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Hey everyone! I just signed up to the GameDev.net forums and I thought I should introduce myslef to you fine people Well, my name''s Tom, I''m 14 and come from Wrexham, North Wales. I bought a book on C++ and I''m currently reading that and learning SDL. Again, nice to meet you all, Tom ______________________________ "Isn''''t it strange that that pig only had one nipple..." - Richard Richard, An Arse Oddity.

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Hi Tom,

Welcome to the interesting and sometimes bewildering world of amateur game development. This is probably the largest online community for that field of interest, and there are loads of people here who know a lot about a lot. (Also loads of people who know nothing about a lot!!)

Feel free to ask for help - most are very friendly. As with any massive gathering of people, you will have an amount of nice people, angry people, sad people, freaks, psychos, idiots.

So, as a very successful executive once said to me, ''Surround yourself with the right people, and you will go far.''

Geez, I wish I was 14 when I started with programming.

We know nothing

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Hi Tom,

welcome :-) And have fun. :D

Like Lythic said this is a great community and you can learn programming here.

I started with the tutorials from Nehe and now you can find me also here on this forum.

But I shall introduce myself :D I''m Wouter de Kort and I live in Holland. I''m 16 years old and I started with programming about 1.5 year ago.

Good luck :D

Wouter

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Hi Tom!

Well the others put it well, so i''m stuck for anything apart from to say good luck and have fun

P.S, i can see your house from here :D

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Welcome Tom!

Lythic - very nice summary of the community.

Have Fun!

/Fredrik Olsson

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quote:
Original post by Zanthos
Hi Tom!

Well the others put it well, so i'm stuck for anything apart from to say good luck and have fun

P.S, i can see your house from here :D


Where you from, mate?



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"Isn''t it strange that that pig only had one nipple..." - Richard Richard, An Arse Oddity.

Edited by - Tom007 on February 24, 2002 9:05:15 AM

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quote:
Original post by Lythic
Hi Tom,

Welcome to the interesting and sometimes bewildering world of amateur game development. This is probably the largest online community for that field of interest, and there are loads of people here who know a lot about a lot. (Also loads of people who know nothing about a lot!!)

Feel free to ask for help - most are very friendly. As with any massive gathering of people, you will have an amount of nice people, angry people, sad people, freaks, psychos, idiots.

So, as a very successful executive once said to me, ''Surround yourself with the right people, and you will go far.''

Geez, I wish I was 14 when I started with programming.

We know nothing


This is actually one of the most helpful forums I''ve ever seen (I get questions answered within a day at the outside). Welcome aboard!

Oh yea, and is it bad that I didn''t crack a programming book til I was 20?

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Hi and welcome too Tom! we''re all here trying to help each other to become game developers someday,

Lythic: why when did you start then? me i tried starting at the age of 15, on and off, i was stuck to text all along, i didn''t know where to go next after reading a c/c++ book!

revshannon, well, i don''t think so or else it''s too late for us, i think we can still do it!

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Mickey: I started when I was 8 in VB. But then I was really jong to programming something :-)

So I played games for a couple of years and I started again when I was 15. I''m no 16 and it''s going perfect :-) I''m learning more and more and I''ve finished my ''first'' game :D

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age 6, C64, bouncing ball thingy
(actually it was printed in back of the manual, but still )

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on your 6ed? That''s good :D

When I was 6 I had a 286 laptop :D
I programmed in QB on that thing :D

That was funny

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hey Zanthos,

Cool you live in Blackpool? I visit there every year! So I can go and blow all my cash on the slot mashines at Coral Island

oh and another thing, ur website dont work

See ya

Edited by - ACAC on February 24, 2002 3:30:25 PM

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quote:
Original post by Tom007
Hey everyone!
I just signed up to the GameDev.net forums and I thought I should introduce myslef to you fine people
Well, my name's Tom, I'm 14 and come from Wrexham, North Wales. I bought a book on C++ and I'm currently reading that and learning SDL.
Again, nice to meet you all,
Tom



Hello Tom!

It's great to see that you've chosen Simple DirectMedia Layer(SDL) as your API. I'm also fourteen (15, very soon..), using C++, SDL, and OpenGL. If you ever need some help or have a problem, you can email me at SavestheDay0001@hotmail.com. I'm on pretty often so I'd probably reply quickly. I've been programming in C++ for about 3 years, and SDL for about 4 or 5 months, so I've probably run into some of the same problems you will not to long ago (). Email me for anything!

Also, if you have a problem with SDL, post it in the Cone3D forum.

Good luck!

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Simple DirectMedia Layer:

Main Site - (www.libsdl.org)
Cone3D Tutorials- (cone3D.gamedev.net)
GameDev.net's Tutorials - (Here)

OpenGL:

Main Site - (www.opengl.org)
NeHe Tutorials - (nehe.gamedev.net)
Online Books - (Red Book) (Blue Book)


Edited by - Drizzt DoUrden on February 24, 2002 3:32:50 PM

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You guys scary me !!!
I`m 17 and started leraning last year !
People here with 15 , that have more the 3 yrs o programming.
I feel old for the first time in my life.

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Nope never seen any mags on programming, only hardware related,

oh btw, 1: cool site! 2: engine looks sweet! 3: im gonn sign up on ur forums

See ya

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quote:
Original post by Tadeu
You guys scary me !!!
I`m 17 and started leraning last year !
People here with 15 , that have more the 3 yrs o programming.
I feel old for the first time in my life.



Heh. Personally, I think it''s better to start older because you have more math expierience. Right now all I have is first level Algebra and some self taught physics. I have a lot of trouble with 3D programming because I don''t know alot about geometry. However, there''s books on geometry that I can read, to educate myself .

If you''re willing to learn, there are no limits. That''s how I look at it.

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Simple DirectMedia Layer:

Main Site - (www.libsdl.org)
Cone3D Tutorials- (cone3D.gamedev.net)
GameDev.net''s Tutorials - (Here)

OpenGL:

Main Site - (www.opengl.org)
NeHe Tutorials - (nehe.gamedev.net)
Online Books - (Red Book) (Blue Book)

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Yes, the problem about the math looks familiar to me :-)

But my teacher is a nice guy :D so I can always ask him to explain something.
Now I can do some vector and matrix math :D

But it doesn''t matter how old you start. You can always learn something..

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I just discoreved this community too

I started programming when I was young too.
I didn''t become interrested in programming myself, it was a school class.
I started LogoWrite at school when I was 10.
At 12, we moved to Hypercard on Macintosh.
I always had good bulletin note (more than 90%) but I didn''t know where they came from.
I didn''t thought I was so good. I was making stuffs and all the class were coming to me to see it, they were saying they were impressed and I was good etc, but I wasn''t trusting them. I think they said what they said was because I aways looked sad and they were my friends (all the class!) and they wanted to valorise me, I was like, the idot of the class etc

I am now 20. I started to rebecome interrested by programming when I was 15 (at that time, a compiler looked magic for me and I wanted one to be able to make the programs people were buying hundreds of dollars (photoshop, QuarkXPress etc) and to make my own programs). I started C++, but didn''t done a lot of stuff.

I fixed more a goal of becoming a kind of guru who can program near anything in one weekend instead of a stuff producer.

In fact, my problem was that internet was in its early age, and I lost interrest into programming, but now Im back, and I want to make stuff, put it in my port folio and get a good job

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