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« on: November 14, 2005, 05:44:36 am »

Ya, I'm thinking of downloading cs, and i was just wondering whether you need programming to make a decent game in cs, or if u totally need programming to create a game period. I'm thinking i might try learning a programming language like c or c++ tho anyway.
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2005, 06:23:34 am »

Ya, I'm thinking of downloading cs, and i was just wondering whether you need programming to make a decent game in cs, or if u totally need programming to create a game period. I'm thinking i might try learning a programming language like c or c++ tho anyway.

At this moment you still need to learn programming (C++) to make a game with CS. In the future you should probably look at CrystalBlend project (see main CS site). With CrystalBlend you will be able to make a game in Blender with no programming required.

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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2005, 06:25:18 am »

CS most definitely requires programming experience. It has a steep learning curve for even experienced programmers. CS is a programmer's SDK (software development kit) rather than a high-level, end-user game-creation tool. You can find some such high-level tools for both 2D and 3D games, but they won't offer the sort of flexibility you will get with CS. On the other hand, such high-level tools are aimed especially at those wishing to make games without requiring much or any programming.
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2005, 04:01:24 pm »

thx alot guys, so ur pretty much saying that cs is more flexible than other engines because u need programming? Lately I've been working on a website with photoshop and ive been looking up game designers too, and I found this site called ambrosine.com. thats were i found crystal space.
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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2005, 05:21:02 am »

Oh ya...i have another question ive been wondering for awhile.....I've learned html and css from various resources, but where should I start learning c++? I tried some tutorials saying c++ for beginners, teaching you about strings and basic properties.........but they were too confusing. Its probably because im only in grade six....(hehe, boy i do have high hopes)
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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2005, 05:24:52 am »

one last question: do i need a compiler to go with cs?
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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2005, 06:22:20 am »

one last question: do i need a compiler to go with cs?

Yes. You can use MSVC8 (which is now free for one year) or else www.mingw.org

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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2005, 10:49:34 am »

just push through it, didn't stop me making and finishing my rpg when I was 11 (by the time I finished I was fully proficient in C++).

Once you have learnt C++ to some level everything else becomes easier (as its just reading technique and api's)
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2005, 03:44:52 pm »

ok, but i was wondering is there a book or a certain website or course that i could use to get started?
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2005, 03:47:10 pm »

ok, but i was wondering is there a book or a certain website or course that i could use to get started?

Well google is pretty good smiley

As to books I don't know.

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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2005, 09:28:47 pm »

heres the one I first used: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0672327112/qid=1132086272/sr=8-2/ref=pd_bbs_2/103-5891960-1048639?v=glance&s=books&n=507846
here is one my sister used:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0672326817/qid=1132086413/sr=8-1/ref=pd_ka_1/026-7947170-9567653
here is one a friend of mine used to use:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/076450746X/qid=1132086272/sr=8-6/ref=pd_bbs_6/103-5891960-1048639?v=glance&s=books&n=507846

all of these seem to be popular mainstream books everyone uses.
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« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2005, 09:30:15 pm »

http://community.crystalspace3d.org/forum/index.php/topic,121.0.html
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2005, 01:03:34 am »

thx alot guys Smiley. When I learn a decent amount of c++ ill come bak to crystal space Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2005, 01:46:25 am »

well i am in grade 8 and i am currently reading C++ for Dummies. Its pretty cool but it dosnt cover very much game development
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« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2005, 06:33:32 am »

well i am in grade 8 and i am currently reading C++ for Dummies. Its pretty cool but it dosnt cover very much game development

That's not really needed. When I was at university I didn't get a course in C++, 3D Graphics, or Game programming either. But I still made Crystal Space smiley

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