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« on: March 12, 2008, 09:54:55 PM »
How easy is it for one to transition from GM's scripting language  to C++, or any other programming language?
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Re: Transition
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2008, 08:05:19 PM »
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How easy is it for one to transition from GM's scripting language  to C++, or any other programming language?

GM's language is very similar to BASIC. I'd suggest moving onto a more advanced BASIC language first, such as TNT BASIC or FutureBASIC or BlitzMAX.

However, languages like Python are also fairly simple to learn (and similar to GameMaker syntax), and free, and great stepping stones for other languages. In fact, Python happens to be my primary language for most everything.

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Re: Transition
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2008, 08:43:56 PM »
I am mostly using as2 and PHP because they are so simple and aligned for the web.

The only problems ae with desktop apps... Which I use mProjector for...

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EDIT: Python looks interesting, mabie you could help me get started ghost?
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Re: Transition
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2008, 09:25:03 PM »
Python is cool, but it's inconvenient for making games, because making executable applications is not in Python's framework (it's an interpreted language). I could definitely help you (if you have MacOS X, fire up Terminal and type python, and there you go!)

Some commands you could try:

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thisisavariable = 2

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print thisisavariable
for i in range(thisisavariable):
     print i


One language that I think looks incredibly cool (and would help you move up) is PTK.

http://www.phelios.com/ptk/

Compilable for both windows and MacOS X, I believe.

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Re: Transition
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2008, 08:21:47 AM »
Yah, I saw PTK before but it isn't free :(
I will try out python (You can't make executables :()

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Re: Transition
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2008, 02:52:37 PM »
I just learned calculator code too, its that useful?
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Re: Transition
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2008, 06:29:05 PM »
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Yah, I saw PTK before but it isn't free :(
I will try out python (You can't make executables :()

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PTK is free!

http://www.phelios.com/ptk/orderptk.html

You only need to buy a professional license if you don't put a mention to PTK, and your company's income is >250,000 dollars per year.

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Re: Transition
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2008, 07:24:44 PM »
KEWL!

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Re: Transition
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2008, 07:29:08 AM »
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I just learned calculator code too, its that useful?
On a TI 83 or 84?  Or some other type of calculator?  Because on the TI 83 and 84 (and probably other Texas Instruments models) the language is just a version of basic.  It's actually simpler than the GM language.
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« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2008, 02:38:59 PM »
TI 83
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« Reply #10 on: April 03, 2008, 06:25:14 PM »
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On a TI 83 or 84?  Or some other type of calculator?  Because on the TI 83 and 84 (and probably other Texas Instruments models) the language is just a version of basic.  It's actually simpler than the GM language.

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