Jan 05, 2007 - 04:12 AM
I know you mentioned VB6/VB.NET as your language of choice to to your development level, but since you're just starting out, you might want to consider C#. I've seen at the local book stores a book on C# Game Programming (also available on Amazon) and came across this link a while ago: http://www.microsoft.com/events/serie...
It is a number of free webcast tutorials that combined with the free Visual Studio C# Express can give you an introduction to where you're trying to go.
I hope this helps, and have fun with your new adventure!
Jan 05, 2007 - 06:40 AM
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Jan 06, 2007 - 05:16 AM
It's not free though, costs 60-80$ depending on which package you choose, but it might be worth it.
Apr 16, 2007 - 04:35 AM
To help you get started, probably non vb way, have a look at Unity http://unity3d.com/examples/
There is a tutorial for FPS
There is also this to help you get started as well - http://www.klinksoftware.com/
If you wanted to use .net (VB Express) then check out coding4fun from Microsoft
the first paragraph from this is
Welcome to the Upgrade Your Game series of tutorials. There are four tutorials, each covering how to write a simple computer game using Visual Studio Express products. Though the games are simple, each one teaches some game development techniques and builds on the last to improve your skills. The skills can be applied to more complex games including 3D games using Microsoft DirectX.