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Quake 2 in Managed Code?
Quake 2 in Managed Code?
July 21, 2003


When I saw the recently announcement on MSDN about Quake II in Managed C++ I got very excited. A port to Managed DirectX? Nope…

As the white paper on the project attests, the real magic of the project is an integration of Managed and Unmanaged code. By mixing the Unmanaged Quake II C/C++ code with new Managed code that provides a heads up display, Vertigo Software has proved how well Managed C++ can integrate Managed and Unmanaged code.

What this white paper details is how they ported the Quake II C code to C++ as well as the Managed Extensions. It is well worth a look…