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README.md

SGScript / SDL2 graphics framework: script-based foundation for GPU-accelerated graphics applications

Overview

  • The framework allows rendering basic 2D / 3D graphics and accept all kinds of input (keyboard, mouse, joystick, touch devices)
  • SGScript is right at the core to provide a solid, standalone scripting solution that is easy to use and can be deployed anywhere.
  • It's good for creating:
  • games
  • visually rich interactive / UI applications
  • quick visual prototypes
  • other technically complicated creations
  • Things not available (yet):
  • browser support
  • advanced automatic text rendering (like HTML, to be handled by an external library)
  • advanced 3D graphics (support is on the way)

Example Usage

function initialize()
{
	global Window = SS_CreateWindow( "SGS-SDL Game Framework", SDL_WINDOWPOS_UNDEFINED, SDL_WINDOWPOS_UNDEFINED, 1024, 576, SDL_WINDOW_OPENGLMAYBE );
	Window.initRenderer( SS_RENDERER_DONTCARE, SS_RENDERER_VSYNC );
}
function update()
{
	SS_Clear( color(0.1,0.2,0.4) );
	SS_Present();
}
function on_event( e )
{
	if( e.type == SDL_QUIT )
		global sys_exit = true;
}

Getting Started

  • On Windows, make can be used in the root directory to fully build the library.
  • Creating a new application is as simple as copying the following items from bin to a new directory:
  • core directory
  • fonts directory
  • FreeImage.dll
  • libfreetype-6.dll
  • SDL2.dll
  • sgscript.dll
  • sgs-sdl.dll
  • sgs-sdl-debug.exe
  • sgs-sdl-release.exe
  • sgsxgmath.dll
  • /bin/tests/empty-template.sgs is a good starting template for main.sgs

Design Goals

  • Main goal is for the framework to be portable. To be able to just download the data and keep working on it anywhere.
  • Another goal is substantial coverage. Supporting most common formats and features for sufficient compatibility.
  • Third goal is simplicity. It should be easy to infinitely expand on the foundations while building applications for maximum code effectivity.

Detailed Usage

Comparable tools

None that I could approve of. The extensibility/development speed combo is rather unique.

Developer info

Developed by Arvīds Kokins, the developer of SGScript.

These libraries are included in the software:

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