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    best way to learn unrealscript

    hey guys im wondering if anyone knows what the best way to learn unrealscript is. books, videos, etc... im new to anytype of programming. so any help would be great thanks.

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    By learning?
    To be completely honest though, I feel your pain. I had been looking through tutorials since before the dark ages, and was a long time before I even found someone who could explain some of the basics in a way that I could understand. I can't recall what I found that at last made it work, otherwise I'd share it.

    But if you say you're new to ANY type of programming, maybe I'll offer some of the most absurdly basic info about programming.
    What you're doing is writing a list of instructions for the computer to do. Whatever is in the instructions will be done. Nothing that is not in the instructions will be done.
    But I'll bet you knew that much.

    Also, there is a board on this site for Unreal-related threads. You should post this there, or ask a moderator to move this thread.
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    Honestly, other than the UDN (Unreal Developer Network) there's not a whole lot in the way of great tutorials or books to say the least. You can find one video over at Eat3D.com on Unrealscript but it is very basic. It will teach you how to set up Visual Studio and nFringe for your development environment, it then goes on to explain basic programming principles like variables, flow control, logic, classes and a small example of a weapon mod at the end of the video which is the only time you ever actually apply anything you learn. However if your new to programming the video would be a good start. On the other hand if you have some programming experience the video isn't that much of a use to you. I honestly wish Buzz and the Crew here were able to do UDK scripting VTM's but at the moment they are extremely busy with other on-going series. Anyway, check out these sites to see if they are of any help to you.

    Eat3d: http://eat3d.com/unrealscript
    UDN Programming Home: http://udn.epicgames.com/Three/UDKProgrammingHome.html
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    Here's a good series of tutorials if you know at least some basics of programming:

    http://www.moug-portfolio.info/index.php?page=tutorials

    There's also Allars Awesome blog. Some of the tutorials are a bit dated, but there's some really good information here, and there's a lot you could learn, there's also a very decent scaleform introduction:

    http://forecourse.com/unreal-tutorials/

    And finally, if you don't care about actually learning UnrealScript and would rather just get stuff done and in the engine using it's default systems, GeoDav's awesome video tutorials are the way to go, the programming in the video's are no more than copy, paste, and change certain parts to make it work:

    https://sites.google.com/site/ut40km...ideo-tutorials

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    Or you could try this book, written by ... oh I don't remember now :-P
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mastering-Un.../dp/0672330822

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    Quote Originally Posted by RickTheBlade View Post
    Or you could try this book, written by ... oh I don't remember now :-P
    That book was cancelled a while back, and won't be available. However half of the books contents have been published and is somewhere over on the UDN site.

    Edit: However when I've tried to access it in the past it always asked me for a password, so not exactly sure how to get a password. It might be the same info found over on the programming section of the UDN though.
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    Oh that's a shame because it looked like a very cool book. Thanks for the correction!

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