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Ok guys. I have just ploughed my way through a 1000 page book on C and am now feeling comfortable with most topics. I want to know where to go from here. I have Andre LaMothe''s Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus at home. Should I start reading that? Or should I get a book on Windows programming and get familiar with that first? Or should I read a C++ book first? I''m really confused as to what way to turn next.

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Well, C++ is the way to go it seems, BUT moving onto that after 1000 pages of C could be a little demoralising. I find it helps to actually be producing something tangible at each step in the learning process.

Make something simple in Windows using Andre''s book, just to get the feel of Windows programming (i.e. the main loop, registering windows, dialog boxes, etc). None of that requires C++, and can be done in C. Once you are comfortable with that, move onto C++ with a nice wrapper class for everything you''ve just learnt about Windows as your first goal.

Good luck


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Andre LaMothe is a wicked author. i got his book windows game programming for dummies.. it introduces you to the basics of all the aspects of game programming in windows using directx. its a wonderful lil book i''ve found. i''ve read through it twice allready.
try picking up on the c++ language.. it shouldn''t be to hard. just look at the differences.. its pretty similar so if u know c then c++ should be no problem at all.

"The human mind is limited only by the bounds which we impose upon ourselves." -iNfuSeD

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