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What Language Should i Use To Make a 2d Game

  1. C++ (4 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

  2. C# (2 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

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#1 TidalShock  Icon User is offline

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Newbie- Best To Make a 2d Game c, C#, C++

Posted 15 October 2013 - 03:33 PM

Hello I was going to do C++ as learning i have done some java but i found out C++ is very challenging and thought maybe try and alternative C Language and I Don't Know anything about the others i know C++ is industry standard I'm learning now so i can get into Computer Science AP next Year in High school So any One i should use any programming language to make a 2d game I'm trying to Make it for Mac and Pc By the Way i Work on a iMac ill post the specs below in case its cant run Some Stuff Also What Ide Should i use Xcode, eclipse or i don't know respond What You think.

IMac
Processor 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7
Ram 16 gb 1333 MHZ DDR3
Version 10.8.5
OS X
512 mb Graphics AMD Radeon Hd 6770 M
1 TB Storage Sata Disk


By The Way I Dont Know if This computer is Good ive had it For a Year no Issues

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#2 Rhino1111  Icon User is offline

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Re: Newbie- Best To Make a 2d Game c, C#, C++

Posted 15 October 2013 - 03:42 PM

I don't want to come off as rude, but for the love of god use punctuation and stop randomly capitalizing things left and right. I can't understand your massive run on sentence.
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Re: Newbie- Best To Make a 2d Game c, C#, C++

Posted 16 October 2013 - 03:26 AM

Sorry my computer for some reason caps locks everything.
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Re: Newbie- Best To Make a 2d Game c, C#, C++

Posted 16 October 2013 - 03:33 AM

If you are making games on a Mac then using C# probably isn't the best idea. You would need to use Monogame or some alternative which may make things a bit more awkward.

It seems you have made the big mistake of listening to other people's advice too much. Just because someone says C++ is hard to use doesn't mean you shouldn't use it. Why not challenge yourself? Or do you just take the easy route all the time? That's not to say that C++ won't be hard as it is, and that's also not to say that any alternatives will be a walk in the park - they won't.

It's best to stop wastign time worrying what language you will use and just start learning one. If you get seriously stuck and demotivated etc etc, then you may consider an alternative.
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Re: Newbie- Best To Make a 2d Game c, C#, C++

Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:01 AM

alright ill do C++ then thank you Ryano121
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Re: Newbie- Best To Make a 2d Game c, C#, C++

Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:22 AM

The AP CS course is taught in Java. If you have no prior programming experience, I'd pick Java so you have an advantage next year. Get your OOP down now and you can side arm the class, and hopefully have more time next year to focus on graphics programming. You're probably not ready for those types of games at this point, in all honesty. Start with simple games like tic tac toe or a guessing game.
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Re: Newbie- Best To Make a 2d Game c, C#, C++

Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:30 AM

View PostTidalShock, on 16 October 2013 - 07:01 AM, said:

alright ill do C++ then thank you Ryano121


View PostTidalShock, on 16 October 2013 - 06:26 AM, said:

Sorry my computer for some reason caps locks everything.


heh, I love how it's just as easy as that... ok, I'll use C++! Yet proper punctuation... eh, not my fault, & also not possible.

Good luck, TidalShock, but I have a feeling that progress will not be made.
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Re: Newbie- Best To Make a 2d Game c, C#, C++

Posted 16 October 2013 - 04:44 AM

View PostTidalShock, on 15 October 2013 - 10:33 PM, said:

By The Way I Dont Know if This computer is Good ive had it For a Year no Issues

View PostTidalShock, on 16 October 2013 - 10:26 AM, said:

Sorry my computer for some reason caps locks everything.

Personally I'd categorize that as an issue, but that's just me...
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