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Old 09-01-2009, 06:12 PM   #1
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Question Want to learn C++

The title says it all. Where can i learn C++, but specifically how to make a game in it.
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Old 09-01-2009, 07:14 PM   #2
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What about taking classes?
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Old 09-01-2009, 11:41 PM   #3
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If you want to be self-taught, go check out Beginning C++ Through Game Programming Second Edition by Michael Dawson. You'll be making a lot of text games then onto tic-tac-toe and black jack. Its a 30ish dollar book and it was pretty easy to follow.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:02 AM   #4
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If you want to be self-taught, go check out Beginning C++ Through Game Programming Second Edition by Michael Dawson. You'll be making a lot of text games then onto tic-tac-toe and black jack. Its a 30ish dollar book and it was pretty easy to follow.
Ok, thanks. But are there any good online tutorials?

@tsloper: Im 14, and from the UK. I dont know what its like over in the US, but here, you cant find many courses for someone my age.
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Old 09-02-2009, 04:30 AM   #5
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Try going to http://www.3dbuzz.com/ then in the "Most Recent Videos" panel select "Free" from the top and then "C++" from the popup menu. You should get a list of Video Tutorials on C++, so just work your way through them. I've not watched them myself, but I have used 3d buzz for various other subjects and they tend to be pretty good learning tools.
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Old 09-02-2009, 11:03 AM   #6
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If you already have a good grounding in problem solving, logic and know a bit about object-orientated programming, then Thinking in C++ is a good completely free primer on C++. Experiment and have fun with it! If you find that too difficult at the moment, then I would reccomend trying to teach yourself a more friendly language first such as Python, Java or C# first.
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Old 09-29-2009, 10:42 AM   #7
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@tsloper: Im 14, and from the UK. I dont know what its like over in the US, but here, you cant find many courses for someone my age.
What is the matter with me? Why did I forget to read your mind before replying?
There may be beginner programming courses in your area that will allow you in. You don't know if you don't look for them and try.
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Old 10-06-2009, 07:20 AM   #8
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another excellent online resource is www.cprogramming.com. i came across it from a few people on this site and few of my programming friends. GOOD LUCK!!!
I second this. I'm using the site as a supplement to my intro to C class. If I don't understand a concept from the textbook I check this site and it makes it clearer to understand (the site is actually better written then my textbook )
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You can try this place out http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/tutorial/

Honestly I think you should take a programming class to learn the basics of C++ and object oriented programming.
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:36 AM   #10
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Or if you have a few hundred dollars lying around you might be interested in taking online courses at www.gameinstitute.com.

But honestly, do your best to teach yourself first.
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