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SnakeSV





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, Game creation Top

Hi

My friend and I want to create an rpg in vb'05.

We first are going to make it text-based and so move on to graphics.

Are there any (free) books available to teach us the basics for this.

We found a book, but it was only for vb6: Microsoft Visual basic game programming for ****s.

Can anyone help us

Tnx in advance.



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littleguru





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, Game creation Top

Have you had a look at the XNA Express Edition It only supports C#, but has a lot nice features that could be very helpful for you and your friend. As an introduction.

 
 
Chris Dunaway





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, Game creation Top

Check out msdn.microsoft.com for the XNA Game Studio. But it only works with C#, however.

 
 
SnakeSV





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, Game creation Top

I already checked it out, but it looks complicated at a first glance.

Maybe in the future, but for now we would like to do it in vb (the book we found for vb6 was easy to understund -as far as we read- but we just couldn't use it because of it being the old vb code).

Tnx for the link, we will probably use it one day, but thats probably not any day soon.

Any vb.net / '05 books


 
 
Daticus





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, Game creation Top

There are vbEE and xna toturials, and some for directx managed. But yeah, the vast majority of game codes are written in C# (Lame)


 
 
DaBadger





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, Game creation Top

Where can I find these Tutorials for XNA
 
 
spotty





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, Game creation Top

The concepts in the VB6 book, probably hold true now as they did then.

The code itself may be different but as you will be writing your own code, the fact that the implementation would be using VB6 code shouldnt make too much of a difference as you would be looking at core concepts, rather than specific code implementations.


 
 
Bruno Yu - MSFT





PostPosted: Visual Basic Express Edition, Game creation Top

DaBadger,

The following link is the website of Microsoft Game Technologies Center and enjoy yourself into XNA Developer Center. :-)

http://msdn.microsoft.com/directx/XNA/default.aspx