#1
I don't know where to turn so i ended up in the pit. i am wanting to start creating games but i don't know how to start. i know that i would need some tools and to learn how to write c++ but i am not sure where i can learn to do anything relative or where to find the tools i would need to begin.

If anyone has any experience in this field and would care to share it with me that would be great.I have done some looking and it was really overwhelming so i just need something that will start me out and teach me the basics to start creating games.
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i don't have any experience and i want to just learn in my free time, i don't want to do anything totally professional just something like a hobby
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#5
if you don't have any programing experience just learn flash instead imho
otherwise get the standard graphical libraries for c (i forgot the names) and get to programming.

EDIT: why choose c? i'd either learn vb or java.
vb is a really fluffy language with tons of help built in and a great debugger (only prob is that it's not object oriented)
java is very similar to c++ and c only big difference being that it has a much larger built in library as well as protects you more from messing up your computer by accidentally overriting data on your computer.
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lol
VB is where you should start. then java then C++
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if you have no programming experience you need to learn a programming language, there are several books on all of the major ones out there, check your library.
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VB is where you should start. then java then C++

Jesus Christ that's my exact plan I'm on Java atm

But TS, VB is the way forward for an inexperienced but hopeful game programmer.

I managed to make a simple 'car' race game where you bet on who wins, like those horse things in the arcades. I say 'car' cos I just used coloured rectangles, couldn't be bothered with photoshopping pictures
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#13
Start easy. Like, start programming with Java.
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i think animation programs like Maya are a part of the video game making equation. i could be way off though. i used to want to do that too but got afflicted by the musical bug.
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Flash -> Java -> C++
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#16
can someone explain what VB is and how i could learn to use it and or java
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#18
Visual Basic. there should be books on learning in your local library, as I said earlier in this thread.
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just wondering if microsoft visual studios would be a good choice for this kind of think
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#21
lol for me it went during highschool
vb->java ->more java ->adv java and c =]
....->flash->html & flash->ruby and ajax (broad overviews)

i liked c... it felt like a big boy language compared to the actionscript and java and javascript i'd been doing for years...
i'm doing coldfusion in my internship and it's very interesting being that i don't havemuch server scripting experiance

most colleges use c++ and python though...
#22
so is visual studios a good thing to get?
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#23
Ughh... I took Visual basic programming in school last year because i thought it would be cool to learn thats tuff to... GAYEST ****ING CLASS EVER. It was so boring and everything we did in there was so pointless. Me and a friend in there would just play games everyday on the computer haha. The teacher would always yell at us to turn the game off and to do our work, so wed always have to hide it. And then when he caught us to avoid any trouble before he said anything wed be like "Hey Mr. ___, can you make games like this with this programming?" and hed be like "yea" and we got away with it


I learned how to make Java games in web design 2 also (i dont know why we made games in web design but we did). That was also pretty boring, but it wasnt as bad as VB.


Long story short; stick to playing them because making games blow
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