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Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus

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I was looking this book up on Amazon and I read some of the reviews and it sais this teaches programming in C. Does anyone no if this is true? (Iwant to learn C++) Link to reviews: Click Here Just that someone was talking abot this book a few posts down i think, and i was wondering if this is the same book? Tomoso [edited by - Tomoso on April 17, 2002 11:40:31 AM]

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Tricks does not teach C / C++ programming. It assumes you have prior knowledge of it.

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I believe there is a C primer in the back.. But you''d be better off learning c/C++ before reading this book.

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one of the apendices is a C++ Primer, the book implements the algorithms and teaches the technics used in C, once you learn that, you can implement them on any language, to me the book is really good, but its getting outdated, I heard that Lamothe just rewrites the same book over and over, (Tricks of the game programming gurus became Windows Game Programming for dummies which in turn became tricks of the windows game programming gurus), I cant tell you for sure since I just have the later, in any case if that is true you might just wait to June 1 and get Tricks of the 3d Game Programming Gurus: Advanced 3d Graphics and Rasterization which is the latest reincarnation.

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Yeah.. (last anon poster.. again)

Windows Game Programming for dummies is a slimmer version of Tricks. I read them both at the same time (pretty much), didn''t hurt since their ALMOST identical. I don''t know about the first, but I don''t think he used DX. hmm.

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No, he didnt use DX, I heard that one (or was it black art of Game Programming?), was the DOS version, but same technics

Edit: Oh yeah, and he does not use pure C eighter, he uses some sort of C++ as a better C, that is no OOP but using new and delete instead of malloc and free, and also for the DX Instances (since its easier), some other things too, but I dont remember, and I dont have the book by me.
In any case as it has already been said it is not a C or C++ book, it is a game programming book.




[edited by - kwizatz on April 17, 2002 1:52:08 PM]

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The 3D Tricks Software Raster. book will not be out in June, even it says like that on Amazon. André said himself. Probably not until next year.

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another year????
it was supposed to be out last year originally, then last january, now next year? SUCKS!

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