overstretching?

This is a discussion on overstretching? within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; Iv been learning c++ for a couple of weeks and im really pleased with a few games i have made. ...

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    overstretching?

    Iv been learning c++ for a couple of weeks and im really pleased with a few games i have made. My friends cannot really see why what im making is appealing to me or anyone. I thought id look into allegro and SDL to see what i could do. Iv managed to install SDL to studio 2008 and got the "hello world" bit nailed down with my own bmp that i made in paint.

    Iv looked at some of the game examples that are on Main that also give the source code. Itsinteresting to say the least.

    Now i feel really out of my depth. I will continue to make text based games as its fun, but i really want to add graphics to the programs i am making.

    My question is should i continue to try to understand allegro and sdl or try something else?

    or should i have more practice with c++ ( first language ) before trying anything else.

    any advice would be awesome. To give you some backround, im not an academic and im just learning about programming in my spare time for fun.

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    Armed with SDL and LazyFoo's stellar tutorials, it won't be hard for you at all to get going with some 2D.
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    I will concentrate on that then. Might take me a while but its all fun after it starts making sense. Thanks for the advice again.

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