Text/Browser based ORPG

Jimbob
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is there somewhere i can get a tutorial on how to create these typed games. Eg http://Www.after-death.net, there are millions out there, its like a mud but not quite

I'd imagine it uses a sites database but that's all i know

I do believe i have posted in the wrong section as well Blink My mistake.
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Welcome to the forums, Jimbob.

First of all, what programming experience do you have? If you're just starting out I'd suggest picking up a programming language- C, C++ are popular choices in general, but PHP would be more useful for what you want to do.

After that I'd suggest learning SQL and database design/management.

A quick google search pulled up this tutorial on PHP/MySQL. Seems to be geared towards beginners, but I admittedly didn't read too deeply into it.

Throw PHP or MySQL into Google for more resources.

HTH.

Justin Ficarrotta
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jspoon
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Also, I'd suggest you take some time learning html if you haven't already. You'll need to know how to format your dynamic content correctly. From what I've gleaned on CGI programming a What You See is What You Get editor won't get you as far as you want to go.
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Jimbob
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I did learn html, I took a crash course in sql a while ago so basically, im trying to learn php now. Just to make something simple first and build on it
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If you don't want to dig too deep into databases just yet, you could do something like this very simply just with files by treating a file as the database. You can open the file when a user does something (and you also need to lock it with flock() to make sure the data file can be only accessed by one user at a time) and then write to it.

Later when you learn SQL you can just replace using the file for data with using your database.
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Jimbob
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Like, i could try and make a page that is editable, and use data from the database to represent, a variable aand a simple form to set whats on the page Grin
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rossum
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Maybe check out phpbb2, they have a lot of mod's such as a cash system and store system and plenty of other add ons that you could make a small game with. check out http://go-gaia.com/ It's more of an interactive bb system, but you might be able to get some good ideas. I always wanted to make something along those lines but lack mysql/php knowledge.
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