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Sams Teach Yourself Game Programming in 24 Hours by Michael Morrison

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Chapter 2. A Windows Game Programming Primer

Believe it or not, there was a time not so long ago when the notion of a game other than Solitaire on Windows was considered a joke. I should know because during that same time period I was attempting to get a job as a game programmer who specialized in Windows games. I knew it was only a matter of time before DOS went away and games had to migrate to Windows, but back then no one wanted to think about it. So I found work elsewhere. Now only a few short years later, the concept of developing a computer game for any operating system other than Windows is considered a joke, barring a few Macintosh and Linux games. If you’ve never written a program specifically for Windows, you’re in for somewhat of a ...

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