Need Preference: Best Programming Language

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    Question Need Preference: Best Programming Language

    Hi,

    In the future I plan on making a multiplayer online game. It is extremely simple and I already have rendered a 3d still version on a program I have. I have listed the important features if you could please tell me what language would be best.

    -It's a 3 dimensional game
    -Has multiplayer compatibility over the internet with INTERNET EXPLORER
    -Records variables to a database to be displayed on a website

    I think Java would be the best but I understand there's many many languages.

    Thanks,
    Hatchet

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    Indeed there are many programming languages, None of which are "best". I doubt you'll be wanting to do anything 3d in java being that it has overhead of the virtual machine, but you can, and given the performance of most computers can do it quite well. I'd recommend C or C++ Being that you'd probably find more help on these boards while learning, but That is also what many 3d programs are taught and created in.

    For net stuff java would be easier given the built in stuff for net code and the like.

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    I'd say C++ Maybe DirectX too =)

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    To make some happy you could use certain techniques to reduce program size (bitmaps format is one technique) for those still on old school dial up. I would use C++ because it is the programming language that other programming languages are programmed in. Wow what a tung twister!!! And it is the most efficient. Maybe you should try one of the many game engines also.
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    Well since this is a C/C++ programming board I find it utterly absurd that you come here and ask us which is the best programming language and actually expect an unbiased answer.

    Let's go to a Ford forum and ask them if a Toyota is the best car.

    Absurd.


    This post belongs on the GD board.

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    > -Has multiplayer compatibility over the internet with INTERNET EXPLORER
    Why would I need IE just to play a game?
    Why would I need to use IE instead of my "favourite browser" just to play a game?

    > I think Java would be the best
    So do I - now go to it!
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    Well I understand why I choose c++.........right salem. By the way I would get a toyota ( use java)
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    Quote Originally Posted by code2d View Post
    I would use C++ because it is the programming language that other programming languages are programmed in. Wow what a tung twister!!! And it is the most efficient.
    It is not the most efficient, it can be *more* efficient than java if that is what you mean to say, but even still any C++ program can be out-effeciented (is that even a word?) by a C program, which might even be able to be out-effeciented by an assembly program. Also C++ was programmed in C, so would that then mean C is better than C++? but then C was programmed in assembly, ad infitum (well until digital logic at least).
    As someone already suggested, I'd say go with C/C++ for the graphics implementations because of graphics libraries such as OpenGL/DirectX and maybe delegate for use with the networking end.

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