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Game Programming OPINIONs Needed!

I'm a high school student looking to get into game programming.  I want to eventually work on developing some graphical type MUEs.

I know Perl and C++.  Where should I go from here to accomplish what I want to do?  Java?  DirectX?  Resources to learn/use these? I want to start on some projects like that as soon as possible, so what should I do?

Thanks!
Matt
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Answers2000Commented:
Most commercial games in s/w stores today are written in C++ with DirectX.  Trying making some games with these.

I don't know of  any commercial games written in Perl - maybe some Web games ?  Perl is useful though for automating C++ builds of large (multiple project, or multi platform) systems, and stuff like that.  (apart from it's normal uses).

My suggestion is to write a few games,
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Booth882Commented:
yeah answers is right.  nothing helps like doing it.  start out with something simple, like pacman or hustle.  then work your way up.  
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The_BrainCommented:
Directx is about the only way to go for now.  Till windows dies ;)

Simple games to slightly more complex is also a good start.  Booth882 is right.
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alexoCommented:
>> Where should I go from here to accomplish what I want to do?

There is a mailing list of people interested in MUD developement.  Some of the the best minds in the industry participate in a regular manner (including the developers of ultima online and other, less known, systems).  The archives are on line.  The members are *very* helpful.  Most of the problems you will encounter either have been discussed (and are in the archives) or will be once you bring them up.

Point your browser to http://www.kanga.nu/~petidomo/lists/mud-dev and have fun!
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