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Game Programming - Starting Out

Posted 13 February 2006 - 03:26 PM

i want a helping hand into game programming
how do i start and what are the platforms to use
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Re: Game Programming - Starting Out

Posted 13 February 2006 - 04:08 PM

http://forums.dreami...wtopic14579.htm
There is some info in that thread.

And resources here.
http://forums.dreami...showtopic=14011

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Re: Game Programming - Starting Out

Post icon  Posted 14 February 2006 - 10:51 AM

You might also want to try console deving (GB,GBA,DS ect...)
because it's easier to write solid code because it will run the same on every system. That and you can just access the hardware directly and easily in order to get video and sound to happen.
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Re: Game Programming - Starting Out

Posted 07 April 2006 - 09:51 AM

I am new to programming as well. I spend more time doing schoolwork, so gaming will be on a back burner for now until I graduate. However, I want to build some exp. Thanx for the links, guys! Any other info would be great.
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Re: Game Programming - Starting Out

Posted 07 April 2006 - 04:10 PM

I'm not sure if console development is the ideal "newbie" learning experience; I would think it would be much better to work with a PC environment and libraries like DirectX/OGL to solidify the understanding of graphics design and theory before jumping into screwing with the bits and bytes in the memory of some device.
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Re: Game Programming - Starting Out

Posted 19 April 2006 - 12:07 PM

Exactly, you can't jump steps. And also there are many areas in game programming.
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Re: Game Programming - Starting Out

Posted 01 May 2006 - 01:42 PM

Hey, I'm also contemplating a baby-game, maybe not too babyish.
My friend made a breakout game with Java, that you can open with any browser... and similarly, I'm thinking of making a game something like monopoly.
It's not gonna b that complicated to start-off and get a hang of programming, but eventually I hope it will come up to standards.
Would you recommend using another language/program? Or would Java,notepad, web browser be just fine?

Java applets- is that what it's called, when u write the code in notepad and use a web browser to run the code.

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Re: Game Programming - Starting Out

Posted 02 May 2006 - 04:01 PM

I think if you like Java, you can create your game (Monopoly) as an applet. However depending on complexity, you might need a "real" IDE instead of notepad.
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