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    Anyone want swap email/cell phone

    I want to be a gaming programmer anyone have time too help ?

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    Post wrong thread?

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    I have a bad feeling about this, but anyway: moved to General Discussions.
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    I doubt anyone is going to mentor you, you're going to have to post questions like everyone else. At the same time, we aren't a tutoring forum, you will have to go to class like everyone else.

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    Learning to program games is not a trivial task. You need to develop your basic programming skills to a moderate level of sophistication before dealing with programming a game. There is little anyone can do to help you achieve this goal, apart from pointing you in the right direction. Your success or failure in this pursuit is based pretty much exclusively on your own studying and practice.

    There is more than "one way" to program a game; i.e. you need to do research to find out which libraries you need to use to accomplish what you're after.

    I don't have much experience with game programming - I started learning a few months back, and completed my first two (trivial) games, but have recently been pushed into other projects for the time being. Therefore, I would not make a good "mentor" in this regard (nor would I take that role even if I were qualified - I have my own projects to focus on).

    If you really want to program games, then my advice would be to continue mastering the basics of console programming. Get comfortable with things like arrays, structures, pointers, etc. Then find a suitable library (along with associated documentation and a starting tutorial, of which there are many all over the internet).

    Here's some basic advice from the webmaster - pretty much what I'm trying to say, but said better: So you Want to be a Game Programmer? - Cprogramming.com

    That is from this page with other useful links, including a walk-through using MFC: Game Programming in C and C++ - Cprogramming.com

    There's also a graphical programming page here: Graphics Programming in C and C++, OpenGL, SDL, 3d rotation - Cprogramming.com

    I personally used the SDL library for my first few games.

    Like soul-searching, this is a journey you're going to have to undertake yourself. People are more than willing to answer specific questions when you get stuck, but I doubt anyone will hold your hand through this process. And I really doubt anyone will give out their personal information to play the role of mentor.

    It will take some time, but you can succeed if you work hard, stay focused, and practice practice practice! Best of luck to you.
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    hmm i didn't mean a mentor not asking for a good programmer to help out just seeing if anyone on the same page as me so we can talk it out be easier for both side. you know what i mean like if both new it be better that why too me.. sorry i meant wrong

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    These message boards are fine for what you need, you will get plenty of help with the difficulties you encounter as you learn. If you are hell bent on becoming a programmer and want to spend more than just your free time on it then enrol on a good course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by txfog View Post
    hmm i didn't mean a mentor not asking for a good programmer to help out just seeing if anyone on the same page as me so we can talk it out be easier for both side. you know what i mean like if both new it be better that why too me.. sorry i meant wrong
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    Quote Originally Posted by txfog View Post
    hmm i didn't mean a mentor not asking for a good programmer to help out just seeing if anyone on the same page as me so we can talk it out be easier for both side. you know what i mean like if both new it be better that why too me.. sorry i meant wrong
    It's usually never a good idea to cling to a single person as a study partner when learning to program. People learn at different paces and typically won't want to be studying the same discipline at the same time. If you're still a beginner in programming in general, you'll find that there is a lot of things that you'll need to learn before you approach game programming and you'll likely also find that there is a lot of things you'll want to learn as your coming across them, even if they won't necessarily benefit you when building a game. You don't want to be constricted to a single person's pace and specific interest when trying to better yourself. As rogster001 said, these forums are much better for what you need. You're more than welcome to post any question you have in the programming forums as your studying, whether it's a practical or a theoretical issue.
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