WTF is a Source Code

Craze

Spaceman
Really what is it? :p

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Tooner

Spaceman
I'm not quite sure, but i think i can help...

A source code is the coding for a game. Basically a whole bunch of 1's and 0's (I think, i know it's hex code...)

The source code determines ship values, game engines, hitpoints, hardpoints, etc, etc...

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Quarto

Unknown Enemy
Ok... I'll assume you're serious.
Source code is what a program (game, application, whatever) looks like before it is compiled into an EXE file. The best comparison that I can think of at this time (yes, I am hungry
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Quarto

Unknown Enemy
Tooner: Nope, the source code is actually understandable. It's usually written in a 3rd level language, which means that it consists of various commands, etc. It only turns into 1s and 0s when you compile it into an EXE file.

Come on, haven't you guys even used Basic?
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Craze

Spaceman
Ah, the reason I ask is because my friend, who I'll just call the "Spotted Owl" is making his own little RPG game and he needed to download the Source Code Program

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TC

SubCrid
Wow... I'm even more confused than I was at the beggining of this thread. It sounds like his friend wants to download the source code of a game and make an RPG?

TC

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Craze

Spaceman
EVERYBODY, LISTEN UP AND LISTEN GOOD. DAMN IT, HE'S ALREADY DOWNLOADED THE GAME MAKER AND HAS JUST ABOUT FINISHED IT AND HE NEEDS TO PUT IT ON THE INTERNET SO PEOPLE CAN ENJOY BUT HE NEED'S TO DOWNLOAD THE SOURCE CODE PROGRAM. NOT THE SOURCE CODE FROM ANOTHER GAME JUDT THE PROGRAM....DAMN NOW I CONFUSED MYSELF!!!!!!!

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Craze

Spaceman
AND WHAT I MEAN BY IT, I MEAN THE GAME HE MADE.

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Gib Keeg

Spaceman
Ummm... I don't think there is such a thing as a source code program
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. Perhaps you mean a compiler. Oh and I think you're a tad confused because if he's using a game maker then he is not writer source code.

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Tooner

Spaceman
Y'see, that proves just how little I know about programming!
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Well, I'm glad you all replied quickly before he went and took my advice!

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Meson

Swabbie
Banned
and Craze remove your Caps lock key before I do it for you.

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Quarto

Unknown Enemy
Heh. I think he's just irritated by all-caps messages. Can't blame 'im
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steampunk

Spaceman
How do two people who know nothing about programming make a game??

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TC

SubCrid
There are things that are 'game makers' (I believe Clik n' Play was one such program) that make it easy to make a game, but hard to make anything good.

TC

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Craze

Spaceman
Ah bite me, WAS THAT A TREAT MESON. But I'm nice I won't use em

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Meson

Swabbie
Banned
maybe maybe not. Like Quarto said, I have seem too many all-caps posts. I hate people who yell for no reason.

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Craze

Spaceman
Who said I'm yelling.

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