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tp9

Member Since 26 Feb 2013
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In Topic: java 2d top down shooter multyplayer

08 July 2014 - 12:44 PM

Check out the libgdx library here: http://libgdx.badlogicgames.com/documentation.html


In Topic: Need advice with RPG making

07 July 2014 - 09:15 PM

 

I am thinking about java really much.. C++ was a bit too confusing for me so I threw it off my list what i'll learn first :-)
Maybe you can tell me any good tutorials books about java?
And I know that I wont start with RPG at first, that would be hm.. Overhelming biggrin.png

Ok, Java. So I'm using a library called libGDX to make 2D Java games. I'm importing the libGDX projects into the Eclipse IDE. Once you learn the basics of programming this is where you might want to start as well.

 

I'd recommend a site like: http://www.learnjavaonline.org to get started. Using a web environment to jump into the code removes some of the complexity of a compiled language like Java. It covers the basics like control statements and basic data types and also some of the more advanced topics like inheritance and generics. It seems pretty light on content though so I would just try and run the programs and try to get a gist of how the language works. 

 

Once you're comfortable with that you will want to work with an IDE to compile your own programs on your computer and get an intro book like "Head First Java, 2nd Edition" from Amazon. Or even the Java Tutorial: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial.

 

After a couple of months you should be fairly comfortable in Java and you're chosen IDE. At that point you can start making games with the libGDX library here: http://libgdx.badlogicgames.com/documentation.html.

 

Good luck and remember to have fun. Starting a new language is always exciting for me. Try not to get too discouraged when you get stuck.


In Topic: Need advice with RPG making

07 July 2014 - 07:38 PM

Well then. You aren't going to like this answer, but I'd recommend starting with Tic-Tac-Toe or Connect Four in any language. Maybe even a basic Hangman. I've used JavaScript, Python, and now I'm working in LIBGDX in Java, to make those basic 2D games.

 

To find your language just try a bunch of them. Maybe spend a day or 2 in each until you find the one you like and just start making your first game. It will be a while before you're making a 2D RPG game from scratch if you are going to make your own custom engine. I've been coding basic games off and on for about a year and a half and I'm still not there yet. Maybe in another 3 to 6 months for me.

 

If you have some idea of what languages you want to try out first I can give you some suggestions on where to start.


In Topic: Need advice with RPG making

07 July 2014 - 06:31 PM

Did you check out RPG Maker? It's a, well, tool to make RPG's. An example of a game that was made with RPG Maker is 'To The Moon.'


In Topic: Can someone help me write a program?

03 July 2014 - 06:23 PM

Something that's portable and cross-platform is good ol' Javascript and HTML. It's more complicated than using the command line and a Python library, but anyone with a web browser could load it without having to install anything. Just another suggestion.


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