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This community site is a companion to Game Coding Complete, written by Mike "MrMike" McShaffry and David "Rez" Graham. Programmers of all levels are invited to participate.

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    AdamMagdalene -

    Posted a new thread: Wormhole City Sci-fi Adventure PC Game Announcement

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    kickstarter.com/projects/wormh…game-xbox-one-ps4-stretch Two Weeks Left! I'm an aspiring game developer and we hope to involve the community in this project, if you like or share our project on social media, please e-mail us at zenrokstudios@outlook.com
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    rezination -

    Replied to the thread OpenGL resources.

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    If you're just learning OpenGL, I wouldn't bother. Most games have to support older cards anyway (The Sims 4 shipped on Direct3D 9). Wait until you're a much more experienced graphics programmer before you start digging into the latest &…
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    neuristic -

    Replied to the thread OpenGL resources.

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    I'm still only on page 3 of the tutorial but I was under the impression that using any version prior to 3.3 was considered outdated and something to be avoided by those looking to learn "modern practices". Quote: “The immediate mode is really easy to…
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    mholley519 -

    Replied to the thread OpenGL resources.

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    Why not just use the feature set you can support in OpenGL? Use what you can, if you go with something like GLEW than you can check your support for each feature, I would find it surprising if your card didn't at the very least support vertex buffers and…
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    dreamland85 -

    Replied to the thread Is GCC the right book for me to start off with?.

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    Thanks a lot. You've cleared up a lot of info for me.
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    rezination -

    Replied to the thread Is GCC the right book for me to start off with?.

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    Visual Studio is the industry standard, which you can download here: visualstudio.com/products/free-developer-offers-vs -Rez
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    dreamland85 -

    Replied to the thread Is GCC the right book for me to start off with?.

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    Alright, so let's say I just stick with learning C++. I'm new to this stuff so it's confusing. Does the IDE I use to learn coding with matter?
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    rezination -

    Replied to the thread Is GCC the right book for me to start off with?.

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    Quote from dreamland85: “My goal is to be a game programmer so that I can possibly join a team in the future or get a job creating games aside. For now, I'd like to create some kind of 2D or 2.5D platformer for experience and maybe even building it…
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    neuristic -

    Replied to the thread OpenGL resources.

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    Well, it seems that none of my GPUs support OpenGL version 3.3 or above. Both of the tutorials I'm looking at (including the one you posted) require at least 3.3 support. I probably won't get a new graphics card for this old box. I guess I'm out of luck…
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    dreamland85 -

    Replied to the thread Is GCC the right book for me to start off with?.

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    My goal is to be a game programmer so that I can possibly join a team in the future or get a job creating games aside. For now, I'd like to create some kind of 2D or 2.5D platformer for experience and maybe even building it for android. Just something…