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Question about C++ RPG games.

Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:18 AM

Hi :)

I have been learning C++ over the last months and I programed in DarkBasic for around a year before moving on to C++. My first program in C++ was a console Encryption and Decryption program :P

I know the basics in C++, and I would like to start on some real jucy stuff. I want to make a 2d zelda style 3rd person tile RPG game. I know it is hard, but I think I can learn alot from it. So my question is how do I start?

- What library shuld I use, if any? (OpenGL and stuff like that)
- Do you have any tips for how I shuld start building my engiene?
- Do you know of any tutorials that might help me?

sorry for my bad english ;)
- Tim

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Re: Question about C++ RPG games.

Posted 14 June 2011 - 08:26 AM

I would recommend starting with SDL for something like this. You can check out the tutorials in my signature to get started :)

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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:18 AM

You will need to get way beyond the basics of C++ - no way around it. :)
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Re: Question about C++ RPG games.

Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:21 AM

An RPG, even a single player 2d top down rpg, is one of if not the most complex types of games to develop. I'd recommend starting with simpler projects like pong, space invaders, tetris, etc to learn more about dealing with graphics libraries. Once you grasp the basics of dealing with graphics on simpler projects, you can take that knowledge and have a much better idea of how to accomplish your goals of creating an RPG.
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Re: Question about C++ RPG games.

Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:24 AM

EDIT: I posted something after someone else asked a question, and now that post is no longer here...

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Re: Question about C++ RPG games.

Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:26 AM

I split it off into another thread. :)
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:28 AM

I was just about to move your answer :(
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 09:29 AM

haha I'm quick on the edit button.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 03:16 PM

Ok, OpenGL is easy... finding tutorials on the other hand is the best hidden info on the internett... I have decided to use GLUT and know some comands that i have found on various sites and tutorials. Do you guys have som links that might help me, or du you feel like writing down som handy snippets? :)
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Re: Question about C++ RPG games.

Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:10 PM

Shall I write some OpenGL tutorials for people? They will probably use SDL.

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Posted 23 June 2011 - 04:59 PM

I'd check them out for sure.
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 05:07 PM

I would love some up-to-date OpenGL tutorials. :)
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Posted 23 June 2011 - 06:34 PM

I will do it then :)
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 01:15 AM

Awesome! :) Can you post a link to the tutorials in this thred when you are done? :) oh, and BTW, What I need the most is tutorials on how to use sprites and move them around whit OpenGL/GLUT,how the camera work, and for someone to explain how GL runs (how the prosesses work)

Hmmm... no, just make as many tutorials as possible ;)
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Posted 24 June 2011 - 03:15 AM

The tutorials will be linked in my sig when I get round to them and they will live in the Game Programming Tutorials section :)
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