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I need help get starting on a rpg game I have all the character down I have all there power type, attack type,defense ect. I need help on the battle system also How can I put my game on a pc if I don't have a computer or a laptop All my work is on a notebook

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If you don't own a computer, then there's not a lot you can do really. You could try to get a team together with you as a designer / concept artist I suppose, but I'm not sure how many people would go for that.

If you don't have a computer, how are you posting in these forums?

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zeonova, it seems like you have made several repeat posts that all state the same thing. While I am tempted to be sarcastic/unhelpful I will try to be constructive here:

Making a game is a little more then "I have an idea, how do I put it onto my computer".

Have you learned any coding yet? If not that may be a good place to start. From the way your post sounds you are saying "I have a idea can you please make it for me" without being willing to do any work yourself. That is at least how it comes off.

Having some concepts for characters and abilities is good, but have you written them down in a way that you could share them clearly with others?

Also, if you do not have a computer, how are you posting?

At any rate, I suggest you look around the forum and read other posts. Making a game, even a very very VERY simple one, is not easy.

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Original post by zeonova
I'm trying to mak
a team here but it's
not going the way I want
it to be the only people
that are helping me are
Jforcegame I'm useing my
cell phone to type that all


As Evil Steve said, without a computer or access to one your project is pretty much impossible. Maybe you could try doing the design/script/concept art/etc and then try to find coders, but it is highly unlikely that will happen.

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Original post by zeonova
I'm trying to get a laptop
But it hard I wish I can
show you guys my work
I real need a team here
but I dnt know were
to go to find a team or make a
team


Well, to get a team you have to bring something to the team. If you are in school maybe ask around and see if others are interested, start a coding club or such. As far as finding a team online, its realistically not going to happen until you have either a very solid design or at least some work done.

As for your rpg itself, what kind of game do you see it being? Do you have any games you are basing the concept on to give us an idea of what you are thinking? So far you have said you have ideas for "Characters" and "Abilities" which is rather vague. Since you are on a cell I can understand it is a little harder (and explains the notebook thing).

You might look into getting a netbook. They are cheaper then laptops and can be used fine for coding, just don't expect to game on them.

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The Concept of hybrid chaos came form final fantasy XIII
My game take plase in the year 20,00xxxx

[Characters]

(Leader) nova crono zero
<sword>
Commando
Stealth
Magic
Medic

Kai
<dagger>
Stealth
Magic
Medic
Synergist

Kitty
<rod>
Synergist
Magic
Medic
Commando

Zack
<gun>
Sentinel
Magic
Stealth
Commando

Fang
<claws>
Commando
Magic
Medic
Stelth

Tim
<scythe>
Commando
Sentinel
Magic
Medic

All my work is on a notebook paper
how can I put the coding on there
if i don't know the coding work
also I pass high school
I'm not in college yet

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I think the first step is getting a computer of some sort to work one, and then step two would be learning some code. Until at least step one is done there is not much people can do to help even if they wanted to.

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If we now take a step back and assume you can pull this off :)

Why not go to a friend who has a PC, go to the library or even an internet cafe you could start some research and perhaps get a gmail account and store all designs on google docs (free cloud doc service).

If you could get to a pc that allows you to install your own software (library + internet cafe properly does not) you could try some game making software and learn that first. Could allow you do do most of it yourself with some hard work. RPG maker and Game maker springs to mind. I don't use that kind of software, so their might be other great products.

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Or get a partime job in order to buy a used laptop or something. RPG + game maker is 2D only so even an old laptop should be usable here. (or even borrow money for it from friends and relatives. It all depends on how much you want this)

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Do you realise that what you're asking is exactly the same as:
I want to make military aircraft. I have this great idea for some planes that go really fast and do cool things but I don't know anything about flight, and don't have access to any of the tools I need. I drew a plane, how can I make it into a real plane?

You need to get a proper design done. Have a look on Google, etc for design documents, that's what you need to write, not a few badly formatted paragraphs about random characters. From the information you've given, I can assume that you want to make a 2D non-interactive text-based RPG for the BBC micro, and nothing you've said so far says otherwise.

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No offense, but how do you guys know he isn't trolling?
A "Digital Artist" without access to a PC? Can't quite put my finger on it, but something seems wrong here...

In case this is not trolling:
There simply is no way around getting a PC/laptop. After all you seem to be struggling with every sentence you post through your cellphone. Apart from getting a cheap netbook, do you have any schoolmates who buy a new PC every 6 months or so? I sometimes used to buy (a few months or a year) "old" hardware from friends.

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Ok, it's time for a reality check man. Instead of overlooking everyone's advice and just saying "I need a team, help plz" to whatever we say, I want you to seriously pay attention right now. I'm not kidding either, even though I think you are.

There isn't just a random bunch of talented people that "want to help a random guy build a team to make a game". They don't exist. People that actually have talent and proven skill join teams that have the same level of competency. Everyone thinks they have the next great idea for a video game, but only a handful of people can actually turn that into something -- those people are generally already employed making a lot of cash building games.

If you want a team, prove that your time and idea is worthy of their own. What does this practically mean?

1.) Stop 'looking for a team'.
1.1) Seriously, stop 'looking for a team'.
2.) Pick up a book on game development and discover that it's actually pretty difficult, but the rewards are always very great if achieved. We are no longer in the playground. :)
3.) Get comfortable with a programming language, like C# or Python for starters.
4.) Get a more detailed game design document fully fledged and laid out. Plan EVERY SINGLE DETAIL about you game. Everything -- to the point that every single question about your game can be answered by looking at a document.
5.) Perhaps join a team that already has some progress and learn from them. This is number 5 for a reason, don't just hop to number 5 and pretend it's number one. I've been in your situation before and I give good advice.

Have at it man. ;)

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Quote:
Original post by zeonova
Is this a joke or what
I'm not joking ok I just
need a team that to help
me make my rpg game
NO.

You are not ready to work with a team. Stop asking for one.

  1. You need access to a computer for this type of project, and you'll need it to either have appropriate software installed, or to be able to do so yourself. Options include:

    • Saving up to buy one. If this is what you're aiming for then stop looking for help until you have one.

    • If you're a student you probably have computer access at your educational institution. Check if it has the software you require (at minimum as a digital artist you'll need a graphics package you're familiar with) or if you're able to have the software installed.

    • See if any internet cafes or libraries in your area provide computer access with the appropriate software installed, or if you're able to get an appropriate package to run portably off a usb thumb-drive.


  2. Unless you can find helpers in person your notebook of ideas is for all intents and purposes useless, as you are unable to share it with team members. You should get all that stuff typed up before you look for a team.

  3. Don't apologize in advance for your spelling/grammar/lack of punctuation. Fix it instead. Communication is very important when working with programmers; you don't have to be perfect, but at minimum you should know that a period goes at the end of each sentence.



To reiterate, STOP looking for a team until you're ready to actually work with one:
Quote:
from Ventspace article Checklist to lead an online game project <- Click me and read!

You need one of these three things:
  • A real game design document which sounds fun from the first page.
  • A working demo of a something that at least behaves like a game.
  • A real portfolio of artwork, preferably artwork for this game.



If you're really serious about this then don't make another useless post begging for a team and go do some work.
I'm going to close your threads unless you can show that you've made progress towards:
  • Getting computer access.
  • Typing up your ideas properly in an organized document (NOT just added into a post).
  • At least TRYING to use some punctuation.


Good luck! [smile]

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Thanks shirtlessmen
first I save my money then
Get a laptop then start coding
Ok i get know no team but I ask
Jforcegame they said they
will help me make my
game with me but we need more
people If we are goning to make a
3D game that what they said they
also said it may take 5 years to make

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Alright, thread closed.

Don't post another one unless you can show that you've:
* Tried to use periods at the end of your sentences.
* Got your ideas typed up in a document you can show people.
and preferably also:
* Got yourself some computer access.
OR
unless you decide to learn how to program and are looking for advice on doing so - in which case I expect to see no mention of looking for a team.
OR
if you're working with an existing team and are looking for additional help you may post a Help Wanted notice ONLY IF THEY PROVIDE YOU WITH ACTUAL CONTENT (graphics, etc.) TO SHOW.

Best of luck! Don't forget you can check out the Game Development Wiki and the Articles and Resources section for plenty of information on game development.

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