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A great list of resources for Windows users!!!!!
Blog: Higher-Order Fun
address for the article : http://higherorderfun.com/blog/2012/05/20/the-guide-to-implementing-2d-platformers/
Author: Rodrigo Monteiro
Subject: An explanation of 2D platformers.
Rodrigo’s point of view for this article is from reverse-engineering the game behavior of 4 implementations of 2D platformers. His explanations are in-depth with ample information and examples to illustrate his perspective. My only question is, why isn’t this article on Gamasutra.com?
I know what most Blender-heads would say, version 2.63 has been out for a while. I have been comfortable with the workflow of 2.49, got it tweaked in a way that’s familiar, and what happens ? The folks at Blender.org decide to put their efforts into overdrive with version 2.5x and then 2.6x. I had a copy of 2.57 a played with it on and off, but now its version 2.63, (this time next year it might be up to 2.89). I figure I would give the latest version a shot (thankfully they[the Blender Illuminati] have a solid foundation in place where older blender files work well(with minimal effort) on newer versions). So I gave it a try, to do a character from scratch … the verdict…extremely polished. From the features, UI, and extremely flexible setup, 2.63 looks and feels like “top shelf” pro-grade software. And in a matter of a couple of hours, I had one more reason to make my nephew laugh.
You can find Editra at http://editra.org.
The current version is 7.12 and it requires wxPython 2.8 to run. On my system, Editra is setup with Python 2.6 but I can run any version of Python through it (2.4, 2.6, 3.1, and even Panda 3d-Python 2.6). Where Editra really excels is by adding the optional plug-ins. Once installed, these transform Editra into a serious IDE for Python projects or simple code dissections.
Available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Windows
The project documentation explains everything from installation and configuration to adding the plugins, and by checking http://editra.org/supported_file_types you will see a list of other languages that Editra can be used to edit.
If your looking for a streamlined, functional, and flexible Python IDE, Editra is definitely worth a look.