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What's the best C#(XNA) book/site


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#1 HElwy   Members   -  Reputation: 228

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 03:59 AM

I just know a bit of Python and Java (but not game programming), I'm preferring to start game programming using C# to be able to use the XNA.. So I had a few questions..

1. What's the best book/site for first-users?
2. (dumb question) Can C# be used to develop iOS/android games?

EDIT: thinking about this

http://www.gamedev.net/page/books/index.html/_/technical/directx-8/xna-40-game-development-by-example-beginners-guide-r1433

but will wait for suggestions if any...

Edited by HElwy, 19 May 2012 - 04:52 AM.


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#2 Michael Tanczos   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 5449

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 08:33 PM

I can definitely recommend that book from the link you posted. If you are a beginner it does a great job of explaining every detail of several different types of games. It doesn't throw you into the fire too quickly that you can't understand what is going on.

#3 Marvel Magnum   Members   -  Reputation: 333

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 10:09 PM

That book is great. From personal experience, highly recommended. However, if you got a basic knowledge of C# before you start on that book it will be even better. Because it is not a C# book per se, it does not try to teach you C# too. However, since you already have some knowledge of Java, picking up C# will not be difficult. All the best with your XNA adventure. Posted Image

#4 laztrezort   Members   -  Reputation: 972

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Posted 20 May 2012 - 11:13 PM

2. (dumb question) Can C# be used to develop iOS/android games?


I don't know much (if anything) about developing for those platforms, but I do know Unity3D supports them, and C# is one of the scripting languages supported by Unity - so yes.

#5 NDraskovic   Members   -  Reputation: 206

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 02:17 AM

I can recommend 2 great web sites for XNA - http://www.riemers.net/ and http://rbwhitaker.wikidot.com/xna-tutorials. They both have very detailed tutorials that can get you started (and even a bit further).

#6 shadowstep00   Members   -  Reputation: 538

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 04:39 AM

Guys i am also thinking on starting learning C#. This will be my first language. I see that this book here: http://www.amazon.com/Head-First-2E-Real-World-Programming/dp/1449380344/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1337596566&sr=8-4 has really nice reviews... Do you recommend it? I also want to learn game programming.

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#7 jischneider   Members   -  Reputation: 252

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Posted 21 May 2012 - 01:16 PM

http://nelxon.com/resources/xdsk2.php

One of the best places to find XNA articles, examples, tutorials and source code.

Project page: < XNA FINAL Engine >


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Posted 21 May 2012 - 11:07 PM

http://www.freewebs....a/tutorials.htm < This Posted Image

Console based, then goes into XNA, but awesome resource, IMO

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