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    Unhappy Hey Guys! I Need Some Help Here!

    First of all... where can i get a Visual C++ Api Guide ?? And please... dont just tell me: www.msdn.microsoft.com . Tell me the full address .. because i'm tired of searching for it. And second, I just started C++ and wish to find out the basic things commands etc.. I read the tutorial on this site .. but i didnt understand it completeley.. And where can i get a good book for absolute beginners in C++ (UK)?
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    "Accelerated C++" is highly recommended. You can read a review of it here.

    http://www.accu.org/bookreviews/publ.../a/a002212.htm

    Also, this book is recommended, "Thinking in C++"

    http://www.accu.org/bookreviews/publ.../t/t002005.htm

    The book, Thinking in C++, is freely availible online. The download sites are here.

    http://www.mindview.net/Books/DownloadSites

    I personally read "Thinking in Java" which is by the same author, and found it to be very good.

    I'd recommend getting either of them in book form, however.
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    Ok. I got it, but where's the api I asked about?
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    I honestly don't know.

    A. I am not a big fan of non-portable software.
    B. I don't think there is a specific "Visual C++ API", which is why you are probably having such a hard time finding it. Visual C++ ships with quite a few APIs, the most prominent of which is probably MFC. I'd recommend a portable alternative, such as WxWindows.

    http://www.wxwindows.org/

    That said, if you are a beginner, forget learning the APIs, you really need to have a solid funamental understanding of the langauge first.
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    I did ask on mIRC (irc.dal.net #VC++) and they told me to search on www.msdn.microsoft.com . I tried searching, even on google, but i think i was wrong . Oh well.. And another thing ... Is Games Developing in C++ easy to do? I mean do you need a lot of expensive software? Can i get some free 3D Modelling Software?
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    Step by step.

    I'd say it would take at least a couple years of programming before you try to tackle anything meaningful with 3d graphics programming.

    C++ is probably the most popular langauge for developing games, if not, it's C.
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    Yup.. I read that somewhere .. I think it was in the magazine featuring: Games Programming Starter Kit 4.0. It's got Genesis 3D, Shadow Realm Animator and Visual C++ 6.0. I tried to do something 3D in Visual Basic (Using DirectX) but y'know .. to make a box .. you have to type something like this:

    Vertex(0) = 1, 1, -1, 0, -1, 0, 1, -1, 0
    Vertex(0) = -1, 0, 1, 1, -1, 1, 1, 0, 0
    Vertex(0) = 1, 1, -1, -1, 0, -1, 0, 1, 0

    And keep doing that for about 10 or more lines ... pretty difficult .
    Oh well.. Thanks for your answers.. Check out my other thread and if you know something .. please answer

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