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Introduction to game programming

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Hey, I'm new to this C++ programing, but very very interested in learning how to create a video game. I'm currently in an intro C++ class, but not learning anything about gaming whatsoever. I know video games are hard to create and I have a long road ahead of me, but if there is anyone that could please help me out, I'd greatly appreciate it! Maybe some suggestions on how to make something very basic, and where to go from there would be of much help and get rid of some of this discouragement!

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ProlificBean
Nov 13 '06 #1
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If U wants to works with VGA it gives only 256 color. But if U wants to works with SVGA it gives 65536 color with a resolution of 1280x1024. It contains double buffering & etc., visit this site for tutorials for Pdf http://www.vesa.org/Public/VBE/

Visit www.ousob.com/ngfind.php or http://www.ousob.com/norton.php for interrupts and ports

visit www.rkbabu.cjb.net for BITMAP drawings in VGA

visit www.phatcode.net there U will get Black Book for graphics programm

Not VGA supports mouse. But SVGA didn't.
VGA is fast, But SVGA is slow
Nov 14 '06 #2

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Congratulations on wanting to make a video game!

Unfortunately, making a game can be quite difficult. I've been programming for several years now in 3 different languages and have only been able to make one game - a copy of Minesweeper - that doesn't even work. If you want to make your own game, you will have to come up with the concept, the code, the rules, and user interface, etc etc.

It's a lot easier to try and make a text based game to start off with. Try something simple, like a guessing game. Generate a random number, then ask the user to try to guess it. If the user's guess is too high, tell them so. If it's too low, tell them so. If they guess the number, they win! To make it harder, only give them 5 tries to guess a number between 1 and 50, or something like this.

Then keep coming up with increasingly cooler games. I recently made a vocabulary test type program which gets a listy of vocabulary words, randomly chooses one, displays the word and four definitions, and prompts the user to chooce the correct one.

If you finish these, think of some other simple games that you may want to try and mimic. Maybe you can make Rock, Paper, Scissors, or Tic Tac Toe, or even something as difficult as Chess!

Good luck!
Nov 14 '06 #3

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Hi Baburk,
Amazingly I have been looking for a way to bitmap (paint) images on the turbo C++ screen. I visited the site you have suggested. But it leads me to download 3 C files. But which one do I download? Also the coding has not been indented well in the program making it look all the more complicated. Could you help me out?
Nov 14 '06 #4

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Hai srinpraveen

It is Myown site only. I uploaded before a week. Within 2 or 3 days U will get it clear.

Thanks for visiting my site.
Iam also beginer, If any doubts I will try to rectify it.
Nov 15 '06 #5

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Hai srinpraveen

It is Myown site only. I uploaded before a week. Within 2 or 3 days U will get it clear.

Thanks for visiting my site.
Iam also beginer, If any doubts I will try to rectify it.

Thanks Baburk for the prompt reply. I will certainly visit your site 3 or 4 days later..Bye.
Nov 15 '06 #6

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