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  1. ok, where can i download Microsoft Visual C++ Express Edition at?Thanks
  2. Please i want to try out C++ but i need a complier first. My computer keeps on freezing so maybe a short download if possible, i use a dial-up service. so please help me out! Thank you! P.S. I need to know some tutorial sites. (First time programming at all!)
  3. ok thanks....it just i want to help one of my friends. Thank you everyone!
  4. Thank you everyone for your wise words. One of my friends is making a game made out of C++. is that any different? I mean different by hard, easy or medium ratings. I just want to learn all languages.....so Phython? than maybe C++? Thank you everyone for everything!
  5. ok so start off with python? Ok well do, But what is Haskell? Where do i go to find information and/or turtoials and download the complier? Thank you everyone!
  6. I'm sorry. I was in such a hurry. I want to make either a fantasy or a sci-fi rpg. If it can bcome good, I may make it into a mmorpg, but that is a long way off.
  7. I want to learn how to make games. I have no knowledge of Programming Languages. Does anyone know of a good, easy to learn programming language? I would really appreicate it!
  8. Well I'm finally back after a long break. I lost my book and cd's that help em out, so i have no idea how to start. I want top eventually work for a company, but first i have prove to myself i can make a small game. I have no idea how to use anything, I don't know any Programming lanuguages! S any help would be great. Thanks! P.S. The reason why I haven't been on is because my new computer caught a virus and stopped then it turned on and off, then we thught we fixd it and ne=ot even a 1=week later it broe again.
  9. my computer.....but i don;t know how! Please tell em a free virus scannerremover, and/or a free anti-virus program thanks! My main problems are that it won't let me downlaod games...etc. got o cetain sites.... and i can't shut it down...i have to do so manually! Please HELP!
  10. or can i just use Word Pad.or soemthing like that?
  11. ummmm.. i don't know what it means by editor,a nd the other additional parts of the downloads........
  12. ummmmm I have windows.....
  13. Python Editor.....? Or can I just use a Note Pad Word etc.
  14. ummmmm Thanks....everyone! I'm just don't knwo what editor to pick...i don't understadn any of it.....thanks for the tips though.
  15. what is IDLE? I have windows 98 though