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Looking for Informative Game Programming Articles

Posted by Danny [send private reply] at November 30, 2001, 06:57:56 PM


It's me again. I have found some pretty decent articles around the Internet during the past couple of days, but none have really shed the light on the keywords I am hoping to learn about, such as pixels, jaggies, basic programming talk, compilers, and so on, the newbie talk as we may call it. Anything on these subjects or others will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Danny B.

Posted by Sky36 [send private reply] at December 01, 2001, 09:20:29 PM

I suggest you go to the book store and buy a good book. Books are always so much more informative. Of course they do cost money....

Posted by miken [send private reply] at December 02, 2001, 08:35:24 PM

Hi Danny,

There are lots of articles out there on game programming, covering pretty much every topic out there:

1) Try GameDev.net and go to their Articles section - this should give you a great start.

2) Other great sites: Flipcode.com, Gdse.com (Game Developer's Search Engine), Gamasutra.com (advanced), Cfxweb.net. Try their Article sections (if available).

3) Some keyword tips: First, look up the terms in Gamedev's Dictionary (http://gamedev.net/dict/). Most of the keywords you mentioned do not have articles specifically on them. Note that compiler articles, for example, will not have anything to do with game programming - you need to learn C/C++ beforehand. Also, I wouldn't go keyword-by-keyword ... either get a book or a series of tutorials and go through it - it will teach you everything you need to know when you need to know it.

4) Speaking of which, books are in general much better for learning than articles. This one is getting a bit outdated, but I still recommend it for learning basic game programming under Windows: Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus by Andre LaMothe ... Prima also released a new Game Dev series that might be worth taking a look at.

5) And if you ever have any questions or need any help, feel free to contact me at mnansgar@hotmail.com - I'd love to give you a hand :)

Good luck!
Danny [mnansgar@hotmail.com]

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