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Is C++ is good for game developing?
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Is C++ is good for game developing?

Is C++ is good for game developing?

(OP)
Hi,

I'm a perl programmer and i'm trying to learn C++. But my main goal is to learn how to create windows based games and games for other systems like Nintendo, Sega. Does C++ let you make games/programs for those? Thanks for your time.

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Age: 16
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School: Coral Springs High School (www.coralspringshigh.com)
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RE: Is C++ is good for game developing?

A lot of games are written in C++.  About a year ago I interviewed with a company who made games for EA and all their code was being done in C++.  C++ is a powerful language and I would guess that most games are written in it for it's speed and efficiency.  However this is just speculation.  

Matt

RE: Is C++ is good for game developing?

(OP)
Thanks a lot.

  There is no Knowledge, That is not power.
Age: 16
E-mail: projectnet01@yahoo.com
School: Coral Springs High (www.coralspringshigh.com)
Company:(not done yet)
Status: Currently working with C++ for game developing.
-Aaron

RE: Is C++ is good for game developing?

Yeah, if you want to write games... it's C and/or C++. You'll need to learn C with Windows API and DirectX -- just buy all of Andre LaMothe's books and you'll be set.

Rob Marriott

RE: Is C++ is good for game developing?

I also recommend that you get a copy of Microsoft's Visual C++.

Rob Marriott

RE: Is C++ is good for game developing?

(OP)
How much does visual C++ cost? Is there any freeware version? Also I heard that visual C++ makes lot of folders everywhere whether you like it or not. Is that true?

  There is no Knowledge, That is not power.
Age: 16
E-mail: projectnet01@yahoo.com
School: Coral Springs High (www.coralspringshigh.com)
Company:(not done yet)
Status: Currently working with C++ for game developing.
-Aaron

RE: Is C++ is good for game developing?

A few years back, I bought the Learning Edition of C++ for $100.  Tell your parents it is for school and see if they will help you pay for it

Matt

RE: Is C++ is good for game developing?

(OP)
Does it come with the visual C++ package?

  There is no Knowledge, That is not power.
Age: 16
E-mail: projectnet01@yahoo.com
School: Coral Springs High (www.coralspringshigh.com)
Company:(not done yet)
Status: Currently working with C++ for game developing.
-Aaron

RE: Is C++ is good for game developing?

I'm not sure what you mean by allot of folders... that's kind of unimportant. Microsoft Visual C++ is a powerful IDE/compiler that comes in various editions i.e. learning, standard, professional, and enterprise. You can use any of these versions to develop a game with DirectX. You don't even need to purchase version 6. Version 4 Standard edition worked quite well for me before I purchase Visual Studio 6 Enterprise. The "Visual" part won't be of any interest to you. So in essence, you need a C or C++ compiler and could use either Borland or Microsoft. I just prefer Visual Studio (Microsoft's compilers) -- not to mention that DirectX is Microsoft's technology. I would stick to either Borland or Microsoft because I'm not sure if those freeware GNU compilers can work with DirectX. You could pay anywhere from $50-400 US for a compiler depending on the brand and  version. Since you're a student, you could buy academic (cheaper).

Rob Marriott

RE: Is C++ is good for game developing?

(OP)
Thanks a lot!

  There is no Knowledge, That is not power.
Age: 16
E-mail: projectnet01@yahoo.com
School: Coral Springs High (www.coralspringshigh.com)
Company:(not done yet)
Status: Currently working with C++ for game developing.
-Aaron

RE: Is C++ is good for game developing?

The borland compiler is free. Visit http://www.borland.com

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RE: Is C++ is good for game developing?

You can also get Academic version of Professional (not Learning, real thing!!!!!) Edition of Visual C++ on www.gradware.com for $99.95 (normally cost $400-$500). Just fax them a copy of your student ID.

RE: Is C++ is good for game developing?

Some schools also package C++ with the text books that they use to teach it. Check College book stores. I got Visual C++ and a text book for less than $100 Canadian.

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