What Now?

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    What Now?

    I've been learning C++ and OpenGL for a while, and i've tried everything from making a mere tictactoe game to building a full 3D game engine! I seem to luck experience on memory manipulation, file load and save ( BPM, TGA, PNG, JPG etc ), and use of DirectX though! So, what's next? What do you propose me to do?
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    I think you answered your own question, don't you agree?
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    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Have you programmed any shaders, eg, with glsl, or do you use all "fixed pipeline" functionality? You know shaders are a must for iphone programming, etc (*I think*), and the ARB has depreciated all fixed pipeline functions in GL 3.2.

    Pretty sure you could spend a good decade studying 3D techniques and still not cover it all, even just sticking to one library.
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    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mario F. View Post
    I think you answered your own question, don't you agree?
    Yeah, i guess i did. But besides studying, do you have any idea of a game for me to build? I'm really bored and i want to do something!!!
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    Try a simple 2D sidescroller. It will get your feet wet.
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    When you say sidescroller, what do you mean? Something like Wario, Mario etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sipher View Post
    When you say sidescroller, what do you mean? Something like Wario, Mario etc?
    Pretty sure he is referring to this:

    Programming tips: sidescrollers for beginners
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
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    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    I said the same thing! Well, i guess this shouldn't be very difficult!
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