kwfields969I am wanting to make my first game. I would like to make a board game playable on the internet by up to 8 people at a time. My game will have pieces that will have a sight range and have movement limitations. Players will have control over multiple pieces. If anyone knows games like "World in Flames" or "Federation and Empire" that is the type of game I would like to create. I guess My question is where would I start? Does anyone know of any books that I should read? Is the DXGame engine a good thing for this type of game? How do I create a scrollable hex map?? Could someone please point me in the right direction? Thank you, Ken Fields
BrykovianYou're going to need to pull a number of different topics together in order to get what you're after. First, I recommend that you start here for the "where-do-I-start" game programming questions (tutorials/source code/community forum): [url]http://gpwiki.org/index.php/Main_Page[/url] Second, I'd search the articles at GameDev.net for working specifically with non-square map cells ([url]http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article747.asp[/url]) and TCP-based multi-user systems ([url]http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article1314.asp[/url]), among other things. You will most likely need to read through non-VB source code and examples in order to "get the jest" of how to make something work and then translate it back to VB. -Bryk