SFML Steam Games – Part 5

I remember the releases of this games quite well, as most of the devs were on IRC / Discord and some I’ve even met in person. Check out Part 4 of this series, if you’ve just joined. Zeran’s Folly Zeran’s Folly is the first installment of the Myroid-Type Comics “universe”. It borrows from a selection […]

SFML News – Week 4 & 5 (2023)

After the “historic” merge the other week, one might have expected to see SFML 2.6 being released within a week or two, but that’s not what happened so far, so lets have a look. SFML 2.6 Updates Thanks to the CMake SFML Project Template, we should see quite a few people actively using the 2.6.x […]

SFML Steam Games – Part 3

As promised, the next installment of SFML Steam Games. While creating a list of all the SFML Steam Games that I know, I realized, that I skipped two older games, so we’ll continue with those first. UnderRail Given SFML’s permissive license we general have no idea who actually uses SFML and so I didn’t know […]

Using Open AI’s Whisper With SFML

Yesterday, I came across whisper.cpp, which is a C/C++ implementation for OpenAI’s Whisper, an open source, automatic speech recognition (ASR) neural network. It’s simple enough to use, beyond the slightly clunky C-like API, and produces great results, of generating text, based on audio data of spoken words, and that without requiring a connection to some […]

The Return of SFML News

Those few people, who’ve been reading my blog for the past nine or more years, may still vaguely remember all the SFML News posts, where I highlighted development changes and featured SFML games from the community. Given the passed time since my last post in 2014, I won’t be able to catch you up on […]

SFML Steam Games – Part 2

Over the last five and bit years since the first part of this series (which I totally forgot about), we have seen quite a few more games join my list of SFML games on Steam. I’ll keep it chronologically to the best of my knowledge. If you think, I’ve missed a game, please mention it […]

Basic Fragment Shader With SFML

Today I had the idea to try and generate some “art” using semi-random vertices, shapes and colors, but to achieve that I knew, I had to finally learn a bit more about shaders, to get nice glow or similar effects. As I started reading through The Book of Shaders I created in parallel an example […]

Rule of Thumb – Linking Order

Those newer to programming in C++ often fail to understand that compilers like GCC or Clang require a specific link order for the libraries in use or they don’t know what order to pick. Working on SFML and helping out in its community, I’ve had the pleasure to help people fix their linker errors many […]