Can you tell me if windows predefined controls such as buttons listviews and so on are used in the games or maby they are making all custom ??
Posted on 2003-09-01 11:59:37 by AceEmbler
If you're in DirectDraw7 you can use GDI, but it's very slow and you will, probably, have some problems with flicker...
IMHO, custom is far away better, but harder to implement, though...
Any way you'll have to draw sprites, print text, etc ;)
Posted on 2003-09-01 20:20:36 by S.T.A.S.
We use only custom draw and logic controlls in Hostile Encounter,

As S.T.A.S pointed it out... since you have to do a lot of GFX anyway, making some simple buttons and their associated logic is a piece of cake that will help you understand other things in game.
Posted on 2003-09-02 08:17:32 by BogdanOntanu