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    Lack O' Inspiration

    I remember what it was like, those long nights, learning how to program. Those were the days.

    Guys, I need your help / advice. Lately, I'm totally uninspired when it comes to programming, and I haven't had a problem I can solve recently either. I just can't think of anything to do. I guess I could start learning more about the STL, but I also really just want something to do that I havn't done before.

    Any help / advice / comforting / slaps etc welcome as always

    LOL look what I just found - the video near the top of the page:

    http://www.codeguru.com/Cpp/W-P/win3...cle.php/c1443/
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    it happens to all of us... until you get a job... then you have stuff to do, you just won't want to do it
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    Lol, well jobs around here a pretty scarce which is a pain Anyway, I havn't got the qualifications to do what i'd like to do...
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    Why don't you give another language a shot for a little while? It'll be a new experience, it'll expand your knowledge base, and maybe inspire you to do come more C++ stuff

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    That's an idea - any suggestions? I've been around different languages for a while so there's a chance there won't be many other ones, but I guess there is. I could look into Ada if there was a decent compiler for Win32. Actually, I've got linux somewhere so I might install that.
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    Why don't you do something few people are able to do well, learn a library like directx or opengl, and use them to not make games, but in more purposeful ways, such as physics or mapping the future based on facts from today. (ie weather, stars, etc)
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    While you're busy breaking the other laws of physics how about you create a way to power my car on a car of diet coke, too!

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    That's a good idea. I'll look into it i've always been curious about directx / opengl. I had a little 'episode' where I was interested in writing games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    While you're busy breaking the other laws of physics how about you create a way to power my car on a car of diet coke, too!
    You know I would 'n all, but I just won't have the time. Breaking laws of physics is very involved .

    I think it would be more productive to have cars running on human waste. The govornment would think so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Govtcheez
    While you're busy breaking the other laws of physics how about you create a way to power my car on a car of diet coke, too!
    So you want to pull another car with your car... only the second car would be full of diet coke, and power the first one? I always knew it tasted funny.

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    Grr. Damn the lack of good opengl tutorials.
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    Ok, now this is annoying beyond belief. I just sat down and have found an opengl tutorial. I need to include the following headers: gl\gl.h and gl\glu.h

    Here's my code so far:

    Code:
     #include <gl\gl.h> 
    #include <gl\glu.h>
     
    int WinMain (HINSTANCE hInstance, HINSTANCE hPrevInstance, LPSTR lpCmdLine, int nShowCmd)
    {
    	return 0;
    }
    Now I know it has nothing to do with lib files as my directories are set up properly, I just checked them. Here's the error:

    Code:
     
    --------------------Configuration: gl - Win32 Debug--------------------
    Compiling...
    main.cpp
    c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vc98\include\gl\gl.h(1152) : error C2144: syntax error : missing ';' before type 'void'
    c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vc98\include\gl\gl.h(1152) : error C2501: 'WINGDIAPI' : missing storage-class or type specifiers
    c:\program files\microsoft visual studio\vc98\include\gl\gl.h(1152) : fatal error C1004: unexpected end of file found
    Error executing cl.exe.
    gl.exe - 3 error(s), 0 warning(s)
    It's very bizzare to say the least. BTW I'm using VC++ 6
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahluka
    Grr. Damn the lack of good opengl tutorials.
    you obviously missed http://nehe.gamedev.net

    oh, and if you want to play with a new language, use PYTHON!!! its the most programmer friendly language ive ever used. Very enjoyable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perspective
    you obviously missed http://nehe.gamedev.net

    oh, and if you want to play with a new language, use PYTHON!!! its the most programmer friendly language ive ever used. Very enjoyable.
    Yes, yes I did.

    I do remember enjoying Python, I havn't really used it recently maybe I should look it back up.
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    #include <windows.h>

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