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Actionscript 2.0 or 3.0

Posted Jun 21, '08 at 11:39am

Hykro

Hykro

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I want to learn game programing but I'm not sure where to start. I really want to make a profession out of it.
I can use Flash and I know the basics of actionscipt 2.0.
Should I learn all I can with 2.0 then move on, or go stait to 3.0?
I can't find any books over 2.0 at any local bookstores, I only know what I've learned from searching on google.
I found a great book on 3.0 though, In the book it says you can learn AS 3.0 from scratch., would it be to difficult?

And if anyone knows, where could I go from there? The next step in game programing?

Would actionscipt be a good place to start in game programing?

 

Posted Jun 21, '08 at 11:57am

dank

dank

1,045 posts

Knight

AS is a good place if you're looking to design casual games. I would suggest starting with AS3. There is lots of information on the web that can help you out. Try sites like kirupa, newgrounds, and google to find some quick help.

 

Posted Jun 21, '08 at 12:02pm

Klaushouse

Klaushouse

2,959 posts

I use AS2. I find its easier to find things for AS2 when in need. But I believe that soon enough everything is going to move to AS3 so I would suggest that.. good reason for it to, its AS3 cause its improved. I am going to have to switch over. Not sure of how hard it is..

 

Posted Jun 21, '08 at 12:03pm

Klaushouse

Klaushouse

2,959 posts

PS: I learned actionscript from scratch, I have never openned and book or anything. So if I can do that absolutely you can learn from a book! It's an easy language.

 

Posted Jun 21, '08 at 12:32pm

dank

dank

1,045 posts

Knight

I don't really like the books, I taught myself from online resources and then improved my knowledge with the help of Lynda.com. The transition of all Flashers to AS3 has already begun, soon it will be unheard of to not know AS3 and only use AS2. If you want to make a profession of it, you should want to know AS3.

 

Posted Jun 21, '08 at 12:58pm

Hykro

Hykro

8 posts

I think I'm going to get the book, I have been looking around the web at different tutorials learning stuff here and there, but I want to learn as much of the basics as possible.

Should I learn what I can about AS2 untill I get the book, or should I go stait to AS3?
How different are they?

Thanks for the help you guys.

 

Posted Jun 21, '08 at 1:04pm

Hykro

Hykro

8 posts

I just checked out lynda.com, very good site, thanks for the link!

 

Posted Jun 21, '08 at 1:06pm

dank

dank

1,045 posts

Knight

If you're a visual learner, don't spend the money on books, just buy a lynda subscription for $20 a month. There are thousands of hours of training for all of the major programs on there.

 

Posted Jun 21, '08 at 3:18pm

Hykro

Hykro

8 posts

What should I learn about AS2 before I move to AS3?

 

Posted Jun 21, '08 at 7:30pm

Klaushouse

Klaushouse

2,959 posts

Nothing. If you learn AS2 you will get confused as simple commands are different and actionscript can be placed in different places now so it would just confuse you more. Now I need to find a good place to transition from AS2 to AS3... means I will have to start my game from scratch! T_T

 
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