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Guides & resources

Postby MarauderIIC on Sat Oct 30, 2004 11:31 pm

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Recommendations by community member anothrguitarist can be found in his content-heavy post here. I highly recommend reading his post in addition to this one.

C++ E-books (Found by davidthefat) Complete AFAIK
Mastering C++ (1999)
Teach Yourself C++ in 21 Days (2nd ed)

Actual books
  • Programming Role Playing Games with DirectX 2nd ed. by Jim Adams
  • Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus 2nd ed. by Andre LaMothe (out of print though...)
    Community member mllarson says that "both are full of wisdom on game programming."
  • Additionally, see anothrguitarist's post here.

Videos

General Tutorials:
The more broad stuff.

Practice Exercises

Specific tutorials:
These deal with very specific questions, issues, or techniques.

Documentation:

Useful functions:
References to certain functions you might find useful.

Miscellaneous links:
  • i++ vs ++i- Which is faster?
  • programmersheaven.com - Good forums w/ pretty quick responses about anything any-language related.
  • gamedev.net - Good forums, slower responses. Includes "Beginner forum".
  • Guru of the Week - I think it's dead, but it still has an archive of specific issues and nifty solutions.
  • [url=thefreecountry.com]thefreecountry.com[/url] - Free Programmers', Webmasters' and Security Resources

System-specific:
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Postby Arce on Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:52 pm

Your "Dynamically allocating multi-dimensional arrays " link no longer works. =/
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Postby Falco Girgis on Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:11 pm

Arce wrote:Your "Dynamically allocating multi-dimensional arrays " link no longer works. =/
LOL!

C-style? You're better off vomiting into a scanner, using some sort of text detection software to make it into letters, and pasting it into your source code as a loader function than mucking with it in C.

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Re: Guides & resources

Postby MarauderIIC on Fri Sep 26, 2008 2:05 pm

lolno, fix'd.
Hey did you know the difference between malloc and new is that new calls constructors? (And delete calls destructors?)
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby cypher1554R on Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:45 am

Does anyone know any good NEWER win32 programming guide.. like a book, e-book, site, or something..?

I bumped into a book:
Programming Windows - 5th edition by Charles Petzold

October 5, 1998 .. :s
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby M_D_K on Thu Oct 30, 2008 3:23 pm

If anyone is interested in the PSP

http://www.psp-programming.com/
Has an active forum and tutorials on setting up the psp toolchain in cygwin and linux, A few of the NeHe tutorials have been ported to psp as well

http://hitmen.c02.at/files/yapspd/psp_doc/frames.html
Something all PSP devs needs. Too many things to list, falls just short of everything :)

http://www.devsgen.com/index.php?option ... &Itemid=28
List of libraries and how to get them to compile for the PSP

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Re: Guides & resources

Postby MarauderIIC on Thu Oct 30, 2008 6:15 pm

cypher1554R wrote:Does anyone know any good NEWER win32 programming guide.. like a book, e-book, site, or something..?
Apparently not =)

Also, adding PSP stuff
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby cypher1554R on Fri Oct 31, 2008 12:55 pm

MarauderIIC wrote:
cypher1554R wrote:Does anyone know any good NEWER win32 programming guide.. like a book, e-book, site, or something..?
Apparently not =)


No problem. I guess I'm okay to just roll with msdn resources & reference.
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby M_D_K on Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:14 pm

your welcome marauder. If i find anything else interesting I'll post links
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby MarauderIIC on Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:52 am

added books that davidthefat posted here viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2577&start=999999
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby Falco Girgis on Wed Nov 12, 2008 1:27 pm

For Lua programming, add the official reference: http://www.lua.org/manual/5.1/manual.html

It covers every function in the entire Lua library and also explains the basic software integration process.

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Re: Guides & resources

Postby Vortex on Sun Nov 16, 2008 5:57 am

http://www.youtube.com/antiRTFM

antiRTFM´s tutorials from youtube he explains very well and goes through all so you understand.

but im new to programming so if hes videos teach bad habids etc please tell me.

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Re: Guides & resources

Postby mllarson on Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:02 pm

Well, these aren't online resources, but a few dead tree resources I have are:
Programming Role Playing Games with DirectX 2nd ed. by Jim Adams
Tricks of the Windows Game Programming Gurus 2nd ed. by Andre LaMothe (out of print though...)

Both are full of wisdom on game programming.

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Re: Guides & resources

Postby MarauderIIC on Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:06 pm

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Sorry I haven't added the videos or dead trees yet =p
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Re: Guides & resources

Postby andrew on Mon Dec 15, 2008 9:42 pm

Stanford CS Education Library -- Lots of good documents on Pointers, Memory, Lists, Trees, Perl, and other stuff.

Eternally Confuzzled -- Advanced stuff on trees, sorting, hashing, lists, and more.

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