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Hello, I want to make a starcraft game like Utopia and Earth. But, I don''t know how to do HTML. And don''t have alot of time trying to learn it. I also need a Free website hostiong place where I could Make this please reply. E-mail: swirve91@hotmail.com -jc987

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You need HTML to make games?

HTML is a text-markup language. Think of it as Words on steroids; you can format text and add images and stuff to it, and display it in a browser like IE or Thunderbird.

You can''t write an actual game in HTML, though.

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Original post by RuneLancer
You need HTML to make games?

HTML is a text-markup language. Think of it as Words on steroids; you can format text and add images and stuff to it, and display it in a browser like IE or Thunderbird.

You can't write an actual game in HTML, though.


If you had a *D* to HTML, then you can. Not a very good game, but a game nonetheless.

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To make a game like Utopia and Earth you'll need to follow this path:

(More general)

Programming Language -> OS API -> Multimedia API -> Game Engines -> Game Programming Techniques -> Your game

(More specific)

C -> C++ -> Windows API -> DirectX API -> Game Engines (like Torque) -> Game Programming Techniques (like Scripting, 2Din3D, Object Management [binary trees]) -> your game (a Utopia Clone)

So go to your local library and pick out some books that fall under these categories and begin reading/applying.

If you don't have a lot of time you could get DarkBasic Pro.

But if you really want to stick with web technologies you could start learning how to create a HTA (HTML Application) which uses technologies like COM and XML. Or you could use DTHML, which consists of HTML, JavaScript, CSS, the DOM (Document Object Model), and maybe CGI (Common Gateway Interface). With DHTML you could create a "pin the tail on the donkey" type game.




[edited by - DIRECTXMEN on April 5, 2004 10:33:07 AM]

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Hey,
Thanks for all the advice. I know I can''t make a game with just HTML I need it for building the site... All I know I need to learn is PHP, MySQL, and HTML. So I guess I should try to learn all those. So thanks again! I''m looking for a free webhost who allows PHP and MySQL.

-jc987

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