METROWERKS DEBUTS NEW TOOL KITS FOR GAME PLATFORMS.Metrowerks has introduced a new Analysis Tools Kit (ATtaCK) and a new Linux version of its CodeWarrior for PlayStation2 tools. The company has also announced plans to work with Motorola, Ericsson and Siemens to deliver development tools for a new Universal Mobile Games Platform.
"The Analysis Tools Kit underscores our commitment to helping game developers reach market as fast as possible with high-quality games and content," said Brian Gildon, director of core technology and games platforms, Metrowerks. "This is leading-edge tools technology, and combined with our breadth of platform support, it demonstrates how serious we are about the gaming space."
Analysis Tools Construction Kit (ATtaCK)
Metrowerks' Analysis Tools Construction Kit (ATtaCK) lets game developers custom-build tools to profile, debug To correct a problem in hardware or software. Debugging software means locating the errors in the source code (the program logic). Debugging hardware means finding errors in the circuit design (logical circuits) or in the physical interconnections of the circuits. and analyze their applications. The ATtaCK framework was originally created by Metrowerks to build the highly popular CodeWarrior Analysis tools suite -- including the Hierarchical A structure made up of different levels like a company organization chart. The higher levels have control or precedence over the lower levels. Hierarchical structures are a one-to-many relationship; each item having one or more items below it. Profile and Code Coverage tools. With ATtaCK, developers can create their own tools to solve the highly specific, system-level problems encountered in games projects.
ATtaCK is available directly from Metrowerks for US$15,000. That price includes the tool set and one development team license. Additional licenses are available for US$5,000 per development team. For more information, contact Metrowerks by telephone at 800-377-5416 (512-997-4700 outside the U.S.), or by e-mail at email@example.com.
PlayStation2 Tools for Linux
Metrowerks is porting its CodeWarrior for PlayStation2 tools to the Linux operating system operating system (OS)
Software that controls the operation of a computer, directs the input and output of data, keeps track of files, and controls the processing of computer programs. . The tools, which are expected to ship by mid-year 2001, provide game developers with another option for host platform development.
Universal Mobile Games Platform
Metrowerks is working with three of the industry's leading wireless technology providers to make it easier for developers to create games and applications for the mobile market. Motorola, Ericsson and Siemens have announced plans for an industry initiative to define a universal mobile games platform, and will work with Metrowerks to deliver CodeWarrior(r) development tools for the new platform.
Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Austin, Texas, Metrowerks develops, markets and supports CodeWarrior hardware and software development solutions for a number of operating systems Operating systems can be categorized by technology, ownership, licensing, working state, usage, and by many other characteristics. In practice, many of these groupings may overlap. and the most popular microprocessors This is a list of microprocessors. Intel
See also: Game programmer, List of computer scientists
to build applications from one unique integrated development environment See IDE.
integrated development environment - interactive development environment (IDE (1) (Integrated Development Environment) A set of programs run from a single user interface. For example, programming languages often include a text editor, compiler and debugger, which are all activated and function from a common menu. ).
For more information, visit http://www.metrowerks.com or call (512)997-4717.