Getting started with 2d graphics.
I have written a program to play checkers but have no experience with graphics programming (for now it is a Windows console application that uses printfs and ascii characters for its display).
I would like to add 2d graphics with mouse control for the display of the board and playing against the computer.
This must have been done many times already, can anyone recommend graphics libraries to get me started?
Fact of life in a microsoft world...
Microsoft Windows GDI is great for board games... LEARN IT BEFORE YOU TRY OPENGL, I DIDNT ARG THAT WAS HARDDD. But after you get it start using OpenGL for graphics ad DX for sound. Thats the best combo in my opinion :).