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Setting up Vim & Ogre3D in Ubuntu

Ogre3D is a great corss-platform game development library. Unfortunately, it is mostly aimed at those using a GUI based IDE. Since I use Vim for all my text input / IDE style needs, I wanted to setup Ogre3D to respect this. Following are the steps for getting everything to play nicely;

This tutorial is for a combination of the following software;

  • Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat (10.04, 10.10, and 11.04 should all work fine)
  • Ogre3D 1.7.3
  • Vim 7.2 (any version should work fine)

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TextMate-like snippets in Vim with SnipMate

Using snippets to save on development time is always one of those “I’ll do it soon” tasks that I see everyone else doing but never get around to myself.

I took the plunge. You should too.

Here are simple to follow instructions to install SnipMate in Vim. The snippets use a TextMate Snippets-like syntax, so there’s a wealth of snippets out there and you can start creating your own straight away!
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