a little help ?

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    a little help ?

    im not so new to c ++ im just starting pointers and i get arrays well. can i start programming 2d games?

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    You need to learn a graphics API like Direct 3D or OpenGL. I'm sure there are other ones too; other people will post them
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    well all im really interested in is like 2 d rpgs, or somethinmh, i dunno what can i make with what i learned?

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    SDL is a great start
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    is it easy to pick up? im just looking for something that will help me practicing my programming skills.

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    Originally posted by napkin111
    SDL is a great start
    Or Allegro. My game SpaceWars was made in Allegro; check the link in my sig to download it

    And, yes, it is very easy to use (at least imho )
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    a good understanding of pointers, structs, arrays, and is very important, don't let it hold you back but learn them as soon as possible.
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    if youre going to do direct x you'll wanna get into some windows programming, however, i've heard open GL is a good way to go for beginners
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    Originally posted by abrege
    You need to learn a graphics API like Direct 3D or OpenGL. I'm sure there are other ones too; other people will post them
    He said 2d, mate
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