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Jim Adams

DirectX Tetris Game w/source

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I just noticed that The Code Project has posted a DirectX Tetris game complete w/source files. This would be a great place for beginners to start learning if they are interested both in DirectX and game programming. Link

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Actually, learning to make games from already existing source is NOT a good way to start. If you learn for yourself and show problem solving skills, you will already have alot of the skills needed to make games. Also you will have a chance to figure out how to solve your own bugs .

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Not quite true. Many people learned a lot from games like Quake and Quake 2, just from the source code alone. Beginners, however, do have a harder time learning from source code, but if they were to digest it slowly and see what each part does, then yes it is a good way to learn.

This post was posted in For Beginners, as it is meant to address all those beginners' questions on making a Tetris game (that were quite abundant quite recently).

Making a Tetris game is something simple to do, and something beginners should try out before jumping into a larger project. This game w/source demonstrates how to make one such Tetris game, and if you are able to get any information from it that would help, then by all means, check it out.


[edited by - Jim Adams on November 6, 2002 12:23:00 PM]

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bump because beginners should know

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I''ve just done my tetris, i followed teej tutorials, its very good for beginners, i went from total n00b that just knows some C to somone able to make games!

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Up ya go!

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