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Tydus
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Programs

Adobe Flash CS3 - Newest version of Flash and the first to be published by Adobe. This is the ONLY program that Armor Games supports for games on the website, unless you have another way to create an .swf file.
Cost: $699 (30-Day Free Trial Available roduct=flash">HERE)

Game Maker 7 - An extremely popular program that's used by many indy developers to create games. It's extremely easy to use, and is great for those of you starting out.
Cost: Free!

This topic is a work in progress and will be edited to include more programs at a later date. If you want to see a program added, or need help with game development, please leave me a comment of my userpage. Thank you.

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Darkroot
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Which means you will have to use Flash Professional. It is like $699 though.


Not if you're a student, you could get it for much less.
gamingboy2000
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is there a free NON download maker ?????

Luksy2
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Wow, nice. I'm making some games now. They should be done soon.

tegan190
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is there a free NON download maker ?????


I don't think there is a program that doesn't need downloading. Your best best is to look for certain features on the download that you don't want and cancel them.
master565
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is there a free NON download maker ?????


I guess if you want to buy a hard copy than yes.
Secretmapper
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is there a free NON download maker ?????

Now what reason could you want for not downloading "maker"? As master said, you may want to buy a hard copy. lol

But really, I want to know why you don't want to download it.

You could try sploder, it some kind of game maker I happened to stumble upon one day. YOu could make games online. Or Unity, if you're a little bit serious. But that requires downloading too :P
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I guess if you want to buy a hard copy than yes.

If you just want to put it on your desk and look at it...
You're going to have to put the disc into your computer, then install it, which is pretty much "downloading" it.
If you already have Flash, and are having difficulty, I recommend trying Fixel. It's pretty much an aid to coders. http://flixel.org/ check it out!
master565
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You're going to have to put the disc into your computer, then install it, which is pretty much "downloading" it.


Nope.

Download - to transfer (software, data, character sets, etc.) from a distant to a nearby computer, from a larger to a smaller computer, or from a computer to a peripheral device.

Install - to place in position or connect for service or use

When you download something you receive files from a server. When you install something you are using files you already have.

Very often after downloading a program you need to install it so they are two different things.
Darkroot
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@master565 you're correct downloading is explicitly used for getting information from another grouped computer system or network.

For a CD or another peripheral it would be a transfer of information from one storage system to another.

When you download something you receive files from a server. When you install something you are using files you already have.


Not necessarily you can download and install at the same time. Or just download to a directory.
master565
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Not necessarily you can download and install at the same time. Or just download to a directory.


But wouldn't you still be installing the files you are currently downloading? Even if you only have them for a fraction of a second before they install, they are still on your hardrive first.
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note that the link to adobe flash only leads to the newest flash

acmed
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if anybody wants to know how to put gamecreator games into an swf file, write on my wall

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Useful links that actually aren't useful:
Links to converting code from game maker to flash.

It isn't possible to convert coding, as it will either not function the same or not work at all. Just like translating from English to French. If you were to translate it back it would likely say something different and the French that it was translated in to might be terrible as well.

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cool yeah game maker is easy but kinda stupid u can do nothin with the games and stuff it's very limited

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Haven't seen anyone else mention it yet, so I figured I'd pipe up. The ArmorBlog has a very interesting article on How to Become a Game Developer, for anyone who might be interested.

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