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The user commentary on slashdot is providing useful information! Specifically,
about sci-fi movies: https://entertainment.slashdot.org/story/17/04/17/1355251/
I'm off work, looking a bit at game development. It's rather cumbersome to get
an environment configured under Windows, terrible is a better word.. Basically,
what one needs to write platform independent games are:
* C or C++ compiler (MinGW is a good choice as it can also be used from Linux)
* SDL2 (About the only choice these days)
There are other options, but if you want to write something that will work on
Linux, OSX, Windows and be portable to the other systems without too much pain,
then this is your stack. Unfortunately it's not trivial to get up and running.
It seems the only way to get going is to basically install something that smells
a lot like a unix subsystem. There are several available ones, msys2 looks like
the way to go, for now, but I've not yet tried to set it up, I'm going to do it
now, though, I must say I'm not crazy about it not working on Windows XP, I'd
prefer something that'd work on older computers too, preferrably from Win98.
So it's now 19:01 and I got an example working, and the produced executable can
run outside of the msys2 environment as well, as long as one ships the needed
dll files with it, so I guess all is good.