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Hello, I am new to the whole Game Programming seen.. I'm currently learning C++ and I want to become a sucessful game programmer, Can somebody point me in the right direction? LIke Tutorials, Guides, Books etc.. Thanks, Benan.

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Few pointers.

1) c++ is considered by some, not good for beginers. But I don't know it yet so don't take my word for it.
2) USE MULTIPLE TUTORIALS! ( http://www.programmingebooks.tk/ )

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Thanks! sorry for the newbie questions.. Its my dream to be a game programmer :P and not to make money.. just.. i like doing things like that.. hehe, thanks heaps guys!

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Few pointers.

1) c++ is considered by some, not good for beginers. But I don't know it yet so don't take my word for it.
2) USE MULTIPLE TUTORIALS! ( http://www.programmingebooks.tk/ )


programmingebooks.tk doesn't seems to work, you can try techbooksforfree.com

Good Luck!

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Welcome! The C++ workshop is definitely something you want to do if you are learning. It will make the trip a lot easier with the help that people are giving. Also, anytime you ask for help, the more information you give up front will make it easier for people to help guide you. For instance, what compiler and OS are you using? How long have you been learning C++?

Again, welcome to the fray!

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First, Thanks Fenryl for the URL :)

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Welcome! The C++ workshop is definitely something you want to do if you are learning. It will make the trip a lot easier with the help that people are giving. Also, anytime you ask for help, the more information you give up front will make it easier for people to help guide you. For instance, what compiler and OS are you using? How long have you been learning C++?

Again, welcome to the fray!


Ok, ill look into it.. Im using Visual C++ 6.0 At the moment.. and using Windows XP.

I also have Linux on here (Dual boot) im not sure what i am going to use in there yet.

I also imagine C++ is going to take me a year or 2 too learn it all ;] Thanks for your replies.

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First, Thanks Fenryl for the URL :)

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Welcome! The C++ workshop is definitely something you want to do if you are learning. It will make the trip a lot easier with the help that people are giving. Also, anytime you ask for help, the more information you give up front will make it easier for people to help guide you. For instance, what compiler and OS are you using? How long have you been learning C++?

Again, welcome to the fray!


Ok, ill look into it.. Im using Visual C++ 6.0 At the moment.. and using Windows XP.

I also have Linux on here (Dual boot) im not sure what i am going to use in there yet.

I also imagine C++ is going to take me a year or 2 too learn it all ;] Thanks for your replies.



From what I understand you could work with C++ for years and still continue to learn new things.

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Ok, ill look into it.. Im using Visual C++ 6.0 At the moment.. and using Windows XP.


1)Drop it. Now.
2)Go download VC++ 2005 Express. It's free.

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Few pointers.

1) c++ is considered by some, not good for beginers. But I don't know it yet so don't take my word for it.
2) USE MULTIPLE TUTORIALS! ( http://www.programmingebooks.tk/ )


programmingebooks.tk doesn't seems to work, you can try techbooksforfree.com

Good Luck!


Works for me when I tried again. First you just get a black screen that says to wait 15 seconds or click here, and then you get a huge collection of tutorials. But thanks for you link though, I now have it bookmarked.

And also, try it now:
Here

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Ok, ill look into it.. Im using Visual C++ 6.0 At the moment.. and using Windows XP.


1)Drop it. Now. Visual C++ 6.0, not Windows XP (just to be clear)
2)Go download VC++ 2005 Express. It's free.

Agreed. VC6 is pre-standard. VC8 Express is a lot better. It is also the IDE of choice for the CPP Workshop.

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I am currently learning C++ as well and it is my dream and no not for money either. I must reccommend this book to you that I am using. It's caled Beginning C++ game programing by Michael Dawson. I love it. And guys Bloodshed Dev C++ is a great compiler. oh and guys I am a total noob with programming and I jumped right into C++ I don't see what the fuss is about about not going into C++ if your a noob.

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And guys Bloodshed Dev C++ is a great compiler.

Bloodshed Dev-C++ is not a compiler, it is an IDE. Its compiler, GCC, is indeed a very good compiler, but the GDB debugger integration is lacking, which gives VC8 Express an edge. Code::Blocks may have better integration.

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oh and guys I am a total noob with programming and I jumped right into C++ I don't see what the fuss is about about not going into C++ if your a noob.

The fuss with C++ is that it is not very forgiving. You can start with it as a newbie (I did, to a certain extent), but you will invariably run into C++'s quirks.


jfl.

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Thanks for your help..

I was learning Visual basic 6 for some time, but C++ Syntax makes more sense to me than VB6 does.. and I like C++ I will go download VC++ 2005, Thanks for the help. And can C++ do animation? like by Coding?

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And can C++ do animation? like by Coding?


Yes but you will most likely need to use a graphics API to do it in (such as DirectX or OpenGL). Once you are comfortable enough with C++ to start using a Graphics API, then head to http://www.gamedev.net/reference/ to read up on them and choose one to learn and use.

(I prefer OpenGL, and you can find a great starter tutorial site for it at http://nehe.gamedev.net)

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Thanks, I have more C++ too learn before I continue to that.

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