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Well errr i dont really know why i''m posting this.. just to say hi really, im 14 and want to start to make games, i have read some of the things on this site and hope to get some help from you guys/gals it may seem a young age to start programming but i want to be a pro when i leave school, well i think thats about it and is C++ included in Visual Studio 6? Thanx Bye Greetings Paul

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Hi. From what ive read 14 isn't that young to start programming it seems there are people who start earlier (8 is the youngest ive seen). I also started at 14 (2 years ago). Well to answer your question C++ is included with Visual Studio. It's called Visual C++ surprisingly enough

[edited by - Grambo on July 26, 2002 10:11:01 AM]

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Hi there. Yes it most certainly is, in fact if you plan to program in c++ you can buy this part separately.
14 ain''t young, many members here are around that age. Good luck with everything, one piece of advice is to use the beginners'' forum and articles to start with or you might get people moaning when the same question comes up for the 10000000th time.
Cheers, have fun.



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Thanx guys... i had no idea that you some of you guys where as young as me... good men err... i got visual studio 6 downstairs so i''ll probebly install that and grab some tuts from places... and thanx for the hint with the begginers forum (didnt know there was one lol)

cheers thanx
Bye (will return soon)

Greetings
Paul

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Before you need to ask, for tutorials I would suggest www.cprogramming.com and www.gametutorials.com both of which have good tutorials and guides to C++. Good luck

What about me? What about Raven?

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quote:
Original post by Grambo
...it seems there are people who start earlier (8 is the youngest ive seen...

Ha! I got it beat, I started at 6 (but then I quit for 8 years so it doesn''t really count).

FeatherWeight: welcome to GameDev! Just remember the golden rule, never give up. Programming can be very hard, but if you keep at it you will master it.

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hah, I got you all so far, I started around 9. And I didn''t
quit just switched languages n'' stuff.
Anyway Nice To Meet You FeatherWeight, Can''t wait
To see your first programs. I too share your dream
of becoming a pro. Maybe we''ll work together someday
Good Luck To the Both of Us.

- Cedric

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Hey thanx for all your welcomes its greatly appreciated...
here are my thoughts at the moment

1. My idea at the moment is too make an 2D multiplayer game... i need alot of help in this... i can do graphics because i have made many mods for games like quake1.2.3./rtcw/ etc. but obviously the reason i am here is because i need help in the scripting area of things I have only just installed C++ today and dont have a clue what to do... i was told to ask in the begginers forum and some websites but the websites confuse me and i thought u guys would know alot better than the begginers... so here i am... if any of you have msn/icq numbers and you think you can help me then they would be GREATLY appreciated so much that i'll have your babies lol errrr well i think thats about it for now... and please i know im a n00b so dont remind me

Thanx
Cya for now


Greetings
Paul

[edited by - FeatherWeight on July 26, 2002 1:03:39 PM]

[edited by - FeatherWeight on July 26, 2002 1:03:56 PM]

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14 is not at all young for this kind of stuff!

I started programming in BASIC and Pascal when I was 11 yrs old. I''m 15 now and i''ve moved on to C++ and even (!) assembly. If you feel C/C++ is too hard to grasp onto that first try, I recommend you take a look at pascal.

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FeatherWeight: my advice to you would be to get a good "Learn to Program with C++" book, from a bookstore for keeps or from your local library temporarily. In my experience, the book will be the easiest way to learn, because it lays everything out for you and explains it, starting with simple stuff and working up. On second thought, you don't necessarily have to start out with a general purpose C++ programming book; maybe you should get a more specific "Programming Games with C++"-type book. Generally those will also start you out with the basics, but will of course focus on those areas of C and C++ needed for graphics and input control.

EDIT: It would be a very good idea, if you do get a book, to make sure it is at least 400 pages; anything smaller will almost certainly not have enough information to give you a very good start.

Twilight Dragon
Win32 API Programmer
www.freewebz.com/j-world

[edited by - TDragon on July 26, 2002 5:34:40 PM]

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Thanx TDragon... my closest library is in town.. togethor with a book store... so grambo is scanning a book in for me... its 400 pages so it has alot of info.. and i would just like to say thanx grambo... not many people would do that for someone

Cheers all
I''m overwealmed by how much you help n00bies
Thanx peeps

Greetings
Paul

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I started when I was 7 using qbasic. I quit coding when I was 8 then started learning c++ at 11. Gave up for two years then had another go. I''m now 15 I believe myself to be quite good

Anyways two very useful pieces of advice. Never give up and never use code that you just don''t understand. Also play around lots don''t start any type of game till you''ve mastered the basics.

Ced1: You the same as Ced1 on the GCUK forums? I''m know as Greg on there

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I started around 13, but once I got the hang on if/else statements, I couldn''t move on. A bit to much for me back then I think. Now that I''m 16 I had another shot at C++ and I''m finding it so much easier to learn. But if your 14 and start making your own programs, good on you.

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Good luck, FeatherWeight!

I started when I was 9 in 1978. I just found some stuff I wrote on an Apple IIe and Commodore-64 in 1987 - whoa! Headrush!

I can''t wait to see what the next twenty-six years bring!

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err...why are we saying how old we were when we started programming? I''m pretty sure that FeatherWeight didn''t ask that kind of question.

Anyway, FeatherWeight, in addition to this forum (gamedev.net), we (some people and I) have established a new forum just for beginners: www.instinctz.net/forum.
If you have a question, asking in both forums should give you enough answer I believe.

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quote:
Original post by Grambo
Hi. From what ive read 14 isn''t that young to start programming it seems there are people who start earlier (8 is the youngest ive seen). I also started at 14 (2 years ago). Well to answer your question C++ is included with Visual Studio. It''s called Visual C++ surprisingly enough

[edited by - Grambo on July 26, 2002 10:11:01 AM]


I started programming before 8.

Somewhere in between 5-7 i''d say. My dad started me off with Qbasic.

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