Helping out someday...

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lolarri
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Helping out someday...

Post by lolarri » Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:49 am

Just a little note here from a newbie... I've been interested in actually learning a *real* programming language for sometime (Has anyone heard of BYOND? Ugh...the combo of C, java, and html was a real joy to try to understand as a new programmer...). Anyhow, I just happened on this site checking for any rays of hope that my Gran Turismo package psp could run homebrew, and somewhere along the way, I thought "Hey, it'd be cool to help out with this project." And then I found out just a little bit ago that microsoft has free downloads for development programs for students including Visual Studio 2008.....go college. :) So basically, I'm going to see if I can balance classes and learning C++ effectively. If it pans out I hope I can help in some way, with Wagic - which I want to try as soon as HBL gets ported - or HBL, etc;

Oh, and then I'll probably have to come across a completely hackable psp to be totally in business.....well, that's a problem for later I suppose :)

Edit: I've been considering this site to start learning C++, but does anyone have a better suggestion?

http://www.cplusplus.com/doc/tutorial/

Vandurol123
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Re: Helping out someday...

Post by Vandurol123 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:49 am

Welcome,

You got the right website, but I recommend this PDF from that website:
http://www.cplusplus.com/files/tutorial.pdf

Or if you like video tutorials I recommend this channel (includes a lot of tutorials from all different languages including c++):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMx_G05cqYI (It starts at lesson 1)

But for some reason I went away from programming on the PC since most of the stuff I did was console applications and that wasn't very amusing to me. So I moved on to the PSP and saw progress easily. For good PSP tutorials go to www.psp-programming.com/tutorials/ It is based on C programming language but C and C++ are very similiar and you should understand both decently.
(Has anyone heard of BYOND? Ugh...the combo of C, java, and html was a real joy to try to understand as a new programmer...)
Sounds just like Javascript :lol:

lolarri
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Re: Helping out someday...

Post by lolarri » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:55 am

Hey, thanks alot! I'll be sure to look at all that tomorrow night... Downloading the full VS 2008 ISO from microsoft brought me into my university's first rate throttling class....didn't realize at first it was a 3gb+ download...gotta get my 24 hour bandwidth down haha.

wololo
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Re: Helping out someday...

Post by wololo » Sat Sep 04, 2010 2:46 am

For those who are not students, VC 2008 Express is free. It has less features than VS 2008, but it's still a good start ;)
Also remember that VS is "just" an IDE, lots of free tools exist to do the same stuff (but I must admit that VS is a really nice IDE. I couldn't work on Wagic without VC Express now)

mnguyen
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Re: Helping out someday...

Post by mnguyen » Sat Sep 04, 2010 4:28 am

For a time I used SharpDevelop. But that's for .Net projects in C#, Boo and VB. However, I used Eclipse for a lot of my Java development. It is fully featured and I believe it supports C++ fairly well. Both are free to use and download. Don't remember if they are both open source or not. If VSExpress doesn't work out try Eclipse.


http://eclipse.org


my two cents.

lolarri
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Re: Helping out someday...

Post by lolarri » Sat Sep 04, 2010 3:16 pm

Thanks for all the advice guys, I'll keep everything in mind. For now, I'm just happy that I got VS2008 installed - running the installation via mounted image in daemon tools = corrupted archives. Even copying the entire image from daemon to local disk still didn't work - I started to think I'd have to download the whole thing again, when I found that daemon itself was actually corrupting the archives, as I found out testing them with 7-zip on the mounted disc/local disk.

Finally thought to extract the files from the iso directly via WinRAR and there we go, nice clean archives. :mrgreen:

Edit: Typo fixed...

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