I was just wondering how many (soon to be) Coldstone users are or ever were real programmers or if they are newbies (that wasn't meant as an insult). I am considering using either Coldstone or REALbasic for my new game, but I'm not sure yet. Any help in this decision would be greatly appreciated...
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Well, I've dabled in REALBasic, but I wouldn't call myself a programmer with it (I hardly ever use it). I also know HTML and DHTML, as well as Java and XML. Coldstone requires no 'coding', which is nice.
If I were you, I'd scrap the idea of making you're own engine with REALBasic (unless the features in Coldstone are too restrictive for your game), and use Coldstone. The engine was coded in C/C++ and the application was done in REALBasic, so we get all the hard work done for us already.
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Thanks. I general, though, how may Coldstone users are experienced programmers (not that I'd call myself that)?
I had to learn C++ Turbo for a class in high school, but quickly forgot it.
I do know HTML and Java.....but that's about it. I know more about graphics programs, which is good considering that's what I'm going to school for...
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but other then that, i am a ToTal newbie.
and proud of it
BASIC, a bit of C, PHP, and I've attempted Java in the past. Done all the web stuff too (HTML etc).
I program business applications in C++ and Visual Basic. In the late-night sleepless hours I program a lot of things including games using DirectX or Glide...looking forward to trying out Coldstone though....it seems to be a promising engine. Too bad I don't have a Mac...guess I'll have to wait....unless someone knows if it will work with the MacXpress 2000 emulator (simulates Mac OS)
Originally posted by Murfster:
**I was just wondering how many (soon to be) Coldstone users are or ever were real programmers or if they are newbies (that wasn't meant as an insult). I am considering using either Coldstone or REALbasic for my new game, but I'm not sure yet. Any help in this decision would be greatly appreciated...
I think you'll find that Coldstone will allow you to create a more professional game in much less time than it would take you to do it in RealBASIC -- which is the point, really.
We're hoping that Coldstone taps into the huge base of imagination and creativity that people who've always wanted to make a game, but don't have a programming background have.
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I'm just curious, will the games created by Coldstone be made available by their creators in the Plug-ins portion of this website for Coldstone? I certainly hope there will be some website made available directly from here that allows others to download those games. I keep checkin' to see if there is a new thing in the plug-ins. Best of luck to y'all who're workin' away at creating your own games. Just hurry it up! Ambrosia, I commend you for this amazing game creating engine. Truly a work. Laters,
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I know C, C++, and some Java, and I'm working on Objective-C right now.
While I've done a heap of command line programs before, the only games I've ever made have been cheesy ones using Director & Lingo. I think Coldstone is an awesome place for newbies to start, because it will make them focus on design, which is the first thing that should be done when making a game.
I just downloaded Coldstone a couple of days ago, read the manual yesterday, and am working on a mini-project today (smaller than the medieval). I'm hoping tomorrow when my game programming group meets, we will form a small team to make a game in Coldstone. I plan on demoing it to them tomorrow.