OpenGL 4.x Initialization in Windows without a Framework

OpenGL Initialization in Windows

If you want to open an OpenGL window, most of tutorials and books will tell you to use GLFW, FreeGLUT or SDL framework. Just call glfwInit(), glfwCreateWindow() and you are done. However, if you need to write a size-limited executable or simply don’t want to create another dependency, you have to take care of this by yourself. This is how to do it “the hard way”. Read more…

How to Choose an Open Source Licence

How to choose an open source licence

If you decided to share your project’s source code, you still have to deliberately state what do you allow, and which rights you want to keep. While it is possible to write your own detailed licence, there’s probably no need to do it. The most common models have already been created. Let’s review some popular licence types. Read more…

“Get Noticed! 2017” Competition

Daj Się Poznać 2017

One year ago I took part in the “Daj Się Poznać 2016” competition. I started to write articles about demo making. As I took a bit harder path than it was required to, I couldn’t spend so much time on writing 20 articles in 10 weeks. I ended up just having fun. Since a new edition of this competition has just started, it’s a good reason to continue the “Demo 101” series. Read more…

Read 52 Books in a Year Challenge

Read 52 Books in a Year Challenge

At the beginning of the New Year, many people make resolutions (just as if another time wasn’t good enough). One popular commitment is “I’ll read 52 books this year”. I didn’t take a part in such challenge but somehow managed to achieve this anyway, so I would like to share some thoughts about it. You may find this helpful if you plan to do this (it’s still not too late!) or just would like to know how fast you can read and how much time would it take. Read more…

“Daj Szansę” Foundation’s 2017 calendar

Daj Szansę Foundation 2017 calendar

Last weekend I took part in the 39th charity concert of the “Daj Szansę” (“Give a Chance”) Foundation at National Music School in Skarżysko-Kamienna (my hometown). In addition to the musical part and the scholarship giving ceremony, the organisers presented the first edition of the Foundation’s calendar. I had the pleasure to participate in this project. Read more…

Revision 2016 PC 64k Intro Competition

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Over the years, the 4k intros territory has been explored quite well. We have seen many groundbreaking productions, but today most of them use similar rendering techniques. To make things a bit more interesting, Revision organisers introduced a new 8k intro category. In the meantime, the 64k is doing well, and we got some high-quality productions this year. Read more…

Revision 2016 Amiga Demo Competition

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There is no Revision without Amiga demo compo. This year, 9 groups delivered their prods. That’s actually more than in the previous years (with 6 entries on average) but it’s a result of transferring OCS/ECS Amiga demos from the oldskool compo. Let’s see if the quantity makes up for the quality. Read more…