Is it possible to create a strategy Games in livecode.

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Is it possible to create a strategy Games in livecode.

Post by adeeltallat » Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:58 pm

Hello Developers,
I am new to LiveCode and want to get some professional experience from you guys. I have done my BSCS From Comsats Lahore and have good programming knowledge in JAVA, PHP, and ROR. Now, I want to learn android game development and some of my friends recommended I join this forum to learn game development.

My interest is in strategy games as I am playing these types of games since childhood and have good knowledge of techniques used in these games.
I was playing the dragon city mod apk from apkmodstudio for the last 4 months and am willing to make similar one.

So I want to know the following things first
1) What're the main differences between the JAVA and this coding (if/else statement, Loops etc)
2) What are the main libraries used to make strategy games.

Thanks
Anurag
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Re: Is it possible to create a strategy Games in livecode.

Post by richmond62 » Sat Jul 17, 2021 4:29 pm

I am 100% certain it is possible to create a strategy game in LiveCode,
and the best way to find out about that is to look at the resources offered on the LiveCode website.
What're the main differences between the JAVA and this coding
I would suggest you download some sample stacks from the LiveCode website and do some digging.
What are the main libraries used to make strategy games.
The concept of libraries is foreign to LiveCode.

Personally I have always thought a strategy games was like this: https://www.wesnoth.org/
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And not this:
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Which looks like some sort of gambling.

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Re: Is it possible to create a strategy Games in livecode.

Post by jacque » Sat Jul 17, 2021 7:19 pm

The concept of libraries is foreign to LiveCode.
Not entirely, we do have library scripts or stacks which are implemented with the "start using" command. Many of the inclusions in the standalone builder are libraries, and we can also create our own.

@Anurag: The LiveCode User Guide explains the concepts and paradigm in the IDE and is a critical read for newcomers. Access it from the Help menu in the app.

There is an old set of tutorial stacks that are aimed at providing the basics for beginners. They are somewhat out of date in appearance but the concepts have not changed and the information is still accurate. The set is arranged to explain LiveCode concepts in order for best understanding, so start with the first stack and go in order though about the first half. After that, you can proably choose which topics in the second half that you want to know more about. It's critical to understand how LiveCode works because it is different from the languages you already know.
http://www.hyperactivesw.com/revscriptc ... ences.html

For specific answers to how to do specific things, search in the LC lessons for what you need to know:
https://lessons.livecode.com

And of course, this forum is ready and willing to answer any questions.
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw dot com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com

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