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    I am a beginner at coding, and i wish to be able to make my own games and programs one day but where do i start ... ?

    What is the best simple program to try and code before going onto bigger projects?

    Also how do i use directX 3d thing? do i download a directx software and code through that or what i really dont know.

    please help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyracer88
    I am a beginner at coding, and i wish to be able to make my own games and programs one day but where do i start ... ?
    First you need to learn a programming language such as c or c++.

    What is the best simple program to try and code before going onto bigger projects?
    The 'hello world' program.

    Also how do i use directX 3d thing? do i download a directx software and code through that or what i really dont know.
    To make programs that use the latest version of directx you need to download the directx sdk from Microsoft.

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    Ok thanks.

    Lol, i've done the hello world program months ago, i done a couple of others too but they only teach a tiny bit.

    i need some simple tests like that but ones that teach a bit more complex stuff.

    So if i download the directx sdk how do i get it to work? do u still code through visual studio C++ 2005 express edition or is a whole different program?

    do u know any other sites that show more tutorials for C++ / C ?

    let me know, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyracer88
    Ok thanks.

    Lol, i've done the hello world program months ago, i done a couple of others too but they only teach a tiny bit.

    i need some simple tests like that but ones that teach a bit more complex stuff.

    So if i download the directx sdk how do i get it to work? do u still code through visual studio C++ 2005 express edition or is a whole different program?

    do u know any other sites that show more tutorials for C++ / C ?

    let me know, thanks.

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    1) google.com: directx tutorial
    2) no, same program
    3) google.com: c++ tutorials
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    doesnt really matter where you use tutorials at there are almost all gonig to say about the same thing. and as for directx it is a VERY complicated code, I would recommend making a text based game(easy to do) and then after you have that nice and balanced (without bugs) then move on to 2d and 3d. There is a open source realtime 3d engine called irrlicht. It has very tutorials on how to create 3d objects. Beware in order to do 3d you also have to have the physics, textures, (optional) sounds, and other things to make even the simplist program. So once you make a 2d or text based then try 3d until then best of luck.


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