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#1 The Guardian

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 06:01 AM

I'm thinking of being a games programmer do you think it's a good idea?
Would you be a games programmer?

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 10:08 AM

are you joking?! who wouldnt want to make the next halo! :thumbsup:
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Posted 05 August 2005 - 10:08 AM

games programer? like video game designer? is that even the same thing? if it is heck yes i wanna be one. my dad thinks video games (or any for that matter) are a waste of time. hey, i'm just taking ideas so i can create one some day hopefully, insha allah (god willing)

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:22 AM

Open up any game instruction book, and you find that the game was the result of many specialized teams each contributing their portion to the final game. Reading q few game credits will give you an indication of the various fields of specialisation used.
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Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:25 AM

i know that there are many fields required to make a game possible, but there is one specific field that i wanna go in. its on the tip of my tongue, but i cant say it. Basically, i want to help with the storyboard implementation into the game.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:39 AM

I'd rather build or design the consoles. I love hardware, but not programming. My programming knowledge extends to making basic programs on a calculator...

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 11:54 AM

I'd rather build or design the consoles. I love hardware, but not programming. My programming knowledge extends to making basic programs on a calculator...

Yeah, i "pimped" my ti-83+ with a whole bunch of programs and games i wrote for myself. They're mostly just shortcuts for equations, and the games are guessing games or basic movement and stuff.

I would love to become a game programmer, but idk if i could. I'm going into college now, and have basically no knowledge of any language. A lot of my friends have already written some basic games in C++, and have tons of books. I got nothin.... it makes me wonder if even a beginner college class in a language would be too much for me to handle.

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 07:55 PM

i dont mind programming, just when all the people start having all those requestfor me with those inhumanely short deadlines. i dont do deadlines.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 01:21 PM

Yeah, i "pimped" my ti-83+ with a whole bunch of programs and games i wrote for myself. They're mostly just shortcuts for equations, and the games are guessing games or basic movement and stuff.

Tell me about it. I spent three years, twelve math-hours a week programming BASIC on my TJ-86. I didn't learn any math, except what I needed to make my games work (with resulting in me graduating with a acceptable grade in math).
There was this one guy who was programming assembly on them. He did these amazing things on it. I have no idea how he did it, didn't understand half of his explanations. Every time before a test the teachers would delete everything in the calculator memory. He claimed that deleting the memory didn't really delete the memory but on an index of where in the memory something was saved. So he managed to save a copy of this index in some kind of runtime memory and then write a program that retrieved it.

As for being a game programmer, maybe. There are so may interesting fields within the game industry. I think being a game designer would be the most interesting. I always loved making stories, worlds and rules for my friends to play in (me being the game-master). And I've enjoyed myself making maps for a lots of games so a level designer would also interest me.
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