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What is the Progamming Language most commonly used to make big name games like COD4?

tharden3
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What is the Progamming Language most commonly used to make big name games like COD4? Is it java? Would you use different ones for different types of games?
Jul 10 '08 #1
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Nepomuk
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Well, you should certainly use different languages for different tasks and as different games require different tasks, yes, you should use different languages.

Java could be a thought if speed isn't the absolute top priority, but rather something like platform independency.

If you want a lot of 3D graphics you would use a different language than for a simple Point-And-Click-Adventure (oh, I love them!).

Quite a few games are written in C++, but I really don't know, what was used for COD4.

You can find more about languages for game development on Wikipedia.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Jul 10 '08 #2

tharden3
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Well, you should certainly use different languages for different tasks and as different games require different tasks, yes, you should use different languages.

Java could be a thought if speed isn't the absolute top priority, but rather something like platform independency.

If you want a lot of 3D graphics you would use a different language than for a simple Point-And-Click-Adventure (oh, I love them!).

Quite a few games are written in C++, but I really don't know, what was used for COD4.

You can find more about languages for game development on Wikipedia.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
gracias amigo. Just curious
Jul 10 '08 #3

jkmyoung
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Many big name games are large enough to use multiple languages. Eg, they might use one language for the base logic, another for sound, and another for graphics. Usually the different languages interact with each other, sometimes through API's. Eg, DirectX is a common graphic API used.

Often companies end up using their own Languages, eg EA Flash.
Jul 16 '08 #4

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