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Is it possible to make a game 2d or 3d just by nowing how to program in C++. I went to the For Beginners place and from there to How do I make games? and from there to How Do I Make Games?: A Path to Game Development and i read that but i dont no how to make tetris so i think i missed something in C++ or do i have to learn something else? I am relearning C++ but it will take me a while to do it again I was just wondering if i missed something. Thanks! PsYcHo GaMeRz like us will rule the world!

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You have to learn an API such as SDL, Allegro, DirectX, or OpenGL to display the stuff you want on screen. Then you need to know how to load images. And then how to do sound, input, etc.
Oh and if you want to do 3D, thats another story...

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C++ wasn't made to be a game programming language. You have to engineer all the gameplay yourself; You have to be a practical programmer. Having said that, I'd suggest that you learn the Win32 API. You only need to know a little to get started, and since you'll have to learn it to be viable anyway, you might as well. Learn the GDI. Then see if making Tetris (I'd recommend PONG first actually) is a little easier. Never hesitate to ask on the forums or e-mail me if you get stuck.

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EDIT: Gaah...my browser lags and the question gets answered right under my nose...

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Edited by - zealouselixir on February 20, 2002 7:58:01 PM

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