Yay, first post on these forums(I got here thanks to alimonster, who's been of great help btw.).
Alright, my problem is this:
I am building an RPG(Hah, who isn't), and I am trying to do as much as I can with the standard things in the MSDN library and the VCL, because I like to have as much control as possible(weak argument), and I like to do things myself without having other people's code in projects. If I do it myself, I feel I learn more, and that I have done it myself, instead of having DelphiX or something similar do it for me.
What I want to know, is if there is any chance of doing just as good a job without using libraries and header sets, and if so, how?(btw. I'm talking about graphics here)