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    Game programming help

    I've been studying for years, yet it feels like I know very little/nothing. At least for when it comes down to advanced stuff(things I find advanced at least). What would be the best way to familiarize myself with game programming? (i.e; Graphics/sound included.)
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    Game programming help

    [quote name='Khatharr' timestamp='1357344325' post='5017571'] Working with a 3D world is more complex than working with a 2D world. You may want to try the easier of the two before you try to tackle the harder [/quote] Ehh..we'll see  I usually accept a challenge.   [quote name='Khatharr' timestamp='1357344325' post='5017571'] Design comes first. Build your design from the top down (in your head or on paper) and then start writing the code that will implement that design. [/quote] Right, and agreed.   [quote name='Khatharr' timestamp='1357344325' post='5017571'] Just use the documentation as a reference and you'll usually automatically memorize the stuff you use the most [/quote]   I've memorized a few small API's  I thought it was normal 
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    Game programming help

    I've been studying programming for some years, and I'm well versed in C++ and Java. I know the very basics of coding in OpenGL, whilst currently learning OpenGL ES 2.0, and had a few questions: - Before programming a 3D world, I hear it's suggested to start off with 2D. Is it recommended to do so? And how much is it recommended?   - What parts of the game are to be coded first? (i.e; if it's a 3D game, the model loader? Or menus and getting them to work?)   - Is a mastery of an API necessary before using it? (i.e; Knowing most of it off the top of your head)   - And what is the best light linux IDE? I love Geany and I've yet to find something as conveniently packed with features whilst being this light.   Any knowledge on any of these topics would be appreciated.
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    Specific Model Format

    I like .X and .obj. Hmm I may end up going with .X though. I will return here if I need any help thanks again.
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    Specific Model Format

    Roger roger. Thank you!
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    Specific Model Format

    Hello again, it's been a while since I've posted. I was originally programming in java but over the course of these months I've been studying more C and just a bit of C++. I would think I'm ready for graphics with games now. I've been wondering what is the preferred model format for beginners? And texture format? I would assume .bmp would be the easier choice for textures. But yes: -Direct X: What model? .X? .MD2-3? -Texture: .DDS? .BMP? Any advice/help/suggestions/tutorials would be appreciated. Thanks!
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