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#1 holytoaster4

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 03:08 PM

I have a laptop with no intenet access right now and a slow desktop with a dial up connection to the internet. I can still download things but i can't spend much time at home on the internet. What kind of game making can i learn for free or low price?
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#2 Wizdabest

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Posted 30 October 2006 - 04:02 PM

What kind of game making are you talking about? I've only taken a real short and basic Quick Basic class for a high school class a couple years ago so I don't have lots of knowledge about this kind of thing but, when you say games, do you mean like flash games or DOS games (ect)?

I can't remember what it was called, but there was this one freeware program like QB that could teach some programming and even had some games with it for reference.

Edited by Wizdabest, 30 October 2006 - 04:04 PM.


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Posted 30 October 2006 - 05:40 PM

if your interested in gamemaking for fun then check out gamemaker at ww.gamakerpages.nl and have fun. if you want to get into the biz then learn to program C#, C, C++ or something and make mods and so on.
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Posted 31 October 2006 - 02:45 AM

if your interested in gamemaking for fun then check out gamemaker at ww.gamakerpages.nl and have fun. if you want to get into the biz then learn to program C#, C, C++ or something and make mods and so on.


You do realize game developing these days go beyond just programming? Professions in the game developing industry includes...

-Sound directors, technicians, designers
-Writers
-Producers
-Animators
-Artists (2D and 3D)
-Programmers
-Level Designers
-Concept Designers
-Quality assurance
-Directors

Depending on what you want to do, there's many things to learn. If you want to be an artist, start drawing. Animator? Starting animating. Want to be a producer? Learn film.

Edited by Detox, 31 October 2006 - 02:46 AM.


#5 holytoaster4

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 03:00 PM

yeah i'll check out that gamemaker you told me about

hey detox i'm just looking for a hobby i'll go to school if i want to professionally make games
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Posted 31 October 2006 - 03:27 PM

Many commercial games either come with scenario/map editors, or have them for free download at the manufacturer's site. These can be a lot of fun and do not require much programming skill.
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Posted 31 October 2006 - 07:27 PM

Many commercial games either come with scenario/map editors, or have them for free download at the manufacturer's site. These can be a lot of fun and do not require much programming skill.
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Aye, map making is a great way to start...that can lead to making your own mods. Modifications let you use the engine of a game for anything you see fit; really, the only limits are your imagination and the amount of time you have to spend on your project.
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Posted 31 October 2006 - 09:13 PM

A pretty cool game editor type thing is in warcraft 3. I still sometimes play warcraft 3 the frozen throne expansion online because there is always new things coming out. You can even add your own character models if you have special programs. Theres even some RPG's people make that are pretty fun and they add in save/load codes.
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Posted 01 November 2006 - 12:07 PM

thankx :thumbsup:

Edited by holytoaster4, 01 November 2006 - 12:08 PM.

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