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neptune610

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What Programming Language was used to make Dyson?
« on: April 08, 2009, 07:29:56 AM »
Hi all, I was just wondering what programming language Dyson was developed with. I'm a student and I am kind of having a hard time figuring out what programming language to pursue, Dyson is exactly the kind of program I want to make (using graphics and transparency) stuff like that. I was first thinking it was made with Java but I really have no idea. Any help would be great so I can get back on track. By the way great game, keep it up I love playing it. :)

neptune610

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Re: What Programming Language was used to make Dyson?
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2009, 08:28:16 AM »
oops sry I found a post that answers my question http://www.dyson-game.com/smf/index.php?topic=42.msg473#msg473. It was made with C#. Great Game.

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Re: What Programming Language was used to make Dyson?
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2009, 08:36:58 AM »
Visual C# from Microsoft (free):

http://www.microsoft.com/express/download/

That's the foundation. The pretty stuff is handled by XNA Studio (also free):

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7D70D6ED-1EDD-4852-9883-9A33C0AD8FEE

Far as I know...


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Re: What Programming Language was used to make Dyson?
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 10:04:51 PM »
No XNA here, it was all ported over from that to OpenGL, and SDL.NET. We didn't want the hassle of distributing XNA games on the PC as it's a nightmare. This way we can bundle the DLLs and all the user needs to install is .net 2.0.

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Re: What Programming Language was used to make Dyson?
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2009, 02:51:18 AM »
Ahh, ok. Shows you how much I know :P

http://www.libsdl.org/

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Re: What Programming Language was used to make Dyson?
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2009, 05:45:46 PM »
No worries :D

Yes it's written in C#. If you want to work in the mainstream industry on consoles and such, you must study C++. For PC games, you can use C#, but the majority of big PC games are probably still written in C++. Java is good these days but it seems to be falling out of favour to become a minority language - that's a shame because there's nothing really wrong with it.

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Re: What Programming Language was used to make Dyson?
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2009, 10:29:51 PM »
No worries :D

Yes it's written in C#. If you want to work in the mainstream industry on consoles and such, you must study C++. For PC games, you can use C#, but the majority of big PC games are probably still written in C++. Java is good these days but it seems to be falling out of favour to become a minority language - that's a shame because there's nothing really wrong with it.
Using it would have solved the problems with Mac and Linux.

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Re: What Programming Language was used to make Dyson?
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2009, 07:59:22 PM »
True :)