How to design a game?

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    How to design a game?

    I have been learning c++ using the tutorials on this site but havent even seen a single tutorial name that even demonstrated how to use graphics or even make a good text rpg.

    So I was wondering where I could actualy learn how to make a game (like change the colour of text for text rpgs or how to import and use graphics)
    Please post some link to rescources(websites or downloads only sincwe I dont have the money to buy books and other things)

    Thanks to anyone who replys!

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    Please post some link to rescources(websites or downloads only sincwe I dont have the money to buy books and other things)
    You will need books. Tutorials just won't cut it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    You will need books. Tutorials just won't cut it.
    Ditto WRT graphics.

    WRT text, don't worry about the color for now. How a text based game could be made will become apparent as you learn some programming skills. Games are not the simplest of exercises (ie, you need to do those first, and you will know in yer heart when yer ready ).
    Last edited by MK27; 01-28-2010 at 05:29 PM.
    C programming resources:
    GNU C Function and Macro Index -- glibc reference manual
    The C Book -- nice online learner guide
    Current ISO draft standard
    CCAN -- new CPAN like open source library repository
    3 (different) GNU debugger tutorials: #1 -- #2 -- #3
    cpwiki -- our wiki on sourceforge

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    Will the lessons on this site cut the cheese?

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    i dont think that the tutorials on this site will help. anyway, i think
    Win32 programming does the trick. it has anything to make a 2D
    game. and when its used with OpenGL, it will become a 3D Machine!

    here is a link for Win32 Programming:

    http://www.winprog.com/tutorial

    have fun!

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    Dont use Win32, its horrible horrible horrible. Learn OpenGL or DirectX depending on personal preference and/or operating system.

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    I might have an ebook or two i can send you if you send me an email <<<snipped>>>
    Also if your not able to make a text rpg yet its not a good idea to try and learn graphics programming until you have a hold on everything.... believe me i tried being stubborn and it didnt get me any where... now after about sc months of programming im going to start the graphics... also a way that you can change color on windows is by putting this...

    Code:
    system("col 3");
    of course you can change the number to what color you want
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    Thanks for your answer!
    I will send you an email, and by the way I do know how to make a text-RPG but I was wondering if there were some text-RPG specific tutorials to making some in a diferent way.

    I have changed the project I am curently working on anyways, it is now a RPGoT instead of a T-RPG.

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    sorry i didnt know that you'll didn't allow email adresses on this forum

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    I sent you the email you had asked for, did you get it?
    sent a second one.
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