A few pointers please :)
Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:33 PM
I have looked on google at different source codes for it but it all confuses me.
If someone could tell me what i would need to know that would be mega helpful
Posted 30 May 2012 - 09:55 PM
Posted 30 May 2012 - 10:06 PM
Agreed. C++ is also not the best language for a beginning programmer. Try Python instead. Here's a free online book to get you started: http://learnpythonthehardway.org/
Posted 31 May 2012 - 07:45 AM
For example, I started on standard C - even without objects
And as for strings and C++ ... what about boost?
If you don't know how to speed up application, go "roarrrrrr!", hit the compiler with the club and use -O3 :D
Posted 31 May 2012 - 08:14 AM
Exactly as you wrote; it's for ninjas.
Even just the basic stuff like getting SDL to work with in C++ is a hassle, and close to impossible for a beginner. I recently started a new project in C++ after a few years away from it, and boy, is it anal. You have to manually make sure headers won't redefine classes/functions if included twice, without a standardized naming convention for the macros to handle it. Just getting the code to compile was a minor challenge.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 01:03 PM
Posted 31 May 2012 - 04:33 PM
If you have some experience in C#, I would recommend sticking with that language for a little bit longer. The .NET BCL (base class library) is superior to anything else and it will help you learn faster. Getting familiar with the BCL will also give you some ideas how to construct your own classes in C/C++ when (if) you transfer over.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 01:36 PM
First, learn all the basics (data structures, basic algorithms for sorting/searching/etc, basic IO, etc.) from complete online tutorials or books.
Then, learn how to build a basic game. Learn common game algos (ex: KD-trees) and patterns/architecture (ex: the game loop) while building a basic game.
At that point, you should have enough knowledge to be able to start self-guiding.
Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:35 AM
What steps would be the most logical to take at the moment to progress more in C++?
Posted 07 June 2012 - 01:29 AM
Posted 07 June 2012 - 10:54 AM
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