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how do i make a internet game using perl?

by Anonymous Monk
on May 06, 2001 at 04:43 UTC ( #78307=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

i am trying to make an online videogame but i dont know how to make scripts yet.these are the things i want in the game: login page register page currency a city containing
a bank(that gives 2.5 interest each day)
a store with armor,weapons,and healing things
a house for the character that has,level,stats,etc.
a place where you make groups for the game
a battle arena where you can train against other people or the trainer
a gym where they can gain stats
an admin page that i can make other admins
a jail
a casino
a town hall(for showing staff)
a stock market
message board
and a chat room
can you tell me how i would learn to make these or send the scripts to me at thanks in advance to all that help
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Re: how do i make a internet game using perl?
by BMaximus (Chaplain) on May 06, 2001 at 05:53 UTC
    I could tell you how to learn Perl. But as for telling you how to create the game you'd like to make is way beyond the scope of PM.

    The first thing you need to do is get a book. I recomend Learning Perl from O'Reilly written by Randal L Schwartz (merlyn) and Tom Christiansen. Read through the book and get an understanding of the basics of perl. You might also like to goto the Tutorials section of PM and read through those as well. Once you have the basics down, then you can create the scripts yourself.

    Something as big as what your asking for isn't going to be picked up by someone and done for free. The size, scale and magnitude of a game takes a lot of thought, preparation, knowlege and skill to create it. I'm not trying to dissuade you from trying to create what you'd like to do. I'm letting you know what you have ahead of you.

    Good luck,
by orkysoft (Friar) on May 06, 2001 at 19:20 UTC
    Ha ha! This really cracks me up! It's not the H-word, but a "Request For Cloning" :-)

    It's a pretty accurate description of the features of the Alien Adoption Agency

    Of course, I should make an Ork 'Omeless Orkanisation some time, but not until I finish Mapster::TNG.

    Update: Hey, wait a minute, you didn't mention the maze in AAA! That's my favourite! ;-)

What you need:
by orkysoft (Friar) on May 07, 2001 at 01:25 UTC

    Okay, I'll be a good monk, and shove aside my irony for a while and give you some useful hints. You'll need these skills and/or programs and/or hardware/services to do what you want:

    • Hosting: You need a computer with a good internet connection to host your game
    • Apache: webserver, needs to be setup correctly
    • CGI: the skill
    • Perl: interpreter, and skill
    • Database: e.g. MySQL - server and skill
    • HTML: skill

    Obviously, this is not a task for the faint-hearted.

Re: how do i make a internet game using perl?
by batmonk (Scribe) on May 06, 2001 at 23:34 UTC
    I think you've confused PerlMonks with these guys.
Re: how do i make a internet game using perl?
by petdance (Parson) on May 07, 2001 at 02:58 UTC
    a bank(that gives 2.5 interest each day)

    Now, if you need help creating a real-world bank that gives 2.5% interest each day, drop me a line. THAT would interest me, as it were.


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