if only installing sfml was as simple as putting all the right files in the right places in Mingw like it was for sdl and opengl, The thing that makes me want to use java is that I don't have to mess about for hours doing nothing before i can even start practicing.
I prefer C# with XNA over Java. A great game made with XNA is Bastion. However I did drop C# and started learning C++ months ago, since essentially, C++ is still the main language for game programming and that is sort of where I want to end up. Also since Microsoft dropped XNA and are pushing towards C++ with directX11, it might be more beneficial in the end.
I always wanted to make a minecraft with a little better graphics and that was set in a post apocalyptic zombie infested world. Think of minecraft meets DayZ, where you have to band together and try and forge your own little safe haven by sending out scavenging parties to gather the materials you need to build the shelter/town or whatever. Though that is way to much of a undertaking for me.
@DTSCode you mean the illegal modpacks called Tekkit and Technic? Most people use Feed The Beast because it is legal and supported by the mod authors. Technic/Tekkit is illegal and was made when the mod authors explicitly stated they did not want their mods to be in it.
Im a survival fan but too, it makes big structures and traps more valualble, here has anyone tried making binary adders and basic computers with redstone?? it can be done but I found making a clock with 3 different speeds pretty complicated (I was trying to be as compact as possible)