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    Originally Posted by Muddy9494
    Im going to take classes on game development. I tried google and i dont understand it.
    Have you decided where you are going to take your game development classes, or are you going to start down the route of a CIS or CS major?


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    Thanks a lot, this might help.


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    Originally Posted by clowkun
    Okay so I've been learning programming for the past year now, using languages such as C, C++, Java, Python, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. I'm going to start the summer with no computer-based classes and so I don't want to forget anything and I want to improve as I get ready for my second year of computer science courses. I would definitely like to get into Game Development/Game Programming as soon as possible. I've looked around at libraries such as SDL. Should I start using pre-built libraries or maybe start making my own game from the ground up by creating my own libraries? Basically, where do I start since I've already gotten a small grasp on programming?
    as u have some knowledge in C++ i would suggest you start learning how to use an API like DirectX or OpenGL. Or if you really want to learn, you could create you own API from scratch, althou only do this if you want to learn the mechanics behind how graphics are presented on screen. Even if you do create your own API, do not use it for your own games as it would most likly be very inefficent compared to things like DirectX.

    when building games it doesn't need to look good, when i started using DirectX, i litterly used cube models to create a game. It didn't look very special, but it has all the functionality of a game and i learnt alot from it without needing to get better models
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    Nice Guide. But if you wanted to maybe be able to look at other peoples work you could find a website that has source codes for games. Make sure its in the same language and its simple. Changing the colors of a game and calling it your own is both illegal and you learn nothing. If you do that add credit to the person that you got the code from but if its simple codes then you can maybe learn from them and be able to use in your new game. I hope no one else posted this yet sorry if they did.
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    Could, once you get a language down and maybe made a few games, think about modding a current game? Thats proly a good way to get a decent game of your own without recreating the entire engine, tho it is still good to know the engine.

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    making games, and good ones, is not that dificult. Even if you don't have a lot of money.
    You just need to be a part of a good team. It could be in the office or at home. It could be a job or a group of friends wanting to do a game. Why not find people in the net interested in making a team?
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    It does seem that he rushed through it, but I found nothing difficult about this post. A simple google search will show people that OOP, for example, is object-oriented programming. They're going to have to use google anyways, they might as well now. I agree with everything said here. Perhaps a few branch offs that talk slightly about different languages would be useful. 4/5
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    Two problem/questions:
    Why do you have to be rich? You didn't explain what the money is for.
    As far as I know, the thousands of dollars commercial games spend are for paying staff and advertising.

    Second, learning programming is VERY HARD to learn over google or the web. I would really recommend you at least go to your library and get a programming book if not >$50 for a new one.

    I agree this thread could have been a bit more detailed and more rounded. It did gave a pretty good rough view of what is necessary to make something like this.
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    nek nek


    if it's not the place sorry...but i just need this question to be explained...

    i got that (not new) though...making a game...and i speak with some friends and they agree.none of them knows any type of programing language but that's not the point,i love to program and a game like i want it's for now a good objective.

    but today before i started putting my hands on job i was making the ideas of the pages i wanted in paper so latter it will be easier to make the whole thing.

    But lets go to my question:

    It's a game like travian,ogame bla bla bla...u know...and this pop up to my mind: can i make it in frontpage or dreamweaver? i want to use Sql cause i had classes about it and i feel confortable making my code there.And how to link it to the sql for validation for the login and to the stuff lv's and crap.

    i'm not good expressing myself and this is not quite what i wanted to ask but it's very similar.

    thanks

    edit: i've seen some posts and there are some that post a list of what to use, but that's no what i wanted for an answer.i want some more specific.
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    can i make it in frontpage or dreamweaver?
    Don't use frontpage. It's been discontinued. Can you use dreamweaver to edit your code? Eh, yeah, sure. You want to use SQL? Probably, you will. Since you're most likely going to be using a database.

    If you have a set of questions to ask, you should start your own thread. And work on making your posts coherent. Good grammar, capitalization, and coherency means we can understand what you are saying.
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    Originally Posted by Oler1s
    Don't use frontpage. It's been discontinued. Can you use dreamweaver to edit your code? Eh, yeah, sure. You want to use SQL? Probably, you will. Since you're most likely going to be using a database.

    If you have a set of questions to ask, you should start your own thread. And work on making your posts coherent. Good grammar, capitalization, and coherency means we can understand what you are saying.
    sorry about that but tanks that's what i wanted!
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    Dreamweaver is by far the best for this. Its easy to use and produces nice code - unlike the horrible mess that Frontpage generates.
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    Try something smaller first if you are inexperienced. Tower defence games are easier and are becoming hugely popular.
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    If you know Visual Basic on ASP and you know some SQL commands it should be not that hard to make a MMORPG, I made a litte MMORPG that I tested local with my brother, but that's all, but if you want a HUGE MMORPG PROJECT I wouldn't work alone..

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