RPG Guide/Tutorial

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ajs66scpa 101 Aug 09, 2005 at 01:24

Someone should write a guide to making RPG/Adventure games. You can start with making text-based and then move up to 2-D then finally up to 3-D or link it to the MMORPG page. You could include how to make characters, items, parties, inventories, and everything needed to make one of those tyoes of games. This would be really helpful to us newbies who want to get into making RPGs.
If there is one of these then please go ahead and delete this topic and pm me with the link.

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Ed_Mack 101 Aug 09, 2005 at 10:12

Stemming from this, a series focusing on the data management/AI side of RPGs (ie everything but the interface/graphics) - towns, people, items ect.

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cheng 101 Aug 09, 2005 at 11:41

@ajs66scpa

Someone should write a guide to making RPG/Adventure games. You can start with making text-based and then move up to 2-D then finally up to 3-D or link it to the MMORPG page. You could include how to make characters, items, parties, inventories, and everything needed to make one of those tyoes of games. This would be really helpful to us newbies who want to get into making RPGs.
If there is one of these then please go ahead and delete this topic and pm me with the link. [snapback]19779[/snapback]

I’ve always thought the best way to do this would be for someone to write an analysis of Nethack. THe source is freely available, and it’s a time honored and proven game. It’s also a reasonably complex project, which would give newbies some idea of what they’re getting into when they start mumbling about MMOGs.

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ajs66scpa 101 Aug 09, 2005 at 15:31

Yeah something along that line. I think it would take a little of the topics off of the forums because most people want to make RPGs. If you make a guide then people will know the steps and if you start with the most basic of RPGs(text) and say you need to know how to make these before you move up then people will give it a try and stop aiming so high.

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cheng 101 Aug 09, 2005 at 17:32

@ajs66scpa

Yeah something along that line. I think it would take a little of the topics off of the forums because most people want to make RPGs. If you make a guide then people will know the steps and if you start with the most basic of RPGs(text) and say you need to know how to make these before you move up then people will give it a try and stop aiming so high. [snapback]19806[/snapback]

I’ll think this over for a couple days. It’s a big commitment to make for me right now, and my free time is at a premium, and with a kid on the way, that’s not likely to change any time soon. I agree though, that it would be an invaluable asset to the community.

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Anonymous Oct 31, 2005 at 20:00

Wow - I would definately love to read this if someone ever makes it available!

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crazycoder 101 Nov 01, 2005 at 07:20

I’ll write one… just wait afew years for me to learn myself. lol

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Methulah 101 Nov 01, 2005 at 08:48

I’ll write on in PHP, that shows how to use PHP and MySQL to store world variables and the like.

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JayeAeotiv 101 Nov 11, 2005 at 18:11

I will take it upon myself to write a tutorial on how to create a text-based RPG. If it goes well I will go into 2d Iso.

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allan 101 May 24, 2006 at 10:44

So… What’s happening with the RPG tutorial?
I would really like to read it to!

Allan.

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Josh1billion 101 May 25, 2006 at 22:01

I think I might write a guide like this for 2D RPG’s. :) I’m currently writing a 2D RPG so it’d fit in pretty well, and writing this could help motivate me in my own project.