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Im a complete newbie! I took a couple programming classes about visual basic. What is c++??? Its a programming languauge? is it the main languages that would get me into the gamming industry? How do I get started?? Do I have to learn this to be a level or story designer for video games? what do I need to know about that??? Im a highschool senior and I wanna start learning how to excel enough to get into the industry! And whats a demo reel?? Is c++ a program? Is it downloadable? Is there anything on the net that will teach me the complete basics and how to do c++?

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How did you find this site?
Anyway I'll try to answer you questions:

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What is c++???

It is a programming language.

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Its a programming languauge?

Yes

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is it the main languages that would get me into the gamming industry?

Yes, if you know it well.

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How do I get started??

Start Here

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Do I have to learn this to be a level or story designer for video games?

If your a level designer that has to build a level editor, probably, unless you use Visual Basic or Java etc. For a story designer, no.

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what do I need to know about that???

About what?

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Im a highschool senior and I wanna start learning how to excel enough to get into the industry!

Good, I wish you luck.

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And whats a demo reel??

I'm not sure what your refering to, can you give an example?

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Is c++ a program? Is it downloadable?

No and No, you can download a free compiler at: DJGPP and a free IDE at Dev C++, a compiler is a program that just compiles a source file you write in notepad, or any other plain text editor. An IDE is an Integrated Developing Environment, it includes an editor and a compiler, usually, and you can run you program with just one click. The most popular one is Visual C++ 6 or .NET, but those cost a pretty penny.

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Is there anything on the net that will teach me the complete basics and how to do c++?

Look Here

Hope I answered you questions, I'm sure others will have other things to say.





[edited by - ElCrazon on August 12, 2002 4:39:34 PM]

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This is good advice and enough said. Good luck SpeedAlive, and please do check out those links. If you have a game idea you''d like to talk about, feel free to post in this forum (just check the FAQ first to be sure).

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