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Poll: Do you want to see this as a book? (214 member(s) have cast votes)

Do you want to see this as a book?

  1. Yes (340 votes [96.59%])

    Percentage of vote: 96.59%

  2. No (12 votes [3.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.41%

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#26 Albert OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 1, 2003 12:27 AM

I would also be first in line to buy one of these books, not to mention it'd make a great addition to our store. I'd also like to see how many copies Amazon.com could sell. ;)

..Al

#27 Cybergoth OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 1, 2003 1:41 AM

Hi there!

Idon't know who wouldn't want to see this great tutorial become a book.

2/47 according to the poll :?


So Mike Mika and Chris Carla are reading this... :wink:

Greetings,
Manuel

#28 Andrew Davie OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Jun 1, 2003 1:54 AM

Hi there!

Idon't know who wouldn't want to see this great tutorial become a book.

2/47 according to the poll :?


So Mike Mika and Chris Carla are reading this... :wink:

Greetings,
Manuel



:lol: :grin:

#29 slapdash OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Jun 21, 2003 3:53 PM

I'd *LOVE* to see this as a book, though if it became too much work, I'd rather you 1) kept it to the web stuff and/or 2) wrote new games rather than burn out on that project.

Reminds me though...

Every now and then though I hear rumor of a book like this but from way back in the day. I usually assume it's actually a Magicard manual or maybe a professional (game company) doc, but usually get "no, a real book". But has ANYONE seen such a thing? I sure haven't...

#30 devwebcl OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 27, 2003 10:59 AM

this has a nice layout, don't you have a newer version where appears all sessions?

besides pdf is a nice format.

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#31 devwebcl OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 27, 2003 11:00 AM

Here is a PDF of the lessons to date.  I have also included follow-on discussions where appropriate and Andrew's (and others) comments.  

It is 687Kb zipped and 3.57MB uncompressed.  

Thanks Al for increasing the attachment size limit to accomodate this.  :)


oops, I'm talking about this post :D

#32 bcprs1 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:07 PM

I would absolutely buy this book. Also, you should include a CD with all the software people would need (if you could somehow get the approval of the owners)

#33 CrazyChris OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Sep 4, 2003 10:20 PM

A book would be a much better refrence than having to look at stuff posted here.

I think it would be a real inspiration to 2600 programmers.

Thanks for the already excellent forum!

Chris

#34 SPIKE OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Sep 17, 2003 5:32 PM

Should this tutorial be tidied up, turned into a book and hawked to a publisher for release in hard-copy format?


YESSSS!!!!!!!

that would be great!

i would buy 2 copies!

:D

#35 CrazyChris OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Sep 22, 2003 7:02 PM

If you can do it, you should. It would be an invaluable tool.

Chris

#36 AtariDude OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Sep 28, 2003 3:16 PM

I definitely want a copy of this book :)

#37 Jimbo OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Oct 20, 2003 4:21 PM

Andrew:

Yes, I would certainly be interested in purchasing a copy of your tutorial in book form. Regards,

Jim

#38 DarkFoxFurre OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 2, 2003 3:38 AM

first off, i would most definately by the book.

second, as a tip you would probably already know, a lot of books have reviews, summaries, tips, and other information (as in what website you can go to for help) after each chapter.

The best idea to go for is, dont just write a book, write a book you'd want to use yourself in the off case you lost all your memmory.


hey, amnesia's possible...

#39 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Nov 2, 2003 4:41 AM

*click
*hum

#40 RCorcoran OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:27 PM

Here is an up-to-date (sans session 23) version with a few extras.

Andrew:

Is it o.k. to keep doing this? If not, say the word and I'll stop.

Attached Files



#41 Andrew Davie OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:37 PM

Here is an up-to-date (sans session 23) version with a few extras.  

Andrew:

Is it o.k. to keep doing this?  If not, say the word and I'll stop.


No worries, go for it!
Cheers
A

#42 RCorcoran OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:40 PM

No worries, go for it!
Cheers
A


Thank you sir.

Do you find it adequate or at least acceptable? :)

#43 RCorcoran OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 18, 2003 2:00 PM

I have an updated version (as of 18 Nov 03). This update includes Session 23 and some minor cosmetic changes. However, as the zip file is 1.1MB, I think it's over the attachment limit. I will host this file on my webserver (snipercade) when I get home from work this evening.

#44 Andrew Davie OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 18, 2003 3:46 PM

No worries, go for it!
Cheers
A


Thank you sir.

Do you find it adequate or at least acceptable? :)


It's well done, thanks. There are a few formatting issues, and the pictures appear a bit low-res/blocky. But overall, excellent. One must remember that these tutorials will be refined and rewritten before they become a book.

What you have in this combined file is a handy one-place reference for everyone to use even when offline.

Cheers
A

#45 RCorcoran OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:37 PM

It's well done, thanks.  There are a few formatting issues, and the pictures appear a bit low-res/blocky.  But overall, excellent.  One must remember that these tutorials will be refined and rewritten before they become a book.

What you have in this combined file is a handy one-place reference for everyone to use even when offline.

Cheers
A


Absolutely. It was not, nor shall it be, my intent to have this pdf serve any other purpose other than off-line viewing/reference. Once you are ready to send your book (with far better quality images) to a publisher, my version will cease immediately. :)

#46 RCorcoran OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:38 PM

...and the pictures appear a bit low-res/blocky.


Well, this is a VCS tutorial...

I know, I'm going to burn in hell for that one...

:D

#47 RCorcoran OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 18, 2003 8:00 PM

Posted online as a zip.

http://www.snipercad...programming.zip

#48 Andrew Davie OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 18, 2003 8:10 PM

Posted online as a zip.
http://www.snipercad...programming.zip



Wow, 130+ pages and we're still on the basics! This looks like a 1000 page book coming up
:twisted:

#49 Dan Iacovelli OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 18, 2003 8:36 PM

thats cool that the this book is being made I do follow the sessions (I havent tried any thing yet) anyways, after this lesson is over an idea might to have two books made (part 1 for beginners and part two for advanced)
Dan Iacovelli

#50 sku_u OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 18, 2003 9:02 PM

Posted online as a zip.
http://www.snipercad...programming.zip



Wow, 130+ pages and we're still on the basics! This looks like a 1000 page book coming up
:twisted:


You could always turn it into a programming series of books. :D




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