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But I want to become a programmer!!!

 
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Demonslayer7
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 12:55 am    Post subject: But I want to become a programmer!!! Reply with quote

I am beginning courses in college and I am seriously interested in designing games like Daria/Akarra. Because my dad works in the college, we get some free classes and I might be able to hone my programming skills.

Programming/Scripting is nothing new to me, I have gotten used to the painful repetitive hours spent fixing bugs and such whilst working with beginner languages like HTML, Javascript (which I have pretty much completely forgotten, lol), RM2k (it actually has quite a bit of scripting), and PHP (newest to me).

So, masters of the dark arts, what programming skills do I need? Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heya!

Making an online rpg is very difficult, so I suggest you try to make some smaller games first. Just choose a programming language (Akarra was made in C++, but Daria is made in C++ and Java) and buy a book about programming and a book about game programming.

Here's a rather good article about making online rpgs:

http://www.devmaster.net/articles/building-mmorpg/
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 8:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a good article for those interested in game development:
http://www.gamedev.net/reference/design/features/makegames/
There are also alot of other reources on gamedev.net if you want to check them out.

My language of choice is C++ but one of the biggest skills/virtues a programmer needs is patience Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eponick wrote:
<...> My language of choice is C++ but one of the biggest skills/virtues a programmer needs is patients Smile


Beware the C++ programmers lurking in dark streets looking for unwary victims! Do you vivisect them? Or just test pieces of particularly malicious code? :0
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Eponick
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 11:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 3:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You forgot implementing Kinten for organ removal.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wut i need study? Wink
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