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Questions from a starting out C++ gaming programmer

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Hi,

I would like to learn C++ and become a gaming programmer. Your suggestions to the following are appreciated.

Q1) What development software do you suggest (compiler, code editor, ide, etc)? Free versions as well as priced, thanks.
Q2) Regarding OS, does anyone recommend Linux over Windows (XP, Vista, 7)? What OS do you recommend?
Q3) Is there a "learning gaming programming" site or book recommendation? I've seen the suggested "Book" thread. But incase you'd like to add anything.
Q4) Should this thread be in the "gaming section" of this site?

If the above questions are covered in another thread, I appologize, and would be grateful for the link.

Thanks again.
Oct 22 '09 #1
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Well good for you, learning game programming.

for Q1) i would recommend using Microsoft Visual studio (2005 or 2008) it make things much easier.

Q2 - Now we cant say Linux :D cause visual studio is not there, so i would recommend Windows XP.

Q3 - there is a lot of resources on the web like GameDev.net and others, for the books i would recommend (windows Game Programming Gurus (1st & 2nd ed) - Andre Lamothe)

Q4 - don't know :P , this is my first visit to the site , i was looking for something and i noticed your post ;),

well i say it again that's just an opinion so anybody have something better let us know.

Best Wishes.
Oct 22 '09 #2

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