Gonzo blogging from the Annie Leibovitz of the software development world.

Month: January 2000

Jean Pasdeloup emailed me about a new CDX game where you are a white blood cell and you have to destroy the quicker viruii in your system. Very interesting! Check it out here. If you want to download it, get this version instead of the one on the site. Alas, the source code is not available but that’s developers choice. I like seeing all the new games being produced with CDX, but I would prefer to see ones with source code released so others can learn from it. So there!

Johannes Wallroth just released his first game using CDX: PacWorld. He says “I probably wouldn’t have been able to do it without it.” You can find an info page about it (and download it) here.

I’ve been getting a few emails lately about people wondering how they can use CDX for non-C++ platforms. You can do this two ways:

You can download a DLL version of the library. With proper interface headers you could use this with any compiler that supports DLL files. Someone (can’t
remember their name, sorry) is working on Delphi headers for this.

Petrus Abri Santoso has an ActiveX control for CDX that can be used with Visual Basic, Delphi 4 and higher and any other platform that can use
ActiveX controls. His site is here.

Just a quick update. Michael Rich sent me version 2.4.0 of the library compiled for the Alpha machine last week. They’re up on the main site now. Sorry about the delay. Next week chapters from the book will be posted on the website along with some new samples.