Starting game programming

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    Starting game programming

    Hello,

    say you wanted to become a games devolper. I'm failry naive at this btw. Then is it a case of learning the C or c++ launguage ? or are there other launguages used to devolp the high spec games?

    I take it thats the launguage that games are written in?

    For example take the company redstorm and the game ghost recon. would that game be written in c or c++ and how long roughly would it take to make the game and reach that capability of programming?

    any input for be greatly appreciated .

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    ASM!

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    But to answer your question... yea, C/C++ are commonly used in the game industry, but they are not the only thing used, you'll find many languages are often used in one game...

    I know that John Carmack is doing DooM3 with a lot of C++, so modders out there will be working with C++ DLLs! w00t!!

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    I think your best bet is to write the most part in C++ and write the performance stuff in ASM.

    Personally, I write almost everything entirely in ASM, but it can be slow going. Hence HLLs like C++.

    C++ has other advantages like portability too, if that's a concern to you.

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    hehe... didn't log in

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    You can use anything for game development. As long as you learn how to use graphics libraries (DirectX or OpenGL)
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    is the good game called Odyssey?
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    Oddysey sucks

    Era Online is the best VB game ever made. And the best free MMORPG, in my opinion. However, right now they are working on a sequal. But the new developer doesn't have his act together, so it is starting to collapse slowly.

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    Originally posted by red_baron
    is the good game called Odyssey?
    What name is that for??
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    I'd recomend learning C++ because its the most commonly used programming language. But you can't use graphics in C++. You will need another programming lanuage (API) to use graphics (with C++). Four common API's (language for graphics) is Windows Programming, OpenGL, DirectX, and DirectDraw. But I don't know an API so I wouldn't know which to recomend.
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    I find that for simple games C is easier to use. Designing and creating classes is not the only way to go. I do not see the point in someone creating a game class that just displays a menu and starts the game, when they could have two functions. I do not see why people create a ball class, when all they need is a structure. Sure could could ball.move();, but your could also ball.x += ball.dx and ball.y += ball.dy. It is not that hard.

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    c++ doesn't just add classes.

    and odyssey is a MMORPG. It's called odyssey online classic now. I haven't played in 6 months

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    There also was a game called Oddworld: Abe's Oddesey that I really liked
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    What else does c++ add besides classes?

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    Read a good c++ book or visit a good website and you will see the differences if u are experienced enough in c
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