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#1 Cherno   Members   -  Reputation: 103

Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:40 AM

A new daily series that I'm starting on YouTube, on how to make a game from scratch in Java, a game similar to Realm of the Mad God.
I'll just leave Episode 1 here:

Your feedback is greatly appreciated. What I want to start doing, is getting your input on where this game goes. Thanks a bunch, Cherno out.


#2 jbadams   Senior Staff   -  Reputation: 19024

Posted 05 October 2012 - 04:47 AM

Moving you to Your Announcements.

#3 EngineProgrammer   Members   -  Reputation: 295

Posted 05 October 2012 - 05:54 AM

I've never programmed in java but I don't think that will be the point with my opinion.

It's not smart to pick a 'random' resolution. In C++ the function 'ChangeDisplayMode" returns false at random resolutions that doesn't exist.
When the gamer goes to options he might want to change the resolution. So give him known ones(640*480, 1024*768, 1280*720, etc)
link: http://en.wikipedia....play_resolution (scroll down a bit)

I mostly use 640*480 to start my projects with. When I create a game I'm trying to get around 1360*768. And then adjust my resolution to a "fullscreen" window for the gamer.
And 3-5 minutes each video? You have written 5 lines of code now so maybe go a little bit faster, or make the video much longer? Posted Image


#4 MrDaaark   Members   -  Reputation: 3555

Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:19 AM

Just in passing, 640x480 is no longer supported on a lot of newer displays, and OSes!

#5 Vodahmin   Members   -  Reputation: 233

Posted 05 October 2012 - 01:55 PM

I think the quality of the video is high - both in technical terms and the way you explain things. For some reason though, it felt to me like you focused on explaining the Java syntax and conventions than actually presenting some general concepts about the game development.

Also, it took you 11 minutes to present a three lines of actual code. I think it'd be wise to speed up a lot - perhaps making each video not 3 but 30 minutes long.

Other than that, I enjoyed the video. Good luck!

#6 superman3275   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 2061

Posted 08 October 2012 - 09:09 PM

This exploded on reddit, I wonder why he hasn't updated gamedev.net to part 2 yet?

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