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    Amateur Game Developer...

    Ok, one problem, i know this question is asked often, but I don't think it is exactly what I'm asking... see, what I need to know is, since I pretty much know basic C++, i would like to know what kind of game I could begin with, which won't be too complex for my knowledge of cpp... in other words, can everybody just give me some ideas (for example what was the first game you ever programmed on cpp...

    please let me know, thanks a lot.

    bingo-bango

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    Tic Tac Toe ?
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    bagels (like master mind but with numbers instead of colors)

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    Lightbulb You could try...

    an old text-based rpg like Zork. Or if it's GUI and 32 bit graphics you're looking for, the tetris clone is good place to start. Or so I've heard...

    Check out this article by the owner of Lupine Games. It'll set you on the right track.

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    Zork wasn't text based!

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    depending on how old you are, yes it was
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    Originally posted by Xterria
    Zork wasn't text based!
    I remember Text-based Zork, and i am only 14

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    Yeah well I just download the first three zorks, and I cannot belive that somthing so simple requires a .dat file. lol, any of us here can do better then the first three zorks.

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    Hahaha...it's so mean to say, but since your such an obnoxious little kid...xterria youve proven what an idiot you still are yet again. Haha. Obviously you have no clue about zork or what its comprised of and you still judge away...and like usual you do it negatively. If you could program zork then ill eat my blanket. I thought I was bad when I was 12...but damn, I was nowhere as immature as you. (Although as I'm flaming a little 12 year old I guess you could argue how immature I am now...)
    Seriously though...a little advice...grow up, sit back, learn. The sooner you realize that you know squat, the sooner you dont reply to that with how amazing you are and that u can program windows, the sooner you will mature a bit and mabye learn a little more. (plus youll help kill that sterotype that all young teenagers are obnoxious know it alls that dont know much of anything, cause right now your enforcing it like ive never seen...and im just getting done being a teenager...I'm more inclined to be on your side.)

    Now ill just wait for the "your a mean and nasty guy" comment, and the obligatory "im a genius 12 year old and i hate you you idiot" ...hahaha...at least your a source for some humour man. Right on.

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    Smile Yo

    I just made Tic-Tac-Toe
    It ownz! (Not)

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    Originally posted by Xterria
    I cannot belive that somthing so simple requires a .dat file. lol, any of us here can do better then the first three zorks.
    well i dont see whats wrong with using a .dat file and id say its better to do that then to make the data part of your code since then you can change the data around using a level editor rather then messing around with your code. And althought TrojanGekko is being a bit iratable it is fairly annoying how you have to brag about how your a "12 year old programer"

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    What dose it matter about a .dat file? Its just an extension? Unless you just happen to know, there really is no way to be sure about how the programmer of zork implemented the file that he/she saved with a .dat extension.

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    Sorry, but what is Zork?
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    Red face

    bingo-bango: tic tac toe or battleship for a console game. I did tetris for my first GUI/DirectX game and i learned alot from it... so i recommend following the same path! You could even do hangman if you wanted to.

    Xterria: he who brags has nothing to brag about!

    you think you know alot, but you dont. you think you are good, but you're not. you think you are capable of writing zork, but i seriously doubt it (go ahead and prove me wrong!).

    Until you have something smart, constructive, profound or helpful to say, please do us all a favour, and shut the hell up

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    That avatar is cool, Xterria.

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