I was hoping this forum was going to be active when I found it. seems
like no one is ever posting. is there any one out there that is just
getting into game programming that wants to group up like a study group?
I thought it would be a good way to help each other learn and stay
send me a PM
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im here, the old crew are all vanished, apart from reedbeta, fireside
those are the only other 2 dudes posting, i dunno, maybe try gamedev?
has more people.
Um - there are lots of people posting here every day. It’s quite
active…maybe not if you refresh every 5 minutes, but then you have
other things to do, don’t you? :)
The best way to do things is do some study, then post questions you have
about it. There are lots of people, many of them professional game
developers that visit this site. You’ll find that, at first, gaming is
very much an independent study kind of thing. With study groups, you
need people at about the same experience level, using the same language,
etc, and even then, it mostly amounts to independent study. I guess, if
you do want to do that kind of thing, choose a language and a graphics
library of some kind, and see if you can get a group going at the
graphics library. That’s also a good place to ask questions. Here, it’s
more general questions like game dev, general language questions, etc.
Ahh, the joys of employment. All work and no play makes TheNut cry
another day :D
One thing that works out for this forum is that we have quality before
quantity. If there’s a particular topic you would like to discuss, feel
free to post something up and I’m sure a member or two will help you
out. There use to be a developer Wiki here, but it never really worked
out. Finding a study group is quite difficult unless you have some
friends or students on campus that share a similar interest and
experience level. I think the best thing to get you through game
development is to work on some simple projects that you can share online
and start discussions. The positive (and possibly negative!) feedback
will help you become a better developer and motivate you to complete
more projects and learn more topics.
I appreciate all of the feed back, I can tell there are some guru’s here
and I will definitely stick around. I can understand somebody advanced
wouldn’t be interested in a study group, but I always found discussing
or teaching to be a good way to help myself learn things that I have a
hard time with. So, if there are any complete newbies out there who need
a hand getting up to speed send me a message