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Which programming language?

01-25-2016, 11:23 AM
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Which programming language?

So I'm half way through a Big Nerd Ranch C# book but have to use my wife's computer so I put it on hold until I can buy a copy of OSX for my Windows laptop. In the mean time I picked up a Java for beginners dummies book since it's free.

Do people make iOS games using Java? If not which language would benefit me most?

If I wanted to put the game on android or even the computer would using unity or another language work better?

If I learned C# using X-Code would the game be limited to only iOS?
01-25-2016, 02:30 PM
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Well I'm installing visual studio which is taking its sweet time so I can install cocos2d-x. That's what I decided. Having the library order books for it and ordering OSX tonight in the meantime to continue C#

01-25-2016, 06:00 PM
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Just download unity3d

It makes 2d or 3d games. It is free. C# is one of the scripting choices.

You can deploy on (if you get the licence from the company)

ios
android
windows
windows phone
osx
wii u
xbox
blackberry
playstation
ds
opengl
webplayer
linux

and more I have forgotten to include

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01-25-2016, 07:47 PM
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You cant install osx on a windows laptop. At least not in the traditional way. You need specific comparible hardware for a hackintosh.
01-25-2016, 09:02 PM
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I found a tutorial online that explained step by step how to get OS X and Xcode on Windows.

Are there decent tutorials for unity? I feel like the village idiot looking at code unless I type it out to see how it's working.
01-25-2016, 09:07 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mr.Ugly View Post
You cant install osx on a windows laptop. At least not in the traditional way. You need specific comparible hardware for a hackintosh.
I'm saying "install" because the instructions to get it on a Windows laptop look easy to me.

But if unity is free I'll download that! I must have confused it with a different one thinking it wasn't free.
01-25-2016, 09:47 PM
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I just started the download for unity.
01-25-2016, 11:09 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Poo View Post
I found a tutorial online that explained step by step how to get OS X and Xcode on Windows.

Are there decent tutorials for unity? I feel like the village idiot looking at code unless I type it out to see how it's working.
http://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials

There are also loads made by other people.

Please follow me on twitter @JamesDestined I post lots of development from both my game creation and professional development.
Time to measure - Brain challenge https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/time...820864672?mt=8
The light box, can you solve it (free) (on google play too)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-...6300?ls=1&mt=8
01-25-2016, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Destined View Post
http://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials

There are also loads made by other people.
Thanks a bunch! I'm installing it right now, can't wait to start learning!
01-26-2016, 12:44 AM
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Yea I would go with unity as well. Even tho it may be possible to install OS X and Xcode on a pc it's a pain in the ass and probably won't even work right. Every update will break it and it's just not worth it. Spend 300 on a Mac mini and be done with it.