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After beginning C++ through game programming?

Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:28 PM

So I am almost done with beginning C++ through game programming, and was wondering where i should go next. Is there more i need to learn about the C++ language before I start focusing on gaming? This book has taken me as far as Inheritance and Polymorphism and advanced classes.
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Re: After beginning C++ through game programming?

Posted 17 February 2012 - 02:29 AM

Have you created any games so far?
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Re: After beginning C++ through game programming?

Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:39 AM

Just the standard tic tac toe, guessing game, mad libs, hangman and whatnot
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Re: After beginning C++ through game programming?

Posted 17 February 2012 - 07:29 AM

I guess you could probably make an attempt at graphics. Sounds like you have a decent grounding, a good starting place would be SDL. Check out the tutorials in my signature to get started. Maybe you could make a graphical version of tic tac toe :)
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Re: After beginning C++ through game programming?

Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:42 AM

Thanks I will start there!
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Re: After beginning C++ through game programming?

Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:23 AM

Good luck! Come back and show us what you create. :)
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Re: After beginning C++ through game programming?

Posted 18 February 2012 - 04:43 PM

Try running through this tutorial. It will put your newly gained OO skills to use in a real world setting. It uses SFML however, instead of SDL. Then again, personally I would recommend SFML over SDL most of the time anyways, unless portability was your priority.
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Re: After beginning C++ through game programming?

Posted 18 February 2012 - 06:13 PM

I don't like that site's coding style at all! Quite vile. Couldn't code like that for a large game code base.
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Re: After beginning C++ through game programming?

Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:57 AM

View PostButchDean, on 19 February 2012 - 01:13 AM, said:

I don't like that site's coding style at all! Quite vile. Couldn't code like that for a large game code base.


It's code written for clarity and instruction, not to power the next AAA game.
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Re: After beginning C++ through game programming?

Posted 19 February 2012 - 01:48 PM

Who said anything about coding like a AAA game, if that even makes sense? You simply won't see production code like that.
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Re: After beginning C++ through game programming?

Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:17 PM

View PostButchDean, on 19 February 2012 - 08:48 PM, said:

Who said anything about coding like a AAA game, if that even makes sense? You simply won't see production code like that.


I've seen production code much like that...
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Re: After beginning C++ through game programming?

Posted 19 February 2012 - 02:19 PM

View PostSerapth, on 19 February 2012 - 09:17 PM, said:

View PostButchDean, on 19 February 2012 - 08:48 PM, said:

Who said anything about coding like a AAA game, if that even makes sense? You simply won't see production code like that.


I've seen production code much like that...

Tell me who they are so that I don't touch their game.
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