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    Need help from experts to start game programming

    First of all hi,

    I'm not a complete noob since I started to learn some C++ a few months ago. my will to learn lasted for a few weeks and when i decided to come back i had to relearn some basic stuff like loops,... in C++. But since m goal is to create games, I think I should focus on this part of programming.
    I'd like to know where to start from? How can I use opengl or directX in C++(by the way i use Dev C++, and i have a computer at my disposition at all times ) ?
    What are the basics to make a game ? even games like tetris would be nice for a start. I don't have too optimistic goals like making a Half Life 3.
    I know there are many game programmers out there and I'd like them to tell me how to start all of this business? like give me a plan ex first learn C++ basics, then some Opengl,...

    Thanks for your help and happy programming to all

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    Learn Windows & DirectX that's all you'l ever need.
    There are many tutors on web...
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    >>Learn Window & DirectX that's all youll ever need.
    How is that all youll ever need? unless you use textures,sound, and such from the net you need to create those as well. but you can take most from other games as long as you dont sell it.

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    Well I thougt about programming. That's all you'l ever need in programming.
    And it's hard to be good programmer if you'r a 3d artist at the same time, Althought thats
    linked to each other a litle bit.
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    Oh I see what your saying. Yes it would be rather difficult. but possible. I know how to make textures and program but I dont know how to do both very well lol. They are linked because you have to use Programming to get anything to show onscreen. but anyway we both see eachothers points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raigne
    we both see eachothers points.
    yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cader
    First of all hi,

    I'm not a complete noob since I started to learn some C++ a few months ago. my will to learn lasted for a few weeks and when i decided to come back i had to relearn some basic stuff like loops,... in C++. But since m goal is to create games, I think I should focus on this part of programming.
    I'd like to know where to start from? How can I use opengl or directX in C++(by the way i use Dev C++, and i have a computer at my disposition at all times ) ?
    What are the basics to make a game ? even games like tetris would be nice for a start. I don't have too optimistic goals like making a Half Life 3.
    I know there are many game programmers out there and I'd like them to tell me how to start all of this business? like give me a plan ex first learn C++ basics, then some Opengl,...

    Thanks for your help and happy programming to all
    Well, you should keep on learning C++ because OpenGL and DirectX use class, struct, loop same as C++. When you're really know what is going on in C++, move on.

    - I don't think tetris is a good idea to start. It may looks easy but not. The blocks are the most challenging thing in that game. I would start with breakout game. If you really want to jump ahead, nehe.gamedev.net has all the answers for OpenGL. well, good luck
    Hello, testing testing. Everthing is running perfectly...for now

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    I'm not immature, I'm refined in the opposite direction.

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    thanks

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