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This is a discussion on layout within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; hi, this might sound really thick, but I'm learnin C++ and want to write games / programs. Everytime i RUN ...

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    hi, this might sound really thick, but I'm learnin C++ and want to write games / programs. Everytime i RUN a mini project it opens a black window. When you open normal EXE it has a layout... buttons, background, graphics, sound etc... how can i learn to put this in it? i use DEV-C++ compiler. Also I'm going to try to make an online Trading Card Game where you can battle each other with cards and I'm wondering if there are any other good sites to teach me more C++ that i will need to know.

    also could you just tell me what i need to know to code CARDS that do different things when played, make a card deck to fight with, health, stamina, random card draws from deck, ONLINE and an auto updater so when i add stuff and they open the EXE it updates to theres... this might be alot to ask but im just wondering and really need help.

    Also, if theres anyone here nice and clever enough to Help teach me stuff and help make and even run the game if they want, i will pay them out the profit the game makes as i know it will be a good seller cuz other ones have been.

    please let me know ASAP, the more relpys the better :-)

    Thanks alot people, Reece.

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    You need to learn something such as the Win32 API to create a window, and probably OpenGL or DirectX to do the graphics.

    also could you just tell me what i need to know to code CARDS that do different things when played, make a card deck to fight with, health, stamina, random card draws from deck, ONLINE and an auto updater so when i add stuff and they open the EXE it updates to theres... this might be alot to ask but im just wondering and really need help.

    Most of that just comes from learning basic C++ concepts. You'll probably go with WinSock for sockets (online).

    That said, don't go learning Win32 API or WinSock right now. "Basic C++ concepts"
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    Ok, thanks alot mate.

    Could you recommend any really good sites that cover most i would need to know? I'll do the winsock thing later one once i'm a bit better at C++.

    I am now using Visual Basics Visual Studios 2005 Express Edition and also the DirectX SDK thing for the graphics. I am just learnin to code an old game at the min and it's gooing quite well.

    Let me know whenever ya can bud, thanks again.

    Ree.

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