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Hi everyone, I'm kind of at a loss on what to do. I have taken a few semesters of programming now, 1 sem of Java and 2 sems of C++. I feel like I have a decent understanding of C++. I know how to use pointers, classes, templates, etc.
My conundrum is that this semester my only programming class is Assembly language, so I'm not getting any C++ practice and I don't really know what to do on my own.
I want to learn gaming dev./programming, I've downloaded the Source SDK for Valve's games, but it feels intimidating and a little TOO much right now. Any suggestions on what I could do to ease myself into this?

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Are you actually writing any programs on your own? It sounds like your only source of learning is class assignments...which is nothing.

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I guess I would start by learning some directx and getting a basic game loop running. There are a couple good tutorials online. I myself have just started beginning game programming so I can understand how intimidating it can be.

I found these Links to be quite helpful...
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I found this book to be quite useful as well

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Hope that helps you some.

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