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need suggestions with console apps and boredom

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anybody got any suggestions on how to make console apps not seem so boring...i mean i wanna learn to program and i understand almost everything i've attempted to learn it's just that console apps are so boring that i just end up quitting and coming back later only to quit again...any ideas would be helpful because i really wanna learn how to program and i know once i get good enough to like make graphics and stuff like that it won't be so bad.

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You might want to give some indication of what you currently know and have attempted to learn. If graphics are what you want to do, take a look at SDL. If you think SDL is too advanced for you, I'd suggest getting a book on whatever language it is you're learning.

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Why not start doing graphics then? I hear that SDL is one of the best things to start with. I'm presuming you know at least a bit of c++ or something? The disadvantage with this of course is that you would have the overhead of learning a graphics package at the same time as learning to program, but I think a lot of people have probably done that as well.

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ok i'm learning C++ i have some programming expierence in blitz basic and i have "Beggining C++ Game Programming" and i've read through chap. 3...so i know basic I/O, variables, strings, loops, if statements, random numbers and a couple other things as well as the basic concept of some other things. i really want to stick with c++ i just need something that will keep me focused

EDIT: i guess i'll finish my book and go on to sdl bc that doesn't look too hard and looks kinda fun

[Edited by - Rubiks14 on December 4, 2005 1:57:56 AM]

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