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    Question How Do u make games

    hello ppl

    i Am Been Trying to make games i have failed and i know that u have to have a program to make one is there any free ones

    Can anyone help
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    Err, C++ and DirectX are standard. OpenGL is crossplatform though...

    I always wanted to "make games" until I realized how much work is actually involved. Not only do you either need to a) Write a graphics engine (typically in C++) or b) License an already-made engine for $$$, but then you also need to shell out money for 3d-modeling software, audio-creation, etc etc.

    And I know I'm forgetting a lot of stuff in that. 2d games are much easier I would assume, but still generally require a knowledge of C++, or some other language with knowledge of a graphics library.

    If you are serious about it, learn C++, and learn it well.

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    C++? how could i lern that i kdon't know where to go to see wat kind of thing it is... and is there any Free gamemakes programs???

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    There used to be a program called Amos on the Amiga for making games, never had it myself. There are a few packages about for making simple games.

    Stuff like Quake and all that is a whole different ball game though...
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    i Have the gacpic thing done i just need a game maker program!!! i am just want to make games and put them on my site i don't want to make a 3d game becos i have just started i want to learn how to make games but frist i have to get a program and learn codes !! I have learn how to design sites still have a thew bugs with frames and someother stuff. And now i want to make games so i can put on my site!! can anyone help me with maybe a free Game maker

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    Umm, try RPGMaker?

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    that to make play station games !!! and i have dpwnloaded drietx or something like that and i have no idea how to use it.
    Can anyone help

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    Befor starting with directx, learn c/c++ first. Then move on to Win32 api (to write windows programs). then start with Directx and after that, go with platform specifc games (like Playstation)

    If you want to pogram in c/c++ you'll need a C compiler.
    there are some free ones available on the net:
    Borland
    djgpp
    Bloodshed

    Or you can use MSVC++ but then you have to pay

    Also pik up a book like "Teach Yourself C++ In 21 Days" I never used it, but I heard people talk about it, so don't shoot me if the book is bad . And also, don't takke the tilte to serious. you can't learn C++ in 21 days . You even won't learn all this stuff in a few months. It will take years. I don't want to discourage you here, I'm only saying the facts. But if you start learning C/C++ , then here are a few good forums when you have questions:
    www.flashdaddee.com
    www.cprogramming.com
    with cprog, please, please read the FAQ and FAQ-board first. because when you ask a question that is allready in the FAQ, you'll get flamed. They are very nice people but when you have to answer the same questions every week, you would be a bit irritated.(And if you do get flamed, don't let it bother you)

    You can do this, no doubt. The only thing you need is time and patience

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    Originally posted by Tom
    C++? how could i lern that i kdon't know where to go to see wat kind of thing it is... and is there any Free gamemakes programs???
    if you don't even know what c++ is then I'd just give up on the idea of trying to make a game.... it'd be like trying to cook your dinner without knowing or understanding what the ingredience are or how to put them together.

    my brother went to 5 years at Drexel University to learn the stuff you're talking about wanting to do.

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    i don't want to make 3d games right now or 2d i just want to make a simple game .

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    when you said on your site, did you mean that the user plays the game off of your site or donloads it as an .EXE?
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    Wanna learn C++ and lots more go to CodeWarrior University

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    yes mostly for my site and some downloadng

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    for embeded games you view through the web browser your best bet would be flash(actionscript) and for downloading games then you you can get a games maker or learn C++, for dos then WIN32 then usong an engine (or thats what i have gathered from the order in which i see tutorials on the net)
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    Moving to "Computer Programming" forum .
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