Getting a start on figuring some coding things out.

  • I have been using Notepad++ to go in and re-write or evaluate various video game data and do what I want with it, but I have now been wondering if anyone can explain to me how it does what it does. I have never been taught or shown anything involving C++ or any other form of coding, so I guess I am kinda asking for help in getting started.

    It would really mean a lot if I could learn some good basics and get experience in this, look forward to any replies ^^

    Maybe I should post this in the help wanted section…?

  • @LapsisAngelus

    npp source code is freely available at


  • @Claudia-Frank I am unsure how that helps me is the issue ^^;;

    I am unsure what the various programs and coding that go into this type of thing. I am currently trying to figure out things that will give me experience in coding, but I am starting from a 0 space of no knowledge on the subject. All I do know is that I have been using Notepad++ to re-write and modify code for games. I am curious as to how things are written to allow it.

    I understand there are links upon links that might get me what I need, but I lack the understanding to use it properly. And the last thing I want to do is accidentally re-write something I shouldn’t have ^^;;

  • @young-developer

    Thank you for the directory, but in trying some of the tutorial it has I seem to have hit a wall. Knowing me, I more than likely didn’t save something to the right directory or in the right format, but on the bit for running this code :

    #include <iostream>
    using namespace std;

    // main() is where program execution begins.

    int main() {
    cout << “Hello World”; // prints Hello World
    return 0;

    when I run “g++ hello.cpp” as used in the tutorial, I get the Command Prompt message of ‘g++’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

    I am unsure where I might have missed a step or did something wrong, but it does not print the “Hello World” message as stated it should in the tutorial. Again, I am not all that proficient in starting things, but I would appreciate the help in trying to figure out how to :)

  • @LapsisAngelus

    This is not a C++ coding forum, so such questions are best asked elsewhere. Please confine discussion here to Notepad++ related topics. And before you state that it is relevant here because you are using Notepad++ to create your .cpp file, it is not. Here’s how you can tell: If you can do the same thing that you are tempted to argue is N++ relevant in normal Notepad (true for creating .cpp files), then it fails the relevancy test.

  • @Scott-Sumner my bad. I am just unsure where I might be able to get a bit of helpful feedback. And no, I would not argue that N++ is what I am using to write this, I am just curious if I ended up installing or failing to install an aspect of something. Either N++ or MinGW. And the MinGW is slightly relevant to the tutorial I was linked to.

  • @LapsisAngelus

    No problem…perhaps the tutorial site that @young-developer pointed to has a forum for asking questions, I don’t know. But you should be able to find somewhere on the web where beginning C++ is discussed. The web is a great place…back in my day I had to actually go to school (and pay for it) to learn all that stuff. It isn’t (always) easy, by the way. :-)

  • @Scott-Sumner I never expect things to be easy. I have used N++ to re write the data for things like The Witcher 3 and Transistor and Bastion, most of which took around 1 - 3 days. What I do expect is when someone goes through the process of making tutorials that go step by step, that they do it without vague lines such as “save it” then “use command prompt to run it from where you saved it using ‘g++’” only to have ‘g++’ not be a legit command. And no thing saying “just in case this doesn’t work, try this or this” to fall back on is rather disheartening when it comes to learning solo.

    I wish I could get a teacher for this stuff, but due to past issues with colleges I doubt I would be able to in my current (jobless) position.

  • @LapsisAngelus

    there are many youtube videos available explaining programming languages like
    c/c++ …

    This will give you a good starting point. They explain what needs to be done first to
    setup your environment and how to move forward.


  • @LapsisAngelus

    Hi there,

    You can go through on different c++ related tutorial websites and as Claudia Frank said, there are many youtube videos available explaining language like c / c++.

    I am listing few of links related C++ tutorials.


  • Hey, You can also check this there are top listed tutorials recommended by the programming community.

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