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#1 Anonymous Poster_Anonymous Poster_*   Guests   -  Reputation:

Posted 25 November 1999 - 01:54 PM

Where do me start learning how to create games? Me try to get a good start, but me to young to go to college or afford to buy huge books. Sigh.. Please help me.

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#2 Machaira   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1028

Posted 16 November 1999 - 04:36 PM

Search the web for tutorials on C++ and Windows programming, download the Microsoft DirectX SDK, study the samples, think up and idea (or just write a clone of Tetris or similar small, simple game) and start cranking out code. That ought to keep you busy for the next year or so!

#3 firahs   GDNet+   -  Reputation: 288

Posted 17 November 1999 - 06:06 AM

apple has huge technical support on thier site
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oh, and there are some good C/C++ tuts on the web if you dont already know C/C++

#4 sherman   Members   -  Reputation: 151

Posted 20 November 1999 - 07:14 AM

Please check out my site for basic C++ tutorials:
http://hitw.cjb.net

Best regards,
sherman


#5 zerovoid   Members   -  Reputation: 122

Posted 20 November 1999 - 10:01 AM

of course the best way to do it is to:

-learn c++
-on the linux platform
-and use a platform independant SDK (ie. OpenGL & Mesa)

thanks


#6 Matthew Allen   Members   -  Reputation: 122

Posted 20 November 1999 - 12:20 PM

Try the tutorials at http://members.tripod.com/mxf_entertainment/tutorials.htm

#7 Facehat   Members   -  Reputation: 696

Posted 21 November 1999 - 05:27 AM

*GASP* Chocking from all the shameless *COUGH* plugs *COUGH* *GASP*

Seriousely though. Two books you should get even though they are expensive:
- Teach yourself C++ in 21 days (or something like that)
- Tricks Of The Windows Game Programming Gurus

These are the only two books you need to start game programming. Everything else you can get from tutorials or figure out on your own.

Good luck!
--TheGoop


#8 Glonk   Members   -  Reputation: 122

Posted 25 November 1999 - 01:54 PM

I have that Learn C++ in 21 days book, and I can vouch for it.

Its very nice to learn with, doesn't make an excellent reference, though.





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