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making my first rpg game

Post icon  Posted 13 April 2008 - 02:35 AM

hi guys!!
i want to ask if i need to study c++, maya or 3ds in making
my first 3d rpg game. plz gve me advice on choosing
software that i need. :D
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Re: making my first rpg game

Posted 13 April 2008 - 03:09 AM

C++ to write the engine, assuming that's your language of choice. You'll need to learn some OpenGL or DirectX to handle graphics. Maya and 3ds Max are both used to create and animate the actual 3d models. So you'll need to learn at least 3 things. :)
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Posted 13 April 2008 - 11:02 AM

Learn a programming language first. Start small. :)
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Re: making my first rpg game

Posted 13 April 2008 - 01:42 PM

How much programming experience do you have? if your still a beginner then you might want to try a 2d rpg, which would be so much easier, or even a text based rpg, which would be easier still. Practice on smaller things like that then move to 3d.
A 3d RPG could be written in C++, thats probably what i'd use, and I also quite like 3ds max, so I'd recommend that over maya (but thats just my preference).
You could get away with learning to use 3ds or maya as you go along, but there's no way you could make a 3d game on the scale of an RPG if you dont know a programming language to start with
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Re: making my first rpg game

Posted 13 April 2008 - 05:33 PM

If you're asking what to use (language wise) then you are nowhere near ready to work on any game, let alone a 3D RPG.

If your goal is a 3D game I suggest C or C++. I've seen directx visual basic games that are 3D but they never seem of great quality or even capable of a high frames per second rating. Just don't go diving in thinking you can make an amazing game because many of us (even experienced) have bit off more then we could chew - I speak out of experience on this but thankfully I have enough connections to help me in times of need.
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Re: making my first rpg game

Posted 21 April 2008 - 11:00 AM

I'm as mystified as you are as to where to start, but hopefully I will find enlightenment soon!

Check out my blog in my signature, I just launched it yesterday; I'll try to keep an average of one post a day, sharing how I'm progressing and which steps I did. Hopefully, it could help people who have trouble getting started ;).
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Posted 07 May 2008 - 02:28 AM

OR try Microsoft's XNA, i hear you only need the 3d models and basic coding skills to develop a game.
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Re: making my first rpg game

Posted 07 May 2008 - 08:55 AM

View Postesuna, on 13 Apr, 2008 - 02:35 AM, said:

hi guys!!
i want to ask if i need to study c++, maya or 3ds in making
my first 3d rpg game. plz gve me advice on choosing
software that i need. :D


If these are the questions you have to ask; you are not ready to make 3-D RPG. Start small; learn the basics. Research the pros and cons to some of the popular programming languages and see how they fit your needs.
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Re: making my first rpg game

Posted 15 May 2008 - 12:03 AM

I'm a starter in my opinion too.
What I did realise, that starting with a BIG project is realy hard.

If I where You, I would start first with the c++ stuff.
I think it is not one of the verry-easy things, but as far as my knowledge goes it is not impossible to learn it from free online tutorials.
It is a logical, readable, human brain consumable language.

I would first try to make a 2d top view game, as this project is still more than hard for beginers, but if You manage to get it rolling could be "converted" to 3d on demand.

Problems like collision detection and such are easyer in 2d, specialy in a game wich uses a table. (square, or better yet, hex grid maybe).
This would not need high math skillz and such.
And would enable You to study problems, and find suitable solutions.
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Re: making my first rpg game

Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:30 AM

You're best bet is to download something like Dev C++ for you compiler. then get Allegro, it's a 2D graphics engine that's easy to use.

There's a good series of tutorials on Youtube by LusikkaMage showing how to write a platform game in Allegro, use this as your basis for you RPG.
http://www.youtube.com/lusikkamage

Also, if you've not written any games before, spend a week or two just writing some simple games like pong, space invaders, etc... You'll actualy find them to be harder to write than you think. But they'll be a good introduction to getting into games development. Also, watch this video by GyroVorbis on youtube:

He deals with how to start writing games and it's very good advice.
http://www.youtube.c...0...498&index=2

I've also recorded some video tutorials on using Blitz Basic, which is a much simpler language if C++ looks a bit scary for you right now.
amcadam26's Blitz Basic Tutorials on YouTube

Good luck and I hope you enjoy writing your game! ;)
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