Urgert,need your advice,thanks

Posted on 2002-06-07
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Hello,experts, I plan to buy a few game programming books on game programming tech, game design etc.,
would you please give me some suggestions respectively?? Which books should I buy?

three aspects:
a general book on game programming as a whole
a book on game design
a book on various game techniques.

which is best in each field? or what's your advice?

Best regards
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by:Éric Moreau
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Check in the "all topics" ( there is a complete section on Game programming
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And while you are at it, see if you can maintain your open questions:

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Best I think is to visit a good bookstore. Not website.
Try either a large commecial one and/or one near a good university.

Main advantage is that you can better select from those that are more fiting to your current style, interests, capabilities, and background. I don't like to buy books I cannot read or use, no matter how good they are. And I hate to spend for those whose content are found to be something I've done already.

Best first, though, is to figure out what it is you want to do with your life.

Look at any good game, and you can often find that hundreds of people were involved in creating it. Each with a special contribution.

You can be artist or painter.  Involved in picturesque backgrounds.

You can be someone who designs sets, which needs similar experience, reading, to people who direct plays and movies.

You can draw or design people, craft, objects.

You can creatively generate ideas for how a game will flow.

You can be writer, making a good script. Read books on writing, plays, even movies.

Learn well to read and write.

You can be a producer. Or costumer.

You can learn to write high-tech code for new ways to generate 3D images.

You can make sounds that can track together for enhanced realism.

You can participate in AI and robotics.

* There are numerous ways to contribute to game-making, but understand ahead of time, it takes a lot of work, learning, and communicating with others, often at great distance - and no one can provide a complete formula (at least they haven't yet)

For coding, try to begin with simple games with which you are familiar. Tic-tac-toe is a good beginner for ai, but also dice, card, and board games. Take one of those non-computer games, and go with it. Then do another.
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And while you are at it, see if you can maintain your open questions:

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In fact, i want to know which book can be a good beginning on game programming as a whole.
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by:Anthony Perkins
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You may want to re-read the EE Guidelines (, regarding maintaining your open questions.  Here is a list of your open questions:

why 64T? Date: 05/07/2001 09:40AM PST
a idiot question! Date: 04/13/2001 07:46AM PST
BNF reference Date: 01/16/2001 07:59PM PST
Let's discuss the magic of maths in programming ... Date: 01/28/2001 06:59PM PST

It si also not necessary to cross-post the same question in multiple topic areas:
Urgert,need your advice,thanks! Date: 06/07/2002 07:05AM PST



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oh,I got it.I will manage them later.Thanks for your reminds!!
Originally I just waited and wait sb give me answer and lock them...but no one...before long,i forgot them:)

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as for the repost, I really think it's necessary, I just wanna more words from experts.I don't think it's against the rule.
I'm not posting link, I post question with pts in each area.
Thanks all the same.
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