BlitzMax or Monkey for PC games?

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benmc(Posted 2013) [#1]
I can probably do everything in Monkey, and then use XNA or GLFW to build the game and bundle the data files, etc, but I'm wondering if there would be any benefits to using BlitzMax instead for PC/Mac/Linux based games?

MikeHart(Posted 2013) [#2]
1) Using directx on windows
2) Already integrated network code
3) Bundeling of resouces into the executable.

Xaron(Posted 2013) [#3]
One thing comes into my mind when it comes to change of screen resolution and switch between windowed and full screen. Don't know if that is already possible with Monkey?

AdamRedwoods(Posted 2013) [#4]
Don't know if that is already possible with Monkey?

Not in GLFW, they are working on that. Perhaps in XNA?

therevills(Posted 2013) [#5]
This is the main reason behind MonkeyMax, I just don't feel confident in GLFW.

Shinkiro1(Posted 2013) [#6]
It's also more mature and better tested.
Also because it has been around a while there are lots and lots of modules.

Oh .. and BMax has brucey ;)

wiebow(Posted 2013) [#7]
I stick to Bmax for desktop games.

benmc(Posted 2013) [#8]
Thanks everyone, I'm definitely considering it for my desktop game. Networking and bundled EXE is awesome.