Mac Game Programming

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by magicjames92, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. magicjames92 macrumors regular

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    Anyone know a good slightly beginners program for programming mac games? I had gamemaker for windows. (I didnt know which forum to post in, mods can move/delete if needed)
     
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  3. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thx, im checking out ptk but other wise i was hoping for something cheaper/free.
     
  4. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    OpenGL ;)
     
  5. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    1. What's open GL? (i know im a noob)
    2. I cant figure out ptk. i downloaded it and theres no app!!!??
     
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    OpenGL is the technology that "makes 3D work". It lets you define 3D shapes and "cameras", then animate them and display the result. If you're familiar with Windows then you may have heard of Direct3D, which is Microsoft's equivalent.

    From a quick peek at the site, PTK appears to be a game engine. You'd need to compile it and mess around with the code :)
     
  7. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    thx for the help but i am so lost. look at gamemakers site. www.gamemaker.nl (?) I want something like that.
     
  8. Soulstorm macrumors 68000

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    I don't think there is anything like that on a mac. If you want to make games, consider using technologies such as OpenGL, or it's lightweight version, SDL. But you will have to learn how to program first, and I don't think you are willing to do that, since you are searching for a game maker that does all the coding for you.
     
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  10. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i am willing to learn how to code, i just dont know where to get the app! What ive tried so far doesnt include an app to code in!

    hhas- thanks! checkin em out
     
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  12. garethlewis2 macrumors 6502

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    You could use BlitzMax.

    You could XCode.

    What you're looking for currently doesn't exist in the Mac. Are the games that package produces actually any good? They must all be identical in structure.
     
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    i have also been considering this (as a 3d artist) and have been looking into unity.
     
  16. mongrol macrumors regular

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    Blitzmax is a good place to start. I loved doing Blitz stuff on my Amiga some 12 years ago. Great language, easy and fun.

    Another option is www.blender.org. This is a 3D animation package that has a game creator built-in. It can be quite difficult to get into though, especially if you don't like tutorials.
     
  17. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    im checkin out pgf and blender (will it blend?) but blender looks complicated.
     
  18. jstad macrumors regular

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    learning opengl has a beginning learning curve, but if you take your time it is well worth the wait. I can give you some good notes/tutorials for OpenGL on the mac and you can make some pretty cool stuff. Its all from my college Computer Graphics course.
     
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    Unity is easily the best option.

    --Eric
     
  20. magicjames92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    sure plz and ty

    btw: ive been playing with blender and its cool. ive made a snowman.
     
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