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Allright, recently I found out that I want to become a Developer(Yeah....).
Developing Flyff Server Related things... I know it's broad.​

And I was wondering where to start,
Any Tips?
Any Comments?

(I Know I'm gonna get flamed a lot, but I don't care. Go ahead. I'm sure there's gonna be someone that helps.)

Sincerly,

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Why would anyone flame you for wanting to learn to program ;)

Anyways, I think the first step would be choosing what programming language you want to use. Quite a few to choose from, some are better than others, some are easier than others, but in the end it's all on you.
 
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Allright, recently I found out that I want to become a Developer(Yeah....).
Developing Flyff Server Related things... I know it's broad.​

And I was wondering where to start,
Any Tips?
Any Comments?

(I Know I'm gonna get flamed a lot, but I don't care. Go ahead. I'm sure there's gonna be someone that helps.)

Sincerly,

DryIce

1- Choose a programming language
2- Master your programming language
3- ????
4- PROFIT!!
 
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Allright, What do you think is the best programming language to learn?
What were the Official Files scripted in?

DryIce.
 
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Download a clean flyff (*Repack/source?*), the flyff files required to create a f-server. Play around with the codes :closedeyes:
 
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Maybe start it Visual Basic, It is like a very basic program lol. Easy as to learn, Use it as a start point
 
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Start with C++, one of the hardest and master it. If you know how to program a server in C++ you don't need to know another language or you know things of C++ that you can use in this language.
 
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I suggest you start with C++. Learn the basics to that, then you can move into php scripting or C# (both have similar syntaxes to C++), or stay with C++. You might also want to check out and look at the info they have on webpages.
 
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if you have choosen c++ check out antiRTFM's c++ tuts on youtube
our pick up a copy of C++ for dummies
 
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So.. C++ It is?
I kinda get the advantages,
But What all can you do with it, everything?
 
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When they say everything they mean you can control about every aspect of the program and its spot in memory.

One of the biggest bitches in C++ are pointers. For beginners they can become intimidating and a quick wall in the road if not prepared.

Learn how to handle the following if choosing C++:

1. Variables - all of them including strings and mem pointers.
2. Arrays and Hash Tables - powerful containers if used properly.
3. Loops - all kinds including "do" and "while".

Learn to load 90% of your data from text files instead of all in mysql/mssql. You will save on transfer between the database and the program.

If you want a jumping off point, and only that, I suggest learning how the open source c++ files I worked on are structured. There you will have an idea on how everything works and there is also a packet system already created.

BTW, the officials were coded in DirectX/C++ if any one is curious.
 
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C++ is certainly the main programming language used, and lie glaphan said the really big deal will be with pointer (yeah i learn it too) i don't know any tuts about C++ in english but i suggest you to use Visual studio express from microsoft if you are on windows cause it's really helpfull. I tryed Dev-c++ but i prefer visual studio.

If after a try you find it to hard to master, then at least you will have learn how a program interact with memory and a lot of thing you will find in other langage. Personnally i have started in C# cause it's easiest to start programming that C++, and people don't speak a lot about it but a new langage have been developed named F# (if i make a mistake, thanks to tell me) and this programmig language will take the advantage of all the others...

easy like C#
fast like C++
you can implement python and perl code in your program. It will be usable on linus/windows/mac... i think i will try to learn more about this language later, but it's what i have read...


You can also try java but idon't know a lot about it...

After, what you can choose, reallly deped on you... You want something easy to learn i suggest C#. You want something that you can use for professionnal work later ? Well most of the program are developed in C++ actually (after C++ you should find java and perhaps after C#, but it's what i think) so you should learn C++...
 
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As someone else suggested, this link has been passed around here for a while now.



Pretty good tutorials, from start to finish he's still adding more.
 
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I'm considering learning the C's so I'll take a look into it. XD never been interested in it but I know some like "cout" and the imput and output streams.
 
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Lol One more question,

What is DirectX?
As Glaphan said the official files were created using DirectX/C++...
 
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Lol One more question,

What is DirectX?
As Glaphan said the official files were created using DirectX/C++...

This is when we start saying Google.

 
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Yeah lol thank you, but what can you code from it?
What are the Pros and Cons?


EDIT: Nvm, found this

Thanks to google lol my bad.
 
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Hey I wanted to make a thread about this too, but i saw this and thought is good idea to post here too.

I want to be a dev too :|

And i know i have to learn ALOT THINGS .... and I'd like to know with what to start ? I think I can't start 1st with C++.

What i know is only php .... thats all known things in programimg :|

Thanks ;)
 
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