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Alright, I have been studing C++ for about 2 Months now, and I have only done some DOS stuff. I haven't ventured out in the world of Windows Programing yet, but I am looking to right now so I can create my first graphic game! The good old famous PONG CLONE!!!! I am going to use SDL I know that, but is that all I need to program for windows, or do I need something else so I can program for Windows? I haven't started studing SDL at this time but I am about to. Can anyone name some tutorials that helped them learn SDL? Thanks! All help is appreciated!:D ;) Chad.

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SDL may be all you need, but there are a few other things that would help. You may want to do images for your pong clone instead of just drawing flat rectangles and a circle for the ball. In that case you would need an image editor program. I would recommend the Gimp for a free image manipulation program. There are also a few helpful SDL libraries that you may want to use like SDL_Image if you want to use image files other than BMPs or SDL_ttf if you want to draw text in your program. Both of those, along with other SDL libraries can be found from the SDL website.

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Thank you very much!

About the images though. Why couldn't use the good old MS Paint?(I love MS Paint! lol. NOT!)I could create the paddels and the ball in their easy. Tommorow I am going to start learning SDL. Anyone else?

Chad.

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Why couldn't use the good old MS Paint?


I used it, it's fine for making Pong.

Except I made 3 Pong clones, and they were all terrible in different ways. Never again, I'm doing OpenGL now [grin]

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What made them all so terrible? Was it code wise or gameplay wise? Maybe if you tell me then I could try to avoid the problems so the same thing dosen't happen to me.


Chad.


Anyone else?

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