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Programming A New Game?


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#1 iJake

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 06:18 PM

Hey, I'm Jake. I'm learing C/C++ and DirectX (well, not learning DirectX, but you know what I mean!). I'm looking to make a game. I know, it'll take about 1 year, probably two. I've designed everything, but I just need to code it. I've bought 2 books, C for Dummies and Learn C++ in 24 Hours. (more like 24 minutes!)
Will these books be beneficial to me? If not, are there any web-tutorials you suggest I follow or any C++ sites like php.net?

Cheers. If it didn't make sense, I've been up since 3:30 GMT AM. :thumbsup:

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 07:59 PM

That sort of depends. What type of data structures are you going to be using? And isn't php.net a php site? How are you going to learn C++ from there? (Just curious)

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Posted 14 July 2007 - 10:08 PM

This forum is most excellent for learning how to program (I owe the guy above me a big thanks). The first stop I would recommend going to...

http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/tutorial


Get to know everything from Structure of a Program to Character Sequences. After that it gets a little tougher, and it's gonna be a while before I can even get there.

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 05:48 AM

@groovicus, I'm not :thumbsup: I meant are there any sites like php.net but for C/C++.

@glunn11, Cheers for the site!

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Posted 15 July 2007 - 07:46 PM

Another tip I would give would be not to set your ambitions too high early on. Don't expect to make your game after reading 30 minutes of text.
Also, a book promising quick-learning of a language is simply a gimmick. In 24 hours you can master the structure of a basic program, and the fact that variables come in forms of characters, short integers, long integers, floating points, and strings.
Books that will be most beneficial to you are ones that promise to teach you the language, one step at a time.

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Posted 25 August 2007 - 08:22 PM

Another tip I would give would be not to set your ambitions too high early on. Don't expect to make your game after reading 30 minutes of text.
Also, a book promising quick-learning of a language is simply a gimmick. In 24 hours you can master the structure of a basic program, and the fact that variables come in forms of characters, short integers, long integers, floating points, and strings.
Books that will be most beneficial to you are ones that promise to teach you the language, one step at a time.


Do you know of any such books at say a 9th grad reading level?? :thumbsup:
(I'm only a 9th grader, and know a small bit of VB6[Looking to learn more, but I don't know anyone with more knowledge than me that would help me.] but I'm also looking to learn C++. I've seen a few tuts that explain it, but they're way over my head.




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