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We don't really have any IDEs or development environments with which we could develop games with graphics on school computers. We're on a network run by the school, and can't get technicians to install them, because they're a 'security nightmare' (even though quite a few students can easily circumvent them).

So, what could we do? We'd like to program games in c++ or Java.

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    \$\begingroup\$ You might want to chose a single language though, as your question is very broad even with only one, asking for 2 languages is really pushing your luck :P \$\endgroup\$ – Alexandre Vaillancourt Feb 15 '17 at 19:30
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    \$\begingroup\$ What OS are you using? \$\endgroup\$ – Alexandre Vaillancourt Feb 15 '17 at 19:59
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    \$\begingroup\$ How locked down are these machines? Could you plug in a flash drive with portable versions of different software? \$\endgroup\$ – David Starkey Feb 15 '17 at 21:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ There are said to be decently powerful online game engines (=nothing to install). I have no personal experience with those though. \$\endgroup\$ – wondra Feb 15 '17 at 23:34
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Alexandre Vaillancourt: It's Windows 7 \$\endgroup\$ – Piomicron Feb 16 '17 at 10:20
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You don't need IDEs to develop java or c++, you can even write the programs notepad if you're a masochist, but most people use notepad++ as a fallback.

If you want to program in c++, then the only thing you'll need is a compiler (mingw for example). Java however requires the Java enviroment and the Java developement kit (JDK).

None of these can actually cause a security problem though (expect maybe java, if you get a java-based virus, but believe me, you won't). They don't connect to the internet, and what could a virus do with the C++ compiler or the JDK?

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    \$\begingroup\$ "what could a virus do with the C++ compiler" - infect any programs made with it and spread itself to other computers that way. \$\endgroup\$ – Maximus Minimus Feb 15 '17 at 20:40
  • \$\begingroup\$ Sounds like someone may want to re-read Reflections on Trusting Trust. ;) \$\endgroup\$ – DMGregory Mar 20 '17 at 4:32
  • \$\begingroup\$ @LeComte If the virus really wants to make programs, then he could either bring them in bytecode form or just use a self-provided gcc compiler \$\endgroup\$ – Bálint Mar 20 '17 at 6:50

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