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    Choose a book for me then.

    Hey,

    THese are my choices. I consider them all to be pretti suitable for me. To give you an idea of my experience, i only made a connect4 and an othello game. I can't buy all of them at once, which one should i buy first? The candidates are:

    Windows Game Programming For Dummies
    Teach yourself game programming in 24 hours
    Tricks of the windows game programming gurus
    Game design: theory and practice

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    I don't really recommend any Sams books. A lot of them that I've read seem to have non-ANSI solutions.

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    Game design: theory and practice

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    But would'nt it be quite boring if you're just reading how to design a game? I'm just a hobby game programmer, so do i really need to get into this depth of game design?

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    "Tricks of the windows game programming gurus"

    Thats a very good book, but it deals primarily with direct draw.

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    i don't like directdoodle...

    If i may make a seperate reccomendation i would nominate OpenGL Game Programming by Kevin Hawkins/Dave Astle.

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    I never trusted them 'teach yourself ******* in ** hours'

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    i agree, i never was a fan of those, in particular SAMS.

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    I never trusted those books simply because they say its a fact
    that you can teach yourself c++ in 24, wich is just bull.
    Someone might not be gifted with programming skillzor and
    have a hard time learning and taking it longer then 24 days
    resulting in a sue

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    can you imagine some grandmom picking that up for her nighttime reading.....lol

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    Hehe.

    Besides learning C++ in 24 hours is impossible.
    Hence you skip everything that makes C++ C++ (Polymorph,Classes,Structs,Namespaces)

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    hmmm

    7 days in a week
    30 days in a month
    5 months....

    if my math is right i have been programming for 3600 hours. Not exact as i don't program 24 hours a day, but it makes a strong point :P

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    But besides the claim for you to learn in 24 hours is there any more bad things about the teach yourself series?

    What about the dummies one?

    Tricks i will definitely buy, but i just want to know which one should i buy first now.

    Actually i think you can realli learn the stuff in 24 hours, but not in one day i mean, spread out.

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    >>But besides the claim for you to learn in 24 hours is there any more bad things about the teach yourself series?


    Yes, they suck for reference.

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    Well.......ANY good points about that series???

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