Starting with game dev. and leaving database programming - HELP

I, first of all sorry if some errors appear (I`m from Portugal). Here`s my "question":

I know how to program in Delphi, a little VB and some C++ but only for Database programming !!! I need a little help getting started with games. Can anyone help me???
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helmet275Commented:
I would concentrate on learning C++ and Direct X Programming.  Many books are available on the subject.  Sams Publishing offers many quality titles to help you get started.
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joachimcCommented:
www.gamedev.net
nehe.gamedev.net

are good starting points.
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TGGCCommented:
A good starting point is to visit M$ site and download the DirectX SDK. This one comes with a lot if samples and tutorials on graphics, sound, input devices, network etc.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=124552ff-8363-47fd-8f3b-36c226e04c85&displaylang=en 
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mick3yAuthor Commented:
OK, thanks a lot, I´ll star by there. If I get stuck...I´ll ask for help.

Mick3y
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makkbruCommented:
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smallbug005Commented:
hi mick
 here are the things i think you should do now
 
1 Learn C&C++ very well
2 Get familiar with Windows programming
3 Learn MFC also if u are confident( it will also  help you to    consolidate your database programming skills in future by doing programming with COM,DECOM ,MTS etc.)
I have a sample code of DAVE (my version) 3 levels done in MFC.I will send it if u need it.
4 Get familiar with COM
5 Buy the book Windows Game Programming for Dummies
 by Andre Lamothe.
6 Make atleast five 2D games
7 Then review high school lessons of maths
8 Then Go for 3D
9 There is a book DirectX in 24 hours by sams publications (for me it took 24 days!)
10 Get the pace slowly but steadly making full use of every web page and book you pass by
11 At last make at least one 3D demo don't try to fly before  u know how to stand up
12 here are some links
  www.genesis3D.com
  www.aiguru.com
  www.gamedev.net
  www.gamesutra.com
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manoj_m_j@rediffmail.com
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