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    Any help with game programming

    Hi i was just wandering if theres a downloadable application that teaches you any language that you program games with,Ive searched but cant find anything.Thanks

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    Learn how to program first, then you can go onto games programming.

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    Most modern games are coded with C/C++, mixed with platform specific API's and some platform-independent API's like OpenGL. Like Kezzer said, learn C/C++ first, then move on to learning coding for the platforms you are interested in.

    A great place to start learning game programming is GameDev and for OGL game programming check out all the great tutorials at NeHe GameDev

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    Thanks,I already know a bit of html and wanted to go on to something else,Many theanks

    wheezy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wheezy
    Thanks,I already know a bit of html and wanted to go on to something else,Many theanks

    wheezy
    lmao!

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    Comming from an HTML background, maybe a book like PHP Game Programming could be more your style (and check out GameDev in general for game development material).
    But, I agree with most of the people here that C++ is the most predominant language in professional game development.

    shmoove

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    I design games right now, and I use DirectX. You must know C++ first though. If you are willing to spend some money, there is an excellent book out which will teach you everything about DirectX game programming called:
    Programming Role Playing Games with DirectX 2nd Edition, Jim Adams

    This book is great and teaches many new aspects that I have never seen released, like Final Fantasy style battle engines.


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