new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

  • (2 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2

18 Replies - 5383 Views - Last Post: 29 March 2011 - 04:18 AM Rate Topic: -----

#1 Paronomasia  Icon User is offline

  • New D.I.C Head

Reputation: -3
  • View blog
  • Posts: 8
  • Joined: 28-March 11

new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:35 PM

I'm new to programming. Not new like 'just started' but new like 'never even seen the programming language' I know that you need years of training to be able to program, but I'm a fast learner as I went through web design 1 in 4.5 weeks. Me and a friend are super fans of popular rpg's like pokemon and final fantasy etc. So we wanted to create our own rpg in that genre. We have a basic storyline and use Microsoft paint to create NES and SNES sprites and such. What we want to know is how to put it all together. I want to find a program or online course for free that will teach me. The thing is, I don't even know what kind of programming languages are out there, and which one of them would be best suited for me and is easy to learn. I don't need to learn everything about it, just what I need to know to make this game a success. I tried using programs like game maker 8 and rpg maker but they aren't what I'm looking for. I want the full ability to create in my own environment, not in a set one like game maker. If someone would be as kind enough as to help answer these questions, I would be forever greatful. thank you.

Is This A Good Question/Topic? 0
  • +

Replies To: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

#2 macosxnerd101  Icon User is offline

  • Self-Trained Economist
  • member icon




Reputation: 10803
  • View blog
  • Posts: 40,257
  • Joined: 27-December 08

Re: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:40 PM

Moved to Game Programming.

You won't be able to pick up the skills you want in a matter of weeks. It takes a few years and a lot of practice. This thread is probably a good place to start.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#3 Paronomasia  Icon User is offline

  • New D.I.C Head

Reputation: -3
  • View blog
  • Posts: 8
  • Joined: 28-March 11

Re: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 04:43 PM

i know that it can take years and i have the patience for that. i just need the basics and i want to know which language is easier to pick up and use at the very basic level
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#4 anonymous26  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Lover

Reputation: 1
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3,638
  • Joined: 26-November 10

Re: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:13 PM

Your motivation is good but targeted in the wrong direction. Your skills will not allow you to make a game how you would wish to. What you are looking for doesn't exist.

Read the links provided.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#5 Paronomasia  Icon User is offline

  • New D.I.C Head

Reputation: -3
  • View blog
  • Posts: 8
  • Joined: 28-March 11

Re: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:19 PM

which direction should i be targeted to? remember im not looking for a how-to on game making, im looking for a how-to on learning the language for game making

This post has been edited by Paronomasia: 28 March 2011 - 06:21 PM

Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#6 anonymous26  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Lover

Reputation: 1
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3,638
  • Joined: 26-November 10

Re: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:36 PM

View PostParonomasia, on 29 March 2011 - 02:19 AM, said:

which direction should i be targeted to? remember im not looking for a how-to on game making, im looking for a how-to on learning the language for game making

That is a path that you must travel in doing research. Game development isn't about showing people what they should be doing, they should be researching off their own back and coming back with questions based on that research. Saying things like 'I love games and have been playing them since I was little' is something that I and many other game devs have heard a million times over.

You have been asked to read the link by two people here on the forum and it's clear you haven't bothered. If you can't be bothered to help yourself I certainly am not going to bother to help you make your game.

Don't see why I should spoon feed you or anyone else. No-one spoon fed me! ;)
Was This Post Helpful? 1
  • +
  • -

#7 Paronomasia  Icon User is offline

  • New D.I.C Head

Reputation: -3
  • View blog
  • Posts: 8
  • Joined: 28-March 11

Re: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:42 PM

the first thing i did was try that link. i did not see any programs or online resources to teach me how to use the programming language
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#8 anonymous26  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Lover

Reputation: 1
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3,638
  • Joined: 26-November 10

Re: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 06:49 PM

View PostParonomasia, on 29 March 2011 - 02:42 AM, said:

the first thing i did was try that link. i did not see any programs or online resources to teach me how to use the programming language

Like I said in my first post:

Quote

... What you are looking for doesn't exist.

Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#9 Paronomasia  Icon User is offline

  • New D.I.C Head

Reputation: -3
  • View blog
  • Posts: 8
  • Joined: 28-March 11

Re: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:05 PM

how can it not exist when you and all the other devs learned it? how did this happen? if you have nothing to go by then you must have invented programming. am i correct? didnt think so

This post has been edited by Paronomasia: 28 March 2011 - 07:09 PM

Was This Post Helpful? -2
  • +
  • -

#10 no2pencil  Icon User is offline

  • Admiral Fancy Pants
  • member icon

Reputation: 5388
  • View blog
  • Posts: 27,383
  • Joined: 10-May 07

Re: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:08 PM

If you already see it on the internet, then what more are you asking for here?

View PostParonomasia, on 28 March 2011 - 07:35 PM, said:

I want the full ability to create in my own environment

Depending on your Operating System, you will use your text editor of choice, & your compiler of choice. If you are developing for a console, then you will need to use a console specific compiler.
Was This Post Helpful? 1
  • +
  • -

#11 anonymous26  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Lover

Reputation: 1
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3,638
  • Joined: 26-November 10

Re: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:12 PM

View PostParonomasia, on 29 March 2011 - 03:05 AM, said:

how can it not exist when you and all the other devs learned it? how did this happen? if you have nothing to go by then you must have invented programming. am i correct? didnt think so

We learned by reading books and practising (or at least I did). I didn't use tutorials and ask for help on forums -seriously.

Game development requires you making the effort on your part. Simple as that!
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#12 Paronomasia  Icon User is offline

  • New D.I.C Head

Reputation: -3
  • View blog
  • Posts: 8
  • Joined: 28-March 11

Re: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:16 PM

no2pencil was the most helpful out of all the answers. now i know that programming uses a text editor and not a program like dreamweaver for html or css. i am trying to make the game for pc.

thank you dean. that was helpful and exactly what i was looking for. where can i find these textbooks online?
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#13 anonymous26  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Lover

Reputation: 1
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3,638
  • Joined: 26-November 10

Re: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:21 PM

View PostParonomasia, on 29 March 2011 - 03:16 AM, said:

thank you dean. that was helpful and exactly what i was looking for. where can i find these textbooks online?

Amazon.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#14 Paronomasia  Icon User is offline

  • New D.I.C Head

Reputation: -3
  • View blog
  • Posts: 8
  • Joined: 28-March 11

Re: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:22 PM

no free resources? i meant online as in you can read them online. i already spent enough money on html and css and im not working right now so i dont have ANY money

This post has been edited by Paronomasia: 28 March 2011 - 07:24 PM

Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

#15 anonymous26  Icon User is offline

  • D.I.C Lover

Reputation: 1
  • View blog
  • Posts: 3,638
  • Joined: 26-November 10

Re: new to programming, looking for a professional to tell me how

Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:28 PM

View PostParonomasia, on 29 March 2011 - 03:22 AM, said:

no free resources? i meant online as in you can read them online. i already spent enough money on html and css and im not working right now so i dont have ANY money

Then you probably have to wait until you do have money. We don't support copyright theft here on DIC.
Was This Post Helpful? 0
  • +
  • -

  • (2 Pages)
  • +
  • 1
  • 2