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I don't know C++
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Now, it has to be said, my book is not designed for total beginners, it does expect you to know at least the basic concepts of C/C++, how to make classes, the different variable types, passing and receiving parameters, understanding data structures, STL, the build process, OOP principles and so on.
It's aimed at someone who has learned C++ from a book or course, but isn't really sure how to create a game with it, I'm not expecting guru levels of knowledge but those basic skills need to be there.


If you really have no knowledge of C++ then you are going to struggle at times. I do keep the code in the book very simple especially at the start, but the book isn't a C/C++ tutorial, that would have made it twice as big and 3 times duller.

I will always do my very best to help you, but there will be times when you need to take a step back and focus on your C/C++ skills before you attempt to tackle the book.
If you have a PC, I very much recommend working through this book which will give you all the basic skills you need to move forward. It doesn't really go into graphic game programming much, despite the title, but it does give you a lot of very useful understanding of C++ that you can use here.

If you don't have a PC and just a Pi, or just prefer to use a Pi, then I might be able to help;

I have been writing a fairly simple monthly how to code games series which is published in the Raspberry Pi foundations MagPi Magazine, which can be downloaded from the links below, as well as my articles there are some other great projects and articles, so if you've never seen MagPi, its well worth checking out and getting a sub to keep it going.

These are very simple articles, which you can work on with just your Pi and will focus on explaining how C++ works, while building a few very simple games. Some of the concepts and methods will be familiar from the book, simple flyweight design pattern, though more GPU based than the book is.


The plan is to make 12 such articles and I'll list them here as they come out.



https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi65.pdf
https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi66.pdf
https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi67.pdf
https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi68.pdf
https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi69.pdf
https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi70.pdf
https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi71.pdf
https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi72.pdf
https://www.raspberrypi.org/magpi-issues/MagPi73.pdf
Brian Beuken
Lecturer in Game Programming at Breda University of Applied Sciences.
Author of The Fundamentals of C/C++ Game Programming: Using Target-based Development on SBC's 



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Lecturer in Game Programming at Breda University of Applied Sciences.
Author of The Fundamentals of C/C++ Game Programming: Using Target-based Development on SBC's 



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