Making a 3d video game

gamecodingguides

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Hey everyone ,

I've been working on this project for a while now. My goal was to build a decent 3d video game with professional quality using VB. I made another demo video just showing a quick sample of small town scenario. All of the code for this project is open source. I'll have a link to what you need to get started and all the tutorials in this post too. Here is the video , enjoy :>

3d rpg style video game made with visual basic .net - YouTube

Here you can download the tools I used and you can find additional tutorials and information about the project.

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=...&t=190342&b=37
 

gamecodingguides

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Thanks :> I'd really like to get more people involved with game making using VB .net I think it's just as legitimate as other programming languages used for games.
 

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I decided to save you some time and instead of running around clicking links to go everywhere I just moved all the stuff you need into this thread , Enjoy.

You will need Direct X 9.0c installed to run Dark World Viewer and to use the Dark Helper template you must have the Microsoft Direct X June 2010 SDK and Dark GDK .net installed.

The Dark Helper Kit contains all of the sample projects and more.
http://www.firstdaygaming.com/downloads/DarkHelperKit.zip

You can check out my official helper template for Dark GDK .net here. This template ( Dark Helper ) contains all the functionality in these tutorials and more.
The Game Creators - Forum - View Thread

Here is the video series that shows you the basic concepts behind how I made the games.

part 1 - getting started
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 1 ( getting started ) - YouTube

part 2 - basic setup and loading a 3d object
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 2 ( set up and loading objects ) - YouTube

part 3 - basic movement
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 3 ( movement 1 of 2 ) - YouTube

part 4 - basic movement continued
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 4 ( movement 2 of 2 ) - YouTube

part 5 - collision detection
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 5 ( collision detection ) - YouTube

part 6 - keyboard state
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 6 ( key presses ) - YouTube

part 7 - sliding collision
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 7 ( sliding collision ) - YouTube

part 8 - Gravity
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 8 ( gravity ) - YouTube

part 9 - gun aiming
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 9 ( gun aiming ) - YouTube

part 10 - Animation
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 10 ( animation ) - YouTube

part 11 - sound and 3d sound
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 11 ( sound and 3d sound ) - YouTube

Everything from video 12 to 15 uses the default Dark GDK .net template. I just converted the template to VB 2010 using the upgrade wizard.

part 12 - First Person Shooter demo ( You can find the source code for this example in the sample project download under the file name game level )
FPS game demo made in visual basic using dark GDK .net ( open source ) - YouTube

Part 13 - Camera following and collision detection 1 of 2 ( Terrain collision)
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 13 ( camera following 1 of 2 ) - YouTube

Part 14 - Camera following and collision detection 2 of 2 ( 3d object collision )
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 14 ( camera following 2 of 2 ) - YouTube

Part 15 - mouse picking
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 15 ( mouse picking ) - YouTube

Here is a video of what I have done so far.This is a simple demo of a RPG style game. This video was updated as of December 22 , 2011. This video demonstrates the functionality of Dark Helper.
3d rpg style video game made with visual basic .net - YouTube

All of the videos from this point forward use the Dark Helper template I created. Please make sure you have downloaded the DarkHelperKit version from 02 March 2012 or later.

Part 16 - Basic A.I. part 1
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 16 ( Basic A.I. part 1 ) - YouTube

Part 17 - Basic A.I. part 2 ( Pathing 1 of 2 )
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 17 ( Basic AI pathing 1 of 2) - YouTube

Part 18 - Basic A.I. part 3 ( Pathing 2 of 2 )
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 18 ( Basic AI - Pathing 2 of 2 ) - YouTube

Part 19 - Basic A.I. part 4( Seeking function )
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 19 ( Seeking function ) - YouTube

Part 20 - Basic A.I. part 5 ( simple A.I. example )
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 20 ( Simple A.I. example ) - YouTube

Part 21 - Dark Helper installation
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 21 ( Dark Helper Installation ) - YouTube

Part 22 - Dark World Viewer ( creating a simple test level )
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 22 ( Dark World Viewer basics ) - YouTube

Part 23 - Dark Helper ( loading and setting up a level )
Dark GDK and VB .net tutorial part 23 ( Dark Helper level set up ) - YouTube

This next video shows a simple game I made using Dark GDK along with Dark Helper/Dark World Viewer , ENJOY !

Monster Maze - A simple game made with Dark GDK
3d video game made with Visual Basic .net - YouTube

These next set of videos will be a short guide on 3d modeling. The modeler I chose was Deled 3d editor. I chose Deled 3d because it has an export for Dark Basic Objects. I know this is not code related but it is important especially if you want to create your own unique game content. This series should span about 10 videos or so. I will pick back up with some guides on using Dark Helper and Dark World Viewer after this series.

3d modeling part 1
Deled 3d tutorial 1 ( The Interface ) - YouTube

3d modeling part 2
Deled 3d tutorial 2 ( Basic object editing ) - YouTube
 

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hello friend am interested in game making , i do have project proposals am seeking for coders to work with me in vb.net

i was just searching through net i found your thread.
 
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