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Best way to learn the SDL?

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Ok here's my story... Over the past 2 weeks or so I've been reading Beginning C Plus Plus (for some reason... the plus signs keep disappearing from my post) Game Programming, and I have just finished it. Now I want to get my feet wet with the SDL, and I'm wondering what the best way to learn it is. I'm guess that for me, Focus on SDL would be the best way to go. I've never used a graphics API before so I'm looking for something that goes a little in-depth, a book seems to do that pretty good. Any opinions?

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Using these tutorials.
Lazy Foo's SDL tutorials

Not that I'm biased towards them or anything >.>

In all seriousness, there's no point in buying a book for SDL. It's so well documented and easy to use.

[Edited by - Lazy Foo on August 9, 2007 11:08:17 PM]

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Using these tutorials.

Not that I'm biased towards them or anything >.>

In all seriousness, there's no point in buying a book for SDL. It's so well documented and easy to use.


Woah... very nice. It's all game programming oriented too. I'll be sure to take a look at these.

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Ok here's my story...
Over the past 2 weeks or so I've been reading Beginning C Plus Plus (for some reason... the plus signs keep disappearing from my post) Game Programming, and I have just finished it. Now I want to get my feet wet with the SDL, and I'm wondering what the best way to learn it is. I'm guess that for me, Focus on SDL would be the best way to go. I've never used a graphics API before so I'm looking for something that goes a little in-depth, a book seems to do that pretty good.

Any opinions?



Oh I have Focus on SDL and I can't say I was a big fan of the book. I followed it's programming style and ended up with some major issues in dealing with events. It was lacking in afew other areas as well.

I've been using these tutorials lately and have found them to be quite excellent.

So thumbs up for the tutorials and thumbs down for the book. That is all.

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Yes, SDL is very easy, so learning from tutorials and its very nice documentation is what you should do. I started SDL in August. And when I first started learning it, I thought it wasn't really that powerful. Now that I have started using its more advanced stuff, I must say it is quite powerfull.

Just my 2 cents.

Chad.

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