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#1 Tyler4000   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 05 October 1999 - 04:10 AM

Hi!
Just wondering, how much does C/C++ cost? Do you H-A-V-E to have Visual C++ to make apps, games? ok is this about all you need:

Book:$30.00
Compiler: $0.00-$10:00(??)

and what else do you need?
Thanks for your help.
Tyler


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Posted 03 October 1999 - 10:45 AM

G'day!

You don't have to use MS Visual C++, but it seems like most ppl use it these days.

* As for a start I'd go for "The Waite Group's C++ Primer Plus" (an excellent book for beginners) and a free DOS C/C++ compiler.

* "Windows Game Programming For Dummies" by Andre Lamothe is a great beginner book for getting started with DirectX.


#3 Facehat   Members   -  Reputation: 696

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Posted 03 October 1999 - 01:59 PM

Compilers are usually in the $100-$400 range. OR, you could get DJGPP at www.delorie.com which is a free compiler -- although you won't get all cool features some of the commercial compilers will give you.

So, either VC++ 6 Standard (which you can get for $100) or DJGPP are good choices.

Happy coding!
--TheGoop


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Posted 04 October 1999 - 10:41 AM

Also, you can get VC++ Professional in any
college bookstore for $99..

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Posted 05 October 1999 - 04:10 AM

André LaMothe's new book, Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus (see the books section for more info), includes an introductory version of Visual C++ 6.0. I'd suggest buying that, since it's also a great introduction to Windows and DirectX programming. You're going to want to understand C/C++ pretty well before you read it, but it's worth getting now for the compiler and other tools that come with it.




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