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ladada
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2003 8:31 pm     Post subject: MAking my own Reply with quote

how do i make my own MS DOS games without spending any money at all? Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2003 10:15 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Ancient Domains of Mystery
(ADOM for short)
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2003 11:54 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

um, I don't think you can make a game with ADOM.....

Anyway, try ZZT or Megazeux. The graphics aren't great, but it's playable.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 12:18 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out:

http://www.ambrosine.com/resource.html

It's a list of game-making programs. Some of 'em are unfinished ... some of 'em just plain suck ... but there's a lot of 'em there so prolly you'll be able to find one that does what you want.

The other option is to learn a programming language (like QBasic, C, Euphoria, etc) ... that gives you more freedom but it's usually a lot more time consuming to learn.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 6:07 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

...wow, emmzee posted in GC!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 10:30 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

oh crap ya. i was thinkin of MZX
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2003 11:04 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Emmzee's list is stupid.......(ok, so I didn't really look at it Tbbbbbth! ), but look at this one too: http://www.gamehippo.com/gamedev/tools.shtml

Game Hippo forever!

It tells you some that are just point-and-click or semi-easy instructions (like ZZT or MZX) and some that you need to know some code for (BASIC, C++, etc.). Some of 'em are shareware, some of 'em are freeware, and a smidget are $$$ only. I would personally suggest Game Maker if you don't know any coding and want something free.

Also, what kind of game are you wanting to make? If you want to make text adventures, I'd reccomend ADRIFT. If you're looking for a scrolling game, either Game Maker or The Scrolling Game Development Kit. Fighting - M.U.G.E.N. If you want to make a 3D Shooter, get 3D Game Studio (beware, it costs $$$).

I'd also reccomend that you post this question at gamehippo.com, as they have a larger audiences, are all about getting things for free (legally), and about 1/2 of the community are game developers.

Oh yeah, and I'm a reviewer there now Shit-Eating Grin
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2003 8:46 pm     Post subject: mzx Reply with quote

hey, you would be surprsed! Go to www.digitalmzx.net and get mzx. It's not DEAD YET!!! They have updated it, and released s_mzx mode which allows you to have more than 2 colors per text block. What am I saying though. I'm sure you all know this. Check it out.
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nastypoisonspikes
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2003 6:56 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not often that a guest posted something helpful.




On an unrelated note- I watched "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" last night! Hooray!
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