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Hello,

I'm a C# programmer. I have two projects.

First, write an action scrolling game in C#, (portable to Windows Mobile
eventually...),
This game will look like The Adventure of Link from Nintendo, or Super Mario
Bros...
I didn't planned to use DirectX since all tutorials I have seen for DirectX
are for 3D.
I already wrote one version on VB6 but ran into problems which I hope .Net
will overcome.

My second one, would be to create a StrongHold clone,
this one is really big I know but the game is so nice.
I have no idea where to start on this one.

Can someone give me any advice on this ?
Does DirectX can do both games ?
Is there newsgroups, books... one could recommend for creating such games ?

I converted my VB6 game into a version for my smartphone and
already received a error message because one of my bmp file was too big...

So, I would need newsgroups, books... to help me use the best techniques and
all that.
Thanks a lot for any help, hints, advice.... ;-)

Claude

Jul 22 '05 #1
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All I can tell you is I have been down that road and it is not an easy walk.
If you really want to get into game programming, I would recommend you do use
DirectX, even if your game is 2D. The catch is it will take you a good amount
of time, dedication (specially), effort and patience to fully understand
DirectX.

Good luck!

--
Juan Romero
-----------------------------------------
The successful person has the habit of doing the things failures don't like
to do.
E.M. Gray
"Claude Vernier" wrote:

Hello,

I'm a C# programmer. I have two projects.

First, write an action scrolling game in C#, (portable to Windows Mobile
eventually...),
This game will look like The Adventure of Link from Nintendo, or Super Mario
Bros...
I didn't planned to use DirectX since all tutorials I have seen for DirectX
are for 3D.
I already wrote one version on VB6 but ran into problems which I hope .Net
will overcome.

My second one, would be to create a StrongHold clone,
this one is really big I know but the game is so nice.
I have no idea where to start on this one.

Can someone give me any advice on this ?
Does DirectX can do both games ?
Is there newsgroups, books... one could recommend for creating such games ?

I converted my VB6 game into a version for my smartphone and
already received a error message because one of my bmp file was too big...

So, I would need newsgroups, books... to help me use the best techniques and
all that.
Thanks a lot for any help, hints, advice.... ;-)

Claude

Jul 22 '05 #2

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