DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum (http://www.diychatroom.com/)
-   PC Repairs & Upgrades (http://www.diychatroom.com/f13/)
-   -   Are their any upgrades I can get for my EMachines XP to make video games? (http://www.diychatroom.com/f13/their-any-upgrades-i-can-get-my-emachines-xp-make-video-games-13403/)

Fira 11-13-2007 09:05 PM

Are their any upgrades I can get for my EMachines XP to make video games?
 
Or are they just programmed using NotePad? I am mostly interested in making 2 Dimensional (2D) games like Mega Man, Super Mario Bros. etc.

tyler101 11-13-2007 10:19 PM

Depends on what programming method you are using...

spebby 11-13-2007 11:00 PM

If would be very difficult to program anything in Notepad. You would also need a compiler. Microsoft has free versions of Visual Studio 2005 available (an Express edition). You can pick your programming language: Visual Basic, C# or C++. I recommend Visual Basic if you have no programming experience. You can download them at this link:

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/express/aa975050.aspx

A Beta 2 version of Visual Studio 2008 is also available for free, but I recommend starting with the 2005 editions. Beta 2 has a few bugs. The 2008 versions will be available in the first quarter of 2008.

fierysun 11-16-2007 04:59 PM

Once you've downloaded visual studio express you might check out http://blogs.msdn.com/coding4fun/arc...g/default.aspx
There is a lot of info on coding games using VS express.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:20 PM.


Copyright 2003-2014 Escalate Media LP. All Rights Reserved