Monthly Archives: September 2014
Well, I’m out of class now. Bouncy ball game went pretty well.
If you want to learn C++, I would give yourself more than 5 weeks to make a project in it. It was crazy.
All in all it was a good ride and I learned a lot. I really think this last semester will help me in my career. I met a great mentor, made some projects that I’m super proud of, and got a couple job opportunities.
So I guess this is it IADT. It was one hell of a ride.
If you want to check out that game when I put it up and all other projects, go to mainunited.com.
Just giving an update on my learning C++. I have put a lot of time into this project so far and I feel like there is not a lot to show for it because so much of it is just understanding what the heck is going on. Since I have been used to Unity and C# where everything is pre-made for you, using Visual Studio Express and C++ it is so different. You have to set up the right folders and link them properly as well as initialize and load certain things including basic functions.
So far in my project, I have Allegro working fine and now I have my ball show up on screen (which is much more difficult than you can imagine) and now I’m working on keyboard inputs. I asked my mentor and even he was unsure because of how much Allegro changes, but I think I have it working and can move forward quickly now.
So right now, I am doing my senior game project as my last class of college.
The scope is that I am making a remake of my bouncy ball game, but this time it is in C++!
C++ is something that I have never been taught at this school and it could really be important for my career.
My mentor Daniel Soltyka is helping me with this, but for the most part it is me teaching myself.
As of now, Week 3, I have a general understanding and have done some test tutorials and I think I kind of get it. Took a long time to get Allegro and C++ working but I am golden now. Learning a new language is crazy. You’d think that C# would help but it really doesn’t much.
Just started on the actual bouncy ball game part and I will update when the time comes.