C++ programming can be used for games?

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    ok, so SAMS Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days: The Fourth Edition? keep in mind that im a beginner. any other advice for books if the abov-mentioned title isnt in? C++ For Dummies? thanks for the help.

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    C ++ A Beginner's Guide is also nice
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    do either of those books have a compiler packaged in? if not, any idea where i can find a good one for a good price?

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    No, those two books do not come with a compiler. You can find a decent and free compiler on the internet. Search around.
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    every time i try to download a compiler, something always messes up, and im not exactly a wiz with computers. i tryed to get djpp or something like that.

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    Sams Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days: Fourth Edition does come with a compiler and another CD with code examples on it. The book is not that great of a reference for an expert programmer but it is a very good start (I am reading it).

    The compiler is VC++6 Introductory Edition, the only down side is that it leaves a pop-up with your exe file that pops up every time it is ran that says you cannot publish anything you build with the compiler.

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    all i know is C++ For Dummies comes with a compiler, and i want to make sure its a good one if i get another book.

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    gkid, do you have an AIM screen name?

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    Lightbulb I know one

    I've just started programming as well and am trying to learn to mak games to. If Sams teach yourself in 24 days doesn't have compiler then get Sams .... 24 hours instead. it comes with compiler that works, thats what i got. If anyone knows a good winapi tutorial plz post the link or attchment.

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    munkey01: you can IM me at gkid1588

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    ok, no i'm registered.

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    I agree, but do you know any games out there that use those libraries? If you do, let me know.
    I currently know of only two:

    Bang! uses the Allegro library. It's a game creation system.

    MegaZeux for Windows uses SDL and is an attempt at a rewrite of the DOS version (which keeps running short on ram). It's also a game creation system.

    Each program has a language within it (neither powerful by any means). I referred a person from the DigitalMzx site to this website, but I dunno what name he would be under.
    Last edited by Frobozz; 01-02-2003 at 09:31 PM.

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    but do you know any games out there that use those libraries? If you do, let me know.
    Have you ever checked the net for some games? Allegro has a huge collection of users and their works allegro.cc. I dont know so much about SDL, but they have a collection of games at http://www.libsdl.org/games.php.
    IDE: Dev C++ 5
    Lib: Allegro
    OS: Windows 2000

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