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Old 01-08-2005, 09:01 PM   #1
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Im new to all this programming but i am really interested in doing it and was wondering if anyone could help out a beginner. i would like to learn how to program games. Any help is appreciated.
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Old 01-08-2005, 11:15 PM   #2
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depends what kind of games

since your a beginner, try something like Frogger, or a memory game or an easy one to start off.

for programs i would try any kind of program that uses the BASIC language, Visual Basic is a good one.
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Old 01-09-2005, 11:28 PM   #3
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I know there is a program out called Darkbasic, www.darkbasic.com have a read about it and if it is what u are after i think u can download a free trial on their site.
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You can get Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 from MSDN; completely free and it works fine. Takes up a lot of RAM and Power, but its a great tool. Undeniably the best for all Languages; Visual Basic when you start off and C# after that... of whatever you get into.

Something like Ping would be extremely easy to do... Frogger too, Snap, Memory is a good suggestion for some Randomization.

It really depends what you'd like to do really. Start off with Visual Basic though.
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:18 AM   #5
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what games would you like to make? strategy, rpg, etc.?
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Old 01-15-2005, 11:48 AM   #6
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i got very good programs free and very easy to use to make rpg games there called rpgmaker2000 rpgmaker 2003 rpgmaker xp.
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Old 01-15-2005, 08:12 PM   #7
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Get yourself flash and learn actionscript very easy to learn and can become pretty powerful when used in the right way.
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Old 01-16-2005, 01:05 AM   #8
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Learn C and then get one of those free software game engines on the net and play around with them.
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Default Re: Id like to learn to program games

I wouldn't call myself a great (or even good) programmer but i think for any beginner start out with vb and make a game like pong, memory, or anything simple. Then rework your code to take out what you dont need and to tweak settings. Then move on to something harder.
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Old 01-16-2005, 09:44 AM   #10
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I wouldnt jump straight into games..learn simple programming 1st? TRUEbasic is rather simple.
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