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Post by Atlas on Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:36 pm

I've been working a long time in Python and recently gave VisualBasic a go with a friend. Neither (excluding PyGame) are best suited for programming 2D games, a thing which my friend and me are working into. I recently discovered this language specialised in 2D games called LOVE, but before getting to learn a whole new language I want to be sure its worth it.

So, anyone here familiarised with a game-programming suited language?
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Post by Dray The Fingerless on Wed Mar 07, 2012 7:38 pm

LOL visual basic?? if you wanna make games you need to use java or C. it avoids compatibility issue and you get good support since its so widespread. seriously thou, visual basic?? lol, what, are you making games for 1992?(not even really). but if you wanna be serious about it and its not just an hobbie, id start with basic C and algorithmics. then when youve played with it get started with C#, by far the best for what you wanna do(specially if you work in XNA).

Python is a good language and im glad its getting more fame. Its sub optimal for games(due to the looping nature and memory accessibility), but the libraries created for it help.

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Post by Atlas on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:56 am

Python really helped learn stuff and practice. Btw i said 2D games so... python was reasonable.


I guess java would be a good start. The syntax isnt very ... different from other languages right? Well, all languages are unique with different features but all have common syntax.
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Post by Dray The Fingerless on Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:37 am

the paradigm is object oriented. same with C#. the syntax is similar between C, java and some others. its the most important thing a programmer should learn in my opinion.for 2D java(android SDKs and stuff) as well as XNA are the best. not so much for 3D....but thats another level of things.

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Post by The Exile on Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:14 pm

C isn't easy...

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Post by Dray The Fingerless on Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:50 pm

it is actually. not for complex stuff, but thats why you use stuff like openGL, glut n stuff. makes no sense to write your own framework in C if they are already made.

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Post by The Exile on Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:51 pm

Well y

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Post by Viteaz on Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:03 pm

Writing on C isn't that good as C++. Agree with Dray that Basic is...old-fashioned. Well, C++ is easier to get used to.
Atlas, Java is more like C indeed ^^ But not all have the common syntax, here you're a little wrong.
But still writing on C(not C++) is a harder job. Even my programming professor says that.
So use what you think better for now. I'd recommend C\C++.

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Post by Dray The Fingerless on Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:35 pm

the differences in syntax from java to c is minimal. you dont need to learn almost anything about it. it is also better to take the proper steps in learning C and starting from C, then C++ then C#. otherwise youll lose important programming habits associated with it.

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Post by The Exile on Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:43 pm

Omfg o.o im just a beginner.

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Post by Viteaz on Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:45 am

Lawl Exile Very Happy
Well, I've been programming on PHP and going to learn HTML and JavaScript. Syntax of PHP is a little similar with C(With functions, opening and closing program). I'm programming on C mixed with C++ but I really want to give up on it cuz I don't really like programming for CRL applications neither for WinApi nor Win32. My head suddenly goes dizzy.
About C# I really don't know much but I know 'tis good for calculations Smile
I guess, Atlas should choose what's better for him.

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Post by The Exile on Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:28 am

I know only javascript :-(

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Post by Dray The Fingerless on Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:38 am

The Exile wrote:Omfg o.o im just a beginner.

everyone is a beginner.

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Post by Atlas on Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:46 am

Dray The Fingerless wrote:
everyone is a beginner.

So much to learn.

Anyway I'll take up java seeing as many succesful 2D games are written in it.
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Post by Viteaz on Fri Mar 09, 2012 11:08 am

Good luck bud Smile

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Post by Atlas on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:11 pm

ty I had no idea u were studying computers!
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Post by Viteaz on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:16 pm

Learning at the faculty of information technologies, sir ^^ And we have to know several languages.

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Post by The Exile on Fri Mar 09, 2012 5:25 pm

Viteaz wrote:Learning at the faculty of information technologies, sir ^^ And we have to know several languages.

Lol, I'm going there too.

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