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[Java/VB] I need help choosing.

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Okay, so I decided yesterday I wanted to be a developer for a maplestory server. After reading a tread, I want to create my own game. Now which programming language should I use?
I'm just starting to learn Java and I want to know which one would be better to learn.

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What about C++? I aim to make a game like maplestory/Trickster Online but that's after I learn a lot of coding but I don't know what coding language to start off at. Which would be the best out of all of them for what I am aiming for?
 
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Games are primarily programmed in C++, C++ is a must to have a guaranteed job in game development studios.

Java is often used for servers, or cellphone applications (including games)...

VB should be used for small business applications, but some people try to build games with it...horrible thought, that is.

If you want to do business applications, go with C#, but skip VB. In your case, if you want VB OR Java, I'd go for Java...I don't know what MS is coded in though.
 
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Re: [Java/VB/Other] I need help choosing.

C++ is what I aim for but I want to know what to start out with so I have a basic knowledge of what I'm doing. Should I just study online until I burn it into my head or start with something easy?
 
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Doesn't matter really...I did PHP before C...only advancement is that I knew how functions, variables and the syntax worked. C is just hard to grasp at certain points...if you want to learn C, go and learn C, if you want to know Java, do Java.
 
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Program : C++ and C# r0x
Web : php
but java is much then vb
vb = noob

about your own game
maybe it can help :
 
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I would recommend C#, IMO it's the fastest growing language in the world right now.
 
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Hmm, so now whats the best compiler I can use for C++?
 
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Intel C++ compiler, but you can't effort it and it would be stupid to buy it for personal use.

Get MingW or Microsoft C++.
 
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Wait, doesn't Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Express Edition come with a built-in compiler?
 
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