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  1. Hello All, I recently found a book that I thoroughly enjoy, "Beginning C++ Game Programming" by Michael Dawson. I've seen many books and this one really helped me understand some of the basic concepts much easier than ever before. I've been following all of the lessons and so far I seem to be doing okay, but can anyone help me find a second book? I am not aware of a second volume for C++. Basically, I'm just looking for someone to recommend a follow-up book for me. And can anyone give me a definitive answer on whether I should look into DirectX or OpenGL API's? It seems alot of users here do their best to dodge the question or go half-way. Thanks a bunch. =)
  2. CALLING ALL NEWBS CLICK HERE!!!

    Quote:Original post by grim_reaper7 ...don't c y you made your own web site which doesn't function right, when gamedev has everything you need... I dont think your keyboard is functioning correctly. -Nick
  3. I truely doubt it. MarketScore offered the same exact thing, and all it did was throw some spyware on your computer, actually slowing your computer down.
  4. TechNation - The future is now!.. Oops its gone...

    Okay, we are implementing a login/registration PHP script in conjunction with phpBB so let me know if their are any errors. We just tested it out, and there doesen't seem to be, so.. Yay!
  5. best Web Hosting Ever

    Um, Hellz, everyone.. This is a Your Announcements board, a place where you can spam.. It even says so in this board description. No need to penalize him. ;)
  6. TechNation Hello everyone! I've recently started a new website, which I plan to become the go-to spot for links/resources/downloads/reviews. For anything tech-related! We will have anything, you the user want. TechNation is primarily a spot for all gaming communities to come together, which include 2D artists, 3D modellers, and Programmers of all kinds. Without, you, the user, we won't know what to add next! So come on in and join the forums, and let us know what you think! The staff at TechNation are open to ANYTHING at all. We will possibly add game reviews, hints/tips/cheats. But for now if thats what you want, then let us know by signing up at the forums and sending us an email. Thanks! P.S. We are looking for staff, so check out the staff pgae on the website for more.
  7. Programmer Survey

    Im sorry, D0000gh, but I really didnt ask for any comments (although yours was somewhat resourceful), if you dont have anything to say pertaining to the subject then dont say it all please. I mean, don't assume, like you said, you didn't have 'a cursory look'. I just realized how people would think its a copy of GameDev. Actually the idea was inspired for it to be a place for all of the gaming communities (2D/3D/Programmers) to come together, and it would be an even better place for people to look for teams, projects, and whatnot because it would have it all.
  8. Programmer Survey

    Wow, Thanks Stormrunner, that is probably ten times more than what I was expecting, I appreciate it a lot. It's better than having to hunt them all down. Thanks a million. Ademan, I'll look into a 'flowchart' program thing. It may be a possibility in the future to make. ;)
  9. Hello, I am looking for some helpful information in a few categories about Programming. This is for my newly founded site: http://www.technation.000k.net/ ((I would GREATLY appreciate it if you could signup to the forums, there are a LOT more functions coming soon, like rating system, knowledge base. If you join early on and PM me: Soddy You will probably be given a moderator spot on one of the forums of your choice)) Here are the programming languages the site offers: C++/C, PHP, DirectX, OpenGL, SDL, mySQL, 2D art, and 3D Modelling) Now, the information I need are for Resources, Products, etc. Here is the template to answer your questions with, I would really like a description of the [product] and a link. 1. What product(s) would enhance your Programming/3D/2D Abilities? This includes software, actual items like a Pen Tablet, etc.: 2. What free download(s) would enhance your Programming/3D/2D Abilities? Includes any FREE full/demo-version software.: 3. What free resource(s) would enhance your Programming/3D/2D Abilities? This includes any add-ons for a program for example Jasc Paint Shop Pro, downloading Brushes, 3D modelling and seamless textures, etc.: I really appreciate your responses, every single response helps to make TechNation a better site. While your at it, once agin, I would appreciate it if you could join the forums! :D
  10. New mIRC Channel

    ((Sorry I posted this in two other boards, i just realized this was the correct board, so moderators you can just delete the other two if you want, thanks.)) Hey, my username on IRC is Soddy. I just created a channel and registered it, called #techn8ion It is a 'hangout' for Programmers of all kind, Graphic Artists (2D and 3D), Composers, Web Developers, any persons are allowed. You can chat about anything you want and it is also a place to form teams and get some help on that annoying error in your code you can't seem to fix. :) I understand that people like power, so it is very easy to be voiced/oped. All you have to do is be active, and helpful to the new members. I have a bot which will supply for trivia games and a vending machine, and possibly some other games to occupy time with. The server is: irc.dynastynet.net Channel is: #techn8ion You can use the Java Client on dynasty.net if you don't already have mIRC. I really would like to make this a fun channel to be at, and very helpful to n00bs who need help. Lets help make it a resourceful channel. Come and chat. Im in there right now, so go check it out. Thanks! [EDIT*] Sorry if this is on the wrong board, I wasnt sure exactly where to put it, I appreciate it if you could move it if it is. thanks. [*edit]
  11. New IRC Channel

    Hey, my username on IRC is Soddy. I just created a channel and registered it, called #techn8ion It is a 'hangout' for Programmers of all kind, Graphic Artists (2D and 3D), Composers, Web Developers, any persons are allowed. You can chat about anything you want and it is also a place to form teams and get some help on that annoying error in your code you can't seem to fix. :) I understand that people like power, so it is very easy to be voiced/oped. All you have to do is be active, and helpful to the new members. I have a bot which will supply for trivia games and a vending machine, and possibly some other games to occupy time with. The server is: irc.dynastynet.net Channel is: #techn8ion You can use the Java Client on dynasty.net if you don't already have mIRC. I really would like to make this a fun channel to be at, and very helpful to n00bs who need help. Lets help make it a resourceful channel. Come and chat. Im in there right now, so go check it out. Thanks! [EDIT*] Sorry if this is on the wrong board, I wasnt sure exactly where to put it, I appreciate it if you could move it if it is. thanks. [*edit]
  12. I am a beginner to well everything LOL...and*

    Gah! I think its.. just a ploy.. to show up all of us beginners here. Btw, good job, looks pretty cool.
  13. making a text based rpg. need help.

    I am currently in the process of making a text-based RPG, using the commands n,w,s,e,ne,se,sw,nw (North, South, Northeast, etc, etc.) You wouldn't use variables, atleast I am not. You would want to use a map array, how you would do that, I have no idea, because my friend coded it for me. xD lol. Well Just look up some tutorials on Arrays, shouldn't be too hard. And believe me you should do EVERYTHING yourself or else you will never learn. I regret having my friend do the array for me, because I dont understand it still now.
  14. so where do i go from here

    I am 12 years old, and I started learning about stuff like this when i was about 10. And I'm learning C++. You are [u]never[/u] in over your head. As long as you understand whats going on, don't ever let anyone tell you that, do whatever you want and learn it whenever, or however you want. A lot of expieranced programmers are critics, so don't let them bother you.