How DO I create a game?

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How DO I create a game?

Post icon  Posted 15 September 2009 - 02:56 PM

You see, I want to start making a Video Game, and maybe eventually work on a MMORPG, but in the meantime, I figured I might build a Reverse Zombie Def game. When I heard about this site, I figured I should ask the experts. How do you make a BASIC game. I just need to know how to code a game. Simple, right. Just please give me a list of programs I could use to make it, or how to code something. Thank you for your time.
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Re: How DO I create a game?

Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:07 PM

Learn to program.
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:09 PM

What I meant was does anyone know a site where I can learn how to program.
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Re: How DO I create a game?

Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:10 PM

Google.com

That is your gateway to further information.
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 03:28 PM

Omg, these guys come there and ask how to create a game.. and don't know how to program.. and doesn't do any search..

Definitely Google is your best friend..
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Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:05 PM

Dreamincode?
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Re: How DO I create a game?

Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:48 PM

try keywords:

opengl, directx, sdl, allegro, nehe, 3d tutorials, darkgdk
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Re: How DO I create a game?

Posted 15 September 2009 - 04:53 PM

Let's be nice here. The OP is asking for advice and we are here to give it. If you would like to learn how to make games I would recommend reading this topic here at dream in code:

http://www.dreaminco...wtopic63255.htm
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Re: How DO I create a game?

Posted 15 September 2009 - 08:36 PM

Reverse Zombie Defense.... Counter Strike Source?

At any rate, I think the OP is asked about how to mod games. I would look for open source code or modules used for the original zombie defense and see if you can interpret enough of it to tweak it to your liking.

But yes, most mods will require knowledge of either an independent scripting language, or a scripting language provided by the developer for the modding community.
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Re: How DO I create a game?

Posted 15 September 2009 - 10:36 PM

Thanks for you help, but I found a beginer guide for Programing. using Ruby, so I dont need help, but thanks any way!

PS. When I say reverse Zombie Def, I mean you r the Zombies and you are trying to get to the humans who are defending them self, make sense?
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Re: How DO I create a game?

Posted 16 September 2009 - 04:00 AM

View PostTrigon, on 15 Sep, 2009 - 09:36 PM, said:

Thanks for you help, but I found a beginer guide for Programing. using Ruby, so I dont need help, but thanks any way!

PS. When I say reverse Zombie Def, I mean you r the Zombies and you are trying to get to the humans who are defending them self, make sense?


I'd strongly advise against learning Ruby as your first language.

Ruby uses an atypical syntax, and frankly, just doesn't have the higher level support of other languages.

C++ will make you want to rip your hair out, and Java will make you read like mad for even the simplest thing, so really, between the two, C++ or Java is a great entry point to programming.

Java's a bit easier out of the box, but C++ is frankly the best language to start with in my opinion. The real issue with Ruby is that its syntax is very different from most other languages, and Ruby is a relatively new scripting language.

Starting in a scripting language is just a recipe for disaster.

I'd really advise something else, but if you absolutely must, actionscript is a decent alternative for a starting point... An expensive alternative if you want to learn it the legal way...

As for learning the language, the real key is to READ. Read a lot, and try to do something all by yourself. If you try to fix your own errors, and google before asking for help, you will benefit a lot as a programmer, being able to understand *why* something is wrong is much better than just knowing how to fix it.
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Re: How DO I create a game?

Posted 16 September 2009 - 11:52 AM

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Ruby uses an atypical syntax
(1) What's typical syntax? (2) Why should one care about typical syntax?

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just doesn't have the higher level support of other languages.
Given that Ruby is considered a high level scripting language, you must be using "higher level support" in a different sense. Can you explain what that means?

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C++ will make you want to rip your hair out, and Java will make you read like mad for even the simplest thing, so really, between the two, C++ or Java is a great entry point to programming.
Doesn't the former part of your statement suggest the inverse of your latter?

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but C++ is frankly the best language to start with in my opinion
Why is that?

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The real issue with Ruby is that its syntax is very different from most other languages, and Ruby is a relatively new scripting language.
Again, what languages do you consider similar? And if you want to talk about new languages, I would imagine you would talk about Scala and Clojure and Boo, and so on. Ruby has been around for a while now.

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Starting in a scripting language is just a recipe for disaster.
Why is that?

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I'd really advise something else, but if you absolutely must, actionscript is a decent alternative for a starting point
But actionscript is a scripting language. And you said starting in a scripting language is a recipe for disaster. So you think a decent starting point is a disaster?

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An expensive alternative if you want to learn it the legal way...
So legally, you pay money for a disaster...
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Re: How DO I create a game?

Posted 16 September 2009 - 03:18 PM

yeah I think that you should start with something like game maker if really know like nothing about programing, with game maker you can only make basic games but it is good for learning the basic concepts of creating a game. Later on move on to C# and XNA game studio, they are amazing :)
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Re: How DO I create a game?

Posted 16 September 2009 - 03:48 PM

View PostTheaegd, on 16 Sep, 2009 - 02:18 PM, said:

yeah I think that you should start with something like game maker if really know like nothing about programing, with game maker you can only make basic games but it is good for learning the basic concepts of creating a game. Later on move on to C# and XNA game studio, they are amazing :)

How the hell does Game Maker help? I'd highly recommend against it, and start with C# or Java.
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Re: How DO I create a game?

Posted 16 September 2009 - 05:09 PM

View Posts3thst4, on 16 Sep, 2009 - 02:48 PM, said:

View PostTheaegd, on 16 Sep, 2009 - 02:18 PM, said:

yeah I think that you should start with something like game maker if really know like nothing about programing, with game maker you can only make basic games but it is good for learning the basic concepts of creating a game. Later on move on to C# and XNA game studio, they are amazing :)

How the hell does Game Maker help? I'd highly recommend against it, and start with C# or Java.

I agree, start with Java since its similar to C++ and will teach correct syntax use and a is great way to learn general programming concepts. Game maker will stear you in the complete wrong direction, learning to program is defintley the way to go.
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