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Hello everybody I need some help on getting started! I trying to self teach myself but don't know where to start? I guess I need the basic.

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Go to the home page here on gamedev and look under "Resources" on the left. There's articles, etc., some for beginners.

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What specific task do you want to do in game development? Alot of people are told to start programming by picking up a book but alot of people actually hate it, and they are more into game design or art, rather than programming.

Think about what you want to do specifically.

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Go to the home page here on gamedev and look under "Resources" on the left. There's articles, etc., some for beginners.


thank I'm going to check that out

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What specific task do you want to do in game development? Alot of people are told to start programming by picking up a book but alot of people actually hate it, and they are more into game design or art, rather than programming.

Think about what you want to do specifically.



I want to start on programming

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If you are really interested in programming, and not just game development, start with Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs. You should like that book if you are really interested in programming, but if you don't for some reason then try Python. There are lots of free books on Python, so just use google, find one you like, fire up Python and start reading and playing with the interpreter at the same time. (There is also an interactive interpreter for Scheme, the language used in SICP, and it should be used alongside reading too.)

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thanks for the help! I'm interested in programming, and game development anyways I,m going to check that out! Right I'm trying to learn C++ it ain't easy but I'm going to learn it.

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thanks for the help! I'm interested in programming, and game development anyways I,m going to check that out! Right I'm trying to learn C++ it ain't easy but I'm going to learn it.


Don't go for C++! Where did you get that from? Terrible idea.

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http://www.gamedev.net/reference/programming/features/davegpg/ if it to hard for me I'm going to try something else

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http://www.gamedev.net/reference/programming/features/davegpg/ if it to hard for me I'm going to try something else
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From the list of articles
Game Programming Beginners Guide (by Dave Astle):
[Added: 1/18/2000]
You're basing your decision on an article that is over a decade old?

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