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.