Middleware is computer software that provides services to game beyond those available from the operating system. Middleware is sometimes used in a similar sense to a software driver, an abstraction layer that hides detail about hardware devices or other software from a game.

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What is missing from SDL for it to gain more widespread adoption? [closed]

As I understand, SDL offers abstractions that let you make windows, handle input and audio much easier than doing so directly with the low level APIs provided by several operating systems. However, ...
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Cinematographic camera manipulation techniques for a 2D adventure game [closed]

I'm coding a subsystem to manipulate camera for our 2D adventure game. I plan to support panning and zooming. Also, perhaps, rotation (but current scenario does not call for that). We also support ...
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Should I still display splash screens for middleware that has been discontinued?

Usually, you would include splash logos at the beginning of a game to credit various middleware that you've used. Say the company has dissolved or for open source the supporting group has simply moved ...
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What are some good MMO middleware server packages? [closed]

If you have any experience with any MMO middleware packages and have any positive or negative experiences with them, your feedback will be appreciated. Specifically I'm looking for server packages. ...
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Where can I find affordable legal advice for game software related inquiries?

I am working on simulation middleware which is applicable for game engine implementations. What I would like to do is to make it freely available for use for all non-commercial purposes, while at ...
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UDK/ UnrealScript class interaction? HUD advice?

Beginner basics requested here, While i'm familiar with the basics of OOP programming i've just started looking as UnrealScript for a game i had made in the UDK editor up to now. I have a class that ...
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Are there alternatives to ChatBlade similar in features?

ChatBlade is an MMO middleware for handling client side chat in (massively) multiplayer environments. I am looking for a royalty-free, cheaper (<1k) alternative (C++ or dll preferred) that would do ...
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Available AI middleware

A useful list of AI middleware. Please provide URL, free/open-source or licenced, and brief description of abilites. Format: *Package* (License) Link Pros Cons
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Popular commercial middleware? [closed]

What are some popular commercial middleware? I know havok and fmod are extremely popular. What are other popular commercial middleware?
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3D collision-detection middleware

(I've split this question into two. For 2D, see: http://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/3431/) Are there any recommendable middleware available for 3D collision detection? I believe I've heard ...
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2D collision-detection middleware

(This question was split off from http://gamedev.stackexchange.com/questions/3345/) Are there any recommendable middleware available for 2D collision detection? I believe I've heard that Box2D could ...
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Autodesk Kynapse and Havok AI comparison

Kynapse Autodesk® Kynapse® game middleware is a leading artificial intelligence (AI) solution for game development and the creation of real-time simulations for nonplayer characters (NPCs). ...