what program can i use to make games

i can't find any C++ game makers

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what program can i use to make games

Post icon  Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:38 PM

hello all i can not find a reasonable priced for me ($0.00) game programer that uses c++ can anyone help

p.s. this is the right forum?


edit: here is a better way to say it:

i'm saying is there a program that allows you to build the game and then play it (sorta a text editor only it lets you play your game)

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Re: what program can i use to make games

Posted 24 February 2009 - 04:53 PM

You may want to try learning C++ for yourself - after all, learning is free.

A few friends who taught themselves C++ recommended this tutorial, although I'm sure you can also take out books from your local library if you'd rather learn that way.
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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:08 PM

i don't care about that right now i need to find a program to test them out etc


and whoops typo in the p.s. part
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:03 AM

You need a program to test out...what, exactly?

Your first post makes it sound like you're looking for a free 'what you see is what you get' 'build your own game' application, that spits out C++ code. Your chances of finding that are extremely low.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 11:08 AM

Look into KODO. It's XNA for little kids. Not C++ exactly but its the closest thing to what you want.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 03:51 PM

how do i say this hmm... i'm saying is there a program that allows you to build the game and then play it (sorta a text editor only it lets you play your game)
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 04:05 PM

Every game requires code to be written, therefore you 'tell' the computer what and how to do - receive user input or move the character. It will still require some effort from your side to build even a simple game. If you need an IDE (the programming environment) for C++, you can take a look here:

http://www.microsoft.com/express/vc/

Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition is available at no cost (but as I see from your signature, you already know about that).

When you wrote an application in an IDE, you have the possibility to compile it (therefore, to create an executable for the application). In Visual C++ 2008, you can run the developed application directly from the IDE (this is present in the most of IDEs).
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 04:10 PM

i think your close to what i want


i want to have a program (passable called a compiler) that allows me to enter C++ coding and watch what happens
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 04:10 PM

Gamemaker is the closest thing I can think of. http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/
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Re: what program can i use to make games

Posted 25 February 2009 - 04:12 PM

View Postaroymart, on 25 Feb, 2009 - 03:10 PM, said:

i think your close to what i want


i want to have a program (passable called a compiler) that allows me to enter C++ coding and watch what happens


Well, you already downloaded Visual C++ 2005 Express, so right there you can create a C++ application, where you can work with C++ code and compile it. Do you experience any problems there?
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 04:15 PM

Realm Crafter is what you are looking for.


Although at a young age, I know it must be hard to grasp the concept that "The best things in life are not free"... This software that does everything for you so you can take the lazy way out... costs a pretty penny.


My suggestion: Pick up a book now, maybe by the time you get out of school you can have a chance at making the game you want.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 05:36 PM

core it didn't work on my computer i may be able to reinstall it

washu have you been paying attention? game maker doesn't use c or c++ or anything like that plus i already have it


pr4y: your wierd i'm just trying to find a program for free and your posting things that cost a whole lot of money saying i'm a kid and can't grasp the concept that everything is not free?
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 05:38 PM

Ok, I'm weird.


On topic. Try Dark GDK Plugin for VC++.net... probably the best free Game Design plugin available.
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Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:07 PM

thank you that information was helpful
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Re: what program can i use to make games

Posted 25 February 2009 - 06:09 PM

Glad to know we finally found something that was of use to you :)

Let me know if you have any other questions, I'd be glad to help you further!
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