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  • stb

    stb single-file public domain libraries for C/C++

    If you really want to do everything yourself and keep everything as simple as possible, is high quality DXT1 & DXT5, but not more recent BCn formats.

  • basis_universal

    Basis Universal GPU Texture Codec

    Another alternative you should consider is

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.


    Khronos Vulkan, OpenGL, and OpenGL ES Conformance Tests is the open standards body in charge of OpenGL and Vulkan. They’re pretty far from being a big commercial product maker ;)

  • vulkan_renderer

    A toy renderer written in C using Vulkan to perform real-time ray tracing research.

    Found some random code here, cannot vouch for it.

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