Attempting to learn game programming using the book 'Beginning C++ through game programming - Third Edition' by Michael Dawson.
I have absolutely no experience coding, and already I have a question. Before creating your first application, He suggests that you download a compiler, specifically an IDE. He suggested Microsoft C++ Visual studio 2010 express. On the website I saw that they had released the 2012 edition so I downloaded that.
When I open the visual studio to write my program. i click on new project (makes sense), but then I see 4 options:
Win32 Console Application
I was kind of disappointed that all the book did was throw code at me, and didn't explain the above options.
Can anyone explain what type of project I need to create to make programs, and what each kind of new project is used for? Thanks a lot.
I'm a beginner also, and I always go with Console. btw if you'd rather watch video tutorials instead of reading or watch them and read this guy makes really good ones http://thenewboston.org/list.php?cat=16. I plan on going to a book once I finish his videos the title of your book sounds interesting actually so I might get that one.
Thanks for the answers guys, and Dominic, I just found out that he actually does give a step by step for making your first program, there's just fine print that says, "refer to appendix A for step by step," or something... I'm not sure why theyd tell you to go to the back of the book instead of just writing the step by steps right there, but whatever, as long as its there.