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Hey wAVaRiaN- Are you an Aussie then mate

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Hey, so you''re an aussie? cool, well, i went ok, but not what i wanted, what course are you doing? I wanted the Games Programming course at CSU in bathurst but didn''t get the mark, so im doing IFT at the same place. That way i can attend the lectures on GameP, and hopefully transfer next year. But if you''re not an aussie, than that was a waste of paper,

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Hehe, yeah im an aussie =) i hope to study software engineering down here in SA, but yeh know, there isnt much down this way that helps me out much in the programming industry.. so i''ll have to make do with one of these courses.

I''d hate to walk into a 3 year course to learn java *shudders at the thought*

Anywho, best be off, gettin late lol.. cya round mate.

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Alpha_Neuron: They now have Games Programming at Charles Sturt Uni? Bloody hell. I obviously started uni 4 years to early.

Either way, good luck to you two in what ever courses you do.


PS - Alpha, you a holden, ford or fence sitter person (unless you remember when they had 2L BMWs in it)?



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Hey dredge, i don''t like fords, holdens are okay, but there is just to many in my hillbick town. Im a Jag, or aston martin(whatever it is).

Yeah, CSU just got it last year i think, but it is an 83 uai(which is the TER, but a bit different), i was off by 5, 5 lousy points.

What did u do at uni

its heaps weird because i ve only ever met about 2 australians ever in all the massage boards and chats, until this one

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Go team Aussie

I''m in Sydney... I''m not sure which uni I''m going to try and get into though. I might have a look into that CSU course though... but for actually getting a game programming job here in Australia will be tough

Trying is the first step towards failure.

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Well if this is an aussie thread I should prolly reply

Anyone know what netspace dsl is like? Im waiting on them to set up my account now, seeing as my previous isp (chello) connection is dead.

Ill so miss the 780kbyte/sec downloads

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all we need now is for the friggin Crocodile Hunter to turn up and chase a few snakes around and we''ll have a full-on aussie thread

I offer these words of wisdom to you guys who are about to start uni: learn some database and web (and other miscellaneous boring) shite at uni as well, as I tended to focus mostly on graphics programming and simulations, and now I am having a hard time of finding a job... meanwhile there''s billions of positions up for grabs if you know ASP, VB/Java Script, SAP, Oracle, etc

Heed the bitter words of a sour not-so-old man

Regardless of what you study, uni is a blast, and I guarantee you will not make it out with all brain cells intact.

PS: I would like to say a big hello to security at Queensland University of Technology, who are possibly the daftest bunch of uniformed ppl on earth (in the spirit of Oktoberfest, my mates and i climbed the highest building on the campus and hung a giant cardboard beer on it, then rappelled off and escaped undetected... even after one guy walked straight underneath us while we stuck the thing onto the wall )

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I like the good old Holdens, at least in the racing. Meanwhile the v8 ford out front still runs well, and it has the (albiet they dont'' server much purpose unless you are in reverse) ventelated rear drum brakes.

The only real V8s in the entire world are made here, you should be proud. Besides, Jags now have Generation 1 ford engines, so you are actaully gettin a worse car than an XR8. That is also why they are cheaper now though.


Well anyway, I am still at uni (5th year now) at UTS. My cours is for bach Mech eng dip eng prac (hence the maths, physics and the solid edge stuff). Submajor unless I do something else (our uni has a default in Computing as they make us do it) is computer enginieering. I might go into aeronautical though, or even air conditioning., but the computing one I already have so its set.

After teaching people in both com sys eng and in com sci I would say that you would really have to learn one thing - don''t use global variables. I use them, but when I was doing some of the subjects here, they always say don''t. Oh well to hell with it.

I just wish I could transfer to some bludgy course that didn''t require stats. Atleast we have a dozen or so pubs within stumbling distance.


PS - SolidEdge rocks, I like C/C++, I try and avoid Java, I DO NOT use blue.


I think this entire message is incorherent when I look back at it, so I will stop now.



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quote:
Original post by Bad Monkey
PS: I would like to say a big hello to security at Queensland University of Technology, who are possibly the daftest bunch of uniformed ppl on earth (in the spirit of Oktoberfest, my mates and i climbed the highest building on the campus and hung a giant cardboard beer on it, then rappelled off and escaped undetected... even after one guy walked straight underneath us while we stuck the thing onto the wall )


Your lucky - if we are on the roof of our main building, it makes men infertile within 5 minutes and women on 20. Darn radios and satelite thingies.

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Hi Guys,
Yet another Aussie here, I''m from Melbourne. I have to agree with the comments that the game industry in Oz is very small and hard to get into. I''m a 31 year old prof software engineer, but I started doing a degree in electronic engineering. The closest employment I can get to gaming is in the electronic gaming machine industry (ie pokies.) I get to do some OpenGL stuff under Windows occasionally but thats a luxury.
Stick with it, and best of luck.

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Ok, ok, no more car arguments, if it goes, thats good enough for me!.

I just helped me g/f dad at plastering today, im so glad im a computer nerd, air conditiooning, typing, playing games while the bosses don''t watch, im so lucky. Instead of sweat, heat, lifting, pushing, back cramps.

Anyway, i just got an offer from SA compuetr science, adelaide uni, but im still going with IFT at CSU. There is a lot of work out there, especially for us newbie starters, as Australia is making a big move towards IFT and especially the Gameing industry, since one good game can make millions, and it helps our import/export stats. Well so Ive read anyway.

Shit, Ive never met this many aussies before, thats amazing!
3d programming is hard, with the maths though, but im getting the hang of, well g/f here gotta go

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Computer science eh? That was my second preference, ''cause there was software engineering available at Mawson Lakes Uni, and uni of SA is far more widely known & popular for its computer courses. If you get into it and dont like it, it''ll be hard for you to change.

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IF this is an Aussie Post, you''ve got my shout (from Sydney).

I strongly support the fact that there is next to null that this country can offer in the way of Game Development.

For all of you that must know, I am starting year 9 and have got to start thinking about our work-experience for year 10. Anyone got any suggestions? I''m completely stuck, I need help!

I find it extremely disappointing in the limited choice (if any) of game development courses down here at Oz and that it is going to be a great challenge for me to do what I desire in my own country.

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Hey another Aussie here. I studied Comp Sci and Comp Eng at the Uni of Newc and am now studying a PhD at the Uni of Adelaide. I am working for the Defence Science and Technology Organisation writing simulations, which is about as close as you can get to writing games without writing games.

Here is a list of Australian game studios that I know of. Anyone know any others?

<A href="http://www.ratbaggames.com/">Ratbag Games</A>
<A href="http://www.melbournehouse.com/">Melbourne House</A>
<A href="http://www.auran.com/">Aurun</A>
<A href="http://www.pandemicstudios.com.au/">{andemic Studios</A>
<A href="http://www.easports.com.au/">EA Sports</A>
<A href="http://www.irrational-games.com/company/">Irrational Games</A>
<A href="http://www.microforte.com.au/">Micro Forte</A>

And a few other links:

<A href="http://www.agdc.com.au/">Australian Game Developers Conference</A>
<A href="http://www.pcpowerplay.com.au/">PC Powerplay</A>
<A href="http://www.dsto.defence.gov.au/">DSTO</A>

Cheers,
Crampy.

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HI all,

another Australian here.

on the whole Java thing. Dont avoid it, as the Java industry is picking up a lot of momentum here in Australia. I did my degree at Deakin Uni in Geelong, majored in Comp Sci and Software Engineering. Been out in the industry 3 years (approx). Not the game industry, this is just a hobby. I am a Senior Analyst/Architect/Programmer at the company I work for.

Best of luck to everyone heading into Uni.

- Shane

PS: the guy that said youll come out with less braincells is correct... man I miss uni sometimes

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There''s alot of Game Developers in Australia, eh?

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Main Site - (www.libsdl.org)
Cone3D Tutorials- (cone3D.gamedev.net)
GameDev.net''s Tutorials - (Here)

OpenGL:

Main Site - (www.opengl.org)
NeHe Tutorials - (nehe.gamedev.net)
Online Books - (Red Book) (Blue Book)

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Aussie Aussie Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!

Count me in. Anyone want to start an Australian based backyard games company then?

For what its worth career wise I''m another 30+ IT professional.

Oh yeah, and I drive a Hyundai *shame*

Keef

PS. Here is another OZ game developer.

http://www.ssg.com.au/

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better add my name to the list of Aussie''s here, but I''m from W.A.

I finished uni last year and deferred my honours hoping to get a job, not much luck yet oh well.

I did Comp Sci and I''d have to agree that have experience in a range of areas is defintely the way to go, just looking at the jobs available over here.

Alpha_Neuron - hey my dad worked as a plasterer, who I''ve helped out occaisionally and I''d definately say being a computer nerd beats it hands down. However it''s probably harder to stay buff programming, I dont know I''ve never been buff.

Going to uni is great (don''t tell too many people they''ll all want to go) and I''m already missing it, however me and some of the guys in my course have started developing a game in our spare time, so uni is a great place to meet people interested in games programming. Practically everyone I spoke to originally got interested in programming ''cause they wanted to make their own games.

See''ya round.
Sephwrath

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Pyshkin - That''s cause all you kiwis moved over here. Nahh just kidding bro, my dad was actually born in NZ and I was just over there July last year with some mates - does that count?

PS I wanna go back as well NZ is a top place especially for skiing/snowbording, but I imagine the games industry is even smaller over there than it is here.

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Well, being an Aussie makes me to post here as well. Doing that Bathurst Games Development course as 2nd year..

It seems that there''s a lot of game developers in Australia (heh, sure..) who being taught by non-Aussies.(!) So, why should we complain about that? I don''t know, at least I''m not.. ) As the Australia is a pretty "young" country, its being taught by pretty "old" countries, but after we finished, we would kick ass with our games, Aussies, support me? )
Well, that''s about it. I''m not really a writer, so ... Let''s do some games!


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