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Hi has anyoe ever used the Game Programming: All in one book published by Prima Tech. If you have can you tell me if it is any good. How about them apples?

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I used the book, its really good, well for me it was, it teaches you c++, then works on a dos based game (which is crap) then it introduces you to windows programming and then teaches you how to make a 2d directx8 engine that uses directx graphics, input and audio, it also refreshes your maths and physics and a few more things.
At the end of the book you go onto make a breakout clone.

Two weeks after reading it i have made my own games, a tetris clone(which only took so long beacause i could not spot one little logic flaw i made) and last night i started and finished a pong clone.

Id recomend reading it but then ive not got any books to compare it with.

hope this helps

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I agree with JinJo. I just baught it a couple of weeks ago. And it has helped me a lot. It explaines everything so you could understand. I would recommend buying it.

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Thanks guys, I think I''ll buy the book when I have enough money. I have done some C and C++ programming before, I am currently working through Teach yourself C++ in 21 days but I guess I would rather work through a book specifically on games programming.

How about them apples?

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MY GOD NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All prima books are bad, that is the theme that they have in common. (Sorry to those who write them, but you know that I''m right, hey maybe you''re proud of them and I can understand that because I''m proud of my newbie memory-hog game that I''m making.)

Do not buy prima books.
"Teach yourself C++ in 21 days" is also considered to be a bad book.

Here is all you need to do:

buy Accelerated C++ and read that, judging from your post it is the right level for you.

Once you have read that read "The C++ Programming Language" by Bjarne Stroustrup, the creator of C++. You must get it.

I would not even buy a book on game programming. Just make console games (popup dos window) for a while, like a text rpg or something. Then, and only then, will you know what book you need to get next. Until then buy the books I said to buy and you can''t go wrong.

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Tell me more about these books if you can anon, I''ve read the reviews about "The C++ Programming Language" by Bjarne Stroustrup on the books section of this site but there are no reviews for Accelerated C++.

How about them apples?

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Hope this helps (paste in your browser)


http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/020170353X/qid%3D1027911414/sr%3D11-1/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F1/103-2699882-1301456



BTW... would someone tell me the tags to make a url appear in these forum windows???

thanks

commando_337

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commando_337 you make the links with
a href = youraddress>your text here /a>
add a '<' before the a and the /a. would do it here but it would make a link


[edited by - Grambo on July 29, 2002 5:11:59 AM]

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