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hi guys, my name is leo, im 16 and i study senior year in Venezuela. for my last year of school, i need to make a project, seeing as how i am in computing specialty... i decided to make a quick sample of a 2d shooter, and i don't know very well how this functions.. i can do lots of stuff, and get as far as programming integrated databases in visual basic, or graphic positioning and simple programs on c++, but this game stuff really caught me by surprise, and i would be really glad, if maybe someone could give me a short source code, and explain how to run it.... doesn't matter if its for C sharp, or C+ as long as its visual studio compatible, no need to explain the algorithm either, ill understand once i read it... just please if someone could at least point em in the right direction, and give me a little help =) that would be appreciated... Deadline is Thursday, so i am pretty much desperate, nothing fancy just a simple example of movement, and AI. Thanks guys =D

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thank you, =)


if anyone else wants to pitch in and help make it easier on me, that would be great guys =)

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If you've never programmed a game before a "simple 2d shooter" would take you about 6 months to develop (assuming you are already really good at the fundamentals of programming). I'd say you aimed way too high for this project. I'd suggest going to your professor and suggesting a new project that's do-able in your now 3-day timeframe

-me

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im pretty comfortable with programming fundamentals, but i really cant change the project now, really it doesn't need to be a simple 2d shooter, i mean just a demo, showcasing a simple graphic moving through keyboard user input, would be great, if any of you know where i can find a source code, that would be simple enough to setup from here, that would be great!

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Arnt you supposed to do you own programming? And judging by your response as to not caring which language, and asking for the "source code for this". Bare minimum this is starting to go against the forum rules on homework now.

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For those that missed the finer points:

This is about asking for a workable 2D style game with basic concepts that will serve as homework project due on Thursday. Working, compilable code, complete and ready for presentation.

Or: gamedev, please do my term course-work.

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haha, ok you guys are just getting the wrong vibe, ill be more specific, i am right now trying to use XNA(c sharp) but i just really am having a tough time with tutorials from this site, link, wich seem to be the simplest.


i am not asking somebody to make me a game, no way, im just asking for help in basics, like collision detection, and keyboard input, i don't even need a background, just the basics to help get me started... i have been trying to use this tutorial link but i really dont understand how the variables work, or how its even supposed to run, this is my first time using XNA and coding in C sharp!

sorry if this might seem wrong, and i know it might come off kind of weird, but dont over think it, i mean, im just asking for help in the lowest of the basics, please im not trying to start any flame wars or get myself banned =/

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also sorry to double post, but

@ Antheus

im not asking for a game man, just a character in a blank screen that moves according to input would do, sorry, i know my question sounded kind of weird.

@ everyone else, thanks, up until now, this has been helpful =)

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You are in luck then I guess, as XNA Game Studio Express comes with a starter kit that is in fact a 2D shooter. It is called Spacewar and has all the stuff you need to make your own shooter.

Case Closed [smile]

Regards,
ViLiO

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You are in luck then I guess, as XNA Game Studio Express comes with a starter kit that is in fact a 2D shooter. It is called Spacewar and has all the stuff you need to make your own shooter.

Case Closed [smile]

Regards,
ViLiO


While true, the Spacewar code is pretty obfuscated and not ideal to learn to program a game from, IMO.

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wow, that was helpful, thanks rly =) im gonna go mess around with it right now =D

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thanks, i already watched and completed the first two tutorials, you rly put me on the right track there vilio


and driv3mefar, im not really trying to program a full game, as much as showcase the variables, and the stuff it takes and some programing in a class exposition =) if you would like to contribute any further please tell me your opinion =)

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LOL, so you have an exceptionally large project due in under a week which your current degree of study requires be done, and you haven't started. So you're looking for help in the form of a totally completed project's source.

Uh huh, right.

I don't mean to be rude, but people like you make me sick.

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Arnt you supposed to do you own programming? And judging by your response as to not caring which language, and asking for the "source code for this". Bare minimum this is starting to go against the forum rules on homework now.

QFT.

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im not asking for a game man, just a character in a blank screen that moves according to input would do, sorry, i know my question sounded kind of weird.

Mushu, you obviously haven't read the entire thread (as indicated by the fact that the above two quotes seem contradictory), and you're post is nothing but an insult directed at the OP. There's no need to add more hostility to gamedev.net...

I have read the entire thread. I don't see how that contradicts my post. He's asking for complete source for something that would essentially qualify as his entire project. It doesn't matter if it's a game, or a game demo (as he's obviously set his sights lower), it's still both breaking the forum rules, and a disgrace to the field.

There's plenty of people in my degree program who honestly don't know how to program, simply because they can go on the internet and piece together code from various sources and get a passing grade. Or, hell, just steal code from someone else in the class. My roommates have even asked me for a copy of MY assignment so that they could "learn" from it.

Sorry, that's bullshit. There's no reason I shouldn't be hostile - it's something I have a serious gripe with. If you're not going to code, then DON'T BE A PROGRAMMER. It's as simple as that.

If anything, I'm doing him and his future co-workers a favor.

As a final note, I find it interesting that a Google search for "please program a game for me" has a link to GD.net on the first page. Huh.

[Edited by - Mushu on June 11, 2007 11:14:58 PM]

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im not asking for a game man, just a character in a blank screen that moves according to input would do, sorry, i know my question sounded kind of weird.
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So you're looking for help in the form of a totally completed project's source.

I don't mean to be rude, but people like you make me sick.

Mushu, you obviously haven't read the entire thread (as indicated by the fact that the above two quotes seem contradictory), and you're post is nothing but an insult directed at the OP. There's no need to add more hostility to gamedev.net...

[edit]Sorry to make waves, I'm just trying to be helpful by suggesting that your comment isn't making this forum a friendlier place.

Your comment seemed contradictory because you said he was looking for a completed project's source. (However, if you actually meant "complete source for an example project" then I can see how it isn't contradictory.)

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As a final note, I find it interesting that a Google search for "please program a game for me" has a link to GD.net on the first page. Huh.

Yes, it links to a thread titled "define being a game designer please".
It's also interesting that a google search for ""please program a game for me"" returns no results at all...
Just as "interesting" is that Mushu will program assignments for newbies also links to gamedev.net!! OMG TEH SEACH TERM MUST BE TRUE!! ;P

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Sorry, that's bullshit. There's no reason I shouldn't be hostile - it's something I have a serious gripe with. If you're not going to code, then DON'T BE A PROGRAMMER. It's as simple as that.

Yes, there is a reason; it's called being tolerant. That's how you form a friendly community. The rules also tell you not to insult people, there's another reason to practice some tact and keep your hostility to yourself.

If you want to tell him that it's wrong to ask for source code to use as homework, then do so. Thats fine! Just plz don't be aggressive about it.

[Edited by - Hodgman on June 17, 2007 11:24:44 PM]

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jesus, sorry for causing such an uproar, i just needed help man =/ if you read above you would have seen that i am not looking for a project to present as my own, i was looking for examples, and stuff, mushu, chill out man...

btw, im just posting again to let you all know im doing fine with spacewars, im leaning to manipulate the game and make changes, since thats all my project was about, how games are made... so as you can see, im not trying to be a freeloader or anything man, =( calm down =/

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soo, i turned in my project on how to create games, and got a good score... i learned to manipulate XNA and c# and demonstrated it with some models, different situations, variables, all good =)

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