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C++ or VB, which one to learn?

Post icon  Posted 01 May 2006 - 07:17 PM

Hello,

I would like to know which programming language I should learn starting learning for game developpement between C++ and VB.

Thank you for your advice
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Re: C++ or VB, which one to learn?

Posted 01 May 2006 - 08:04 PM

VB might be good to learn some basic programming concepts, but if you want to jump straight into game dev (not exactly recommended), learn C++, as it's the industry standard.
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Re: C++ or VB, which one to learn?

Posted 01 May 2006 - 11:28 PM

Trust me...I have seen VB Games which are truly awesome in terms of Graphics.But for that you will need to master DirectX or OPENGL API's.
If you wan't I can attach a good VB Game using DirectX
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Re: C++ or VB, which one to learn?

Posted 02 May 2006 - 10:34 AM

I guess you could write some pretty nice stuff in VB, but accessing the API's is a pain. C++ runs a lot faster and is pretty easy ( :rolleyes: ) when you get the hang of it. But VB is pretty good for learning a language since it's so basic, and yet you can create quite nice user forms. I guess it's up to you, C++ takes a lot of patience but is nice in the end. VB is easier to start with but the code runs slower, but on the other hand it's easier to learn C++ after that.

Good luck, game programming is really fun (altough sometimes frustrating ;) )

Daniel
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Re: C++ or VB, which one to learn?

Posted 28 June 2006 - 08:35 AM

why don't you try python with PyGame, it's free and it Fast. it using SDL and almost all stuff you need is available,

www.pygame.org
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Re: C++ or VB, which one to learn?

Posted 28 July 2006 - 07:30 AM

C++ can help you get into C#, Java/J2ME, and PHP too though since they're similar languages so it may be a springboard to knowing several other languages.
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Re: C++ or VB, which one to learn?

Post icon  Posted 01 August 2006 - 03:45 PM

yeh I agree with fooboo, beside correct me if I'm wrong I heard that most popular games been done by C++ and other programs, right :) :) :) :D .

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Re: C++ or VB, which one to learn?

Post icon  Posted 16 August 2006 - 12:14 AM

I suggest VB since its much simpler. U can build up ure fundamentals learnin it and then switch 2 C++. U can make sm damn cool applications in VB 2. :)
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