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Throw in the towel or pick up the keyboard??

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This link goes to a game I recently finished up, its a pong spin off but with some added features, there in the readme file anyway I was wondering if it's hopeless or am I on the right track as far as game programming goes? I worked really hard on it and I hope that it shows I have a grasp on this stuff heh anyway have a look-see and tell me what you think. Thanks heh forgot to put the link www.geocities.com/seeker_of_paths/index.html Edited by - burgc002 on February 1, 2002 11:41:50 PM

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Your taking the baby steps, and you can do it using these 3 simple steps:

1.) Hard Work
2.) Hard Work
3.) Hard Work

Doesn''t get any simpler than that .
But some tips would be, practice and more practice, don''t get it? try it, trying helps, most people only learn from practice, I really don''t know anyonme that doesn''t. Read Abrash''s article on gamasutra, he has a lot of tips, I think it was "I''m back" or something named liked that (search for Abrash).



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I tried your game, i''ts good for a first game, but there''s something that needs to be implemented for it to be fun.

With your current implementation the ball is allways going the same speed, in normal pong the velocity of the paddle moving horizontally is added to the horizontal velocity of the ball.. or subtracted depending on what direction the ball is moving.

Often in pong type games special collision detection is done on the very ends of the paddle so that if the player can time it right the ball will bounce off and end and shoot off at an extreme angle.

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I actually had that coded at once, funny cant remember why i took it out, anyway if you press the F1 key , I think , the ball speeds up but that was part of the spells. The game was called Wizard''s Pong and in the readme it told you how to cast 3 diff spells on the ball to try and make the computer miss it. Thanks for the tips, I appreciate both of you.

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i had a look at your pong too.
you are asking if you should continue programming (games or whatsoever), and the answer is simple:

if you enjoy programming, continue!!!

but dont expect to be able to earn money with this in the near future, some 5-10 years later... who knows? maybe earlier if youre smart

the game is VERY basic, but i really think the only thing that counts is if you enjoy programming...

bye,


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We push more polygons before breakfast than most people do in a day

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