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Old 27 March 2012, 14:06   #6
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For a beginner - definitely Blitz Basic. It's fast, easy to learn and you can see your results VERY quickly. The IDE is also spot on. Skidmarks was written in Blitz and (if memory serves me correctly) so was Gloom.

After that - head for C. You can use some of the skills learnt in Blitz to improve your coding in C and there is a brilliant graphics and sound library called SDL ( which makes flashy and noisy programs even easier to write.

Plus - SDL has libraries for Window$, Mac OSX and Linux, so, while the code won't be 100% portable, converting your programs to other platforms becomes a lot easier.

BTW - search these forums for games written in Blitz. There's a cracking Diary Of A Game thread here:

Be sure to post any stuff that you do

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