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Discussion in 'Gamer's Hub' started by dimasa3, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. dimasa3

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    Hi guys.
    There is one thing ive been searching for a pretty long ammount of time but still couldnt find it:
    A "2D-sidescroller-RPG" like the "Castlevania" or "Metroid" for consoles.
    The sort with the map and a ****load of variables like Weapons, Equipment, Skills etc.

    I just wanted to create something like a Gothic/Medieval genre game.

    Please, post some links here.


    P.S. not sure if i should post this here but i just dont know where else to post this diverse topic.
     
  2. TheDivineBoss

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    If you want to make a 2D hack'n'slash game, then you have to make it from scratch yourself. From innovation and mistakes you'll only learn something.
     
  3. dimasa3

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    Dude. Im asking for a link to ANYTHING that can help me make a 2d-sidescroller-RPG. I dont care if it is codes or a game maker. Just send me a link if you know some sites.
     
  4. Dr Super Good

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    Well lets break it down into different areas.
    Graphics will need to be hardware accelerated for optimum performance.
    Thus I advise Direct X or OpenGL.
    Direct X 11
    OpenGL should have one, but I can not find it.

    You may wish to consider some highe up interface with them to save time.

    You will then need some kind of programming language. Generally the best games are made mostly with C based languages. Java and python and such will also do but might be too slow for complex games but they are easy to get and use.

    You could also try adobe flash, flash is both graphics and language in one, so it may be easier for you. Sadly this generally is not free.
     
  5. dimasa3

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    Aha... well i dont know any about the graphic crap (I got DirectX 10. Whats OpenGL)
    Never actualy needed it and didnt know where or how to learn that.
    So... all this stuff... C based languages, Java, Python... i dont know any of this.
     
  6. Dr Super Good

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    Then it may be advisiable to look into taking a collage or university computer science course to get the fundimentals behind programe creation (and thus games).

    Python and Java are both good languages to learn for a start and as Pyritie can tell (atleast for java) can be used to make fully functional 3D games which are realitivly efficent.

    The big problem is for pushing hardware to its limits you will need C/C++ or assembly or even machine code, which is a lot hard to program (from easiest to hardest) but allows more efficent code.
     
  7. scorpion182

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  8. dimasa3

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    Well i found this program kinda rofl. But its easy to understand ^^
     
  9. scorpion182

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    you can try this one-rpg studio to create singeplayer/multiplayer rpg
     
  10. Kuhneghetz

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    I personally recommend Multimedia Fusion 2.
    It's not free though, but you can download a limited 30-day trial version on their site. I find it to be the best and the easiest 2D game making program I've ever used.
     
  11. BlinkBoy

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    hmm, OpenGL/DX for 2D graphics? they would do, but if I would be you, I would use SDL instead, not for speed but for simplicity. (easier to learn and has all you need for a 2D game).

    Anyways, you could also try getting a game engine such as Irrlicht Engine and get a World Editor extention for it, that would be the easiest but complex path.
     
  12. dimasa3

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    Dudes. Please dont mension anything about OpenGL, SDL, Java, Python and that kinda stuff because i dont know a crap about all this advanced stuff. Cmon. I even failed at learning the basics of JASS -.-
     
  13. Kuhneghetz

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    Multimedia Fusion 2 (especially Multimedia Fusion 2 in my opinion) and Game Maker are the user-friendlier type of applications for users who lack the knowledge of coding stuffs.
     
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    Game Maker is pretty cool, but you can also make games quite easily with Java, Blitz3D, and other Rapid Application Development (RAD) languages.