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oreo1
05-17-2004, 02:44 AM
I have a few questions about C++, like can I make online games or emulators with it? I got a 1000 page book on it for 80 bucks so I hope it is useful. I did read some of the "C++ Fundamentals" but I think all the experts here know better! :D

ecnarongi
05-17-2004, 07:30 PM
C++ is very robust you can do many things with it. You can make the backend for any game in C++. You can also make graphics in C++ (EXTREMELY DIFFICULT with pixel manipluation but doable). I personally would use Java to make an online game. About 7 years ago I attmepted to make a online game with Java and I was pleased with the ease of getting components up and running. that's the long answer.

the short answer is yes.

oreo1
05-17-2004, 10:31 PM
So I can make a game onto my webpage with C++??? :confused:

ecnarongi
05-17-2004, 10:51 PM
You can but I've never seen one because doing it in Java is a thousand times simpler. Not only that but Java Applets (easy to implement) were made for the web. If your game is not all that complex you might even want to do it in Flash not as robust as java or C++ but a heck of a lot smaller file size.

If you want to see something impressive check out these javascript online games. http://www.dynamicdrive.com/dynamicindex12/index.html

Stowelly
05-18-2004, 02:18 AM
you probably would be better off using an interpreted language like java for online games.... c++ is wicked for things using open gl and direct x though...... just there a very steep learning curve

Spookster
05-18-2004, 02:22 AM
If you are new to programming you might want to stick to the basics before attempting something large. You have to learn how to walk before you can run.

shlagish
06-03-2004, 04:24 AM
if I may add to this question:
What would be the difference of difficulty between javascript and C++?

on 10, how much would you give both of them?
ex: js=2 C++=8

ecnarongi
06-04-2004, 03:31 PM
I have programmed in many different languages Basic=3, Pascal=5, Java=5, C++=5, javascript=2, ASP=3, C#=NA, ASP.net=NA (I am too new at it to rate yet). if 10 is the hardest, the learning curve on these would look like such. Taking for granted that I learned Basic first then to a procedural language like Pascal next then object oriented C++ (the steepest move) then to Java (the most refreshing move since Java is built on top of C++, Java just feels like an easier, no-pointer, good memory management C++).

Once you start programming, coding is never the hard part, finding the solution becomes your challenge.

shlagish
06-05-2004, 04:48 AM
is ASP similar to PHP?

BQM
06-05-2004, 10:42 PM
I am making an online game called Buddha Quest. It will be an MMORPG and well I need a little help. What is the easiest program I can use to do this? If you want, you can see what is comming along by seeing the pics and play my demo.
Visit Buddha Quest (http://buddhaquest.proboards32.com)

I used gamemaker to make the demo and now I want to start making the actual game.

THANKS!

ecnarongi
06-07-2004, 10:00 PM
is ASP similar to PHP?

Yes, both ASP and PHP are considered server side languages. ASP is used mostly on windows servers and PHP on unix. PHP also has native unix support which makes it very powerfull.

BQM how much time do you have? and how experienced are you with any programming language(s)?



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