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  NEStalgiaNEStalgia

New here, but just thought I'd ask, any programmers here? I'm a novice don't really know any languages properly, just mess about from time to time, currently starting to learn basic on the C64

 
  PeacefroggiePeacefroggie

Try Javascript/HTML/CSS easy to make some basic games and much less tedious to debug than line code. BASIC was fun but there's much more fun to be had with just javascipt.

After that you can move on to more advanced stuff. There are loads and loads of tutorials out there.

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  NEStalgiaNEStalgia

Thanks, but BASIC has always been my goal, I know a little bit of Python though, I'm more into the retro languages like BASIC and Assembler

 
  TimmiluvsTimmiluvs

I’d recommend learning the instruction set for MIPS if you want to learn assembler. It was common in game development for many years (I believe up to the PS2) so if you’re interested in disassembling games that might be up your alley.

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  PeacefroggiePeacefroggie

Its probably out of print but if you can find it The A-Z of Computer Games by Thomas C McIntire is a great book for learning basic. It has 26 BASIC games, in depth analysis of everything that is happening in the programs and really fun to play about with. (I even used this to make me own javascript blackjack program as the logic is fine)

The Amstrad CPC464 manual had a load of learning materials also theres bound to be a digital version online nowadays, a bit of tweaking and they should work fine on C64 or speccy also. Good luck

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  NEStalgiaNEStalgia

Thanks guys, been looking for some books for ages, found quite a few but nothing incredibly useful