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What language were early Nintendo games coded in? [duplicate]

I find this a fascinating subject, but I've always wanted to know what language the 8 bit and 16 bit Nintendo games were coded in. Was C++ around during that time, or did they use a different ...
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How do games handle rendering Asian unicode text?

I'm currently in the process of implementing text rendering in my game engine, and I decided to utilize AngelCode's BMfont to generate font textures, and then have OpenGL render textured quads for ...
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Node.js 3D game? [closed]

Would it be suitable for making 3D games in an open world? Of course provided that I : create a node add-on in order to bind opengl code a native layer for making threads and processes I can ...
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Switching a project written in Lua to a compiled language [closed]

I am experimenting with game development in Lua using the Love2D framework, and while it works fine, I am getting tired of using a dynamic scripting language. I would like to have better performance, ...
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Working with multiple language text files in multilingual games

What kind of tools and practices are used for maintaining text for multilingual games? By "text" I mean literally any piece of text you see in the game: dialog, menu options, tutorials, etc. I want ...
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Is Ada suitable for game development? [closed]

Would Ada be a practical language for game development (at least for the PC--I understand there aren't compilers for PlayStation and other consoles)? It has bindings to OpenGL, it has decent ...
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Technologies and languages for Browser RTS game [closed]

I am trying to develop a multiplayer rts game. My question here is: which language is best suited for the server side of that game? My very first choices wolud be lower level languages, such as C++ or ...
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Where can I find complete multilingual in-game dialogue transcripts? [closed]

I'd like to do some linguistic analysis. It doesn't matter if it's a AAA title or not; the requirement is only that it should be the complete transcript from the official game and that it's ...
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Does it make sense to use Lua scripting in a game developed in Python?

Well for C++ written games using Lua scripts for easy changing ai, quets etc is very reasonable and it's common. However now I'm going to write a game in pure python and I don't know if I should use ...
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What programming languages are sufficient for web browser game development? [closed]

I am wondering with what kind of languages such a multi-player online game was written? I am trying to find a list of web programming languages which could be sufficient for both of these websites. ...
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Is ActionScript 3 used by Serious Indie Developers? [closed]

This question is for dedicated independent game developers: My dream is to be a game developer. I am a senior in high school who has taken Computer Science for all four years. I have used Java the ...
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Programming languages reccomended for a career in game design [closed]

I'm currently in year 11 and about to complete the highest level IT subject that my school offers leaving me no advanced programming courses to do next year. My question is: are there any quality ...
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Multilingual data bases for most common words and phrases used in games

Games tend to have easy to understand instructions/menus/tutorials and so on, so I was wondering whether... Are there multilingual data bases, built-in with the most common phrases used in games? ...
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Ways to expose engine API for text-adventure games (XML, JS/DSL, …)

While developing an engine for text-adventures I'm still unsure how to expose the API it provides to the developers/writers. My two concepts for now are: Running a small JS engine which executes JS ...
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Most efficient language for rewriting a tile-based board game as a video game? [closed]

I've been working on a hex-based board game. Every time I make changes, especially changes that require redesigning the map, it takes a good chunk of time and money. It might be more efficient to ...
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What are the tools, programming languages and development processes of AAA games? [closed]

Only thing I am able to find about "big" games like ac, hl, bf, cod is engine used to run the game. But I am interested in what software development methodology, programming and scripting languages ...
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When should I decide what language and platforms I will use for a project?

During your development process, when is the recommended phase to decide what platform to aim for, and what language to use? I figured that it would be better to choose at the beginning what would be ...
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Objective-C or javascript+html5+canvas? [closed]

I'm really interested in starting to study some language with the idea of develop games for ipad and iphone. My main concern is that as soon as is possible to develop games with javascrit and html5 ...
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In tools development, what languages and technologies are currently in use?

I am an aspiring tools developer currently in university. Normally I use both C++ and C# to and from but as my time at university is coming to an end, what language and technologies are worth focusing ...
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What languages are required for an mmo browser game?

What 'Things' are required for this sort of game? I understand java, c++, javascript, and objective c (iphone programming) fairly well, however I know nothing about networking programming, but I do ...
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Are there any good 2D fighting game engines that can be used to make a commercial product?

I'm looking for a good 2D fighting game engine based on sprites. I really dont care much about which language that it is programmed in. Specifically I'm looking for an engine I can use for a game I ...
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Which language and tools should I choose for creating 2D games? [closed]

Recently I have returned to my childhood hobby (programming games) and found it quite enjoyable. I've been tinkering with PyGame (for Python) for a few months, made a couple of projects for ...
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Which language is best for 2D and 3D games to be played on the desktop and on the web? [closed]

I am B.Tech. student and have done some CS courses and have some knowledge about programming languages. I know C++ (I've made some small desktop GUI programs with Qt and in Visual Studio), Java (also ...
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Which are the most futureproof languages for graphics (shader) programming?

I have written some GLSL and Cg shaders a couple years back. I am starting another graphics engine project and I want to choose my technologies carefully so that my code will be accessible years down ...
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Are C and Objective-C sufficient for creating games on the iOS?

These days, I'm focusing on games development on the iOS. C++ is the lingua franca for games development but seriously, I prefer to code in C programming language, not in C++. So for iOS games ...
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What are the technologies used to create Metal Gear game?

What are the technologies (programming languages and engines for example) used to create "Metal Gear : Snake Eater" and "Metal Gear : Guns of The Patriots"? Is it usually to keep those things secret? ...
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What popular/famous games are written in C? [closed]

It is very similar to this question: Famous games written in Java Does anyone know of any popular or famous games only written in C?
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What do you look for in a scripting language? [closed]

I'm writing a little embedded language for another project. While game development was not its original intent, it's starting to look like a good fit, and I figure I'll develop it in that vein at some ...
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What programming language was Super Mario Bros. written in? [closed]

Super Mario Bros. is definitely the most famous videogame created yet, selling a scorching 40.23 million copies. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_video_games What programming ...
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What new programming languages are being used to develop web-based games? [closed]

I've got around 10 years behind me of casually creating AS1/2/3 games and have found myself wondering recently what other options are available for web-based games. I have recently found haXe and ...
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Bohemia Interactive's bio2s format

Does anyone have specifications for the bio2s scripting language from Bohemia Interactive? They develop Operation Flashpoint, Armed Assault (ArmA), and Virtual Battlespace. These scripts are ...
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Why do we use scripts in development?

In my current project, Lua scripts are called by the C++ functions on the server side. After that, the scripts again call the C++ functions still in that solution. Why should we do such things and not ...
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How to get PS3/Xbox 360 experience without having access to Dev kits?

I am a budding game programmer trying to get into the industry programming for PS3, Xbox 360. The main problem I see is the need to demonstrate my skills to a potential employer, but without access ...
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What continuous integration technology is used for games?

Which continuous integration technology & software would you recommend for use with games? Also are there any build technology libraries or specific languages you would recommend to use when a ...
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What are the most commonly used programming languages? [closed]

When I took my Java courses a year ago, I was told that Java is used mostly in the overseas gaming companies while C++ is used here in the US. What languages should I focus on learning in-depth?