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I appreciate you encouraging people to learn C++ as first language. I also heard about this language called DarkBASIC, that might be a great starting point for several beginners

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Wow, as i was reading this, I kept thinking "Is this guy me?!" I too am just starting to develop very basic games(I dont know if you can even call them games yet,) with sprite animation and collision detection. I spent all my first and half of my second year programming in college thinking "When am I going to be able to see stuff on the screen other than a command line?? Seeing sprites being animated by my c++ code was such a wonderful feeling.

I also think that I am still learning the true object oriented approach and writing half breed programs. I plan to study up on it more before tackling my next game project. I will learn C# next after I get more comfortable creating real games with Direct X, and learning HTML/CSS/Javascript/PHP. I have a bunch of free time as I am only taking 1 class next semester and 1 other class the semester after before receiving my A.S in CS and transferring.

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[quote name='DavitosanX' timestamp='1342570255' post='4960262']
Well, I didn't mean to encourage its use, because it might not be a good first step for everybody. My emphasis is on trying it out and experiencing it as a language if you're interested. If it turns out it's too hard, or the concepts too abstract, you can rest assured there are friendlier lanuages out there.
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QFT.

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[quote]You should try it out for yourself. You'll learn a lot in the process.[/quote]
This is true... I myself started many projects... often they were big ones, like an Operating System, a 3D Engine, RPGs, Strategy Games, Protocols, Simulators, Emulators, etc...
Most of the projects failed, but everytime I learned a lot... I learned the internal scheme of the Linux and Windows System, I learned Assembler, I learned the internal structure of TCP/IP or how a Processor works... The real list is long, but it encourage me to continue... No projects and may it be small as everything, is a real fail.
Everytime you learn a lot... How you can learn Qt without a sample or a big project? There is no other way than trying [img]http://public.gamedev.net//public/style_emoticons/default/smile.png[/img]
My motto: Try it... fail it... try it again!
I think I will don't change my way... I'm only 18 (ok, in a month 19 ;) ) and learned a lot this way. Why should I went out of my path?

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