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Developing questions

07-23-2009, 10:59 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 43
Developing questions

so im considering becoming a developer, but i dont know which programs to start out with. im good with computers, pretty good with art, but i dont know how to program or any programs to do it with. also, my PC Runs Linux os, but I also have one that runs windows xp. i dont have a mac, do i need one to develop apps?

thanks
07-24-2009, 01:37 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Hong Kong
Posts: 9
Yes, you need mac, xcode and iphone sdk
07-24-2009, 05:36 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: France
Posts: 3
Which distro of linux are you running?
07-24-2009, 05:57 AM
#4
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Slough, England
Posts: 91
Actually, you can install OSX onto a PC.

There are issues over the type of CPU/Board/Graphics you use to make it work, but it's not that hard.

I believe there is a OSX 10.5 version floating around, in ISO format, so you can test it out. You can also set it up for Dual Boot, but wouldn't recommend it.

Do a search for "OSX86" and "PC" and there'll be a few sites that explain how to do it etc. It will allow for the main elements of OSX, and also allow Network Connectivity to a Windows network so you can backup and get online.

Most software runs on it as far as i know. I'm downloading it now to test it out on a spare system over the next week, as I'm in the same position as you

Meanwhile, I suggest you have a a look at: www.unitytutorials.com and review the 4 stage game build doc. It will give you a good understanding of how technical it is for something so basic.
07-24-2009, 01:52 PM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
Posts: 43
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tomm View Post
Which distro of linux are you running?
I'm not sure what you mean, but i think the answer is open suse