Languages to start

Posted on 2003-02-28
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Hello, I'm jbosch(vosk) and since I entered to EE I would like to make that question, but finally I never done. I would like to know what languages I have to learn to create a game, and if I can learn for myself (with tutorials and samples) or I have to go a "programming school"?
Also I would have another question that never appears on the tutorials: where to start? (when I start to learn HTML I learned a lot of tags before I know that I have to use the notepad to write my codes)
Another thing: I don't mean that I want a program to create games (such as FrontPage or Composer for web pages), I want to write myself (althought I know that will be very difficult).
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joachimc earned 140 total points
ID: 8041069
I think a book and tutorails work well. Normally a game is written in C++ but that is a big hurdle to cross also. If you are determined enough you can proably make it but starting out with a simple language might be better. Visual basic is a good start then.

There is also a site www.directx4vb.com which is the best DirectX tutorial site of them all.

Otherwise take a look at www.gamedev.net. If you want to program C++ and OpenGL check nehe.gamedev.net

Good luck

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by:Philippe Charles
ID: 8042105
Try Java. You have a lot of demo after download JDK at http://java.sun.com/
And you will be able to develop for cel phone and other portable devices.
Just begin by 2D graphics, and after that try 3D.

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ID: 8043912
Thanks both, but I will try with the C++ because already I had downloaded the Java Kit Development from that site and I cannot find where get samples, modify or simply start (surely that I was doing something wrong).
If I have more problems (sure), I'll post more questions.
Thank's for both answers.

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ID: 8047367
I agree with thenaz.Java is good to use in simple game that make you have concept to programming in games.you can find samples application in www.planetsourcecode.com

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ID: 8051905
Thank's GnoMiC, I'll take a look. But for the moment I have already start with the DirectX7 DirectDraw

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