Toolchain

I view a good toolchain as being extremely important.  Maybe in some theoretical world you can argue all that matters is how good a coder someone is.  However in practice a lot of other factors play in as well.  We have put a lot of thought and research into various toolchain ideas.  When choosing a toolchain our goal is first and foremost to use a tool that we know will work and a tool that is fun to use.  We are very fortunate to be able to get software donated to us.  We would like to thank Microsoft and Perforce for donating software to us and we would like to thank NVidia for donating hardware.

 

*      Visual Studio .NET

*      Development will be done in C++

*      DirectX SDK

*      NVidia GeForce 3 or above

*      We need a video card with a vertex and pixel shader

*      Microsoft Office 2002

*      For writing design documents and to create this webpage

*      Microsoft Visio Professional 2002

*      For creating UML diagrams

*      Doxygen

*      To document our project

*      Perforce

*      Source code management

*      Photoshop

*      For creating textures

*      Milkshape

*      For creating models

*      Hypercam

*      To record in game videos

*      Windows XP Professional

*      MSN Messenger

*      Winamp 2.80

*      To maintain sanity