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This is a discussion on For Those Of You That Want A Career In Programming: within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally posted by Carlos Cheating, as I'm already working Games? It'd be fun, but it's hard to create something new. ...

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    Originally posted by Carlos
    Cheating, as I'm already working



    Games? It'd be fun, but it's hard to create something new. Those who have great ideas do not have enough financial resources, big company's usually kill one's personality -password: teamwork.


    At last-sense.

    Teamwork is the key. Work on these skills as much as your prog skills. It takes big teams YEARS to fully develop and implement a 'top' game.

    I hope now nobody believes you go to work on your own and say 'hey boss I made a new doom'.




    And are you sure you want to make games? No, I mean really? Just 'cos you like playing them!
    Such is life.

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    I hope now nobody believes you go to work on your own and say 'hey boss I made a new doom'.
    I think carmack wrote the software renderers for doom pretty much alone, didn't he?

    And are you sure you want to make games? No, I mean really? Just 'cos you like playing them!
    As gametuts says, there are people that play games, and there are people that make games

    EDIT:

    and the other thing is is that some higher math is very different then the math you might be used to. Like right now i'm taking a course in Theory of Computation ( it has to do with determining was is mathematically possible and whats not, as well as complexity and automata theory ) and it doesn't resemble anything you would be learning in highschool.

    So my point is, don't decide against going into CS just because you don't really enjoy math.
    I like hearing what people who are actually in college have to say about their experience. I'm afraid of having a lot of programming going into it and thinking I'll have not too hard of a time with anything and end up feeling like a, how do I put this, dumb ass

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    Originally posted by Fountain
    And are you sure you want to make games? No, I mean really? Just 'cos you like playing them!
    I completely agree on this one, This aggitates me actually,
    Everybody says he likes to make a game just because they
    like playing one, They don't realize it's just sitting behind a
    screen typing all day, Not exactly 7331 is it?

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    Hence the dropout rate being so high at DigiPen.

    "What, you mean we're not going to be playing games and sitting on our asses all day?"

    It amazes me that people can actually enter with a view like that.

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    That actually makes me feel better that you said that Poly. My problem now isn't knowing what it takes, because I have a very good idea of what it takes (I'm trying to do the 3 plane intersection thing for worldcraft's .map files, and then possibly write some kind of a partitioner, but numbers scare me ) my problem now is wondering how I'm going to fund for all of the keyboards I'm going to break when doing complicated stuff. Did I tell you guys I'm going to silicon valley in san jose california? I got nominated to go to this camp thing over the sumer, I'm very excited (I was going to do digipen's summer course, but no offense project fun looks like it totally blows)

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    >>project fun looks like it totally blows
    speaking from first hand experience it does!!!
    guns dont kill people, abortion clinics kill people.

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    Yeah, project FUN is a horrible excuse for a program. If that's what they expose you to over the summer, don't do it. It's that bad.

    Comair uses 1st year students as beta testers for it. It's extremely buggy, unbelievably poorly designed, and should have never been released to the public. I was thinking about quitting 1st semester because of it. You go looking for a great education and they throw you a joke of an application like project FUN at you. It's bull####.

    This semester, I'm refusing to do any assignments that require project FUN. If they wanna give me a 0 on them I don't really care. There are a many people here that feel very strongly against project FUN, but Comair is a stubborn bastard, so I don't think it'll change.

    It's only used 1st year, so if you can go through it grinding your teeth it gets better 2nd year. But I'll say this -- No matter how bad you think project FUN is, it's ten times worse. I could make a better project FUN with my arms tied behind my back and a 6-inch dildo with balls shoved up my ass.

    Don't go to the summer project FUN workshop unless you want to get a distorted view of what DigiPen is actually like.

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    it's funny, after 3 years of software development (2 of which are 3d graphics work) I am seriously considering getting out of the field. Not because I don't like programming anymore. But because I want to enjoy it more. When it's work, it takes a little of the joy out of it. I want to come home and write code as a hobby. It's simply not that way now. Sure I take a little bit of time out but not much.

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    Originally posted by FillYourBrain
    it's funny, after 3 years of software development (2 of which are 3d graphics work) I am seriously considering getting out of the field. Not because I don't like programming anymore. But because I want to enjoy it more. When it's work, it takes a little of the joy out of it. I want to come home and write code as a hobby. It's simply not that way now. Sure I take a little bit of time out but not much.

    who am I kidding
    Yeah, I find that happens with me on a lot of things (i hope not with programming, cuz that would suck). As soon as something becomes work, you don't want to do it as much. Kinda funny how that works. The same project done in spare time is more fun than one that you have to do.

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    Definitely Software, Actually I don't like playing games using personal computer, computer is for the betterment of human, to work for human. So many teenagers in Bangladesh use personal computer to play games only.
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    it's funny, after 3 years of software development (2 of which are 3d graphics work) I am seriously considering getting out of the field. Not because I don't like programming anymore. But because I want to enjoy it more. When it's work, it takes a little of the joy out of it. I want to come home and write code as a hobby. It's simply not that way now. Sure I take a little bit of time out but not much.

    who am I kidding
    That makes sense, actually. I felt kinda depressed after reading that I hope you find a way to make things work for you

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    I personally feel I will go into the game programming field. I know all of the heavy math inclusions, but dont really care as I love math. I am only worried I might someday hate programming(praying that day will never come, but some things happen).

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