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Wanting Free Proggraming Lessons

Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 6:39 am
by qwas
Anyone know where I can find free proggraming lessons/be able to teach me free?

PM me, or post here

Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 9:49 am
by Legacy
What language?

Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 5:10 pm
by qwas
Erm... Thats my first problem, I will get the information for the game when I recieve specific "History" knowledge on my suspended "Can I be published now?" website.

What are the languages and the differences, I heard there was a language for gaming?? I got a teacher (no, a program) and I dont get anything out of it, Microsoft's search for online teachers results in zilch

Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 6:24 pm
by Old Man Johnson
Well, once you know what language, you could try searching online for (whatever language) tutorials; that works well for me.

Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 7:05 pm
by Legacy
Well, I program in VB, and I'm pretty good with the language, but I'm still learning the graphics functions. I've got a solid foundation, and I can get you started on the basics if you want to learn VB, but I'd recommend C, a language I have only a little taste of. I'm working on a VB game, and there is a VB games community, but there are better languages for game programming.

Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 2:34 am
by Goblinarcher
there is also a basic languige specificly for programming 3d games called darkbasic
http://darkbasic.thegamecreators.com/
its not free but its prolly cheaper than visual basic (but im not sure)

Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 4:02 am
by qwas
3D is what I'm planning on, I'm now kinda stuck 'cause Goblinarcher says "basic", my game will probably be complicating. Anything for more complicating games?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 6:27 am
by Guest
the vast majority of professionaly made 3d games are made on C or C++

Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 2:05 pm
by Legacy
By basic he means BASIC - Beginners All-purpose Symbolic(Or is it syntactic?) Instruction Code.

It's a family of versatile programming languages.

Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 2:14 pm
by Legacy
My project is sort of a turn based strategy game from a platform perspective. If you can't picture what I mean, then you'll justh ave to wait and see if I actually finish it, because I'm known for dropping projects when I get bored with them.

Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 3:36 pm
by qwas
Then C it is! lol! Next stage?

Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 7:40 pm
by Legacy
Then you're on your own, I havn't gotten far in C yet.

Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 9:26 pm
by BoxZone_Author
Depending on what compiler you have you can get on-line tutorials in C

I have used (some search along the lines of) "Learn C for Microsoft Visual C version 5 in 24 hours"

Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 3:55 pm
by qwas
Cool, but I need the programs to write C, in fact, I can always go back a stage and learn something different

Posted: Wed May 25, 2005 7:10 pm
by Legacy
There are several free C compilers...