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CGC002
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:35 pm     Post subject: text-based games Reply with quote

where can i find a good c++ tutorial on making a text based game? I'm just beginning c++ programming, but I don't know where to find a good tutorial for beginners.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 3:33 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

You don't like google? It all depends of your skill level what can be interesting for you.
How much you already know? Simply the basics or a bit further? Etcetera....

Time to do some research and do some digging friend.

Example:
http://www.physicsforums.com/archive/index.php/t-32703.html

The ideas for a story, plot and such will have to come from you.
With enough perseverance you will maybe one day achieve something as this.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:24 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

*dosraider is likely to be eaten by a grue*
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:48 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're just starting with programming, it may be beyond your scope to write a real text adventure game right now. So ...

If you're more interested in learning to program, try an online tutorial like dosraider suggested, maybe something like
http://www.iu.hio.no/~mark/CTutorial/CTutorial.html

However if you're really more interested in writing a text adventure and care less about learning to program, there's several established text-adventure writing systems available, such as:
HUGO (Windows) http://www.generalcoffee.com/hugo.html
AGT (DOS) http://www.markwelch.com/agt.htm
And a bunch more game creation resources are listed here:
http://www.ambrosine.com/resource.html
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 11:49 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Dogbreath wrote:
*dosraider is likely to be eaten by a grue*

your move?
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>throw glowing magical rock towards grue
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*grue spontaneously combust in the lightspot*
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your move?
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>pinch Dogbreath's nipples
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2008 12:34 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

emmzee wrote:

AGT (DOS) http://www.markwelch.com/agt.htm


According to what you said i think i'm sticking with that. thanks!
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