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Thread: C++ Standard Programming & Games Programming Books, Websites and Videos!

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    Shopping List time!

    I'm about to order 'Beginning C++ Through Game Programming', also looking at 'Game Coding Complete', this one isn't out yet but I've seen quite a few people recommend it so I guess they have a good track record?

    Also, I'm not onto DirectX/OpenGL yet but would it be worth picking up either/both of these?
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beginning-Di...ref=pd_sim_b_8
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Beginning-Op...ref=pd_sim_b_7

    Thanks

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    @Carpy,

    I wouldn't buy an OpenGL / DirectX specific book just yet. Rather work through a book like Game Coding Complete and get an idea of the scope (of which there is a huge amount...) of Game Development. It also offers some insight into OpenGL vs DirectX.

    After that you should have a better opinion on where you would like to go...

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    Hat's off Thunderball.
    Found another useful site, perhaps it might be useful for budding C++ wannabees

    http://www.cppforschool.com/

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    Yes, Game developer and just started Lesson 10... Pong will never be the same again!

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    I do recommend 3DBuzz, I have subscribed to the site and some of the videos are really helpful and explain them really well. However there are some videos (specifically on the C++) section that are not so good, the guy stumbles too much, voice is quite mono toned, generally can get quite annoying.

    The ones to watch are videos that feature a developer called Joel Van Enwyk and Buzz etc, as they are really fluent and explain things well. These videos are apart of the C++ section but subsection Intermediate techniques and Game Dev.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Pipe View Post
    Yes, Game developer and just started Lesson 10... Pong will never be the same again!
    mmm pong, can't wait for that!

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    I will be updating the thread later on as I have not found the time to do it. (same applies to the motivation one). I will edit/update this post when it is done and as usual credit will be given

    EDIT: Initial post updated, added a new section called Credited Additions. Will tidy up the post later as there are a few things (links) and some oversized text in places.

    Please keep the additions coming.
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    Basically, itís a nice thread for who can develop that type of games. I have been seen book collection that you have mentioned and itís really helpful to me.

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    Another one for the list, unless I missed it!

    As someone who found it really hard to understand the Windows API, and had the restart the course as a result, this website is fantastic at explaining the basics:

    http://www.winprog.org/tutorial

    I would recommend finishing section 1 first, but after that it doesn't assume any prior knowledge
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gerrard4000 View Post
    Another one for the list, unless I missed it!

    As someone who found it really hard to understand the Windows API, and had the restart the course as a result, this website is fantastic at explaining the basics:

    http://www.winprog.org/tutorial

    I would recommend finishing section 1 first, but after that it doesn't assume any prior knowledge
    Thanks Gerrard, I have added that link to the main post.

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