Windows Phone 8: Native C/C++ Game Development

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You asked for it, and we are in the business of empowering our developers! Now you can build games leveraging the same C/C++ source you leverage to deliver games on other platforms. This session will introduce you to the implementation of native C/C++ programming for building Windows Phone games.






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    Ion Todirel

    what about things like VirtualAlloc?

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    Steve Williams

    The talk mentions SharpDX as a C++ library. It is a C# managed code library. The only C++ it uses on Windows Phone 8 is a small WinRT component to make up for the missing LoadLibrary call, which will be fixed in a later update to Windows Phone.

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    I disliked the 15 minutes spent advertising for Havok. Cool technology, but I felt it should not be in this presentation.

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    @Ion Todirel: According to this article, LocalAlloc, GlobalAlloc, and VirtualAlloc are not available for Windows Store apps, which I assume extends to Windows Phone 8 as well.

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    Where can we get the ported shader sample (at 32:00)?

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    Check out the opensource libs on Windows Phone 8.

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    I am very happy to see a convergence with other devices / targets as it is getting pretty crazy to keep up with all the different platforms nowadays.

    Keep it coming!

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    Saad Khan

    When actually middleware platforms like Unity etc can be used when developing games? I see either whole game development on Unity or nothing on that.
    Its not clear to me. Please let me know on this?

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    This video mentions 2d development stuff.  It would be nice to see a link added for that (I could not find it).

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    Paul Onah

    It nice

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    it ok

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    We need XNA 5.0 or FULL financial support of MonoGame by Microsoft.
    The only advantage of C++ is probably performance. Nobody complained about that using XNA 4.0.

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    Arun Dua

    Hi ,
    I am using VS 2010 express for windows phone ,but didnt have manifest designer to edit the manifest file when I double clicked it . I tried re-installing it twice but it didnt work out . Can somebody suggest me whats the problem ?? or is there any way out to check the capabilities of manifest file without using manifest designer ??

    Regards ,

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    Hacker Undisclosed

    @Arun Dua locate the manifest file in your project folder and open it with notepad++

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