graphics in c++?

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    Question graphics in c++?

    I'm new to c++, and i can't find any tutorials on graphics in c++... Anyone know of where i can find some tutorials? Also, can anyone give me an example of good c++ graphics? Peace

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    for good graphics in c++ you will need to use an API like openGL, direct3D, allegro..... i suggest you get to know c++ well before taking on graphics programming.

    there is a (sticky) thread with many good links at the top of the game programming board. look there to find tutorials.

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    Example of decent graphics, made with a slow API, and put together to make a dumb game: Check my signature. But, as chance might have it, you probably won't be able to figure the heck out what is graphics and what is other game code... so maybe try doing a bunch of console-based games to start out with; probably be your best bet.
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    Lightbulb re:

    I have a friend. His name is ASCII character code number 219. He helps me create blocky, strange looking graphics in console mode =D. An example would be in the thread I posted below--

    Fully Realized Nibbles Game--Please Comment!

    Using those is a good way to get started on graphics and to learn the principals of game design. I am just now starting to learn Allegro, and it would be exponentially more daunting if I didn't already know how timing, physics, high score lists, etc worked. So make some games with #219! He'll never steer you wrong!

    -Joe

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    Wow! How in the world did you ever get any graphics done with #219??? It's like, an 80X25 pixel monochrome screen!
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    Well, it takes hard work, but eventually I was able to get at about Quake III quality

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    Oops, I was mistaken. It seems that I have underestimated you! Looking at your game, I noticed that there are actually 6 colours instead of just 2
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