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I want to be a game programer but dont know where to start. :tazz: ;)
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Learn C++, and Win32 (a GUI library for C++), it would be best to buy a book called: 'Learn C++ in 24 hours', to learn the basics of C/C++ programming. I recommend you program other things before you start yo program a game, once you feel you are ready Learn how to use OpenGL (DirectX sucks), http://nehe.gamedev.net/

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Thanks
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any other suggestions
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Thats the best you can choose, OpenGL Rocks ya know! :tazz:

did you mean just a simple ready-made program where you just place this object here then bump it here then .... That will just result to a very poor game quality.
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no i want to learn c++, Dark Basic, Ect.. but dont know where to start learning.

Tri Gun is beast!!!!!!
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Darb Basic = bad

Just type: 'C++ tutorial' into google

and majic :tazz:
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Yes "C++ titorial" in google is a good tool.

hex
asm
disassembler
win api

Suck in as much information you can about them and then do some trial and error.

When you feel you want to do something more productive like coding your very first patch, google the following:

c++ syntax
c++ tutorial
c++ programming
c++ compiler
c++ code snippet

The real important thing here is that you find yourself an easy to use c compiler/linker and then start modifying existing code (because that's a very good way of learning). And don't start out to big! Begin with a simple task like coding a disassembler in ogl with the possibility to move the disassembled code around using the mouse. ... or you could just start out with a 'hello, world' program.
There are hundreds of good programming tutorials available on the net, but if you like I could start a little c programming for newbies with code snippets you actually can use in your "gaming future".
Now you know nothing? ... and soon you will wonder why not everyone knows how to zero-pad the stub, why coders running thier tools on winnt aren't decreasing the section alignment to a maximum of 512byte or why people nop-ing instructions when they can use more elite ways of skipping code.

Are you up for it?
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dev c++ is an gui for the mingw compiler, google it. Its free :tazz:
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