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#1 vipejc   Banned   -  Reputation: 100

Posted 04 November 2004 - 08:40 PM

Which of these game creation software programs, if any is the current best. DarkBASIC Pro, Blitz Basic 3-D or something else?

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#2 benryves   Members   -  Reputation: 1998

Posted 04 November 2004 - 08:42 PM

Dev-C++, Microsoft Visual Studio's C++, or similar. You really should learn a programming language!
Otherwise try something "simpler" - Quick BASIC is old but easy, Visual Basic is pretty neat too.

#3 Andrew Russell   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1382

Posted 04 November 2004 - 09:10 PM

OK, look, we've already talked to you about this. Just go with whatever suits your needs.

Blitz-Basic or DarkBASIC, etc. If you want to create a fairly low quality but still working game. Go with whatever suits your budget and needs based on their feature set. You'll probably get about the same results out of whatever you use (a fairly low quality game).

Otherwise learn C++ if you're willing to dedicate years of time to it and program it properly yourself.

#4 Andrew Russell   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1382

Posted 04 November 2004 - 09:20 PM

And remember, Olussyi is creating a simple hockey game in PyGame. Perhaps you should look in to that. At least you'd be learning a real programming language while you use it (particularly good if it is your intention to be a real programmer some day).

#5 Diodor   Members   -  Reputation: 517

Posted 04 November 2004 - 10:12 PM

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Blitz-Basic or DarkBASIC, etc. If you want to create a fairly low quality but still working game.


IIRC Blitz Basic was used for many professional quality commercial computer games (Best Friends, Platypus) I suppose if you want to make a FPSMMORPG blitz may not be up to the task, but then again nothing really is.

#6 CGameProgrammer   Members   -  Reputation: 640

Posted 04 November 2004 - 11:15 PM

vipejc, those are not game creation programs, they are implementations of the BASIC programming language, with extended features designed to make writing 3D games easy. But you still have to program the game yourself.
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#7 Bincho   Members   -  Reputation: 194

Posted 04 November 2004 - 11:23 PM

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Which of these game creation software programs, if any is the current best. DarkBASIC Pro, Blitz Basic 3-D or something else?


RPGMaker 2k3! You can use variables. And stuff. To make RPGs.

#8 Andrew Russell   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1382

Posted 04 November 2004 - 11:38 PM

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Blitz-Basic or DarkBASIC, etc. If you want to create a fairly low quality but still working game.


IIRC Blitz Basic was used for many professional quality commercial computer games (Best Friends, Platypus) I suppose if you want to make a FPSMMORPG blitz may not be up to the task, but then again nothing really is.


I'll agree that it's possible to make a simple but commercial quality game with these systems. However, vipejc wants to make Hockey game that rivals EA's. Simply not going to happen with any BASIC program.

With a lot of effort he could probably make a pretty cool game, perhaps commercial quality of mid 90s (even late 90s?), but it'd still be a long way of rivaling EA's today.

#9 Andrew Russell   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1382

Posted 04 November 2004 - 11:40 PM

While I'm here, I'll suggest another possible way of doing it.

You could look at the Torque Game Engine. It seems to be rather nice.

#10 Lode   Members   -  Reputation: 982

Posted 04 November 2004 - 11:50 PM

DevC++, in combination with the SDL and OpenGL libraries, maybe FMOD added to it for sound.

All completely free and allows you to create 3D games.

#11 fractoid   Members   -  Reputation: 703

Posted 04 November 2004 - 11:51 PM

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You could look at the Torque Game Engine. It seems to be rather nice.
Umm... for 'one of us' this might be a feasible option, however much that I've heard suggests that you have to be at least halfway competent in C++ to use Torque.

I'd suggest he take a look at Clickteam's products. I used The Games Factory briefly (many moons ago, before I realized that writing a game yourself is easier in the long run, and gives you maximum control). Try Jamagic - "Jamagic provides powerful 3D capabilities that transport your creative insight and production requirements into new dimensions ... at lightspeed. Never before has this kind of 3D power been available so affordably." Sounds like just the kind of software a creative genius such as vipejc needs...

#12 SticksandStones   Members   -  Reputation: 629

Posted 04 November 2004 - 11:52 PM

There is no such thing as game creation software. If you want to make a game, go learn a programming language. I suggest c++ or java. Now, once you know how to program, write the code for the game and compile it. Also incase you are wondering, the code for a game will NOT look like this:
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:Make the awsome puck
:Give player X players to play
:Make flaming Number in score
:END


#13 paulecoyote   Members   -  Reputation: 1060

Posted 05 November 2004 - 12:00 AM

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There is no such thing as game creation software. If you want to make a game, go learn a programming language. I suggest c++ or java. Now, once you know how to program, write the code for the game and compile it. Also incase you are wondering, the code for a game will NOT look like this:
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:Make the awsome puck
:Give player X players to play
:Make flaming Number in score
:END

*remembers the "shoot em up construction kit" from days of old*

SO there used to be drag 'n drop game creators. Goodness knows if there still are.

As far as languages go, just play with whatever. You can write a game in anything if you put your mind to it. Heck I used to write games in Pascal back in the day. Just get on with it!

#14 MindWipe   Members   -  Reputation: 940

Posted 05 November 2004 - 12:21 AM

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*remembers the "shoot em up construction kit" from days of old*

SO there used to be drag 'n drop game creators. Goodness knows if there still are.

As far as languages go, just play with whatever. You can write a game in anything if you put your mind to it. Heck I used to write games in Pascal back in the day. Just get on with it!


Wow! We had that for our C64 ^_^ Oh, the memories... but I was like 5-6 then and couldn't read English very well so I had no idea how it worked.

/MindWipe

#15 Umbongo   Members   -  Reputation: 214

Posted 05 November 2004 - 12:25 AM

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OK, look, we've already talked to you about this. Just go with whatever suits your needs.


I find it harder and harder, with each post he makes, to believe this isn't someone "having a laugh" at the user's expense.

#16 aidan_walsh   Members   -  Reputation: 739

Posted 05 November 2004 - 12:25 AM

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SO there used to be drag 'n drop game creators. Goodness knows if there still are.


Yep.

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#17 Ravuya   Moderators   -  Reputation: 127

Posted 05 November 2004 - 03:07 AM

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OK, look, we've already talked to you about this. Just go with whatever suits your needs.


I find it harder and harder, with each post he makes, to believe this isn't someone "having a laugh" at the user's expense.


Probate his ass.

#18 CodeMunkie   Members   -  Reputation: 805

Posted 05 November 2004 - 03:16 AM

Considering the fact that he starts a thread with essentially the same title over and over and then never replies to any of the responses, I call troll.

#19 paulecoyote   Members   -  Reputation: 1060

Posted 05 November 2004 - 03:18 AM

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SO there used to be drag 'n drop game creators. Goodness knows if there still are.


Yep.


Haha! I thought there must be. Gotta be a market for people whom want a real quick fix in gamedev!

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Considering the fact that he starts a thread with essentially the same title over and over and then never replies to any of the responses, I call troll.


... may be he's a gold fish. Or like that woman in 50 first dates. Or perhaps he's like a guy in this office, whom goes around asking multiple people the same question until he gets an answer he likes

#20 Andrew Russell   Moderators   -  Reputation: 1382

Posted 05 November 2004 - 03:32 AM

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Considering the fact that he starts a thread with essentially the same title over and over and then never replies to any of the responses, I call troll.


Actually, we've had non-trolls who have made plenty of posts that are just as rediculious. But very well - There is a simple way to see if he is a troll:

Vipejc: If you post again asking about how you're going to create your whacky hocky game, then I'll ban you for trolling. The information you require has already been given to you, and is also available from the resources on GameDev.net (particualarly here). Good luck.

This is floating off topic anyway... *BA-CLOSED-ED*




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