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Ravenshade

Member Since 12 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 12 2012 07:18 AM

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In Topic: C++ or another language

13 August 2011 - 03:54 PM

Two months o.o; Depends on how many hours, but I'm guessing you're quite familiar with most of the functions so stick with C++. That being said if you haven't put that many hours into it consider switching. Personally I want to broaden my horizons a tad so I want to recode what i've done in c, into python. Might be a good choice for you as well.

In Topic: Help for an absolute beginner

13 August 2011 - 10:48 AM

With regards to game development, it really depends on where you want to get involved.

Media: Visual or Audio

or

Programming




If you want to get into media side of things, download an image editor (I'd suggest gimppersonally) and start drawing characters, GUI's... and away you go.

It is really the programming side that has more scope as far as I am aware and there are lots of people who are going to give you advice about what language is best for you. There are two main languages that employers look for nowadays 1) C++ 2)Java granted, C#and a multitude of others are becoming more and more prevalent. This isn't to say what you are learning now will be useful by the time you master the language.

I recommend learning a language. Not because of the syntax or because it's what employers want, you're going to need a language that is suitable for you as a beginner. Remember 9/10 the language you'll be learning with, won't be industry standard by the time you've mastered it. So pick something simple. Ruby has a good reputation, fairly simple, intuitive, I believe it's based on C++ I can't quite remember. EDIT("I have just been informed, that it's not the best thing for game programming, however it may still be useful to get the basics down") Python also has an up and coming user base. Unfortunately, they've just switched from 2.7 to version 3, which until 3 is more widely accepted (even by their own libraries), is going to cause some problems.

What you will need to learn isn't the memory allocation that C++ affords or how to write speedy code, but you will need to understand logic, a little mathematics and ease of understanding. New programmers nowadays often start with either Visual Basicor Java. (Or so it seems)

If you're a math genius, you might want to attempt haskell. *evil grin*

In Topic: Critique Code?

12 August 2011 - 10:49 AM

^-^ I've uploaded.

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