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Hi,
I'm looking to create a game, I have a good idea and plans to base it on, this will be my first game, so it's going to be a side scrolling platformer. I have some one that can do all the graphics for me. But I'm not sure what language to code in or what software to use. I was planning to get a copy of Flash MX 2004 but it's expencie. I hurd that if I wrote it in C# I could compile it into SWF. is this true? I'm not very experience with C# but I am willing and extremely quick at picking up programing languages. Are the any free alternatives to Flash MX?

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eeehh? if u write in C# u can compile into SWF?
where did u hear that?
if u write in C# then it will either be a .ExE file or a web page (creating an ASP project) but in SWF ... never heard of it.
So ... there u go saying u want to create a game ... u have the idea, the plans, u will have the graphics .... hmmm, but do u actually know how to combine all these and create the game?
I dont know if coincidence or not ... i want to create a game too .... and i chose flash to build it. Maybe we can make a team. PM me if u are interested.
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It was on an other forum when I was googleing. Someone said the languages are similar and it works...overly a load of rubbish.
I have just ordered a copy of Beginning C# Game Programming from Amazon. I don't know any flash and not allot of C# so I need to learn so after a while practising I would be willing to make a team, I am starting exams when I go back to college so I don't have a great amount of time on my hands. I'm downloading Visual C# 2005 to have a play with, and M$ have loads of guides on there site for creating basic games with it, I'm going to try to follow a few see what I can come up with, then have a go with flash so I can get some on-line.
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well then ... good luck.
C# is fairly easy to work with ... but quite slow when it comes to graphics.
So probably you may want to use DirectX or OpenGL in C#.
When u have time for the game, come back to this forum.
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Well I'm usually a Linux user so I'll look into OpenGL, not a bit DirectX fan.
I would love to get Flash MX 2005, are there any free programs than can do the same?
Well I seem to have made a home on this forum now so I will be around.
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get Flash Professional 8, it has more features.
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I am getting help from people on newgrounds and they all use Flash MX Pro
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Newgrounds is a great site to learn flash, and some flash fundamentals such as creating buttons, movie clips, working with the stage, and they have many tutorials to help you get started with Actionscript (The Programming language of Flash), I want to start Actionscript game programming as well now, and I'm thinking about creating a side scrolling game too, Tom Fulps games and other flash games created by Newgrounds members have inspired me to do so :). I also checked on Amazon this books looks pretty handy...
Macromedia Flash Professional 8 Game Development
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I don't know if this is right(legally speaking). But this is a site from where you can download all kind of stuff for free.(including flash)
http://www.torrentz.com :twisted:
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of course its not, but we do it anyways :twisted:
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To my understanding flash doesn't have Linux binaries. If you are going to use flash you might need a windows platform. But flash ActionScript is one of the easiest languages to learn. You might've got cofused when the say swf's can be compiled from C#. But since all VB, C# are Microsoft products they all support ActiveX components. So you can embed the flash plug-in and communicate to the plug-in using their respective languages.

A similarity exist among JavaScript, Java, .net, C# etc with ActionScript2.0 because all of them are either object oriented or object based languages. There's much more similarity between ActionScript and JavaScript.

If you are really interested you could find some game engines, some are free some are not. I have listed some links for you to checkout (I would suggest Flash for newbies before anything else).

http://www.truevision3d.com/ -- u could use a lot of programming languages with this one it's free to try and if your selling need to purchase it.
http://www.crystalspace3d.org // total free need use .net
http://www.ogre3d.org/

there're some other commercial softwares as well for game developping
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I found some tutorials on creating side scrolling games (with flash).

http://www.tutorialized.com/view/tutori ... game/14143
http://www.flashkit.com/tutorials/Games ... /index.php
http://www.kirupa.com/developer/mx2004/ ... m_game.htm

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