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Posted by crapprogrammer [send private reply] at June 21, 2002, 03:01:42 PM I have started programming in visual basic which I think is a bad program even though I still use it. You can only make the program compile to work on windows so I looked for a compiler that can compile to windows, linux and unix. I have found several compilers but I was wondering how to make games in C++. I know the VERY BASIC! commands and I want to learn how to make games. Can someone please help me and email me at Stormcloud012@aol.com Thanks
P.S I find this hard because I am only 13!
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 21, 2002, 03:08:39 PM If you want to make games you more than likely want to use a different video mode than the standard DOS text mode (3h?). I suggest either 13h or X. www.gamedev.net is a good place to start, look for articles on either mode 13h or mode X.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 21, 2002, 03:16:16 PM Here
Mode 13h: http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article347.asp
Mode X: http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article356.asp
I have written several games in 13h and have limited experience with X so if you have any other questions I can probably help.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 21, 2002, 03:18:21 PM Oh, he mentiones pascal and some of the code is pascal specific (except the ASM) but most of it is easy to convert to C
Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at June 22, 2002, 09:13:29 PM You might like to investigate SDL at http://www.libsdl.org/
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 22, 2002, 09:37:06 PM No no no... do it hardcore, it's much more rewarding
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 22, 2002, 10:53:16 PM He's not writing goddam commercial software, he is trying to learn how to do things, god you guys piss me off sometimes
Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at June 24, 2002, 05:34:55 AM and what better way to learn how to do things? do them the way everyone else does. that way there is much more help avaliable.
Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 25, 2002, 02:43:46 AM But if he's not writing commercial software now, but is just learning, then what will happen when it comes time for him to start writing commercial apps, the knowledge he gained doing mode 13h will not be useful...
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at June 25, 2002, 10:04:39 AM Learning mode 13h isn't a waste of time, but it isn't usefull on its own. It's an easy way to learn about the internals of a computer and perhaps a good way to learn asm. But it's not used for anything anymore. Everybody uses DirectX, openGL and others to handle the hardware interface.
So unless you're planning on writting drivers, you're better off learning DirectX or an other API.
Posted by jbman [send private reply] at June 25, 2002, 11:22:20 AM Why learn a harder language if no one uses it? gotta keep with the times to make money
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 25, 2002, 01:09:07 PM Learning OpenGL or D3D is MUCH harder than 13h. Besides, it is very rewarding making your first graphical game, it will keep him interested in programming
Posted by metamorphic [send private reply] at June 25, 2002, 04:28:43 PM If you can program in a language like C++ already i would heavily argue that learning 13x is much more complicated than OGL or DX. with OGL and DX, you just need how to use the c++ language a certain way, with a few new functions. with 13x you have to learn ASM which is not the easiest language to understand. Then you have to learn how to create graphics using it. Complex stuff for a beginner
Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 25, 2002, 05:07:30 PM And don't forget that most modern compilers don't allow you to do 13h...
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