Ok, I have learn all of the basics codes now what?

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    Ok, I have learn all of the basics codes now what?

    I want to learn how to make a game. A real game with images and stuff. Anyone know where I could download a tutorial for that?

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    Unless you're making some 3d extravaganza the majority of your code is going to be game logic, just grahics pasted over the top. Have a go at console tetris. Then look into API's that make it look nice.

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    ok

    ok, but can you help me out with some C++ tags that can insert a file image into my coding?

    I seriously have no clue what you said but I think you meant that even if I knew the functions it wouldn't help me. What do I do after I insert an image file? How do I make the file a "character" in the game and how do I make levels?

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    start by learning simple game logic - for simple games los of if statements!!

    post game questions to the game board, search the game boards for questions like how do i load bitmaps and make chracters move. If you are proficient enough in C++, it may be worth the move to something like DX7
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    ok

    ok

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    Check out Allegro...from what Ive read here its the easiest for a newbie to use and is as fast as directX. To use directX your really going to have to know your stuf.

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    oh

    what exactly is DirectX?

    I have downloaded it long ago and it hasn't done anything. Is it an image library for C++ or something?

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    DirectX is a game programming API...basically it makes it so you can do games in windows. By itself windows just isnt fast enough to handle game graphics. Directx is an interface to basically make games...2d, 3d, whatever...and have them run at acceptable speeds (allegro and opengl(for 3d) will do this too). There is a much better explanation of it...but I reccomend getting your programming skills down better first (I.E Windows programming).
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    ok

    how do I access the directX interface?

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    microsoft.com/directx

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    ok

    I already have DirectX

    Its versions 5.something

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    Latest is version 8...plus if you go there you might learn something about it. It possibly has documents to read..and mabye even a developers sdk to download and use it

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    hm

    I already have DirectX

    how do I access the directX interface?
    what exactly is DirectX?
    I have downloaded it long ago and it hasn't done anything. Is it an image library for C++ or something?

    Its versions 5.something

    ok, but can you help me out with some C++ tags that can insert a file image into my coding?

    I seriously have no clue what you said but I think you meant that even if I knew the functions it wouldn't help me. What do I do after I insert an image file? How do I make the file a "character" in the game and how do I make levels?

    I want to learn how to make a game.
    I seriously have no clue

    A real game with images and stuff.
    I seriously have no clue

    Anyone know where I could download a tutorial for that?
    BECAUSE!!.....I seriously have no clue
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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    A site that is popular with game developers is...

    http://www.gamedev.net/
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