C++ for games

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    Smile C++ for games

    I would just like to hear from you guys... do you think VSC++ is efficient/practical to be used for game programming?
    Would it be your first choice? If not, which one?
    Thanks...

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    lots of people use vc++ for games, it's fine. I use mingw32 though. it's a gcc port.

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    Yes. Its fine and one of the best IDE's out there in my opinion.

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    I would say one of the best (possibly the best) compiler and debugger out there. Just not IDE. The IDE kinda sucks and Microsoft still didn't get intellisense right.

    For a good IDE look for SlickEdit. The compiler and debugger though should really be Microsoft's VC++ 2005
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    VC++ is probably what 99&#37; of the current commercial games are created with.
    All the buzzt!
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    No specific C++ question. Moved to GD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    The IDE kinda sucks and Microsoft still didn't get intellisense right.
    Yes, that`s sad indeed. But there is a good addin called visual assist x, it comes at a price but I think it`s worth for commercials. It has many good features, including intellisense for C++.

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    >> The IDE kinda sucks and Microsoft still didn't get intellisense right.
    I dunno. The IDE is OK but intellisense works most of the time for me. It's never given me a wrong list, but it very occasionally gives me no list.

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