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puffballinthedark

Member Since 26 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active May 18 2014 01:34 PM

#5072976 Advice on... Everything.

Posted by puffballinthedark on 26 June 2013 - 10:18 AM

fffh, I know you people have all probably heard enough of these noobs coming on and spewing their idiocy everywhere, but god

Here I am.

And I am so lost.

I'm probably posting on the wrong forum anyway, adding yet another level to the "good lord, what is she even doing here".

But

Here I go anyway.

(Please don't hate me  ;___; )

 

So I have been trying and trying and trying to figure out the simplest concepts of game design, but everywhere I go, I always end up hitting a glorious wall of pain.

I've been reading everything I can find on computer programming, and taking up small projects wherever I can go (attempting to write an AI in lisp, a text adventure in javascript, just  generally screwing around in python, I've tasted a bit of Perl, read multitudes of c++ textbooks, and basically any other programming language out there) but any time I try to do anything of substance I always end up faced with the fact that every device I have sucks at being a computer.

So here I am, at it again in C++, trying to write a simple game with SFML, but yet again, my entire computer sucks at being a computer.

All of the good tutorials out there for it require visual basic, (which I can't run, whoopee!) or some other program which my computer has the inability to deal with.

So I have to figure out to make a simple game (like Pong or something) with exclusively open-source software, but have yet to find any tutorials on the topic.

And so here I am, floating aimlessly in a sea of C++ with no way to complete any project I want to work on.

so

does anyone know where I should start?




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