Hi, I'm new .
Anyway, I want to learn how to program in C++ and DirectX, and then makes games. But I don't truly know where to begin.
First of all, I'm contemplating about getting a Visual C++.net compiler (student edition) or just sticking with the freeware (but I really want to get the compiler- it's 50 bucks).
The books I currently have are:
Visual C++ 6 for Dummies
Tricks of the 3D Game Programming Gurus (which I can use as references for game theology, mathematics, and basic structures for the programming (since the book is in C)).
Really, after I get the compiler, I'm not really sure where to begin. Do I just go through Visual C++ 6 for Dummies and learn all the stuff? I don't know what type of programs to write to really sink in the commands and such.
I'm not completely clueless, but I would like to ask for your help. I'm appreciative of any due to the fact that most of you have probably heard hundreds of others asking the same question (but since the search function only works with specifics, I never really got anywhere with it). Thanks in advance.