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  1. Well, in my journey (and completion) of learning C#, I've come upon a rather peculiar problem. I don't know if it has to do with having high-functioning autism, which I do, but I seem to struggle to remember anything related to this. If I see it and am given an example I can copy and reproduce results from a simple tutorial, I can do it usually without error (if not too complex). When I attempt to write my own script, my brain completely goes white. I can't remember or figure out how to use different parts of the C# language, and it's like attempting to read Chinese when I look through Unity's Scripting API and look for other tutorials for supplemental learning. I take notes, I pay full attention to the videos and interact along with them, and I do attempt solitary practice. I just can't seem to get anything to "stick" to the point where it makes sense outside of a learning example. I can't seem to apply what I'm learning in reality, and it's becoming a great problem. Does anyone have any advice for getting this stuff to stick? I've always been a visual learner and a hands-on learner, but with logical stuff that isn't within the realms of art has always been something I've had a hard time learning and remembering later on. I appreciate any advice you can give. Thank you. EDIT: Updated on 11/11/2018 because I've been sick and busy AF with stuff outside of coding. I have been making great headway thanks to the set of tutorials made by http://rbwhitaker.wikidot.com. I was recommended this tutor by the user Septopus, and good gods has he been helpful at breaking down the stuff I didn't understand. I've been following along with the beginning C# tutorials, and will move on to MonoGame ones when I am comfortable. I cannot thank you all enough for the support and encouragement you've given. Just another sign I should keep going with this. Take care!
  2. ODDVIKINGSTUDIOS

    (Updated) Struggling With Remembering What I've Learned.

    Ahhh, now I get what you mean. Thank you; I did misunderstand and I'm grateful you clarified. This is very encouraging.
  3. ODDVIKINGSTUDIOS

    (Updated) Struggling With Remembering What I've Learned.

    Lol no problem. I'm terrible socially, and don't always understand tones and stuff that's "between the lines" or things like that, hence why I asked. I figured it was harmless! XD I fixed the Monogame issue, and I'm working on it now and found a great C# tutorial. The console way of learning does seem a bit easier than trying to tackle Unity, mainly because Unity has changed so much in the three or so years I've been trying to learn with it. Trying to keep up with all the scripting changes just became a hassle. Thanks!
  4. ODDVIKINGSTUDIOS

    (Updated) Struggling With Remembering What I've Learned.

    Mind elaborating? I may be misunderstanding your intent with this comment. I did mention being high-functioning autistic, but I am quite gifted with computers and programs. There hasn't been a program I couldn't learn, and this is the first time I've actually encountered a serious difficulty regarding something computer-related. That's usually what I end up doing when I do figure out something like that. I am really glad that C# is so good for this, and that's why I'd like to stick with it and really continue to try to master it. I'm grateful for all of the help I've had so far! Alright, I'll give that a go real quick. I might have messed up somewhere along the line. Thanks! Wonderful video. I like to think I have resolve in spades, even if it fades a little some days with discouragement.
  5. ODDVIKINGSTUDIOS

    (Updated) Struggling With Remembering What I've Learned.

    Okay, encountered a HUGE problem with this program. I installed everything correctly, and set up my firewall as I needed to. I followed the directions step by step in order to attempt to create a new project in Visual Studio, as that's where I was told to start one, only to find that there was no option of any Monogame template as shown in the tutorial on the website documentation. I do not know what has caused this, I have tried installing and reinstalling various times and even double checking I had the correct and up to date versions of everything, but I cannot get this to work properly. I'll try my luck with XNA, or perhaps that other one you mentioned, unless you've had this issue and can walk me through it. EDIT: Encountered a massive amount of issues regarding missing/incompatible files with XNA. Looks like I'm sticking with the Java one. Here's to hoping.
  6. ODDVIKINGSTUDIOS

    (Updated) Struggling With Remembering What I've Learned.

    Oh my goodness, thank you guys. I've read all of your comments, and I appreciate the advice so much. I'll check out MonoGame first, as well as implementing the other suggestions in sequence to see which works best for me. I like the idea of building console applications to get my ideas and knowledge going - that sounds like the easiest part for me. However, I plan on trying all the methods given! Again, thank you so much!
  7. ODDVIKINGSTUDIOS

    (Updated) Struggling With Remembering What I've Learned.

    Alright, I'll look that up and grab a copy of XNA. I don't mind using older programs so long as it helps me learn. Thank you so much!
  8. ODDVIKINGSTUDIOS

    (Updated) Struggling With Remembering What I've Learned.

    Thank you so very much. I'm going to go ahead and get started! You've been a tremendous help, and don't worry! I didn't think you were calling me lazy; I just like to explain myself sometimes is all. Again, thank you very much for your advice!
  9. ODDVIKINGSTUDIOS

    (Updated) Struggling With Remembering What I've Learned.

    Thank you very much. To be honest, I got interested in game development some years ago and heard about Unity - I was okay at first when they allowed Javascript, and then that functionality was removed and I have struggled since then. Which engine do you suggest for the 2D game making you suggested? I'd love to get started!
  10. ODDVIKINGSTUDIOS

    (Updated) Struggling With Remembering What I've Learned.

    I have been attempting to learn for almost 3 years. I honestly wasn't trying to be lazy when I'd look for references; I was needing an example of how different parts are used, and usually I'd still end up scrapping the code I was working on because I couldn't get it to work correctly. This has been a major block for my game development and the main reason I haven't made anything yet. What is pseudocode? EDIT: Looked it up, gotcha. Thank you!
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