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Need Advice/Help on how to make/manage a fourm RPG :)

Discussion in 'Online Game Development' started by UndeadPixieQueen, Mar 27, 2011.

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  1. UndeadPixieQueen

    UndeadPixieQueen New Member

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    Hi, I was just curious if there is anyone out there who can help me. I need to know of some websites free or not that can help me with my dream of making a forum RPG with dress-able avatars.

    I'd like to know how to do the following:

    1. Website Design
    2. Coding

    and so on and so forth any tutorial websites would be appreciated :)

    EDIT: Okay, let me re-phrase this. I want to make a browser based RPG using dress-able avatars kind of like gaia does with its little shops and avatars and such. I'd like to know of any and all Dress-able avatar programs that can be installed into a website/forum. I'd like to know how to make their clothes and UI's and maps and everything imaginable for a website of that caliber.
     
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    awesomedrako Clubbed

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    Here is a website for HTML and CSS Tutorials, which are the fundamentals you MUST know to make a website: HTML and CSS Tutorials, References, and Articles | HTML Dog

    This is another website with tutorials on HTML and CSS as well, as well as all the other web technologies you'll need to know:
    http://www.w3schools.com/
    You should learn Javascript, PHP, XML, and then maybe XHTML and/or HTML5.
    HTML, CSS, and XML are probably the easiest to learn as they don't involve actual programming, only design of what the website LOOKS LIKE, while XML is a simple-to-follow format for storing data (like, maybe account details, forum posts?). Javascript and PHP are the scripting languages that allow you to do the animations and stuff, and maybe program a game.

    If you're looking for a static page game like our Ogre Wars, go for PHP. However, if you're looking for something more real-time and dynamic, like a Flash game, I would look to learning Actionscript.

    I know I set a hefty load here, but it's really not as hard as it looks. Break it down into steps, and some of the languages I talked about aren't entirely necessary. First step though, is to learn HTML and CSS.
     
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    UndeadPixieQueen New Member

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    Thank you for your response! This is going to be one heck of a ride :3
     
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    quinn Starcatcher Ogre Veteran

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    ....You could look at the Living Avatars plugin for VBulliten if you just want something easy. :)
    It allows a currency to buy different items to dress your avatar in :)


    The plugin is free but VBulliten licenses get a bit pricey I believe..
     
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    MMOWiz Well-Known Member Ogre Veteran

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    how did your program go? did you use living avatars?
     
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    Joker Well-Known Member Ogre Veteran

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    Learning to code yourself and performing most of the duties needed yourself is always the best way to handle making games. Once you get experience on your own you can function better as a team member on a bigger project.
     
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