Where to start C++ programming games?

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    Where to start C++ programming games?

    Hi, I was looking around the net for some websites on starting C++ programming game examples with some source code to help me understand it better. I couldn't really find any to start off like that so I was wounding if any of you know of some?

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    SDL is a nice easy one to start off with. Its designed for 2D software rendered stuff, but its does the stuff you would expect from a dame development lib. As in: draw graphics, play sound and deal with event polling. If you have Dev C++ you can go to:
    Tools -> Packet Manager
    And select SDL and it will download it for you and place the files in their intended directories.
    For tutorials google "SDL tutorials" and you should find loads of stuff to get you going

    If you are looking to create 3D stuff with hardware support then you really want to go for OpenGL or DirectX

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_g View Post
    SDL is a nice easy one to start off with. Its designed for 2D software rendered stuff, but its does the stuff you would expect from a dame development lib. As in: draw graphics, play sound and deal with event polling. If you have Dev C++ you can go to:
    Tools -> Packet Manager
    And select SDL and it will download it for you and place the files in their intended directories.
    For tutorials google "SDL tutorials" and you should find loads of stuff to get you going

    If you are looking to create 3D stuff with hardware support then you really want to go for OpenGL or DirectX
    Cool! Thanks for the fast reply. I kinda want to start out with simple 2d and work my way up to 3d for now, that way I have some back ground to go off befor just jumping into the pool lol. I'll take a look at it, Thanks again ^.^

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    For general game discussion gamedev.net, and for real good sdl tutorials, plus instructions on installing it on many IDE's, lazyfoo.net(real good).


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