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Ok Im just gettting into my one game development, I already got the idea setup and now it''s just about developing it. I want to make a online multiplayer game. So far I only have Microsoft visual c++ 6.0 and dont even know how to use it. I want the game to be 3-d cell shading also im totally lost please teach me anybody. I''ve been hearing about directx and all these other stuff and dont now what to do. I want to make it a windows application (dos sucks) and need to make a login screen I''m pathetic aren''t I? I''m just a lost blind sheep looking for a shepard. PLEASE HELP ME

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baby steps.
you have to learn to crawl before you can walk.
you have to learn to walk before you can run.

1)Start by learning C++.
Write simple console games like black jack.
2)Move onto a simple Windows application
Rewrite your simple games in an event driven window.
3)Dive into DirectX or OpenGL
Write a simple game with 2D graphics (i.e. tetris)
4)Start on simple 3d programming...

you get the idea.

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Original post by dssephiroth

I want to make it a windows application (dos sucks)



...You need to learn basic programming first, API is very complicated if you dont even know about the different data types.. and as far as a 3d game goes.. plan on learning for a few years.. start small and work your way big

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What''s cell shading?

By the way, Thinking in C++ is a great book, and it''s free. But you should probably find some tutorials to read first. Try searching google. Once you start to grasp the concepts, download Thinking in C++ at http://www.mindview.net/Books/TICPP/ThinkingInCPP2e.html . I really like this book because it introduces object oriented programming and helpful objects early on.

Anyway, good luck.

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