If, however, it couldn't find allegro. This initialises some important general things in the library and is essential. You also need to initialise any individual subsystems that you will be using, but we'll come to that later. If you don't do this, your program will not link properly with the Allegro library. Finally, at link stage you must link in the Allegro library.
This is accomplished by adding -lalleg to the end of your linking command. The linking command is the one which produces the executable file; it may be the only command you use. During this tutorial, though, I will encourage you to split your projects between multiple files. For an example of all of this, see test. Anyway, enough of that -- let's get on to the interesting bits. A basic game structure What does a game need to do : : Proposed structure : : Multi-file projects : : [ Next: Proposed structure Up: A basic game structure ] 3.
Most games are built around the same basic concepts. There are, of course, exceptions, and I am not a professional game coder, but in my experience the following system generally works very well. First of all we need to put the game into a known state, so that it always starts in the same way. For example, you might want to start the player in the middle of the screen, make a maze, or create a random map.
All that would go in here. The game will need to keep doing things, over and over again, until the player dies, wins, gives up, or whatever. So we have a main game loop. It has three main components:. When the game has finished, we may need to do some other things, like tell the player why it finished, update a high score table, or something like that.
In reality the above sequence is usually also contained in a larger loop, so that the game can be played over and over without dropping to the OS in between, and there's some initialisation before the outer loop and tidy-up code after it, e. At first, though, we'll just do a single run of the game per execution. A lot of people find this hard to do at first, and don't see why it is worthwhile.
In this section of the tutorial I intend to justify it and present what I consider to be a good system for organising a project. Justification Firstly, then, why are multi-file projects a good thing? They appear to complicate things no end, requiring header files, extern declarations, and meaning you need to search through more files to find the function you're looking for.
In fact, though, there are strong pros to this argument. When you modify a line of your code, gcc has to recompile everything to create a new executable.
However, if your project is in several files and you modify one of them, gcc already has the object files it generated from your source last time you compiled it, and so it only needs to recompile the file that was changed. In a large project this can mean the difference between a lengthy 5 minutes or more, depending on Allegro Vivace speed recompile and a twenty second adjustment.
With a little organisation, splitting a project between files can make it much easier to find the piece of code you are looking for. It's simple -- you split the code between the files based on what it does. Then if you're looking for the routine to draw the player, you know it will be in the graphics source file. Also, since your program is very modular with the minimum amount of sharing between files, bugs are easier to track down; if not many files have access to a certain variable, an erroneous value must be a bug in one of those files.
But since I find these guidelines useful, I suggest you follow them. Don't make header files which span several source files exception: library header files. It's much easier to track and usually more efficient if each header file only declares symbols from one source file. Where appropriate, do use more than one header file for a source file. Don't duplicate information in several header files. If you need to, include one in the other, but don't write out the same header information twice.
This way, if you change the information in the future you will only need to change it once, rather than hunting for duplicates which would also need modifying.
Make each source file includes all the header files which declare information in the source file. Doing this means that the compiler is more likely to pick out mistakes, where a declaration in a header file does not match the definition in a source file.
Allegro Vivace hope you can see the advantages of splitting up your projects, but if you don't, by all means keep your project in a single file. The examples I will use later on will normally be multi-file, based around the guidelines above and the game structure discussed earlier see Proposed structureso there will be plenty more opportunities to see the benefits of this.
It duplicates the information here, in more detail, and explains some common problems newcomers have to this technique. Introducing graphics Note This section assumes you are familiar with the idea of graphics programming, i. If you are not, try reading it anyway; if you don't understand you should get a book on computer graphics.
Selecting a graphics mode : : Drawing things : : Palette manipulation : : Simple animation : : [ Next: Drawing things Up: Introducing graphics ] 4. A bitmap could be the screen, it could be a block of memory, or it could be a subbitmap part of another bitmap. When you call Allegro's graphics routines you pass them a pointer to a BITMAP struct, which contains information about the bitmap you want to write to. It's best to think of your pointer simply as a handle to the bitmap -- it's just like a reference number.
Allegro will assign it initially, and you then pass it back to the graphics routines to tell them where to draw. The only interesting parts of the BITMAP struct as far as we're concerned are the w and h fields; these hold the width and height of the bitmap respectively, in pixels.
Simple enough. For information about them, read the file allegro. The FONT struct is defined in allegro. You use it in much the same way that you use the BITMAP struct -- most of the time you just pass pointers to them to various functions, and don't need to know anything about what is actually in the struct.
You can create your own fonts, use the ones from the distribution of GRX another graphics librarywhich originally come from XFree86 a windowing system for Unixand convert fonts from Windows's TTF format. For all of these you need to know how to use Allegro's Grabber utility and datafiles. You can see grabber. If c is -1 and the font is proportional, Allegro will use the colour information stored in the font, allowing multicolour fonts.
If mode is negative the background will not be drawn, and what was there before will show through. You can also set modes with higher colour depths; if you do then the rest of this section won't have much effect.
See Shawn Hargreaves's Pot of Gold, linked from the Documentation part of the Allegro web pages, for information on higher colour depths. Palette explanation : : Changing a palette entry : : Changing the entire palette : : Fading in and out : : [ Next: Changing a palette entry Up: Palette manipulation ] 4.
Conventionally the lower 16 colours are black, blue, green, cyan, red, magenta, brown, light grey, dark grey, bright blue, bright green, The remaining colours are not always the same.
Before using them you should tell the computer what colour you want to appear on the screen when you set pixels to the given colour number. It's safest to explicitly set all colours you use, including the lower 16 colours; that way you can be sure that they'll appear how you want them to appear.
I will call the colour numbers you send to the graphics functions logical colours and the actual colour which appears on the screen for each will be the associated physical colour.
So we need functions to assign physical colours to logical colours. Logical colours are expressed as numbers from 0 to Each possible physical colour is expressed as three numbers, each of which ranges from 0 to These numbers represent the strengths of red, green and blue in the colour. To store physical colours, use the RGB struct which is defined in allegro.
Note that there is a slight complication here, in that if you intend to change colours repeatedly over a period of time, you should call the Allegro function vsync between changes which will also add a certain delay. The main reason for this is that some video cards don't like you fiddling with the palette when they are trying to display things, and they display the wrong colours from time to time, resulting in snow appearing.
We'll see more of vsync later on. Instead, allegro. Animation is making things appear to move. This could mean making a pixel move around the screen, but it is usually taken to mean repeatedly changing something's appearance so that it seems to propel itself. For now we will just look at how to make simple things move around the screen; the second interpretation will be dealt with later on when we look at sprites.
It's a philosophical matter whether it has in fact moved; since it doesn't exist anyway there's not a lot of point worrying about it. So we'll just say that it has moved. Now make the circle bigger radius 50, say and see what happens. If it didn't, make the circle bigger. If it still doesn't, well, it would if you had used a high-resolution screen mode try it. If you can't make it flicker at all then congratulations, you have a supercomputer.
Us mere mortals, though, have to do something about the flickering. There are many approaches; some are more complicated than others, some are more effective, and some are simply good because they don't take much CPU time and so the game runs at a higher frame rate. Synchronising to the vertical retrace : : Maximising drawn time : : Optimising drawing order : : Double buffering : : Dirty rectangles : : Alternate line blitting : : [ Next: Maximising drawn time Up: Reducing flicker ] 4.
The vertical retrace is the time period during which your monitor is preparing to draw a new frame. During this time nothing is drawn on the screen, so if we can erase the object and redraw it before the monitor starts the next frame our problem is solved.
The vsync function waits until the start of the next vertical retrace period. When this happens, we want to update the screen display as quickly as possible.
So, replace the rest 10 with vsync and try it again. Much better. Note that the vertical retrace is like a timer in a way; it occurs at a fixed rate for each video mode; it varies between modes.
Consequently, since we have to sync with it anyway, it can be a useful way to regulate the Allegro Vivace speed. We'll find better ways in chapter 9, though, when we deal with Allegro's timer system. Consider what the situation would be if we had a lot of circles, and we erased all of them before redrawing them all.
They would all be undrawn for a relatively long time; there's a high chance that the monitor will try to display their area of screen when they aren't drawn. We could solve this problem by erasing and redrawing them one by one. This would help reduce flicker, but it would introduce other problems. The point, though, is that maximising the amount of time things are drawn for is a good aim.
For example, if you erase all your objects and then work out where you should redraw them, they're off the screen while you're calculating. If you can do the calculations before erasing them, they'll spend more time on the screen and less time off it. So what happens next? The monitor begins displaying the screen, from the top down. So, if we're only going to get some of the drawing done in time, it would be better to get the stuff at the top ready so that the monitor can draw it. In fact, the important thing is not to erase something while the monitor is trying to display it.
We can't know for sure which part of the screen is being updated at any time though, unless we use a very high-resolution timer, which has other drawbacks. Several drawing orders are sensible. You can draw things strictly from the top down.
You could consider how complex each object is, and perhaps draw the simplest ones first. Another technique is to draw from the bottom up. This may sound odd, but if you do this you'll only run into the retrace once, and only for a short period.
Using this system there will be some flicker, but it's likely to be less severe. Think about travelling quickly along a motorway in a car, looking sideways out of the window.
Better make sure somebody else is driving though. You're trying to get a good view of the hedge. Cars travelling in the same direction as you have a low relative velocity, and so they block your view of the hedge for long periods.
Cars travelling in the opposite direction will only block your view for very short periods, though. The technique of double buffering involves writing all the graphics to a temporary bitmap, until a whole frame has been updated, and then copying the final image to the real screen memory in one big chunk. This can be effective for several reasons. Firstly, it means that we are no longer erasing anything from the screen -- we are just replacing one image with everything drawn with another still with everything drawn.
Secondly, video memory is rather slow. If we tend to overwrite areas of the screen a lot when drawing the frame, it will be faster to do all these writes to the fast system memory and then copy that to the slow screen memory than it would be to perform the writes directly to the screen memory. In addition, reading from screen memory is often even slower; so if we will want to read from the image it is far better to read from a copy in system memory.
This is very much like disk caching, where copies of bits of the disk are kept in system memory to avoid having to access the disk directly. So, instead of drawing to the screen, we draw to another bitmap in memory. Then, when we're ready, we vsync and then copy the entire buffer onto the screen. In the xx mode this fits well inside the retrace interval, so there should be no flicker at all.
In higher resolutions or colour depths there is of course more image data to copy, so it takes longer. The effects of this range from shearing where the top part of the screen shows one frame and the bottom part shows another to drops in frame rate where it takes so long that we miss the start of the next retrace period, so vsync waits for the one after that. We won't look too deeply at memory bitmaps and the blit function yet; they'll come up in more detail in chapter 7.
The theory is that you do exactly as you would when double-buffering, i. This involves keeping track of which areas have changed; the simplest way is to mark rectangles as dirty when you write to them. Then you can easily blit all of these rectangles to the screen. This is better than double buffering if not much has changed, but if a lot has changed it can be worse, partly because a single blit of a large area is more efficient than a lot of blits of smaller areas, and partly because you may have two dirty rectangles which overlap; unless you take care to avoid this, that region of the image will be copied twice.
However, if you can detect situations where double buffering would be more efficient, you can simply blit the whole image in one chunk, as you would when double buffering. The two techniques have a lot in common. Dirty rectangles are more awkward to implement, and if you make small mistakes you can get strange results.
We'll return to these in chapter 7 too. The idea here is to copy to the screen only every other line. You can copy just the even numbered lines, and leave the odd ones blank; then you get a slightly darker picture with effectively half the vertical resolution.
These techniques work best for things like video. Making several things happen at once More circles : : Squares too : : Keeping track of things : : Object Oriented Programming : : [ Next: Squares too Up: Making several things happen at once ] 5.
Our goal here is to fit it into the game structure presented earlier. This time we're going to use a struct to hold together all the elements which describe each circle -- its location, its colour, its radius, and the speed with which it is moving in each direction. It will also be convenient to remember what location it was drawn at, to simplify the erasing function. Then you can write the functions themselves, having decided roughly what they should do -- or you can write the calling routines, even if you haven't yet written the functions that they're calling.
An advantage of this is that if you have more than one person working on the game, one of you could write the object's routines and the other could write the caller.
Another advantage, which we'll see later, is that it's easy to add new objects to this sort of system -- all the objects will use the same interface functions. So the person who's writing the coordinator, which calls all the objects' routines, could start by using dummy objects that don't do much, to check their routines work, then plug in the real objects later. Let's decide what functions each object should have.
Ideally, we want to have the following routines for a circle: a function to draw it, a function to erase it, and a function to update its internal variables. These will be called frequently, from the main game loop.
In addition we require a function to create it, initialising its internal variables, along with a function to destroy it, which won't do much in this case but would, for example, deallocate any memory which may have been allocated for this circle.
This is a useful thing to do, because these functions will be global, and we don't want clashes with functions for updating other types of object.
Also, the prefix reminds us that they're in the circle module. If we weren't sure of this, we could of course look in the header files to find out which module they were from, but it's faster if you know just by looking at the functions' names. Having initialised them, we'll draw them all, before we return from the init function. The use of the keyboard will be explained in the next section. In processwe will calculate the new positions of all the circles.
I suggest now that you try to implement this yourself, for a single circle, then expand the program to move more of them. If you have trouble making your own program to move just one circle, I suggest you look at the first example, and try to modify that to move more than one. Note though that when moving more than one circle, if you erase and draw them one by one, the erasing of the later circles can rub out parts of the earlier ones, which have already been drawn.
To solve this, erase all the circles at once, and then redraw them all. However, this could increase the amount of flicker seen remember maximising the drawn time?
In a real game, though, there are usually many different types of object. So let's look at some ways of dealing with squares as well as circles, for example. One solution is to add more information to the struct, enabling it to describe a circle or a square, with a field to say which.
Then we could modify the functions to differentiate between the two and draw them differently. Some functions might not need changing at all. Another solution is to create a new struct for the squares, and a new set of functions to deal with them. These two techniques both have their advantages. The first one works well when the two types are very similar; in these cases many functions wouldn't need changing.
All the objects could be stored in one array, and only one loop would be needed to draw them, move them, etc. In addition, the similarities can be exploited so that we can make generic routines for things like collision detection.
The second technique works well when the objects are quite different. In this case it gets awkward to make a struct that can hold the data for any of the several objects, and the functions no longer share much code. In practise, a set of many different object types can be partitioned into classes of object type. For example, the criterion could be behaviour, appeareance, or which player owns the object.
Each class can then be treated using the first mentioned system, with a general struct for each class capable of describing any object in that class, and these separate classes are treated like separate objects in the second system. If you have understood this, try to adapt the multiple circle program above to deal also with squares, using each of the first two methods. If you do not manage it on your own, look at these and try to add another object type to each.
As an exercise based on the mixed technique, try making a program to move circles, squares and In all the examples above we have had a set number of each shape moving around. We could make it animate less shapes by reducing the loop count, but we'd always be destroying the last shape in the list, and we could never add extra shapes unless we'd destroyed some first.
In short, what the game could do was limited at compile-time by the sizes of the arrays. There are two techniques I want to introduce here: dynamic allocation and linked lists. Linked lists depend on dynamic allocation, so you should probably read that section first.
Dynamic allocation allows us to ask for memory at run-time i. This means, for example, that we could ask the user at the start of the program how many of each shape to animate, and then create the arrays however large they need to be. Better still, we can resize the arrays while the game is running, so if we ever run out of room we can just make the arrays a bit bigger.
To do this we use the function malloc. Its use is largely a matter of taste. If the allocation failed e. Under some circumstances you might like to detect this and inform the user. It's good practice to do this, but often people don't bother because there may be no useful way to recover. If you're using djgpp with a robust DPMI host e. After the allocation, we can refer to the circles as circles, circles, etc, as if we'd made a real array.
What we have is not an array in the strict C sense; it's just a pointer to a block of memory. In many ways this behaves much like an array, though. Finally, when we've finished with the memory we should free it so that malloc can reuse it later if necessary: free circles ; Now try modifying your program from section 5. Now, what about letting the game expand the array as it runs?
It was dynamically allocated, so we can use the realloc function to reallocate it with a different size. The data that was in it before will still be there when we expand the allocation. If we're shrinking it, the data that's still in the new block stays there of course but the data that is cut off the end of the block is lost. Even if you reexpand the block, you shouldn't rely on regaining the data.
The problem with reallocating the block like this often is that if the memory area just after our block is already taken then realloc needs to copy the whole block to somewhere else. This isn't particularly slow memory copy operations are pretty fast actually but it's not the sort of thing you want to happen too often. Most implementations of malloc put some empty space at the end of each block, but we shouldn't rely too heavily on this.
It's better to reduce the number of reallocations some other way. The simplest way to do this is to always request plenty of extra space - then we don't need to call realloc so often. After calling realloc, you shouldn't use the pointer's old value any more -- if realloc has moved the block, the old value is now invalid.
If you'd assigned another pointer the value of objects and realloc had to move the block somewhere else, the other pointer would be pointing at a bad block. Unfortunately, for some reason many people find them hard to understand.
If you can get a good visualisation of them in your mind, though, they're really very simple, and when you've used them a few times you get an intuitive feel for how to maintain them. Singly linked lists : : Doubly linked lists : : Circularly linked lists : : Using linked lists : : [ Next: Doubly linked lists Up: Linked lists ] 5.
Pointers are just objects that can point to other objects. Try not to think of them exactly as memory addresses; this is a common analogy, but it isn't necessarily correct, and pointer arithmetic becomes confusing if you think of them in this way.
So pointers can point at other data objects. Most pointers are designed to point at a certain type of data. To mark the end of the list we can set the last node's next pointer to NULL. The first record, with number 7, has its next pointer pointing at the second, with number 3. That record's next pointer points at record 3, which has numberand record 3's next pointer is NULL because it's the last record in the list.
The whole list is storing the numbers 7, 3, andin that order. You're probably wondering why we bother with this system. It has several advantages and several disadvantages when compared to the linear dynamic block storage mentioned above. Firstly, it's very easy to manipulate things in the linked list. New records can be added anywhere in the list, old records can be removed, existing records can be reordered, or moved from list to list, and lists can be split or joined with little hassle; you just need to change the values of some of the next pointers, Allegro Vivace.
Any of these operations would be awkward and time consuming to perform on a linear block -- we might have to move large amounts of data. For example, imagine removing the second data item in a large sequential list -- we'd have to move the rest of the list forward one place.
In a linked list, we just have to set the first item's next pointer to whatever the second item's next pointer is set to i. Similarly, adding a new item to the list is simple. Assuming we have a pointer to the item in the list before the place where we Allegro Vivace to put our item, we just set our item's next pointer to that item's next pointer, and then set that item's next pointer to point at the new item.
The disadvantages of linked list are Allegro Vivace usage and inefficiency in finding an item by number. The memory usage is greater because of all the pointers in the list, and because it's generally a large number of small chunks in particular, as of writing this, djgpp's malloc function has a minimum block size of bytes.
Finding an item by number is inefficient because we need to step through the whole list from the beginning to get to it, whereas in a sequential list we can jump straight to it with a single addition. As always, which system you'll want to use will depend upon what you're using it for. It often simplifies code if the first item in a linked list is a dummy item sometimes referred to as the list headwhose data has no meaning.
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