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I would like to know, are there any books out there that actually teach how to program games in c++? Also, I want to start programming games in c++ first, since I know it, but where do I start? Please help me!

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I got Windows Game Programming For Dummies by Andre LaMothe. It''s a bit outdated now (directx has come a long way since dx6) and it IS all in 2D, but it helped me out. You might be able to get it 2nd hand off Ebay or something.

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Another book you might want to check out is Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus. It is also written by LaMothe and is a lot more recent. It also includes DirectX 7 and the introductory version of C++ 6.0 on the CD. Most of the book is about 2-d stuff but it touches the basics on 3-D

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You might want to READ THE FUCKING FORUMS before you post something like this. You might notice that this question is posted EVERY OTHER DAY.

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Anon #2, I know how annoying it must be to see all these posts asking for suggestions on C++ books. I have a suggestion. How about you avoid clicking on them, since they annoy you so much?

ille2001, don''t get discouraged by people like him. Most of the regulars here are helpful.

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quote:
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You might want to READ THE FUCKING FORUMS before you post something like this. You might notice that this question is posted EVERY OTHER DAY.


What''s up with you? Might want to try not saying anything instead of writing idiotic remaks like the one I quoted.



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Boy, you got THAT right!
It is definitely more idiotic to tell someone to read the previous posts before asking the same thing again than it is to not bother reading the posting FAQ!
And it is also more idiotic than calling something idiotic when it wasn''t! Rude, yes. Crude, sure. Idiotic? No, I''m pretty sure I had a point there.

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Why do you post anonymously then? If it''s your honest opinion and you feel you''re right why don''t you want ppl to know who you are?

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I''ve bought the Tricks of the windows Game Programming Gurus by LaMothe a couple weeks ago and I think it''s pretty good. It''s nice and fun reading, good explanations, nice pix. I think it''s worth buying. It''s a bit expensive, but with that 1000 pages you can get quite far. Goes into 2D programming, fuzzy logic, AI(are those the same?), basic modelling, some algorithms, optimization. Really good for a beginner(like me ). It starts with the basic windows programming, like creating a window. Then he moves on to some more complex shit like making a dropmenu and resources. After that he tells you some stuff about the GDI. After the GDI he comes back to DirectDraw/sound/music etc. Comes with 2 CD-roms. 1 contain all sources, some demos and 2 3D programming online books. the second contains Visual C++ 6.0 Learning edition. Never tried it because I have Visual Studio 6 Enterprise!!!! :D

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For an interesting listing of books go to
http://www.sun-a-moon.org

The site hasn''t been updated since a while but
every now and then something new comes up...

Kind regards,
Metron

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