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Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: Crovean on January 07, 2007, 02:28:22 PM
Hey!

Does anyone here have any experience using DarkBASIC Pro? I'm planning to start a project and I found DBP, but I haven't found any reviews on it. Comments please.


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: TheAdventMaster on January 07, 2007, 06:34:00 PM
Sure.


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: Crovean on January 07, 2007, 06:44:48 PM
Quote from: "TheAdventMaster"
Sure.


Sure what?  :shifty: Is it easy to use, or should I maybe work with another compiler? The plan is to create a FPS, nothing fancy really (no Source Engine-like-super-duper-thing)  :pirate:


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: zoasterboy on January 07, 2007, 09:04:24 PM
By the word "Pro" I assume it costs money. Therfore I have no experience with it.

Maybe for an FPS you should use somthing more like C or C++.


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: Crovean on January 07, 2007, 10:02:33 PM
Quote from: "zoasterboy"
By the word "Pro" I assume it costs money. Therfore I have no experience with it.

Maybe for an FPS you should use somthing more like C or C++.


Yeah, it costs money...  :pirate:
The thing is I love the BASIC language, so using C or CPP is not an option for me... Not much to do about that when I'm in love :love:

I've heard something about a compiler called FPSCreator, but I can't find any reviews on that one either...  :crying: ...and FPSCreator sounds so... hmm, "one-way-direction", I wanna make other games too, not just FPS (in the future)...


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: zoasterboy on January 08, 2007, 01:26:31 AM
Have you looked into using FreeBASIC? It should be able to handle a FPS.


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: Skyler on January 08, 2007, 12:02:02 PM
FPS? What's that?


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: zoasterboy on January 08, 2007, 01:46:53 PM
First Person Shooter. Gaming slang for you walk around from first person perspective and shoot things.


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: Dio on January 08, 2007, 06:27:38 PM
my brother gave me Dark Basic. not pro. anyway, it sucks.


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: Skyler on January 08, 2007, 06:47:22 PM
Ever hear of...

FreeBasic? :winkwink:


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: Crovean on January 13, 2007, 02:16:22 PM
Quote from: "Skyler"
Ever hear of...

FreeBasic? :winkwink:


Yeah, I've heard of that somewhere....  :wink:  :nerd:
DarkBASIC Pro have a built in 3D-Engine that supports loading of 3ds models, .X models, BSP maps, collision detection and what not. Thought that would be good. But..... ...... I'll stick with FreeBASIC, just need to find a nice 3D engine, don't have the time and patience to code one myself. Yeah, I'm a lazy son of a bitc*
I'm already working on another 3D engine in DevC++, but darn I hate C++....


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: Skyler on January 14, 2007, 10:05:43 PM
Talk to DrDavenstein. I think he and drv are the same people, but I don't know for sure...


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: NecrosIhsan on January 15, 2007, 03:42:52 PM
http://www.fpscreator.com/


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: DrV on January 16, 2007, 03:44:35 PM
Quote from: "Skyler"
Talk to DrDavenstein. I think he and drv are the same people, but I don't know for sure...


No, I am not Dr_D... sadly. :P


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: Kevin_theprogrammer on January 16, 2007, 06:55:16 PM
Quote from: "Crovean"
Quote from: "zoasterboy"
By the word "Pro" I assume it costs money. Therfore I have no experience with it.

Maybe for an FPS you should use somthing more like C or C++.


Yeah, it costs money...  :pirate:
The thing is I love the BASIC language, so using C or CPP is not an option for me... Not much to do about that when I'm in love :love:

I've heard something about a compiler called FPSCreator, but I can't find any reviews on that one either...  :crying: ...and FPSCreator sounds so... hmm, "one-way-direction", I wanna make other games too, not just FPS (in the future)...

Why don't you take a C engine like eDuke32 or Source and use that as a base? You wouldn't need to modify much, probably just a variable or two if you can work with the base weapons set. More if you want to go into your own weapons, possibly. I haven't done it but I've heard that's the easy way out(from Call For Help).


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: wallace on January 20, 2007, 03:15:42 PM
Darkbasic is good, it's really fast and easy to use.  FPSCreator is for people who don't program, but you can make your game in like 3 days though.


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on January 22, 2007, 03:10:51 AM
No, I am not DrV... sadly.  :P

Here's a program showing that FreeBASIC is more than fast enough to do a FPS. I've been working on a much better engine for some time, but I haven't posted anything showing what it's really capable of yet. It still needs some work. ;)

http://forum.qbasicnews.com/viewtopic.php?t=12537


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: BadMrBox on January 28, 2007, 01:37:26 AM
Darkbasic pro is good. you'll find an example on how to do an fps in the example folder. The only thing you have to know is how to create 3d characters basically. It'll cost some thought.


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: Skyler on January 30, 2007, 12:35:29 AM
I can create 3d characters.
1. Open Blender, make text, set extrude depth. Voila. One step!


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: zoasterboy on February 07, 2007, 11:32:30 PM
Ok, since when was Z!re a bot?


Title: DarkBASIC Pro
Post by: Skyler on February 08, 2007, 01:02:52 AM
Her account has been sold into slavery.