Not sure where to start, what to learn... Need some advices or a teach

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Re: Not sure where to start, what to learn... Need some advices or a teach

Posted 30 November 2009 - 08:21 PM

SixOfEleven is right. Game Programming has it's own rules.
To be able to even start programming a game you must be fluent with any language you chose to program it with.
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 09:39 PM

Gamemaker is an underrated little program that you can use to get an intro to game development. As for learning programming, there are a number of free online courses from top universities. I've been watching the Stanford lectures: http://see.stanford....ee/courses.aspx MIT has some too.
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Posted 30 November 2009 - 11:01 PM

I agree with SixOfEleven, and exactly that was the point of my first post in this topic. Learn to code first, because making games has its own set of rules. C - C++ - Java learning order worked for me perfectly, and for some people who I taught to code (because learning classes/objects and how they work in Java/C++ is I'd say 10 times easier if you've done C).
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Posted 02 December 2009 - 06:49 AM

Well, i cannot find any Pascal tips how to run pygame on x64 Windows 7 (otherwise i'd go for some Pascal which is obr btw), so i'm going to start some C, probably'll take the Stanford courses too... Thanks for information!
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Re: Not sure where to start, what to learn... Need some advices or a teach

Posted 02 December 2009 - 03:45 PM

View Postnewn, on 2 Dec, 2009 - 07:49 AM, said:

Well, i cannot find any Pascal tips how to run pygame on x64 Windows 7 (otherwise i'd go for some Pascal which is obr btw), so i'm going to start some C, probably'll take the Stanford courses too... Thanks for information!


You can't go wrong with C. It will be some what like Pascal but the syntax is different, much different. Instead of Begin and End you will use { and } for blocks of code. Good luck with it!
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Posted 03 December 2009 - 05:47 PM

Yea, thanks for advices. by the way, is there any recommendations which programs i should make first? I guess i can't make games with C, becuause it's not OBR. I'm going to start learning C at weekend, so i can sleep normally.
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Posted 03 December 2009 - 06:01 PM

can't make games with C?, hmm... that statement is odd.


Programs:
1.) Hello World (for ceremonial sake)
2.) Guessing game
3.) sorting program
4.) Blackjack, Tic Tac Toe etc.
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Re: Not sure where to start, what to learn... Need some advices or a teach

Posted 03 December 2009 - 06:02 PM

What are you talking about, games can be written in C all the time. I do it all the time.

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 05:02 AM

Well, it's not Object Oriented. I tought then you cannot make any. Well, it seems i was wrong.
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Posted 04 December 2009 - 11:51 AM

View Postnewn, on 4 Dec, 2009 - 06:02 AM, said:

Well, it's not Object Oriented. I tought then you cannot make any. Well, it seems i was wrong.


They say that using object-oriented programming and separating things into classes makes your code easier to manage. They were however writing games in C long before C++ became popular as a programming language. You can model the ideas of object-oriented program using C.
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Posted 04 December 2009 - 02:40 PM

I dont think you should start with python, I know a little myself, and it is a decent language but the bad part is that it is interpreted, not compiled... maybe check out IronPython... or even better would be C# and XNA for games. Game maker is good to learn the basics of game development, but dont expect to make GREAT games with it.
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 12:41 PM

I'v started learning C (because as i said... Cannot create games on python without pygame and it's not working on Windows 7 x64). I'v completed some courses on Youtube and on some website. Now going to complete even more courses on Youtbue, so i decided to ask here for some website with nice C (not c++) source codes or even tutorials, so i can switch immedially after those C tutorials to some game (basic one of course, like tic tac toe or tetris). Thanks.
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Posted 06 December 2009 - 12:53 PM

You could check out this page and using SDL with C. SDL is a good tool for making games with. staycrisp has a few good tutorials here on SDL with C++, you eventually might be able to use them with just plain C.

http://gpwiki.org/in...C:SDL_tutorials
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Posted 13 December 2009 - 10:00 AM

Idk if its the same for me as it is for everyone else, but i started to learn how to code with Flash and Actionscript 3.0, i believe this is a good method because you can create all your objects on flashes stage for simplicity purposes and actionscript is very closely related to C++ so if thats the language you want to eventually learn you will know a lot of key concepts from Actionscript

It has helped me in learning C++ and its a very fun language to start with, the only problem is actually getting flash
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