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has anybody been on these two site

Post by kingslovelua » Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:24 pm

So I was looking for tutorials on 2d game development in Lua and I found these two site http://www.phailed.me/2011/02/learn-lua-the-hard-way-1/ and http://luatut.com/crash_course.html. I'm just asking if they are wroth reading.

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Post by Taehl » Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:26 am

I skimmed through them, and both of those look pretty good to me. Go for it - it will probably do you more good right now than reading the manual. If you have previous programming experience, you may want to try the "Lua PiL" book.
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Post by kingslovelua » Thu Nov 10, 2011 6:13 am

Taehl wrote:I skimmed through them, and both of those look pretty good to me. Go for it - it will probably do you more good right now than reading the manual. If you have previous programming experience, you may want to try the "Lua PiL" book.

i try reading the Pil it just puts me to sleep, but what im really looking for is a tutorial on 2d game development in lua from beginning to end like this book http://printfu.org/read/creating-2d-gam ... WW1dTYi6nx

thats actually the book I was reading before I came here, but visual studio told me to upgrade my PC so that I can run the game files. that's all behind me now I'm no longer mad seeing that xna is a fall now i'm glade I didn't invest anymore time in it.

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Post by Taehl » Thu Nov 10, 2011 5:51 pm

We have a bunch of tutorials in the Love wiki which may interest you.
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Post by kingslovelua » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:16 pm

Taehl wrote:We have a bunch of tutorials in the Love wiki which may interest you.
everyone on the internet keep pointing me to the wiki but I feel when I'm reading the wiki its just showing me how to make a game in love2d not how to make a game with lua if that even makes sense in other words in the wiki I feel like it's just showing me a bunch of tables and function that i could use to make a game.

I want it ( it mean toturial or what ever the source is) to teach me Lua while making a game in lov2d maybe that's to much to ask for I guess the reason why I'm asking for it that way because that how I was learning c# and xna, as one and that's what I feel comfortable with and what im trying to do in the long run.

i guess i'll take another look at it and read it word for word this time

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Post by Robin » Thu Nov 10, 2011 8:27 pm

You're right. The wiki assumes you either have learned how games work somewhere else, or otherways learn while doing. If you feel you need more tutorials on the topic, go ahead and read a few good ones. You could start with the two you suggested. If you have specific questions, this forum will keep helping you, but for a general tutorial you should probably look somewhere else. I don't know where to go, because I'm more of a "I'll figure it out myself" kind of person.
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Post by Taehl » Thu Nov 10, 2011 10:36 pm

You can't really make a game in pure Lua - there's no way to have sounds, graphics, non-blocking input... You'd basically be able to make an old-school roguelike or text-based adventure game, but that's about it.
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Post by minism » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:40 am

PIL is by far the best resource on Lua. It's fantastic!

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Post by kingslovelua » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:32 am

Taehl wrote:You can't really make a game in pure Lua - there's no way to have sounds, graphics, non-blocking input... You'd basically be able to make an old-school roguelike or text-based adventure game, but that's about it.
so what are the demos and project i see some of the members making there games out off

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Post by tentus » Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:37 am

kingslovelua wrote:
Taehl wrote:You can't really make a game in pure Lua - there's no way to have sounds, graphics, non-blocking input... You'd basically be able to make an old-school roguelike or text-based adventure game, but that's about it.
so what are the demos and project i see some of the members making there games out off
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