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Old 11-13-2007, 08:05 PM   #1
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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.

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Are their any upgrades I can get for my EMachines XP to make video games?


Depends on what programming method you are using...

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Are their any upgrades I can get for my EMachines XP to make video games?


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.
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Are their any upgrades I can get for my EMachines XP to make video games?


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.
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