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I''ve only been taking Visual C++ in school for about a month and a half, so I''m a real newbie. The problem is, I get really far ahead of the class and get bored, so I try to work on this game. I think it would be a lot better if I could add in pictures and music. Can anyone give me some help on this? And what headers do I need at the top? Please be very specific, because I can get lost on what some of you think is a piece of cake... Thank you. The surest sign of intelligent life outside of Earth is that none of them has tried to contact us...

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Well the easiest way to use media is via libraries such as game dev libs like Allegro and SDL. However if you are at school it may be hard to install these on the computers. You probably could use the installed windows GDI support. I don''t use them however there are many available sources online. DirectX SDK may or maynot be installed on the computers.

I''d suggest checking to see what supporting libraries are available. Then search for the API reguarding GDI functions and windows programming.

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The problem is, I get really far ahead of the class and get bored, so I try to work on this game. I think it would be a lot better if I could add in pictures and music.

Don''t.

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Huh? (Sorry if I''m annoying, but like I said, I''ve only been doing simple programming for about a month and a half.)

If you''ve only been programming for "about a month and a half", then you shouldn''t be aiming to make a game, but trying to learn the language and the tenets of programming instead. Make a text game if you must.

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Thanks to Kylotan for the idea!

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