Learning Monogame

Discussion in 'Programming' started by Remixful, Oct 23, 2014.

  1. Remixful

    Remixful Active Member

    I know I failed on the pong game.. I'm just going to keep practicing, and maybe I'll try to use Scratch more for an easier way to test out better ways of doing things, such as AI.
    I really like this website, since it really has what I want to learn, like I stated before, it has Tile Engine tutorials, and it even has tutorials on Isometric maps. I'm still going to continue making easy simple games first though, and like I said, I'll use Scratch more for testing out algorithms and other things. I want to really improve my logical thinking so I can have a much better and logical approach to problem solving, so all I can do is practice more and more.
  2. RHY3756547

    RHY3756547 FreeSO Developer Staff Member Moderator

    That's the right attitude. Really, the only way you will get better at programming and game development is more and more experience, and trying new things.
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  3. francot514

    francot514 Well-Known Member

    Why the project for a pong game weight 180 mb??? XD
    You need to optimize release sharing method, for source code will be better some like github, or codeplex, sourceforge...
  4. Remixful

    Remixful Active Member

    Thanks, I'll continue to have that attitude to achieve my biggest goal (to become a successful game developer) :D

    Alright I have an account on github, but I've never used it, the only reason why I don't want to put it on anything like that is because I'm ashamed of the project, and it's not a big deal really. I'm sure one day I'll look back at this and just laugh.

    Does anyone have a suggestion for my next project? I'd like to remake old school games, or maybe if someone has a simple challenge would be fine.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2014
  5. francot514

    francot514 Well-Known Member

    You have tested that on linux?? Also you can try to do something fun, like a platformer or as you said, a tiled base game...
  6. Remixful

    Remixful Active Member

    Not sure, I'm sadly not too familiar with linux, only for using PuTTY for a VPS I use.

    Right now, I'm going to do more research on game developing, like how to strengthen my skills, and just research in general to expand my knowledge. I'm probably going to try doing a scrolling platformer, then do Tile based game, and soon I'm going to try to recruit one to three people to help me out, perhaps another c# programmer to help me out when coding gets tough, a pixel artist/spriter to help me with art and get rip sprites from ROMs from consoles such as gameboy, and a composer that can compose music for my games, and rip music from games. It would just be nice to have a few buddies then being a lone wolf. Yeah, I have a lot planned.

    EDIT: (I put this as edit since I didn't want to add another post and make it look like I'm spamming xD)
    Right now I'm trying to search up pdfs or videos to improve my algorithmic and logical thinking with programming, since I really, really need to strengthen that more than anything. Also I got a composer that's going to try to make gameboy chip tune type music. I'm also trying to improve my knowledge on computers in the programming world. I want to become the best programmer I can be :D
    Last edited: Nov 7, 2014
  7. francot514

    francot514 Well-Known Member

    What do you mean with that?? whats wrong with your logical thinking??
  8. Remixful

    Remixful Active Member

    I couldn't figure out a simple pong AI on my own... My logical thinking needs to be improved so I'm able to solve puzzles, and creating a simple pong AI is was simple puzzle I could not solve myself... I only needed to solve the puzzle, and then apply that solution into an algorithm.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algorithm_design

    I'm probably going to be offline the internet for 2 weeks or so. I'm downloading the XNA Resources website so I can read it offline, I'm also looking for any extra sources I need, such as pdf XNA books, and I'm going to keep making games. This 2 weeks or more break gives me some time to study, without any distraction (the internet). Maybe my logical and algorithmic thinking will improve as I create games too.
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2014
  9. francot514

    francot514 Well-Known Member

    You mean that doing this coding you will increase your intelect... yes, is possible,

    Why??
  10. Remixful

    Remixful Active Member

    Not going to have internet for a while. I'm starting up on reading XNA 4.0 Game Development by Example: Beginner's Guide.
    It's actually written by the owner of XNA Resources. You create 4 projects in this game, the last one you create a Tile Engine, and Map Editor with XNA and Windows Forms. Pretty nice. After I finish this book, I'm going to follow the tutorials on XNA Resources, I'm really looking forward to learning isometric maps.
  11. Remixful

    Remixful Active Member

    What's the easiest way to build my game for Linux/Mac on my computer? (I'm using Visual Studio 2013 Professional on Windows 8)
  12. francot514

    francot514 Well-Known Member

    Dont really know how to compitle for crossplatforms in windows 8, what i can suggest you is to use virtual machine with linux or mac, and try to compile inside there...
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  13. aidancheddar

    aidancheddar Active Member

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    aidancheddar Active Member

  15. Afr0

    Afr0 Well-Known Member

    Remixful, are you a student?
    If not, I'm going to assume your VS2013 Pro is pirated.
    Please uninstall it and install VS2013 Community instead.
    It basically has all the features of pro (features you're not gonna need right now anyway), and is completely free.
    Microsoft just released it, open sourced the .NET framework and fired 3000 employees. Normally I wouldn't say this about Microsoft, but given recent events, they deserve your support.
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  16. Remixful

    Remixful Active Member

    Mmmm... fair enough. Replaced it with VS2013 Community.
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  17. aidancheddar

    aidancheddar Active Member

    I wonder if they'll phase out Pro.
  18. Remixful

    Remixful Active Member

  19. aidancheddar

    aidancheddar Active Member

    That's odd. Have you tried using the same program you used to install it?
  20. Remixful

    Remixful Active Member

    Uh no... I kinda fucked up with everything, I forgot why I did but I was deleting the folders in the program files (please don't ask why lol)... I know, I know.. very stupid of me. Not sure how to fix this.

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