Home › Forums › Programming › In the beginning… › Reply To: In the beginning… May 10, 2008 at 12:23 am #41113 AnonymousInactive Install XP/Vista. Download Visual Studio C++ Express Editions (which are free) (2005 or 2008). Amazon.com, and buy this book. http://www.amazon.com/Beginning-Through-Game-Programming-Second/dp/1598633600/ref=pd_bbs_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1210378906&sr=8-1 Read it cover to cover, work through the examples. Check in here for help if needed.