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i am just starting programing. and i need to know which i should start with. one thats free or close to ($50 or under). and how hard is programing a fps(first person shooter) game?

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lol programming languages are free, i would start with c++ thats what i started with, but thats up to you...and a fps is years and years of hard hard work.

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You might want to start with Python. It's powerful and easy to learn.

Programming a FPS is relatively difficult. You'll need to learn quite a bit before getting to the stage where you can do one of those, even if you use a pre-existing 3D engine.

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k thanks, but i don't know were to go to find programing languages. i saw some of these things at fry's and it cost like 100 bucks. so were should i go to get the programing launguages?

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If you want to start with Python, I already gave you link for that, and if you want to start with C++, Microsoft has released Visual C++ .NET 2003 Professional compiler for free as a download (though it lacks the IDE). You can also use MinGW, a gcc port for Windows. For free IDEs you can try Code::Blocks or DevCpp.

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I really reccomend DevCpp, the UI is really great and everything really easy to use.

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