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I know bits and pieces of C and C++. What languages do you need to design games and i am not just asking about small scale games. I am asking games of the simulation genre or strategy. And what game softwares should i have to buy to create professional games? Thanks

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I know bits and pieces of C and C++. What languages do you need to design games and i am not just asking about small scale games. I am asking games of the simulation genre or strategy. And what game softwares should i have to buy to create professional games? Thanks


Define 'need'. All you 'need' is C. Or C++. Or really any one language will probably be all you 'need'. Also, how many people would you expect to work with? How long of a time frame are you willing to commit to the project?

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You only "need" to know one lanugage (even though knowing more won't hurt). All you really need is a compiler and linker. Try dev-c++ (http://www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html), which is a free IDE (text-editor, compiler and linker all in one) for c++.

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Make sure what ever tool you use has a good debugger. It will save you hours and hours of frustration. Make sure to get a book on how to debug. It is as important as writing the code.

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