeking volunteers to help bring DarkGDK 2.0 to C# and VB.NET

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Mistrel
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Posted: 9th May 2012 15:15 Edited at: 9th May 2012 15:16
DarkGDK 2.0 utilizes a different code base than DarkGDK 1.0 and as such the previous releases of DarkGDK .NET will not longer be compatible.

I have been given the task of taking up the reigns for supporting DarkGDK 2.0 as a full TGC-branded product. However, I do not have any previous experience with .NET products. Because of this, the current incarnation of DarkGDK 2.0 does not have native .NET support. However, this can change with your help!

The requirements are that you be familiar with the process required to port C++ code to C# and/or VB.NET. I can make myself available over Skype or other IM clients to assist in the conversion process.

DarkGDK 2.0 has been designed from the ground up to be easily ported to other programming languages. Therefore expect the code required for the transition to range somewhere between 800 to 1200 lines of code (easy!). Rebuilding all of the OO classes as well will take some additional effort beyond this.

Feel free to post a reply here or contact me directly at matt@darkgdk.com.

This is also a fantastic opportunity for you DarkGDK .NET people who may have always wanted to see some new features which were previously unavailable.


See here for more information on DarkGDK 2.0:

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=196652&b=22

madmunkey
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Posted: 30th May 2012 16:48
Mistrel, Did you get any reply to this? Can we expect a VB .NET version any time soon?

Sorry I don't know enough to help but would like to know we can expect it one day
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Posted: 30th May 2012 21:09 Edited at: 30th May 2012 21:43
If you still need someone in three weeks (after exams) I will be happy to help. I have lots of experience in C++, C++/CLR and .net, and I ported an early version of DarkGDK to .net some time ago. I will also have a large amount of free time

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Olby
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Posted: 30th May 2012 23:12
Wow, I would really appreciate if you could help Mistrel out with this. Am keen to see GDK for VB.NET.

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Posted: 31st May 2012 00:02
+1 to that. I love DarkGDK.NET but it is pretty buggy (not sure if thats due to DarkGDK) and poorly documented so if this can give it some new life it would be grate seeing the work that's gone into V2
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Posted: 7th Jun 2012 18:32
I would be happy to help. It will be about one week before I am available. I will pm you my contact information.

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Olby
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Posted: 8th Jun 2012 00:05
@jojoofu - Excellent, welcome aboard. We need some help to get this going. Thanks.


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Posted: 8th Jun 2012 05:13 Edited at: 8th Jun 2012 05:15
might help I know mfc, and c++, but not c#. I would like to see the code have more mfc support too. Don't know if I can help maybe. Also know how to make libs.

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Olby
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Posted: 8th Jun 2012 12:40
Shoot and email off to Mistrel, he might come up with something for you.


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jojoofu
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Posted: 12th Jun 2012 20:09 Edited at: 17th Jun 2012 22:48
I would also like to add I don't know C# so I would be working exclusively with porting everything to VB. I am really excited about getting this started. I'll be emailing you my info.

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Posted: 4th Jul 2012 19:34
Just checking in to see if there are any updates on when this project will be begin.

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madmunkey
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Posted: 4th Jul 2012 21:50
its already done check the darkgdk forum
FireIndy
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Posted: 5th Jul 2012 23:22
Quote: "its already done check the darkgdk forum"


That only seems to work with the C++ compilers at the moment. At least that's what it says on the site.

Olby
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Posted: 6th Jul 2012 00:10 Edited at: 6th Jul 2012 00:11
Quote: "That only seems to work with the C++ compilers at the moment. At least that's what it says on the site."


It will be included in the upcoming RC5.


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Posted: 6th Jul 2012 02:45
Quote: "It will be included in the upcoming RC5."


Oh, well that's awfully exciting If I already own .NET 1.0 am I going to have to buy 2.0?

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Posted: 6th Jul 2012 12:17
Quote: "If I already own .NET 1.0 am I going to have to buy 2.0?"


Am not sure, Mistrel should answer that. Where the hell is he anyway?


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Posted: 16th Aug 2012 17:40
Hello guys!

I've been MIA for a long time, hehe.

I can totally help you out. As some of you may know, I was the original developer (along with MudBug when it started) of the DGDK.NET Class Library (when it was known as LightEngine). I am well aware of how it was.

If you want, you can contact me about it. The guys from TGC do know me from "previous bussiness"

Best regards!
Thiago

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Posted: 2nd Sep 2012 00:54
KB, you have been MIA for a while, how's it going?

Paul.

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Posted: 25th Sep 2012 23:53
Oh... its moving to version 2 Maybe I should look at it again

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