Study Materials

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Study Materials

Postby Coyote » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:59 pm

We are going to be using a lot of diverse technologies in development. Below are some links to things you can be checking out and educating yourself about that will\might be relevant to development.

http://www.cplusplus.com/
http://git-scm.com/
http://www.mingw.org/
http://gcc.gnu.org/
http://www.boost.org/
https://developers.google.com/protocol-buffers/

Disclaimer: All technologies are subject to change at this point. This is just a current "forecast" of some of the things you may/will likely need to know about.
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Re: Study Materials

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Re: Study Materials

Postby theking8924 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:10 pm

There was some discussion yesterday that this (https://www.edx.org/course/uc-berkeley/cs184-1x/foundations-computer-graphics/576) EDX course may be applicable to those interested in engine work (particularly graphics). While we certainly won't be doing raytracing and things of that nature, the first part of the course is implementing a 3d environment with a movable camera in C++ and OpenGL. If nothing else, it will be exposure to the technologies.
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Re: Study Materials

Postby zeno » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:14 pm

books wise;
i definatley reccomend the opengl superbible
also game engine architecture.
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Re: Study Materials

Postby Zardoz » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:27 pm

Other interesthing book series, Game programming Gems : http://www.amazon.com/Game-Programming- ... 1584500492
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Re: Study Materials

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Re: Study Materials

Postby Vinylon » Tue Aug 13, 2013 5:44 pm

As long as we're talking about books, I'm gonna throw in a plug for Accelerated C++. It's a great foundation for C++ written for people who already have a basic understanding of programming, I'd heartily recommend it if you're more used to another language and have only dabbled with C++.

http://www.amazon.com/Accelerated-C-Practical-Programming-Example/dp/020170353X
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Re: Study Materials

Postby thelucster » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:16 pm

Learn C The Hard Way is a pretty good introduction (also free) for people who know programming but not necessarily C. C++ is similar, but a lot easier IMO, so this would be a good basis if you want to begin contributing.

http://c.learncodethehardway.org/book/
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Re: Study Materials

Postby albatrossy » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:28 pm

Great video with John Carmack called Principles of Lighting and Rendering for those who haven't seen it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyUgHPs86XM
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Re: Study Materials

Postby Pseudonym » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:58 am

A great video by Jonathan Blow on indie game prototyping: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISutk1mauPM
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