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Old 09-22-2004, 07:49 PM   #1
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Developing Games with Linux


I've recently become interested in trying to develop games, but I really have no idea where to start. I've played around with some 3D modeling programs and read a few tutorials based on various source code released by id software, but I haven't come across anything geared toward the true game-developer-newbie.

What kind of apps/tools are most appropriate for game devel in Linux?

Are there any tutorials or books that would be helpful to someone (like myself) with no experience?

Also, I only know java (and i'm no expert), not c++, however the syntax appears to be similar. Since c/c++ are pretty much the game languages, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on learning them.

Thanks!

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Old 09-22-2004, 08:41 PM   #2
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http://cplusplus.com/
Has good tutorials on c++.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 10:07 PM   #3
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In addition, if you want to learn games programming in Linux, you must learn how to use the OpenGL and SDL game libaries.
 
Old 09-22-2004, 10:42 PM   #4
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Hi, try this out. Java is good for developing game. If you want to try Java for game:
http://community.java.net/games/

But the games development is still C++ centric, so try this out:
http://www.overcode.net/~overcode/writing/plg/
 
Old 09-23-2004, 04:58 PM   #5
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Some Books you might be interested in

If you want to use C++ you should check out these two books: Thinking in C++ Volume 1 and 2. You can download them for free! right here:
http://www.mindview.net/Books/TICPP/...ngInCPP2e.html

Also If you want a low level introduction to programming you should check out "Programming From The Ground Up"
You can also download this book for free! check it out here: http://savannah.nongnu.org/projects/pgubook/

If you decide to go with C you might want to check out "C The Complete Reference"

Have fun!
 
Old 09-23-2004, 05:12 PM   #6
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I just found this site you may be interested in :
http://www.linux3dgraphicsprogramming.org/
 
  


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