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    Should i use c# or C++?

    I'm beginning to program a game and i was wondering, should i use C# or C++ for the coding? I have windows 7 and already downloaded Microsoft XNA game studios 4.0. i plan on making some 2-D sprite games. i know nothing on coding or C in general so i'm wondering what i should start out with and still be able to make the games i want. So which ones harder, more customizable, do they have a learning curve and any tips for a new programmer?

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    Since you aren't familiar with programming, if you are really interested in games, I would start with XNA and C#. In terms of learning programming the language isn't as important as the concepts. The concepts are the same regardless of the programming language.

    A good book that uses C# for making games is "C# Game Programming For Serious Game Creation". Though the book uses OpenGL instead of XNA, it is still a pretty good book. It gives a history of C# and covers game programming terminology but it doesn't teach a lot of basic programming concepts, those are a prerequisite for the book.
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    Yah, i think C# for dummies would fit me a bit more.

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    I have listened to a number of Microsoft podcasts regarding game development. It's clear that Microsoft is strongly steering people toward using C#/XNA as the way to go for XBox games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy View Post
    Since you aren't familiar with programming, if you are really interested in games, I would start with XNA and C#. In terms of learning programming the language isn't as important as the concepts. The concepts are the same regardless of the programming language.

    A good book that uses C# for making games is "C# Game Programming For Serious Game Creation". Though the book uses OpenGL instead of XNA, it is still a pretty good book. It gives a history of C# and covers game programming terminology but it doesn't teach a lot of basic programming concepts, those are a prerequisite for the book.
    I am also completely agree with this guy, U should start with XNA and C# both are good and easy level languages and C++ will give u complexities.


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