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lt b0ngo

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Right three questions put might be releated-

1) Whats easier to learn java or c++

2) Is java what is used for things like runescape www.runescape.com

3)What language is used to program games e.g. xbox, gamecube, ds that type of thing
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3) a. Video Game Programming Languages

b. Game Programming Information

2)

Runescape runs mainly on Linux OS, with Visual Basic graphics, Javascripting, and some .dos.

from Game Zone

1) Depends, in my opinion, on your mental capacity and need to learn a particular language.

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My friend works at EA Games and helped with Madden 2005. He said that all he used was C++
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K thanks espacilly for the C++ thing. Do you guys know any good sites or books to help me learn it?

P.S. Ditto do you know if Madden was for the PC or was it on the consoles e.g. Xbox as well?
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This should get you started http://cplus.about.c...a1/l/blctut.htm

Also if your interested in making games this is a fun little program I use sometimes to make games. http://gamemaker.nl/
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A good and fast book for c++ is c++ in easy steps.

And for making games i think u should learn opengl its a library for c++ to make 3d games.

Its alot of code though!
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Game Maker (as mentioned above) is actually a very popular prgram for making games.

When starting off (using Game Maker) you can use simple Drag and Drop things from a menu, then when you are more experienced you can use Game Maker's own built-in language, GML (Game Maker Language).
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java is easiyer and slower than C++. But java is a sayfer than C++.
why java is easyer because no pointers, and you can not do everything in java ;-but in C++ you can...in C++ everything is memory and pointers thats too difficult concept to learn but once you learn that concept you love it...and youll find yourself in pointers playground..
java is managed envinroment but C++ is not ;
that means java has garbage collector and that s make java really sloww,

c++ is best and most powerfull language but if you know what you re doing well

by the way Runescape is a java based game.

and easy way to learn how to programming there are two concepts "read read" and "write write write write" code..learn most common algorithms.
and adn ****learn object oriented programming well(oop)***

and learn some jargon too, refresh your math knowledge and write program that can do some calculations, creat your own calculator, and text editor, try to create little games like tik tak tooo game blah blah...
means practice practice practice and and never close your compiler keep coding even if you have laptop when you go to whashroom take your laptop with you.
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P.S. Ditto do you know if Madden was for the PC or was it on the consoles e.g. Xbox as well?


He worked on the PS2 version
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i use C++ to make games, c++ its so much better than BASIC, java python etc...

once u learn its really fun couse its nothing that limits u :tazz:
my strategy game is quite a big challenge
but im happy i got OOP and graphics working ;)

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Thanks guys been away for sometime trying not to let myself get buried under a heap of homework. Looks like ill be learning c++ then. Question though can you make online games like runescape with c++?
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I think online games are made in flash and java but i am not sure about c++
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online games r VERY possible in c++ :tazz: so learn it slow and carefully

i started with windows GDI+ drawing and made my first game using that
then i learned directx9 and feel comfortable.. and is now making games ;)
ive started with c++ like 8-9 months ago
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