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API documentation

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:10 am
by TheFish
What documentation is there on the BZflag API? I have always wanted to contribute to the code side of things but have always been intimidated by the source code. Also, does anyone know of any "good" documentation on modern OpenGL? I've seen my great tutorials and lots of pretty good documentation in the past, but hardly any of it is modern. Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places.

Re: API documentation

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:45 pm
by The Noah
TheFish wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:10 am
What documentation is there on the BZflag API? I have always wanted to contribute to the code side of things but have always been intimidated by the source code. Also, does anyone know of any "good" documentation on modern OpenGL? I've seen my great tutorials and lots of pretty good documentation in the past, but hardly any of it is modern. Maybe I'm just looking in the wrong places.
The BZFlag API is for plugins, not the source code (afaik). As for good documentation on modern OpenGL, I've tried looking, but couldn't find much. Unless your trying to modify the 3D stuff, all the OpenGL code for 2D rendering is in there and is easy to figure out (it you know some basic coding). And you don't "need" OpenGL for adding new features, although you can use it.

The Noah

Re: API documentation

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:40 pm
by Zehra
There is some documentation for the BZFlag API.
(Link: www.bzflag.org/documentation/developer/.)
(Some of the documentation is still being created as far as I know.)

Some somewhat older information which might not be up to date is available from the BZFlagWiki: wiki.bzflag.org/Category:BZFS_API_Docs.

The BZFlag API is currently server-side, so no client side plug-ins exist.
I think you are thinking of the Lua client side plug-ins was made for 3.0 and could alter the interface and many things, but was never released.
See this thread for info on what Lua could do: lua script notes

Hope this helps answer some of your questions. :)

-Zehra

Re: API documentation

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:32 am
by macsforme
Here’s my favorite tutorial for modern (shader pipeline) OpenGL: http://duriansoftware.com/joe/An-intro- ... tents.html

Re: API documentation

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:53 am
by TheFish
Thanks for the info guys! I'll check it out some more.
macsforme wrote:
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:32 am
Here’s my favorite tutorial for modern (shader pipeline) OpenGL: http://duriansoftware.com/joe/An-intro- ... tents.html
Thanks but that looks like its from 8 years ago. Is it still relevant?

Re: API documentation

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:46 pm
by JeffM
Bzflag still uses OpenGL 1.2 so that info is light years ahead of what bazflag does. It’s good info for modern OpenGL use.