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This is a discussion on programming within the C++ Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; i just got a C++ compiler and made a quick text thing. i was just wondering, can you only make ...

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    i just got a C++ compiler and made a quick text thing. i was just wondering, can you only make text based games with C++ or is it possible to make games like say starcraft? (i know there would still need to be art designers, just wondering though)

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    Yes but you will need to use outside libaries like DirectX, OpenGL, SDL, Allegro. Google any of those for further information.
    Woop?

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    alright thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by prog-bman
    Yes but you will need to use outside libaries like DirectX, OpenGL, SDL, Allegro. Google any of those for further information.
    or, add a huge amount of work and write your own libs to duplicate the functionality.

    for game programming, you are often better off working with an existing game engine, which will be set up with one of the libs mentioned already.
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    Check out this link for a taste of a few of the types of games you could easily be making, with practice.

    Post your games here...

    They are not all text based and mostly C++.
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    I think it was on here, or maybe a different programming forum. There was a link to a whole list of stuff which was programmed in C++.

    Some examples are basically everything from microsoft, including games, Windows, and Visual Studio, basically everything from Blizzard (Yes, including starcraft), and so on.

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    Woah, World of Warcraft was made in C++? I play that game myself... wowee.

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    I believe most professional games are made with C/C++ and probably assembly as well.
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