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    A guide to start...plz

    Hello there;
    I was wondering if anyone could guide me to the whole game programming thing. I am really excited about this, but I dont know where to start, so if anyone could tell me about certain books because there are alot, and I dont know which one is good or which one assumes that I dont know anything, (which I dont, except for the C++ basics,).
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    Yes but these are C++ books, I need game programming, developing books.The last two links were not very useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacky Ducky View Post
    Yes but these are C++ books, I need game programming, developing books.The last two links were not very useful.
    You will need more than just C++ basics to do advanced game programming. Start small and build your way up, start with tac tac toe text-based for instance, then maybe do a 4 in-a-row, and maybe a text-based rpg.

    Doing this will have two advantages, you will be making games (we all have to start somewhere) and they will advance your knowledge of c++ (vital).

    If you dive too deep too early you are just likely to bite off more than you can chew. Start small and work your way upwards.

    Pretty much any game programming book worth its pennies will assume you have a solid knowledge of your language of choice, be it C, C++ or some other language.

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    Hi Shakti,
    I want to ask you, How far away from the basics should I know to start Game Programming ( I am studying from C++ for Dummies.)? Should I be studying from several books? ( If so, I need your recomendation).And finally, What is "tac tac toe text based"?....................Thanks

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    Hi Blacky Ducky, I'm new to C++ programming as well. Look in the games section here at other peoples code the tic tac toe game on here gave me a good start then writing my own version and extending the idea. Text-based tic tac toe is were the user enters the coordinates of their x or o placement. I went from tic tac toe to battleships to othello and pong before going to Win32 games.

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