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Introducing Unity Game Dev Courses: Swords and Shovels - Create your first game!

Discussion in 'Getting Started' started by aliceingameland, Nov 2, 2017.

  1. methos5k

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    I think I read that - I want to say 80 more hours? - are coming soon. Maybe this month. :)
     
  2. DailyCocoa

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    Hi, I remember the instructor mentioning that in January 2018 there will be more videos added to the course. Does anyone have details of what the topics will be and the release date? Looking forward to learning more!
     
  3. methos5k

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    All I know/last read, was that the expected release time was hopefully January, but that wasn't 100% for sure.
     
  4. MikeTilley

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    Hi
    I signed up for this the other day and does anyone know if the example files ware going to be updated to the newer versions of Unity? I'm having issues trying to get them to work in 2017.3, errors about depreciated commands and when I try and let Unity upgrade the files it kicks out even more errors. I've been looking at the audio part of the course.
     
  5. bot2600

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    I couldn't find anything anywhere, but whats the licensing on the assets? Is it the same as other Unity example/demo projects?
     
  6. metal_days

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    Will I need photoshop and Maya3d to complete this course ?
     
  7. Rui-Manuel

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    Hello, i have an issue importing the assets packages with windows10 on Unity 5.3.8p2. All the .tga textures are white blank and all of a great part of all meshes, objects, prefabs looses there names (blank name) textures, components and attributes. Saving tga files at png format recover the content but i have to reassign each one of them to each texture/mesches/assets... I have tried to dezip the files on Unix/macos system without sucess. Anybody can help me ?




     
  8. DmeR

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    This curse isit uptodate so everything still working?
     
  9. weedfreak

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    Falls over at the first step, select users as 1, click continue to purchase, nothing happens. Does not inspire confidence.
     
  10. Pierre-skinnerup

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    So any news on when the rest of the course is available ?? :) @aliceingameland
     
  11. Skepper

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    Hello All,

    Firstly - great idea with this stream - I've already learned heaps with the first few courses! Will definitely keep going.

    I had a question however - I'm new to unity (and pretty new to C# as well, hence I started with this pathway). I watched through the beginner courses and started the intermediate course - Navigation Fundamentals - however I found the skill jump from beginner to intermediate was huge.

    For example - the beginner C# fundamentals goes through basic programming concepts (loops, methods, variables etc) then the Navigation Fundamentals jumps right into IEnumerables (??) and Coroutines (??) - without any explanation as to what they are, why they're being used etc -- quite a step up!

    Are there any suggested "bridging" courses? I'm at a loss as to where to go now as this hasn't provided any foundation with which to jump from beginner to intermediate.

    Thanks!

    Joel
     
  12. methos5k

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    I'm not familiar with the contents of the course, but you can find at least some information for coroutines here: https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/s/scripting

    You may be able to find other 'new' things there, too (or in another section).
     
  13. Skepper

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    That seems like a great place to start - thanks Methos!
     
  14. unity_w3Y_fgDDk6sjzQ

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    Hey guys,

    I'm unable to purchase the Swords and Shovels Game Dev Course. If I click "continue to purchase" on
    https://store.unity.com/configure-plan/swords-shovels?currency=EUR
    nothing happens.
    I already tried to disable ad-blockers and allow cookies but nothing worked. I'm using the latest chrome browser so this should work.
    Does anyone else have or had the same problem or knows what else I have to do?
    Thanks!

    Alex
     
  15. Ryiah

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    Use Microsoft Edge. Currently the store appears to be broken on Chrome.
     
  16. mgear

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    So i got this email,

    "Wanted you to know Unity Game Dev Courses is free with a Unity Plus subscription. With tracks for Fundamentals and Art (and Programming and Design coming soon), you can continue to learn at your own pace while applying your new skills to your projects."

    Since i'm already pluscriber, and was sent this email.. does it mean i get free access also? how to access it?
     
  17. methos5k

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  18. mgear

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    doesn't look like so.. i guess need to let subscription expire again like last year to get these bonuses : /
     
  19. D3Duck

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    Any news on this at all? I'm excited to see the rest of the content!
     
  20. waqascheema

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    Is this for newbies or any kind of experience required.
     
  21. methos5k

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    I think it's for anyone... however, I think it's a common belief that any new could start off with some basic scripting and unity tutorials before working on this.
    For starters, to get acquainted with things, and see how they like it. Plenty to learn for free, even right here in the 'Learn' section.

    If you/anyone is still looking to do more after that, and this seems appealing.. go for it. :)
     
  22. andorfy

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    Can I access this tutorial with an existig Plus subscription, or I should buy a new one to get it? Because I can't find it anywhere.
     
  23. methos5k

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    It might be only for new subscriptions. I saw someone else saying they couldn't find it, and they already had a plus sub. You could always write them and ask.

    However, if you did want to get the tutorial and already have a plus sub, I think you should just pay for the monthly tutorial and use it the months you want and/or until done, which is probably cheaper than a second plus sub. :)
     
  24. archmagus

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    I renewed my subscription and confirmed it via chat messaging with Unity support that the "triple boost package" (including Bolt and Swords & Shovels access) would apply to me. I guess there is a time window because it was my last month and the email I received said "if I renewed immediately". I mailed the support and got the Bolt voucher code, but I am yet to access Sword & Shovels (I'm not told how to).

    By the way, if anyone knows how the triple boost package reward access will be processed, I would be grateful.

    EDIT: I just received reply from Unity support. They tell me that Swords & Shovels access is only for new subscriptions, but since I renewed "immediately" they will give me a 6-month access code. It is a bit from what's advertised (in the support chat I had) but I guess it'll do. I'll just have to watch at double speed :p
     
  25. andorfy

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    Thanks for your answers, I will contact the support!
     
  26. Higginshouse

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    ok noobie question. if i am only at 2017 3.1 unity that i just downloaded ho do i get to 5.4? for lots of the assests?
     
  27. methos5k

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    Is this for Swords and Shovels? I don't think you need Unity 5.4 for that. 2017.3.1 is newer.
     
  28. Higginshouse

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    no i didnt know if that is version or patch level? for any assets
     
  29. methos5k

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    Not 100% sure that I understand your question. For the assets for swords and shovels, or just any asset in general?
    I've not actually used Swords and Shovels, but I have to take it on faith that 2017.3.1 is compatible with its assets.
    If you're asking about in general any asset(s), then for that you have to check on an asset per asset basis.
     
  30. Pierre-skinnerup

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    So still no news on the rest of the course ??...
     
  31. JusSumGuy

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    Anyone know when the advanced section of the C# scripting which has been coming soon for like a year now will actually be coming out? Because I feel like I got robbed on this course right now.
     
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  32. spotdot

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    some of the C# scripting courses are already published but you have to upgrade your license with Pluralsight:

    you don't get all the course material from Swords and Shovels that is displayed on the Unity website, just got a mail back from Pluralsight:
    ****
    Thank you for reaching out to us. The account under this email [***********] is showing that you have a subscription that gives you access to certain courses. I am not showing that you have a full subscription with us. Due to this, you are only able to view the courses that are shown on the list that can be found on your home page.

    If you are trying to view courses that are not on that list, then you will receive the error message to upgrade.

    ****
    these are the courses that are released last week:
    Pluralsight – Swords and Shovels: Loot System
    Pluralsight – Swords and Shovels: Character Stat System
    Pluralsight – Swords and Shovels Character Controller and AI
    Pluralsight – Swords and Shovels: Character Inventory System
    Pluralsight – Swords and Shovels: Game Managers, Loaders, and the Game Loop
     
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  33. Belcherman

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    I don't understand; aren't we supposed to have access to ALL Swords and Shovels courses?
     
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  34. Pierre-skinnerup

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    What is going on here ?!, if you check the programmer track from this site the courses are not out yet, but make a search on pluralsight and voila they show up.

    Can we get a response from Unity about this ??
     
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    Update:

    I had sent Pluralsight another email because I did not agree with this and now I have received a message from the Support Manager:
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    Thank you for contacting us! I have reached out to our technical team and have been informed that we are adding those courses to your subscription type. They should be ready by June 1st if not sooner. Please let me know if you have any additional questions.
    ****

    So check your accounts guys and let me know if it has been added to your account...
     
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  37. petersh

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    I only have some basic game dev skills. Should I join Unity Game Dev courses?
     
  38. spotdot

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    Just try some youtube tuts to see if you like it, then you can always join the Unity Game Dev courses later...
     
  39. ZealotRush411

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    I'm so lost I was watching the tutorial video and did every single thing as he did it his version was from 2014 October 7 its currently June 9 2018 and unity has changed a bit. I feel like that's were some of my issues arise from however to elaborate on my issue: I follow his exact steps and two issues happen either it says my script is not in MonoBehavior or the variable is not applied. I even copied and paced his script onto the page!? this is the link to the video https://unity3d.com/learn/tutorials/topics/scripting/coding-unity-absolute-beginner. if anyone can help me figure this out please god help me I really want to learn how to do this stuff its really interesting and I know the classic prob for computer programmers is "THIS CODE SHOULD WORK BUT ITS NOT ARRRRGG" and some of you are prob like if u cant handle it now u prob shouldn't be a programmer. I want to do this so please if anyone can help me it would be so appreciated
     
  40. methos5k

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    Personally, I would dare Unity to actually check these courses out and their quality before endorsing them. These guys, with a few exceptions, seem pretty unprofessional. Missing videos, missing assets, a lot of copy/paste of dodgy code and bugs they don't seem interested in fixing. Glad I signed up for the trial as paying for it would've felt like robbery as you end up with a broken project at the end. There are better tutorials for free and guys more deserving of your money on patreon. I learned a lot more with Unity's own adventure tutorial about character movement, inventory etc, than any of these. I wouldn't recommend.
     
  42. ramJat

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    hello,
    i have some animation of cortona that i want to import into unity. So Please tell how to convert these files into
    unity. Is there any possible way like third party software or any thing.
     
  43. AlaricTheGoth

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    I contact Pluralsight about limited access to Swords and Shovels and was told it was "Unity's problem".
    I contacted Unity Asset Store support and was told it is a licensing issue.
    I have contacted the licensing group and saw that it is a 3-5 day wait for a reply.
    Since Unity is now at 2018.2 I believe, does anyone know of any good close-to-current training materials for game development in Unity?
    Does anyone know of a good game template I could purchase on the Asset Store that might be close to current for 3D fantasy type game development?
    Any guidance would be greatly appreciated.
     
  44. ernievo

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    The Internet was not invented during Einstein's lifetime.
     
  45. Nascharon3

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    Glad to be a part here. Please welcome me guys. Thank you!