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Han Solo

September 26, 1999, 06:06 AM

Does anyone know where I can get a good tutorial on making a game from the ground up. That would include code and evrything. I have been trying to learn c and c++ and I get the concepts, it's just the actual implementation that has got me stumped.

a pre-emptive thanks,
Han Solo

 
Kurt Miller

September 26, 1999, 06:49 AM



Han Solo wrote:
>>Does anyone know where I can get a good tutorial on making a game
>>from the ground up. That would include code and evrything. I have
>>been trying to learn c and c++ and I get the concepts, it's just
>>the actual implementation that has got me stumped.

Heh, that's why entire web sites, books, and magazines are dedicated
to the topic. It aint "easy". Assuming you're talking about any
kind of "real" game (ie, not pong, hangman, tetris, etc), you'll
probably not find a tutorial that teaches you how to make a complete
game. I'd wager at least half the people who frequent this board/site,
some of who are very damn good at 3d/programming, are still struggling
through their first real game or engine. There are so many time
consuming aspects to making a functional game.

Now, if you're talking about a smaller project, check out the network
column here on flipCode. Its got a near-complete game with source code.
Search around on the net for source codes to various little games. Check
out loonygames.com. They have a column called Code On The Cob which was
written by a guy from 3D Realms. I never did find out if the game they
were working on was actually finished, but I know there was some good stuff
about design and structures for games. Read .plan files, buy some books,
and so on. You'll probably do much better if you learn how to construct
the pieces that make up a game before trying to make "a game". And of
course, read all the stuff you can find on the net (*cough* flipcode).

My 2 cents.

-k u r t


 
Jaap Suter

September 26, 1999, 07:12 AM

Yeah!

Jaap

 
saz

October 02, 1999, 09:48 AM



Hi Han Solo,

I found this website which may help.The url is:
http://www.hotyellow98.com/darkness6e/index.html
It have both basic and intermediate programming tutorials which is quite
good.

Have fun
Saz

 
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