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    Your Basic Programming Pack

    Post by inegames on 5/7/2009, 1:58 am

    Your Basic Programming Pack

    This is a tutorial about getting your basic Programming tools to start you off in Game making!

    Step 1) Most people that view these forums are likely to have come from Yoyogames Forum's, but for those of you who haven't, or incase for some reason you don't have Game maker 7, this is the first part to your Programming Pack.

    This is a good, easy beginner's tool. This can also be used for more complex games, such as MMO's and 3d, although it is intended for 2d games.
    Link to Website: http://www.yoyogames.com
    Link to Download: http://www.yoyogames.com/gamemaker/try
    Link to forums: http://forums.yoyogames.com

    Step 2) Now that you have this amazing tool, you'll probably want to make Images (or sprites) for your game. So, the next part to your Programming Pack is infact the GIMP 2.

    This is a program that has similar tools to Photoshop, but is completely free!
    Link to Website: http://www.gimp.org
    Link to Download: http://gimp.org/downloads/

    Step 3) (I have yet to find a Music tool that is completly free as i use Guitar Pro 5, which suits my needs but is not free. For audio editing check out Audacity)
    (Incomplete step)

    Step 4) Maybe you have a game now, and you want to make its own website. Well, i haven't found any tools (that are free) for this, without requiring HTML knowledge. So, this step really Contains 2 steps in one. Firstly, check out Textpad.

    This is a program that has a trial version, this is a really good editor and includes Syntax Highlighting, and if you have a Java compiler already installed you can compile your files inside it! It also allows you to open multiple files in the one window, and Hexidecimal file viewing.
    Link to Website: http://www.textpad.com
    Link to Download: http://www.textpad.com/download/index.html

    The second part to this step, is if you do not know HTML, then you should check out w3schools.

    This is a great website with plenty of tutorials for various languages (including HTML and PHP).
    Link to Website: http://www.w3schools.com

    Step 5) Now you can make games using Game maker, and have them on the internet, you might feel like moving onto something more powerful. Introducing Microsoft's Visual Studio C++ Express Edition.

    This is a free tool developed by Microsoft for developing C++ applications.
    Link to Website: Search in google for now, i'll post link later
    Link to Download: Search in google for now, i'll post link later

    And thats my free basic programming pack. Of course, as you go along you'll find more tools that you find you like, perhaps Anim8or for 3d modelling. This is just a good starting point for all those people out there
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    Re: Your Basic Programming Pack

    Post by John on 5/7/2009, 5:52 pm

    Okay. For music I suggest FLStudio 7. The demo version is free and includes everything that the pro version does. The only problem is that you can't save your files. (You can export them.)

    Basically, it's good for making music in one day. (Or putting your computer on hibernate so you don't close the program)

    And as for HTML. I suggest Komposer. It's free and it's a WYSIWYG so you don't need any previous HTML knowledge.
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    Re: Your Basic Programming Pack

    Post by SoulRed12 on 5/11/2009, 10:16 pm

    I'd personally recommend paint.net for sprites and gimp for artwork/editing. Also for music you could use garageband if you have a mac but otherwise your program or the one john mentioned would be good. Other than that this is good. ^_^

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