really cool text RPG

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    really cool text RPG

    I'm thinking of doing a text rpg for my next project, after i finish battleship (tonight!). Are there any tutorials on doing this or how would I start one?

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    A few tips:

    1. Use switches often
    2. Use a lot of header files (opponents.h, weapons.h, stuff like that)
    3. Use structs, not classes.
    4. Not really a tip, but anyway: An RPG will take a long time to make (more than a tic-tac-toe or battleship game)!

    As for tutorials, there really aren't any. Just use knowledge you have. *Trust me, I've looked around*, but there is a good thing on one over at www.gametutorials.com (not really great, but a good idea to start out)

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    I found somewhat of a tutorial in QBasic but it isnt that good. If you would like me to post it I will, I find QBasic kind of hard to read though. Text RPG's are very easy to code, but the hard part is how to make it unique and fun. Whats the point of spending many hours and hours coding something if there is no enjoyment, well I guess you code it for the fun of coding.

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    What I'm curious about is how you can find the time to update your tic-tac-toe game, create a battleship game, and then start on a RPG all in one week?..........

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    How could Blizzard Entertainment work on 2 of the crappiest games ever to be made (IMCO), and forget about the biggest game ever (also IMCO, I'm also referring to StarCraft being left in the dust, while they are making WoW and WarIII)

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    How do you know Warcraft III and WoW are 'crappy'? I'm in the Warcraft III beta test, and I find it just as fun as StarCraft. Do you have any idea why StarCraft was as big as it was?

    Also; StarCraft is almost 4 years old.. I don't see much they could do with it.

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    well tic tac toe only took like 2 days. battleship is like 4 days. start rpg on the 7th day....or something like that.

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    Originally posted by Dual-Catfish
    How do you know Warcraft III and WoW are 'crappy'? I'm in the Warcraft III beta test, and I find it just as fun as StarCraft. Do you have any idea why StarCraft was as big as it was?

    Also; StarCraft is almost 4 years old.. I don't see much they could do with it.
    IMCO means in my crappy opinion.....I wasn't saying they suck so no one will buy it because I'll burn all of the cd's and stuff, just stating an opinion. Yes, 4 years......longest famous RTS game to date....and tounements are still going on with the game.....what can't they do. Make it 3D, make a FPS or something......do something instead of letting one of the best RTS games rot with War I and II

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    Make it 3D, make a FPS or something
    Then it wouldn't be StarCraft would it? I'm fairly confident Blizzard will revisit the StarCraft universe in the near future.. after all, they're working on an unannounced project.

    StarCraft was such a big hit because the Korean government endorsed it to try and boost Koreas presence on the internet... and it worked. Games are shown on TV like sporting events over there.

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    The unannounced project was already announced a while ago (WoW)

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    No, theres another unannounced.

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