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Old 01-01-2006, 03:41 PM
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Angry Side-Scrolling game problem


I am a complete newbie to VB and was going to take a crack at making my first "big" game. It is a side-scrolling game, very similar to Super Mario, same basic gameplay....

But the problem is I don't know how the "side-scrolling" bit would work. Does it load onto new forms or what, I am very confused on this one and don't know how to get it to do what I want
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Old 01-02-2006, 05:23 AM
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If you are a complete newbie, you should at least start with a newbie project, not sidescrolling. You can start out with controls and work on having a Super Mario on a fixed screen. When you want some more functionality, you can branch out to GDI+.
I have examples of a side scrolling game with GDI+ in VB.NET
http://iceplug.vwebservices.com/code.htm
and continues on to 22 pages, but if you are new, I suggest you try your own and work up some experience before following on to the tutorial.
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Old 01-04-2006, 07:58 AM
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Yes... I guess you are right. I kept it simple and just dont one big form (maximized) and had different floors and when you are done on one floor instead of it "side-scrolling" to a new part you just drop down a hole onto the new floor, and keep working your way down screen, and then you can just drop onto a new form!!! I have a nice transistion effect and everything so it looks like it is scrolling "down" onto the next form instead of it just appearing...

It was the best idea I could think of without using side-scrolling!!
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