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im a quick learner and need some direction

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rherm23    147
I am currently teaching myself c++ from online tutorials and some library books. I have got a decent grasp on the basics but want to get into making smaller games to get some experience in game dev. What else do i need to be learning in order to work my way up the game ladder. I would like a tutorial or info on how to program games since all these books ever show me is how to program weird stuff of no interest.

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vNistelrooy    140
Games? What games? 3D? 2D? You don't need any book to program 2D pong, and you better do something like that as a start. If you want 3D then you better learn linear algebra first.

Edit: Not again. I'm begining to hate this "Include my prefered post icon" thing, as this isn't the icon I wanted!!



"C lets you shoot yourself in the foot rather easily. C++ allows you to reuse the bullet!"



[edited by - CPPMaster Poppet on May 27, 2004 2:15:21 PM]

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Red Drake    120
Don''t write you are quick lerner - most of the imbeciles form this forums will yump at you and start atacking you (I had som expiriance with this , who are these guys anyway )

As for learning - Start with NEHE for OpenGL (nehe.gamedev.net).
The tutorials will not only asume you dont know 3D programing it wil teah you some basic C/C++.

I learnd it with in a month (C/C++ and OpneGL) buth i was acting kind of a strange. I didn''t leave the house that month (besides school) and I was at computer about 8 h a day. When I started to get bad grades at school, lose half of my friends ... I slowd down and started to come back to normal.
But when I think back on that month - What I hawe learnd ... it was definatly worth of it

P.S. Sory abouth gramatical errors

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Matei    190
Start Here

Also, I recommend looking through some books on general game programming. One that I really liked was this one. The author has a very good writing style. That book also has a follow-up about 3D graphics, which I don't own but which seems to be recieving pretty good reviews. There are of course many other books as well.

[edited by - Matei on May 27, 2004 5:42:49 PM]

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