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  1. Hey, While developing a game in C++, one must create game item definitions, such as the name, description, etc. What would be the best way of constructing a whole list of these items and loading them?
  2. Start small first, if you really want to learn C# you should try little projects to get familiarized with it first before working on a game. Or you could use something like the previously mentioned gamemaker
  3. ok ive had a weird idea, its kinda dumb and its really rough. just a basic idea. esstianly california wants to become its own country and a war happens cuz the us doesnt want it.
  4. yeah, its a hobby. i was actually figuring out a story for it.
  5. heres my game idea with panda3d. i dont have a title yet but have a story and 2 models. plz note the story is still not ready, and i might completely abandon it. renders M16A2 [url]http://darksmaster923.ipbfree.com/index.php?showtopic=32[/url] Glock 17 [url]http://darksmaster923.ipbfree.com/index.php?showtopic=39[/url] Story: In [insert country here, thinking of Switzerland] Several archaeologists found unknown material while digging. They sent it to scientist to finds out what it was. They found out it was unknown and began to experiment with it. The project is called Project Sphinx and they created a new type of weapon. The UN finds out about this, and declares they make the project public and stations several task forces from different countries to stand guard over it. The [insert country here] is unhappy with this and stages a mock riot and forces the task force to kill some people. Using this they declare war and try to get the task forces out. You are part of the task force, and after going to safety in another country, you are sent back to retrieve the project sphinx. Unfortunately for you, (near end of campaign) when you get to it, it blows up on you, mutating you, and you have to get out of the caverns where it is hidden. It has partly caved in form the blast.
  6. ambidextrous? bullpup or standard? bullet type(caseless, armor piercing) muzzle velocity? chambering?