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    Noobie Programmer --> Am i in the right place ?

    Hi folks !

    I just became a member of this AWSOME site its full of very helpfull things about C++ and many other things as well anyway down to why im posting ( i hope in the right spot if not sorry ! )
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    Im new to C++ and i want to make games with C++ but im learning im doin the sites Programming Tutorials as we speak or as i type hehe umm iv done HTML from the age of 13 im 19 now turning 20 in dec i droped out of school in the 6'th grade iv gotten my GED and want to be a programmer. Iv never done C++ before so im asking after i get done with this sites Programming Tutorials should i start out trying to make little games or try to do something else that i can work my way in to games by ?

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    i droped out of school in the 6'th grade
    Game programming and programming in general can take alot of math depending on what you do, just a warning

    should i start out trying to make little games or try to do something else that i can work my way in to games by ?
    Sure, the important thing is just that you actively program as you are learning. Do whatever interests and challenges you as you progress.

    If you plan on progressing beyond games bound to the console window than you will also need to learn one or more APIs (application programming interface) in addition to c++. These could include graphics, sound, networking, etc., whatever is in the scope of the games you want to make. But that could be a little ways off...
    (I waited 2 and 1/2 years but my original intent wasn't to make games anyway)
    Last edited by MadCow257; 09-06-2005 at 05:10 PM.

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    I have no problems doing math ^_^
    I was just wanting to know if i should start out trying to understand and make small games
    at my lvl of C++ programming witch is at ground zero right now lol or try to start with something else i have made a few programs already but nothing really big not games.
    I have made a calculator and a how old are you kinda programs out of the tutorial pages already nothing big but a step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker
    Im new to C++
    For now you might want to stick to learning C++. You can always try to pick up game development, but most APIs are going to be object and point intensive. So you might want to learn those before trying for game development.

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    APIs Frobozz ? yeah i know im gana have to learn some more about C++ before i jump in to gameing but if i can pick up a few things here and there from other people i dont think that would slow me down im not fully new to C++ i know how to do a few things not much but a few things right now iv been reading over other peoples games and learning from them
    Im gana go inroll in school for some c++ classes c++ is very fun to use and you can make anything with it ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seeker
    APIs Frobozz
    Application Programming Interface. Something like that anyways. If you want to try some 2D game development, you might want to check out SDL. Easy to pick up and reasonably powerful.

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    Im gana go inroll in school for some c++ classes c++ is very fun to use and you can make anything with it ^_^
    That's probably the best and quickest way to pick up C++. In a way it is also one of the easier ways.

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    Yes it's much easier to take a class (not that I ever took one on C++) compared to searching online for tutorials. You could buy a book (which works just as well for me) but everyone learns differently I guess.
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