Starting to program games in visual c++
Ok, I have this book called How to Program C++: Third Edition. By Deitel & Deitel. That is my tool. Using that book, I want to learn all I need to know about C++ to start to make a game. I use MSVC++ 6.0.
1) Can you program games with MSVC++ 6.0?
2) Is there any difference between c++ and visual c++?
3) What all should I learn from my book about c++ that will enable me to make a simple game like galaxian, or even simpler. So far I know all the basic stuff, functions, void stuff, arrays. What else should I learn before trying to do a simple game?
Please answer my 3 questions, especially #3. Thank you.
I wanted to start out with...
I was thinking perhaps a game like galaxian or something like that. Maybe even simpler. Just something like that. Also, I need a bit of help, please read my post called "Yay! My first game! Come look!". It's a tic tac toe game. Please help me on it, it works, theres just a few bugs.