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HELP! I really want to start learning how to code (for games) but I dont know where to begin. I tried to download opengl, and directx but i dont know how to work them any help appreciated! thanks!

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first off do you know c/c++? next of all, have you tried looking through the links, forums, etc? because as I see it, this site has nothing but a lot of code, and a lot of open gl and directx code.

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Right, first of all, whatv language do you want to use. By mentioning openGL and directx, i''ll asume that c++ is a good choice.

First up you need a compiler, you''ll either need to buy one MSVC or Borland c++ Builder, or you can download either the free borland tools or Dev-c++.(Use google to find links to these)

Next, get yourself a good book about learning c++. And learn how to program in c++. Then come back to games programming. It will only help you. An alternative to a book, that i would recommend is the online book at www.relisoft.com. I feel this gives a good grounding in datastructuers that you will need for games programming, while teaching the language.

Good Luck!

James

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Heh, and you learn C++ by following the link in my signature

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http://www.gametutorials.com

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thanks guys for your replies. yeah I want to learn C++ and i''ve just got dev-C++ (though i dont really know how to use it) and i read on a website that direct x has good tutorials, but i dont understand how it works (i cant find any files after installation) i''ll check out those links that you have given me too. Thanks!

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oh ok thanks. I''ve read that article about starting coding, and I think i''ll go out and buy a book! but until i''ve got the dosh, i need to find a good place on the net that will give easy to understand tutorials...

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