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  1. MDMcNeil

    Objective-C Command Line

    Lol, thanks ChaosEngine! I had done a brief scan of the web for an answer, but I could probably be given the title of World's Worst Googler and found nothing the first couple attempts. I have since found that scanf works, I just gotta remember how to use it for strings.
  2. Hey guys! I'm working in Objective-C at the moment as i am too broke to buy any C# books and instead of working with Cocoa for a graphical app at present, I am trying to get the basics down in a command line app. My question is: Is there any way to get input from a command line app, or is it all just output? cin and cout from C++ don't work, but printf does from C. Basically, I just want to be able to have a user type in a word, check it against a switch and output a string. Pretty simple, considering what Objective-C and C++ can do. I'm just hitting a wall that my current book doesn't overcome. Or if anyone has any simple explanation of how ot connect a button to my code in Xcode for a cocoa app, that'd work too! Thanks guys!
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    An Introduction!

    Lots of information to swallow! Thank you very much! I will look into those books!! My ultimate goal is to make a game as I said, but for here and now, I have to learn the basics or I'm gonna end up giving up on yet another project and I really don't want that! Thanks!
  4. MDMcNeil

    An Introduction!

    Thanks Greenvertex! I don't have a real preference persay between Mac and Windows at this point. I just want to learn! I will look into Unity and XNA tonight. I've seen them discussed a bit on here and haven't had a chance to scope em out. Thanks!
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    An Introduction!

    Hi there! I'm new, and after having poked around the site a little bit, I signed up because I have a question. But first, a little intro. The name's Michael, I have tried repeatedly to learn how to program on my own in C or C++ and tried Objective-C. I've failed at all of them, and that's probably because I have tried to do too much too fast, and get discouraged. So I stepped back for a year or so and have decided to tackle a small dream of mine to become proficient in a language. After having read some other posts about languages, I've decided I want to learn C#. Can I program in C# on a Mac or should I be using a Windows machine? Initially, I want to learn the language for learning the language, and then apply that knowledge to game programming specifically. I want to bring back a 2D RPG similar in style to The Legend of Zelda: Link To The Past, but that's in the future. My main question is two fold, number one is do you guys recommend a website with tutorials over any others? And is there a book out there that would help me better than others? I've been on the Chapters website and see all kinds of C# books, but a lot of them are 2008, 2010, 2005 years. I feel like if I continue, I may start rambling so I will end this first post here! Thanks for your time and I hope to be able to contribute as much as, if not more than, I ask of your expertise! Michael
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