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Member Since 10 Sep 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 04 2015 03:47 PM

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In Topic: I need advice for beginning game programming

21 December 2014 - 10:24 PM

I'm currently using (and enjoying!) App Game Kit. It lets you program in either BASIC or C++, it's entirely up to you. It's a very powerful tool. This game was made using it as well as lots of others, I highly recommend it. :)


In Topic: How do you email?

11 December 2014 - 11:59 AM

I also use gmail, Outlook is just too weird, although that account is my social/online email and the gmail is the one I use for friends and family.

I had no idea 190 billion emails were sent in a day, that's insane. blink.png

In Topic: Game Maker v1.3 Code Crashes Game

11 December 2014 - 11:56 AM

@YodamanJer - GameMaker drove me nuts too. It seems like there's no easy way to do things right, and the tool fights you when you try to come up with a clean solution.

Yeah, no kidding. I thought it was supposed to be easy, and instead it just made me tear my hair out repeatedly.

If anybody is looking for a good 2D engine, App Game Kit from The Game Creators is pretty good, provided you don't mind programming things from scratch. :) I've been using it for a few days now and it's brilliant. I can program things in there faster and more easily than I ever could with GameMaker!

Another good thing to look into is Stencyl. I tried it for a few days and it was pretty nice!

In Topic: Game Maker v1.3 Code Crashes Game

11 December 2014 - 10:44 AM


This is what infuriated me most about GameMaker. The same code may work for one person but doesn't work for another. I can see you were following Shaun Spalding's platformer tutorials, which generally the code from that should work. I'm not sure why it's not working for you, it might just be the version of GameMaker? I was running 1.4 until I couldn't stand it anymore and stopped using GameMaker altogether. :P

The while loop should work, even though it seems like it shouldn't. Another reason GameMaker drove me nuts, it encourages bad coding habits!

Anyway, I hope you got it sorted out!

In Topic: How do you email?

10 December 2014 - 08:41 AM

I usually email with my computer. tongue.png

I ahve two accounts, one for forums/other social sites and one that's private for friends and suchlike. Helps keep everything separated and nothing gets too terribly cluttered!