Was the multiplayer programming done in all VB.NET? Did you use Winsocks?
And I agree VB is the best way to go.


On Tue, Feb 10, 2009 at 6:06 PM, Che <c...@blindadrenaline.com> wrote:
>  Hi Ken,
>  Not sure what you mean by vb .net express looked a mass of confusion . Are
> you referring to the IDE? If so, it takes a bit of time to get used to, but
> once you do, you will really appreciate the power and abilities it offers
> you.
>  As for programming any halfway serious audio game, I've looked at a bit of
> java code, and I'd say visual basic is more or less on level ground with it
> in terms of difficulty to program, which in my opinion isn't that hard.
>  When I started out in 2005 looking to get into it, I looked long and hard
> at several options. I thought about C#, but I can do the exact same things
> without having to warp my brain around there weird syntax and use of odd
> symbols.  Before you C coders out there get bent out of shape, I want you to
> know I don't care what language you use, same as I don't care what kind of
> computer you use, for me whatever gets the job done with minimal fuss is
> what I am going to use, and for me that was vb .net express. I'm not putting
> down C# or any other language, and if I were doing graphics intensive stuff,
> I probably would have gone with C# or something similar.
>  I've done about all you can imagine an audio game could use, from joystick
> inputs, to full featured online play with virtually no lag. All this was
> done with visual basic .net.
>  The single exception to this is force feedback, which I was not able to put
> into rail racer, which chapped my stick, and perhaps is fixed by now.
>  I am about to release my second and third commercial games in the last two
> years, all three of which were built on visual basic, and with virtually no
> programming experience 4 years ago to speak of.
>  I can't give a higher reccomendation than that for anyone looking to
> program audio games for the blind.
>  It has taken a lot of time and tenacity, but as the old saying goes,
> nothing worth doing comes easy.
>  I encourage you to take another look at vb .net, lord knows we need all the
> good accessible developers out there we can get, and in my humble opinion I
> think java is going to leave you lacking in the end.
>  Later,
> Che

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