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where to start on laerning to make an online game

 



Killian
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May 7, 2001, 11:26 PM

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One of the reasons I'm learning cgi/perl is so i can create an online game some day. I was wondering where you would suggest i start and what thing i should learn, for example are there other things besides just perl/cgi that i would need to know about? If so where would i learn them, also where is a good place or a book that will help me fully learn perl/cgi so that I can actualy create scripts that work.



wickedxter
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May 8, 2001, 6:53 PM

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there not much to makeing a game.. just that u gotta have a good idea and a fast server to handle the load of ppl, and one thing is making the GUI easy enough/understandable to do things.. one good perl/cgi game is http://www.planetarion.com (i love space war games) and thats about it.. if you need any help making the game, send me a message b/c some time in the feature i was planing on makeing one.. =) well GL and hope this helped.



Pro_4
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May 8, 2001, 6:56 PM

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One more thing you might want to read up on is html. Cgi games rely on a lot of html too so being able to use perl and html at the same time can be helpful.

Good luck with your game. :)

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Killian
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May 8, 2001, 7:24 PM

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well, I know plenty of HTMl, in fact I'm making a web design company soon, and a new web site but thats a different topic.

Anyways, I don't know much about perl and dont know anything about databases or how they work. Where could i go to get mroe info on those topics?



rjoseph
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May 8, 2001, 7:36 PM

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Actually, there is a lot to making a game - you have to take in account many many different things: a easy to use and effective user interface, game flow, story, database coding, fighting/moving/action algorithims, map systems, computer psuedo-intelligence, sound, graphics (be it full on OpenGL, GD, or basic GIFs) and many many other things - I have said before that writing a computer game may in fact be one of the most difficult applications to write because you have to account for SO many things (you are, in fact, trying to emulate one facet or another or real life, be it 1000 years past, today, or 1000 years in the future) and you have to be fairly good skills in all of these areas as well.

So please, before you jump right into creating a game, look at all the things that you have to contend with - I know that I didn't answer your extra question (because I don't personaly know of many good game-writing links), but I hope this helps you with your decision to write a game - and if you do, make sure to post the URL here so we can all play it! :)

r j o s e p h
"Violence is a last resort of the incompetent" - Foundation


Killian
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May 8, 2001, 9:26 PM

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I'm not sure what my game will be like quite yet, my main concern is on how to do all the actual CGI code to make the game, because I only know how to do basic stuff at the moment, although i do have an idea of how i could do it, just dont know what code to use.

I am going to worry about how the game story, game flow interface etc after I learn how to make the internal stuff such as the coding, database etc.

I think I'm going to make the game some sort of RPG, like alienaa.com...



kojr
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May 9, 2001, 3:35 AM

Post #7 of 7 (1788 views)
Re: where to start on laerning to make an online g [In reply to] Can't Post

All right.
just get to the point.
You may download some perl game scripts as a learning process e.g. chess, black jack, star war and they are free out there.
Afterwards, we can go further.........


 
 


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