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lilhawk2892

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ok ive gone through all the tutorials i can find so dont sya anything about that but i still cant make a game no matter how hard i try .

so does anybody have any tutorials even as simple as ok press left and the block moves here press this and it moves here type of thing .


ps and another thing do i need a room builder to make games like rpgs(simple 2d ones)and i heard somebody saying about a frame buffe for animations
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Check out Gamemaker at http://www.gamemaker.nl It's a very simplistic game creation program. You could practically make a nice, simple game without any code whatsoever. On the website, you can find about 7 tutorials, covering various aspects of Gamemaker, as well as a 266-page documetation that teaches you everything about Gamemaker, including how to write code for it. You can also download games that other people made with it and see their code. You can also download graphics and sounds from that website.

Some of the games that other people have made with it look like remakes of Sonic the Hedgehog and Mega Man (for the Super Nintendo). It's pretty cool.
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i know about that for a long time now but it wont get me anymore then like 5 bucks at the most
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I see. Check out this website then: http://www.ambrosine.com/resource.html I'm sure you'll find something to your liking there. :tazz:
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ive been there to i want to make a game purely by using c++ no assisting programs
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picky picky picky

what other langauges can you program in?
if you cant... go to barnes and noble, buy a book on visual basic or javascript or something, read it and start from there. c++ is definatly not where to start. you're gonna need some background on other things if you're lookin to make some money anyway.
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ok thanks
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VB is a good way to start for beginners. It's easy to make SIMPLE games in VB. Just a few lines of code.
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lol, when it comes to making games with VB, they will be VERY simple. The best I could do with it was a Yahtzee game. No animation. But you can do all kinds of other stuff with VB. I'm working on a English-French translator. Now that's a challenge, but it is possible to do with VB.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 28 August 2005 - 05:59 PM.

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the only way im using vb is if its free
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i would have to think it is free to learn (google it)
(but still i would make sure if i were you to get a book from the libary, you could buy it, but they cost a lot. So get it from the libary and keep renweing it for like 2 time)

ps: you are almost as picky as me... :tazz:
and thanks for the gmail :) :) :)

Edited by akashlee, 29 August 2005 - 06:26 AM.

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so its free wut i meant was is the compiler free
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Nope, Visual Basic is not free. If you want it you will have to pay about $100.
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c++ isn't free either tho.. infact it's probly more expensive, and maybe even harder to find.
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Visual Basic is easy to learn and its worth the money you pay, though some uni students (such as myself)get it for free when you buy certain text books they come bundled with VB.net

i dont really use it for games but i did make a 2 player tick tac toe (i tried modifying it to one player but all the computer did was pick a free square at random, whcih made the game kinda easy to win) and i really poorly made drug wars game.

you can make some good games in C, but theyd have to be text based (such as drug wars) and it might take you a while but i dont think youd need to know is more than a little basic C, basic math and some imaginative thinking, it wuold porbably end up being alot of if statements (which is how i made my VB version of the game)
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