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#1 Shadowraix   Members   -  Reputation: 147

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:26 PM

So, me and a friend are going to start programming a 2D game in Lua using the LOVE2D framework. If you are unfamiliar with LOVE2D you can find it here: https://love2d.org/ Anyways, I figure I will obviously need to know Lua to use LOVE2D so I have been planning on buying the latest book the developers have published that is aimed towards Lua 5.2, but I can't exactly buy the book at the moment. I was wondering if anyone knew some websites or someplace that has a full Lua tutorial or at least covers the majority of it (Lua 5.1 or 5.2 tutorials preferred) Also, my friend who is going to be doing all of the aesthetics on how the game looks will need some resource to learn pixelart or just 2D graphic design in general. If anyone could provide tutorial resources on that would be greatly appreciated.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:07 PM

https://love2d.org/wiki/Category:Tutorials ?

 

http://nova-fusion.com/2011/06/14/a-guide-to-getting-started-with-love2d/

Those two looks pretty promising for the LOVE2D side of your question. (At least for the library not LUA in general)

 

The pixelart side, i'm not sure. I've actually had that same question for a while.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

https://love2d.org/wiki/Category:Tutorials ?

 

http://nova-fusion.com/2011/06/14/a-guide-to-getting-started-with-love2d/

Those two looks pretty promising for the LOVE2D side of your question. (At least for the library not LUA in general)

 

The pixelart side, i'm not sure. I've actually had that same question for a while.

Thanks for trying, but the first link is mostly for the the functions Love2D does not actually Lua itself. The 2nd link already mentions you need knowledge in Lua before continuing. My problem isn't LOVE2D related, but to actually find a tutorial on learning actual Lua so that I can take that knowledge and use it in LOVE2D. I was hoping there would be some kind of tutorial series until I can get the book.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:55 PM

https://love2d.org/wiki/Category:Tutorials ?

 

http://nova-fusion.com/2011/06/14/a-guide-to-getting-started-with-love2d/

Those two looks pretty promising for the LOVE2D side of your question. (At least for the library not LUA in general)

 

The pixelart side, i'm not sure. I've actually had that same question for a while.

Thanks for trying, but the first link is mostly for the the functions Love2D does not actually Lua itself. The 2nd link already mentions you need knowledge in Lua before continuing. My problem isn't LOVE2D related, but to actually find a tutorial on learning actual Lua so that I can take that knowledge and use it in LOVE2D. I was hoping there would be some kind of tutorial series until I can get the book.

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/StandardCoding?feature=watch < A few videos regarding LUA 5.2.

 

As far as a book goes, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/859037985X/lua-pilindex-20 < that was suggested in a forum thread on the LOVE site. 

 

And on the official site http://www.lua.org/pil/ < there are a few tutorials there. 

 

And this site http://luatut.com/ which seems to be LUA 5.1 (?) 



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 03:53 PM

https://love2d.org/wiki/Category:Tutorials ?

 

http://nova-fusion.com/2011/06/14/a-guide-to-getting-started-with-love2d/

Those two looks pretty promising for the LOVE2D side of your question. (At least for the library not LUA in general)

 

The pixelart side, i'm not sure. I've actually had that same question for a while.

Thanks for trying, but the first link is mostly for the the functions Love2D does not actually Lua itself. The 2nd link already mentions you need knowledge in Lua before continuing. My problem isn't LOVE2D related, but to actually find a tutorial on learning actual Lua so that I can take that knowledge and use it in LOVE2D. I was hoping there would be some kind of tutorial series until I can get the book.

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/StandardCoding?feature=watch < A few videos regarding LUA 5.2.

 

As far as a book goes, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/859037985X/lua-pilindex-20 < that was suggested in a forum thread on the LOVE site. 

 

And on the official site http://www.lua.org/pil/ < there are a few tutorials there. 

 

And this site http://luatut.com/ which seems to be LUA 5.1 (?) 

Yeah, that was the book I was originally planning to buy. I'll probably have to wait until I can get the book because most tutorials seem to be on how to use Lua with C++ and using the libraries, not the actual language itself. Thanks for trying to help though. I'll keep these resources in case I need them.



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

I know some resources to learn pixelart:

 

http://www.derekyu.com/?page_id=218

 

http://www.gas13.ru/v3/tutorials/photoshop_pixelart_tutorials.php

 

http://www.gandogames.com/2010/05/148/

 

http://www.natomic.com/hosted/marks/mpat/

 

And you can also check this video:



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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

I know some resources to learn pixelart:

 

http://www.derekyu.com/?page_id=218

 

http://www.gas13.ru/v3/tutorials/photoshop_pixelart_tutorials.php

 

http://www.gandogames.com/2010/05/148/

 

http://www.natomic.com/hosted/marks/mpat/

 

And you can also check this video:

Thanks, i'm sure my friend will find these tutorials very useful.






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