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    Smile nostalgia

    I was working on my website today and decided to put up some source code.

    Well, while sifting through all of my source code on my computer, I found the very first game I ever made in C++!!!

    I made it several years ago in my freshman year of high school. It was my first year of learning C++.

    Obviously there are some bad things like some goto's hanging around, and other kind of stuff, but I am also amazed at what I did know back then, and it is interesting to go back and look at how I did things.

    If you want to see the very first game I ever made in C++, several years ago, you can find it at my site:

    http://students.cs.byu.edu/~dprucs

    or here is the direct link:

    http://students.cs.byu.edu/~dprucs/source/game.cpp

    It should compile on Borland C++ 5.02. I haven't tried it on any other compiler, and I wont either.

    If you want the .exe file:

    http://students.cs.byu.edu/~dprucs/source/game.exe

    Remember, I made this several years ago
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    u knew quite a lot for a freshman just starting...in contrast i got my first C++ book in my freshman year but didn't really get that good until the next year.

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    I began programming that after 1 semester of C++, and I was in my 2nd semester of C++.

    However, I had had a programming course before that, in the 8th grade, that consisted of BASIC and Logo.
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    my math teacher gave me my first C++ book.

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    Ya'll can just read books and understand thing like c++?

    A teacher is like 10000000000x more useful than a book for me

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    well it depends how much experience you have.

    for example, if you have no programming experience, then you MIGHT be able to make it through a C++ book and understand it, but it would be mush easier to have a teacher.

    However, if you have a background in other programming languages, and know the theories behind programming and computer science, then you can very easily pick up a book and understand how everything works.
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    I've neither read any programming books or taken any programming courses (that have taught me anything useful).
    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

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    Same here. I've learned everything I know from the internet and doing "experiments".

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    Ya'll can just read books and understand thing like c++?

    A teacher is like 10000000000x more useful than a book for me
    there are zero people that I know personally that had anything to teach to me in terms of programming...I had no choice but to read books...also, internet people are a'holes to newbies for the most part, another motivation to teach myself.

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