A Tutorial For Graphics In C!!!

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    SupremeOmnipotence
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    A Tutorial For Graphics In C!!!

    This is stupid! i buy this big book on C that's like a billion pages in 21 days! I read the whole thing and then they don't even teach you how to program graphics in C!!!!! What in the world is going on?! This is crazy! Can someone please tell me where i can find a GOOD NEWBIE guide to graphics? Please? I need it realy quick or I"m screwed!

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    See your other thread's answer about search engines.

    Also, using exclamation points ( they're these: "!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!", in case your 3rd grade English class hasn't covered it yet) doesn't help the matter any.

    Because, like iain, I'm in a good mood, I'll help you, tho.

    www.brackeen.com for DOS graphics
    www.gamedev.net for everything else you want.

    > I need it realy quick or I"m screwed!

    Somehow I doubt the game publisher's knocking down your door...

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    i" buy this book, yeah - like a million pages - i flip from the cover to the end and read like 12 whole sentences and im not a programming god - why not!"


    RTFM

    and i seriously recommend a change in attitude before you post further - demanding help as if you are the most important thing on the planet does not gain respect or friends.

    I NEED IT NOW

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    > i buy this big book on C that's like a billion pages in 21 days!
    Teaches you to recognise C in 21 days - being any good at it takes much longer

    > don't even teach you how to program graphics in C
    Well unless it had "graphics" in the title, what did you expect?
    I bet it doesn't tell you how to write an operating system, or a web server, or a database or any other number of useful goodies.

    > - a lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on ours.
    Damn straight.

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    SupremeOmnipotence, I understand your situation. In order to program with graphics you need to understand a language definition. That is what the book you read starts you off with. So you did the right thing by reading it. Since this was a book on C than I recommend. 'Programming Windows Fifth Edition' by Charles Petzold. This book will teach you how to use the Win32 C Function API which is the system API for Microsoft operating systems. That will give you the information how to communicate with the computer hardware such as video and allow you to create Windows Applications. It is not easy to immediately start writing sophisticated Windows applications when you don't even know a language definition so don't expect writing the next big game by the end of the year. It takes a while and infact the logic you learn from writing Console programs which is what the content covered in the book you read, is a prerequisite for anything a programmer does.

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