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Offline Flare

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« on: July 17, 2001, 11:36:00 PM »
Is there a place where i can learn c++ and/or perl scripting for free.and is there something i need to actually make programs see i want to make a game but i don't know the scripting it takes to do so.So i figured i would learn these first.
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Offline Ron Riddle

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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2001, 11:58:00 PM »
There is absolutly a place to learn most anything that you wish to for free out there.

If you are serious about it I suggest you simply start hitting the search engines.

thats typically the way most of the people I know, find and track down what they need to know/learn. (Max and myself are no exception) :-)

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« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2001, 12:09:00 AM »
Try visiting www.planetsourcecode.com  . There are loads of code samples which are all searchable.

I agree by the way, looking things up, then trying things out is the best way to learn.
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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2001, 09:54:00 AM »
i suggest you go to perl's site. there you can download the tools needed to edit and run the scripts. The perl site also has a faq which answers pretty much every question you may have.

as for learning perl or c++ for game programming purposes, i suggest you borrow a book (if you don't want to buy one), coz in my experience, free online tutorials are usually not enough.

you may want to try these webpages though: Take 10 Minutes to Learn Perl. Take 10 Minutes to Learn C++.

Offline Ted S

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« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2001, 01:48:00 PM »
When it comes to learning how to program, there are really only two ways of learning that I have seen work.

Option 1) Go take a class, buy 5 books, immerse yourself in code and force yourself to learn it.  Get an incentive for yourself to learn it, set a time frame and if you're capable of learning, it will happen.

Option 2) Start by looking at a few tutorials but don't worry about reading much.  Go download some cool scripts and play.  Start by looking at the code, add features, add things as simple as extra if statements.  Once you get the basics, tweak the script, find bugs, make a few loops, maybe even add in a whole new section.  The more you code and play, the more you'll learn.  As you gain knowledge, post on help forums, answering other people's questions help you better understand what you know.

There are many great places to learn all about perl and c on the web, cgi-resources.com has a ton of links as does hotscripts.com.

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2001, 04:56:00 PM »
I got the best answer for you if you are asking for game programming.  
go to www.gamedev.net
you will find most of your answer there.

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« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2001, 01:28:00 AM »
I know when I was looking on the net a couple of years ago, trying to find a good game programming site I found this site: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Pines/8864/  
looks like he still didn't update it, but the webmaster did post some good tutorials and some games he made. (most of them are incomplete). I know a couple years ago, the only way I found him was he was one of the top websites on webcrawler...looks like he isn't anymore. For all his games, he includes source code, so you can decode it yourself if you want.