learning a programming language

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Ashraf 101 Jul 11, 2012 at 22:37

HI

I want to start learning a programming language which one can i mostly use and which game engine is best ?? ….

I can use some tutorials abou the programming languages ….

And any help will be truly appreciated …. Thanks ….

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omercan1993 101 Jul 12, 2012 at 00:08

You can use nearly every programming language but often c/ c++ and java is used. Sometimes also Python or others.
Often commercial game engines have their own propietary scriptlanguage. If you want to use an engine I suggest Unreal, Unity or the CryEngine.
If you also want to write code I suggest OGRE or Irrlicht (or mine, but it is not really useable at the moment ;) )
But writing a game is not a simple task, start with something simple…
And don’t forget, Google and the Internet is your friend :D

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Reedbeta 168 Jul 12, 2012 at 02:34

I think Python is probably the best language to learn first when beginning to program. This free online book has a good collection of lessons on it. You should spend some time learning the programming basics before you worry about making a game. The book does have an exercise near the end that involves making a text adventure. Once you want to do some graphics, you can try pygame.

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Ashraf 101 Jul 13, 2012 at 07:14

Hi again .. and thanks for the answers
i downloaded the book but it says somthing about a terminal program how can i get it ??
the name of it is Command Prompet i googled it but nothing ….. What to do now ??

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alphadog 101 Jul 13, 2012 at 14:19

Ashraf, you seem to be very interested, but a complete novice to this world. I would highly recommend you get an introductory book on programming to get a comprehensive overview of the basics.

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fireside 141 Jul 13, 2012 at 18:40

Every OS has a command prompt. It’s not a program. It should be somewhere in your menu. In Windows XP it’s in the accessories folder.

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zynithra 101 Oct 14, 2012 at 18:00

Reedbeta is spot on, there are some good books that describe the basic concepts regarding games for python, and pygame is a simple and good library.