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Iam pretty much new to C++ programming so I bought several books to get started. 1- Beginning C++ Game Programming (Game Development Series) [Paperback] By: Michael Dawson 2- Accelerated C++: Practical Programming by Example [Paperback] By: Andrew Koenig, Barbara E. Moo 3- 3D Math Primer for Graphics and Game Development [Paperback] By: Fletcher Dunn 4- Swords & Circuitry: A Designer's Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games (Game Development) [Paperback] By: Neal Hallford, Jana Hallford 5- C++: The Complete Reference, 4th Edition [Paperback] By: Herbert Schildt ----- From this list, which should I takeout, change or you would recommend. I personally want to buy books so I can advance progressively with it in C++ (Beginner->Intermediate->Advanced). I m not sure which books to gather together for that so any help on this matter would help me out a lot.

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i suggest u buy :
1-ansi c++ in 21 days
2-Introduction to 3d game programming with directx9
3-Mathematics for 3d game programming and computer graphics
and it would be faster if u remember some of ur old physics and math stuff

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kk, thanks

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1- Beginning C++ Game Programming (Game Development Series) [Paperback]
By: Michael Dawson

4- Swords & Circuitry: A Designer's Guide to Computer Role-Playing Games (Game Development) [Paperback]
By: Neal Hallford, Jana Hallford


1-- Good book. I really liked it to start. However I also have 1.5 years of Java expirience under my belt.

4-- This has nothing to do with programming. Only development. You could try Programming Role Playing Games with DirectX second edition, but I am not sure how good it is.

EDIT: Guess I misread the book name the first time.

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If you are new to programming, I would say stick with 1,2 and 5. 3 and 4 can come in if you are ok with programming.

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As far as C++ books go, the following five will take you a long way.

  1. Accelerated C++ (Koenig, Moo)
  2. C++ Primer (Lippman, Lajoie, Moo)
  3. The C++ Standard Library (Josuttis)
  4. C++ Common Knowledge (Dewhurst)
  5. The C++ Programming language (Stroustrup)

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Try getting "Teach Yourself Game Programming with DirectX in 21 Days"

It advances on a 2D RPG game showing new skills as you go.

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