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    Well I have been interested in making my own game whether it be 3d 2d or whatever in programming. However I do not know where to start. So i was wondernig if any of you people out there could possibly give me a url or some place that I can get info to help me get started. I would greatly appreciate anything!

    Thanks!

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    http://www.cprogramming.com/cboard/search.php?s=

    then in the field type in any question you want. You'll more than likely find out that the question has been asked b4, many, many, times.

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    Start with a pencil and paper. What do you want the game to do. How does it behave. Modularize it. Code it. You're stumped because you're overwhelmed with the size of it.

    Break the idea down into things you can get your mind around. Then figure out how to get the computer to do it.
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    Or try the 'Game Development Search Engine' website.
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    GameDev - For Beginners Page

    You should be able to find a few answers there.
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    Game Development Search Engine

    You should be able to find loads of answers in here
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    well... start with a console game, try something really really simple... like trivia. Then try making tic-tac-toe or something. Then try something bigger... then when you're feeling adventurous, learn Windows programming, and start out by trying to make Tic Tac Toe again with Windows GDI. Then try a real-time shooter (I'm working on that right now) using GDI again. Then try moving on to DirectX (I haven't yet, but I'm going to soon).
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    There's a beginners section on the GDSE website.. you'll find good console based game tutorials there
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    Also, you can check out www.gametutorials.com and www.flipcode.com

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    Also check at NeHe's site... I forgot the address... was something like nehe.gamedev.net
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    I think NeHe is a little too advanced for him ATM.

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    flipcode.com is also very advanced and intimidating
    Away.

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    yeppers.

    I hate to be the one to say it, but do a google search for "Beginning C++ Game Programming".

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    Originally posted by frenchfry164
    I think NeHe is a little too advanced for him ATM.
    Yea, but GameTutorials is more advanced. At least nehe explains everything, GameTutorials is just code with some comments dumped in
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    GameTutorials advanced? I don't think so. They may not spell everything out the way you'd like but that surely doesn't make them advanced.

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