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SlyJackal

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SlyJackal    122
Ok.. I'm new to GameDev well i have been here before but I just signed up so I'm new to the site. I have been developing software in my free time for several years now and always with gaming as a goal to get to eventually. I am self taught and I do pretty good in C++. But I have always had gaming in the back of my head that I wanted to get to and even have like 4 gaming books to help guide me. But I put them to the side until I can get more experience in C++ first but now I think I'm going to tackle it. I know its hard but so was C++ when I first dug in with just me and a book. Especially Windows programming. So I have an idea for a Shooter game and I think I'm going to tackle it. For my first game should license an engine or should I create my own. So far I haven't had much help getting people to help me since I'm so new and I will be mostly by myself. Maybe 2 others. I ordered a few books on Game engine developing and 3D programming incase mine are outdated. I do have a book on 3D game engine but its for just DOS and windows without DirectX which I'm sure I'll be using for PC gaming. Any input would be appreciated. I like the site so far and thanx. Jack

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samuraicrow    325
There is a database of 3D engines on the DevMaster website. Try looking there. Also don't rule out SDL in conjunction with OpenGL. Together they make a powerful combination of libraries that will work on Mac and Linux as well as Windows.

Some free graphics engines that I often hear recommended are Ogre and Irrlicht and both of them work in either DirectX or OpenGL using plugins. That should get you started.

BTW. You might have a hard time finding books on any of these since they are all free software and therefore don't have any commercial backing but that is what these forums are for.

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baker    158
hey slyJackal, im in the same boat as you. come check out my little blog i have with a friend. my friend and i just started getting into some game development and decided to do the breakout->tetris->pacman before venturing off into ai, networking, and other areas. we havent started yet but been gathering all the info we need to start.

http://thevoidptr.blogspot.com/




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DinGY    204
hey, you can check TrueVision3D Engine, it have a very well-documented and it is really simple to use and learn. It also have a simple project come their SDK.

If you want to talk about game developing with me you can add my MSN: invisal[at]gmail.com

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