Thanks, I will use that in the future. I actually went back and assigned the form values to variables to make it easier, and stripped it of all non valid characters, I just wanted to get it working before adding protection to sql injection. Thank you again!
2D is much much easier. Start out with the GUI and login system. then move on to the database and get everything set up correctly. There is no point in programming a game if you cant correctly implement you data for the game, simply because you have yet to create the database/storage of data... BTW - for the sake of the meme - "One does not simply.... program a game without a database"
oh right, the best ide for linux would have to be netbeans ide for java and c++... or eclipse (some prefer that)
Linux is just about the best OS out there. It will run many MS programs through WINE, and if it wont run, there are several substitute softwares. The best Linux distros ive used sofar are... ubunt(before version 10.10) , Linux MINT, Crunchbang. Every since i switched to linux back in 205ish... i've found it very difficult to chang back to windows. and well... Mac OS is for losers.