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Good Beginning Game Programming Book

Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:14 PM

Hey guys! I have a decent knowledge of C++ and I want to start learning to make Windows programs and games of that type. I am currently using the Beginning Game Programming book by Michael Morrison, but the games are not working right after I compile them.

I am curious if there are any good books you guys know of that use C++ and teach beginning Game Programming using the Windows API.

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Re: Good Beginning Game Programming Book

Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:19 PM

It is a bit dated but Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours wasn't a bad book.
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Re: Good Beginning Game Programming Book

Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:19 PM

Well, for Windows, i recommend DirectX

Books on DirectX:
http://www.amazon.co...0...1056&sr=8-2
http://www.amazon.co...e...1056&sr=8-1

Books on general Win32:
http://www.amazon.co...%...1140&sr=1-1
http://www.amazon.co...f...1140&sr=1-2
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Re: Good Beginning Game Programming Book

Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:21 PM

Thanks for the quick responses! I will go ahead and start taking a look at some of those books.
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Re: Good Beginning Game Programming Book

Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:34 PM

This one is pretty good
http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/1592005853.

Then this one when you get more advanced
http://www.amazon.co...t/dp/1584502274

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Re: Good Beginning Game Programming Book

Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:42 PM

If you are using XNA here are some tutorials that helped me and i am using them now.

http://www.xnadevelo...tutorials.shtml

http://creators.xna..../gettingstarted

If you are using SDL :

http://www.lazyfoo.net/SDL_tutorials/

If you are using Allegro :

http://www.cppgamepr...age=allegbasics

(double click left click when you want to move to the next one a new windows appears.)

Hope ti helps :)
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