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Help for beginner (just for fun) - what program to use

Posted 04 October 2010 - 11:36 AM

Hi all

Consider me an alien as I dont really know anything about programming (although i have used VB6 a bit and matalab (shivers))


Firstly this is just for fun, its not for homework or anything like that.

I am trying to create an online game that i can put on a website for me and a few of my friends.

The game comprises of:

The user being able to upload a picture, and then a series of questions

The questions will all be answered using a number from 1 to 10.
I wish to use a slider for the user for this.

I also wish to limit the answers to the question (for example, there is a maximum to their total, eg 5 questions, each question is answered from 1-10, maximum = 50, maximum limit = 40, therefore they cannot choose 10 for all their answers).

The questions are like a player selecting their stats (and obv. with 10 for all stats, they will be too good, hence the limitation required)

Once this is done, the player and their answers/stats are saved into some sort of "database".

Players are then drawn from the "database" at random, as a 1 vs 1 battle.

Now what I would like to know, is what program should i use to accomplish this?

Regards
Peter Brown

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Re: Help for beginner (just for fun) - what program to use

Posted 04 October 2010 - 12:09 PM

I don't know of any programs that will generate such a program, but you might want to look into learning a Web Development language. Perhaps you should try to pick up a web development language like PHP, ASP.NET, or ColdFusion, as well as SQL for interacting with the database.
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Re: Help for beginner (just for fun) - what program to use

Posted 04 October 2010 - 02:03 PM

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ColdFusion


Ew...no. Don't hurt yourself by learning this horrible horrible language OP.

I'd say go with PHP/MySQL(free) or C#/MSSQL(payfor). Hosting-wise I mean.
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Re: Help for beginner (just for fun) - what program to use

Posted 04 October 2010 - 02:07 PM

So you want to make a pokemon battle system with your friends pictures and their own stats (though not all the stats can be selected) and do random battles - all stored on a database and web accessible?

macosxnerd101's right there's not something that does this for you, but with a bit of legwork learning some ASP or PHP, utilizing MYSQL database, and finding some hosting you could do this.

Of course it might be better to hire someone else out for it.

Side questions to consider - is this going to retain the information of the 'battles' and display them somewhere?
Who is going to initiate the battles? The site admin or do two players need to be online and signed in?
How is combat going to be resolved? Just a blank win/lose or are you going to use their 'stats' as modifiers for 'random dice rolling' and battle ala D&D?
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