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Language Choice For A 2D Simulation Game?

Post icon  Posted 14 June 2009 - 12:23 PM

i need to know the language i need to learn for a 2D simualtion game?
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Re: Language Choice For A 2D Simulation Game?

Posted 14 June 2009 - 03:46 PM

View Postmikecheer101, on 14 Jun, 2009 - 01:23 PM, said:

i need to know the language i need to learn for a 2D simualtion game?


Okay, I'm not saying this to discourage you in any way. You can make a 2D simulation game in just about any language. Usually it is not realistic to start with game programming. What I would suggest is C# and XNA. They are good choices to start with game programming. I would seriously look at them. You could also look at C++, there are many game libraries and graphic APIs that you can use, SDL, Allegro, darkGDK, DirectX, etc. There are also programs that are specifically used for making games. If you want to learn game programming pick a language, C++, C#, Java, VB.NET and of course there are others, those are just a few. You could even look into Flash or ActionScript. If you are serious just pick any of the above and try and learn how to program with it. If you understand or like any of them, then use that one.
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Re: Language Choice For A 2D Simulation Game?

Posted 14 June 2009 - 06:51 PM

is "visual c# express" a good program to start with?
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Re: Language Choice For A 2D Simulation Game?

Posted 14 June 2009 - 10:07 PM

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is "visual c# express" a good program to start with?
Yes.
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Re: Language Choice For A 2D Simulation Game?

Posted 15 June 2009 - 05:09 AM

View Postmikecheer101, on 14 Jun, 2009 - 07:51 PM, said:

is "visual c# express" a good program to start with?


Like Oler1s said, it is an excellent place to start. I use it all the time in developing games. There is also a new release of XNA, you can read about it on Core's blog here on DIC.
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Re: Language Choice For A 2D Simulation Game?

Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:39 AM

Stanford class... free... good stuff...

http://see.stanford....aa-866adcae1111
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Re: Language Choice For A 2D Simulation Game?

Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:45 AM

BTW, maybe you should stop making new threads for awhile as you've been given all this advice before in other threads and are apparently ignoring a good chunk of what people say (either you're missing it due to the large number of threads you've created or you're fishing for some kind of magic answer you won't get). If you just stuck to one thread to follow, you would know all this already. 6 threads on one forum all basically asking about the same general thing is seriously too much.

This post has been edited by WushuMonster: 15 June 2009 - 08:48 AM

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Re: Language Choice For A 2D Simulation Game?

Posted 15 June 2009 - 07:00 PM

my computer wont let me download it anything else i can use?
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Re: Language Choice For A 2D Simulation Game?

Posted 15 June 2009 - 08:53 PM

Bro, I don't want to discourage you, honestly; but if you can't even download the IDE how to you expect to make a game? It's literally leaps and bound harder than making your avarage database-driven application. It takes a lot of work and a lot of ingenuity.

Start small and work your way up. Let me ask you, have you built a calculator in any language yet?

I think the answer is no, so get cracking on that and then start aiming a bit higher.

All the best.
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