posted December 28, 1999 09:38 PM
There is no one language that's used to write Windows programs. You can use C, or C++, or Basic, or Pascal, or even Assembly (but I would not recommend that).
If you have no programming experience, you might want to try Visual Basic, which is more forgiving and easier to get into than C or C++. I was looking on Amazon.com and found one book still in print about writing games in VB, though it sounds like it might be a tad out of date with the most recent version:
You might also want to try Java, as I know there is at least one book about writing games in Java, plus it's forgiving, pretty easy to learn, and you can do fun stuff on web pages with it.
You might also want to try something free and portable, such as XBasic:
I haven't used it, but it looks good on the surface.
-- Seumas McNally, Lead Programmer, Longbow Digital Arts