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Past few days with the influx of people coming here I've noticed the same questions over and over. Where do I get Visual Studio, where should I start, etc etc. So I'm making this thread to link to resources for everyone to start. This is for a windows PC. I will make a second post about Mac and Linux in a few days after I gather links for them.

First is the Software. Be it @Damian666's Orion+ or the soon to be @jcsnider's and@Kibbelz's Intersect, you will need to download install Visual Studio. This is a free software developed and maintained by Microsoft. You are able to get the download for the most recent version here.

I've also noticed people asking what language to start with. As there are many languages out there for you to choose from, I really only suggest two. I suggest C# as number one as it is what the main Game Engine this site is about is written in. You have many members here that will be able to help you out along the way of learning it as well. Second language is VB.NET. This is because of Orion+. Also you will have a great resource from this community with help just as you would with C#.

Next are tutorials. Each and every person learns differently. For me it is easier to learn from going through the code reading it, then attempting to do it myself. For this I usually go through GitHub. That link to Github goes to C# open source games. To learn the basics I suggest using Dot Net Perls. It covers every basic think you will want to learn and many advanced things as well.

 

Youtube Videos

Where To Start with AGD?

 

Hope this helps many of the newer people coming to this site.

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I'm the daddy of Intersect,JC's the mommy. Just cause I don't pay child support :(

 

Edit: Secondary recomended language should be VB for Orion+. Pythons not ideal for game dev, its used more for maths these days.

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43 minutes ago, Kibbelz said:

I'm the daddy of Intersect,JC's the mommy. Just cause I don't pay child support :(

 

Edit: Secondary recomended language should be VB for Orion+. Pythons not ideal for game dev, its used more for maths these days.

As stated the python is solely based on my preferences. Lets try and keep this thread clean and not a shit show of bitching about programming languages. It is suppose to be a thread to help new comers to know where to start. And I do agree. It should be VB.NET for the fact of Orion+. I will change it.

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On 8/4/2016 at 9:53 PM, PhenomenalDev said:

Gonna necro and say suggest my baby java plz xD

 

Due to work and shcool I've stopped this for now. Though I still have many more to plan. and whn you say your baby java? Do you have a java engine? or just java in general? Cause personally I hate java..

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