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« on: July 06, 2005, 07:29:04 PM »

Dearest splendidly AWESOME Pete Berg and all of the QB45/QB71/FB community ( d=:king:=b ! ),

A *most* spectactular evening and week to all of you, and I have an excellent story idea that is gonna take some group effort.  Follow me now!  Smiley !

Ok.  Since we are nearing the 1st official anniversary of QB Express right as we speak, you know, I was thinking of putting together some special little retrospectives of the awesome things that happened since the very first issue of this magazine was introduced nearly one year ago.  And I am gonna need your help on this one, people, even on these brightly-burning questions related to the first 11 issues of the mag, such as:

    What is the best and *most* inspiring QB or FB tutorial that has ever been written for
QB Express 1-11?
What was the BEST ground-breaking news story that has ever been introduced from within the first 11 issues?
Which excellent QB/FB programmer/group do you think should be nominated for the QB/FB Legends of the Year award?
What is the BEST game review that you have ever read in QB Express 1-11?
What is the WORST game review that you have ever read in QB Express 1-11?
What was your favorite upcoming game/project that has ever been featured in the 敵allery section from the first 11 issues?
Which excellent QB/FB site do you think should be nominated for the QB/FB Site of the Year award?[/list]
.....and *so* many more that we can all think of together!!  :bounce: !  Just think of this now as something rather uniquely special that we can do annually for QB Express, in the case of when an anniversary for it comes like this here!  Cheesy=b

Like I said, this one is gonna take a group effort, and I am doing whatever I can to help put QB Express over the top to even better heights where such sheer greatness is concerned!!  :cool:

Catch you all again, and do be sure to think about this important one, ladies and gentlemen!!!  :king: !



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« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2005, 07:54:18 PM »

My input may be a bit different from everyones but here it goes
(i have checked every zine by the way, but I dont remember everything)


What is the best and *most* inspiring QB or FB tutorial that has ever been written for QB Express 1-11?


I liked nixon's text based games tutorial.
 
What was the BEST ground-breaking news story that has ever been introduced from within the first 11 issues?


Either qbnews shutting down(even though I was here when it happened) or when I found out that you could play connect 4 online in QB. Never knew it was possible to go online in QB.
 

Which excellent QB/FB programmer/group do you think should be nominated for the QB/FB Legends of the Year award?

Hmm, I would have to say Z!re with his MOORPG game.

What is the BEST game review that you have ever read in QB Express 1-11?


Dunno which one too choose  :cry:


How bout scorched plantes review by Zap?


What is the WORST game review that you have ever read in QB Express 1-11?


I don't feel like hurting anyone's feelings Tongue

What was your favorite upcoming game/project that has ever been featured in the 敵allery section from the first 11 issues?


Nek's Two Lords looked really cool when it was featured in the gallery.
 

Which excellent QB/FB site do you think should be nominated for the QB/FB Site of the Year award?


Honestly, I would choose www.petesqbsite.com. My runner up would be www.qb4all.com but they seem to be down recently.
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2005, 08:56:30 PM »

Let me start off by saying that this is an excellent idea.  every twelve issue should have something like this :-).  and nwo to answer the questions. :-)

What is the best and *most* inspiring QB or FB tutorial that has ever been written for QB Express 1-11?
     - This is a tough one for me because since I didn't have much of a game coding background I can say I've learned alot and enjoyed reading any and all game related tutorial.  If I was to point one of them out, it's a close call for me. But I believe I can say that

What was the BEST ground-breaking news story that has ever been introduced from within the first 11 issues?
     - I'm sure I won't be the first to say the closing of QBasicNews (QB Express #10) Not just for the fact that QBasicNews was shutting down, but for the harm it did to the community.  Like Pete mentionned, the forum the server etc etc were Wildcard's but the contents belongs to the community and even in rage this fact should be remembered :-).  

Which excellent QB/FB programmer/group do you think should be nominated for the QB/FB Legends of the Year award?
      - Most Definitaly, I have to say Los Monos Del Obos (aertherfox and Na_th_an).  And the reason I nominate them is QUest for Opa Opa, it's a good solig complete game, story is good, humor is good, game is intelligently built with a great deal of attention to details (in text descriptions and in other parts) that makes this game a complete experience.  But I nominate Los Monos Del Obos because they took a game and completed it, in a pretty good time which also reflects a good synergy and teamwork between the two members.

What is the BEST game review that you have ever read in QB Express 1-11?
     - Again to me it's not hard to see that Zap's review of Scorched Planets (QB Express #7).  For one thing, it has to be the most detailed review of any game I've seen written anywhere.  For another I have to say it is also the fairest of reviews done like it should, unbiased by the game or the maker of the game.  Great work there :-).

What is the WORST game review that you have ever read in QB Express 1-11?
Without pun or malicious intent, I have to answer Joseph Burke's review of Quest for Opa Opa (QB Express #9) simply because the whole review was designed to bring the game down in the scoring and in the description.  Atleast it's the impression it gave me. A review of a game should be made based on the type of game it falls under hence the scoring was inadequate.

What was your favorite upcoming game/project that has ever been featured in the 敵allery section from the first 11 issues?
     - the Inspiration Engine from Wallace Software has to be the most promising (QB Express #5) I'd like to know the progress of it's port to FreeBasic.  Just look at it :-).  it pretty much speaks for itself especially considering the screenshots in #5 were QB screenshots.

Which excellent QB/FB site do you think should be nominated for the QB/FB Site of the Year award?
     - Out of the sites that were talked about or announced in QB Express 1-11 I would have to pick Jacob Palm's website (QB Express #9) for it's attention to details and it's openess to suggestions.  He is currently implementing a new, better, more detailed review of his guis (and the guis to come) and just that effort is already awarding him good points, in my book :-).
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« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2005, 09:33:50 PM »

I've only read bits and pieces of the issues, so I don't really have much to say. . .

Quote from: "Adigun A. Polack"
What is the best and *most* inspiring QB or FB tutorial that has ever been written for QB Express 1-11?

Rel's OpenGL tutorial (using SDL) for FB.

Quote from: "Adigun A. Polack"
Which excellent QB/FB site do you think should be nominated for the QB/FB Site of the Year award?

QBN!
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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2005, 12:13:46 AM »

Quote from: "rpgfan3233"
I've only read bits and pieces of the issues, so I don't really have much to say. . .

Quote from: "Adigun A. Polack"
What is the best and *most* inspiring QB or FB tutorial that has ever been written for QB Express 1-11?

Rel's OpenGL tutorial (using SDL) for FB.

Quote from: "Adigun A. Polack"
Which excellent QB/FB site do you think should be nominated for the QB/FB Site of the Year award?

QBN!


Now that's asking for tute #2.  Cheesy

I have so many requests to continue the series that I may have to  continue it at all. :*)
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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2005, 12:35:54 AM »

I only looked at it because I was bored and looking for something new. I figured I'd explore FB's graphics capabilities and OpenGL popped into my head.
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2005, 01:22:51 AM »

To MystikShadows:

In your reply, you brought out such captivating and worthy points that I want to mention now!  Cheesy

Quote from: "In talking to me a little bit here about what happened to the [i
QBasicnews.com[/i] forums since it recently closed and reopened, you simply"]Like Pete mentionned, the forum the server etc etc were Wildcard's but the contents belongs to the community and even in rage this fact should be remembered Smiley.


You know what, Pete is *absolutely* correct 100% on that, and I thank you for bringing up that point into this, my man!  Smiley !  Apparently, there is just no doubt on people痴 minds here in these forums that this one will likely be a big-time candidate for best ground-breaking news story that took place from within the first 11 issues of QB Express indeed, but let me tell you that that closure there shocked the VERY hell out of a lot of us ( :Huh: ! ), especially since it was given without any warning whatsoever, MystikShadows.  I mean, no wonder the QB45/QB71/FB community migrated apart to different forums and other stuff when that surprise move first happened!  So rather sad, ain稚 it?  :cry: !

As for the content of these forums belonging to the community, man, you and Pete have both hit the bullseye on that one, because this excellent point needs to be well-considered and taken into such dead-serious account, most especially when running a forumboard such as this, too!  Point so truly well said, MystikShadows!!  Cheesy=b !

As for you choosing Aetherfox and Na_th_an as nominees for the QB/FB Legends of the Year award that I have talked about just now, I think that they are really and truly good candidates, MystikShadows, especially on the *wonderful* work they did on their original text-based adventure game The Quest for Opa Opa, fresh from FB!!  Cheesy  I mean, anyone who dare thinks that text adventure games are just outdated and dull had better give this one a try ( :cool: ), because it does have a quality and very interesting RPG-based storyline, plus, I gotta love the fact that the music/ambience that these two people have put in there really draws you right into this game like a magnet, my man!!  That alone sure deserves a BIG thumbs-up from me!!!  d=Wink=b !  Text-adventure creators in FreeBASIC, PLEASE TAKE NOTE!!

And finally, as for Joseph Burke痴 own review of The Quest for Opa Opa from Issue #9 of QB Express, I believe that you wrote another powerful point from your reply which said:

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A review of a game should be made based on the type of game it falls under.....


Also, at first glance, when I first looked at Joseph痴 review indeed there, I simply thought that Cha0s own review of that same game was a TRUE masterpiece compared to this ( Tongue ), you know what I mean?  I am not bashing anybody *or* Joseph himself, but rather in a way, I honestly feel really sorry for him, man, you know?  Sad !

All I am saying is that game reviews in FB or QB should just cut right to the chase into getting real about the game itself (and such aspects of it as graphics, sound, gameplay, play control, and others as well) and tell it like it really is, without being biased or compromising.  Period, end of the conversation.  Wink  Three VERY good examples I am talking about here are Lachie痴 own QB/FB game reviews, Zap痴 original review of Scorched Planets (FB), and my own review of Battle Pong as well.

With all of that down, be seeing you later, MystikShadows, and thank you on your TRULY thought-provoking reply!!  :king: !



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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2005, 12:15:51 PM »

I havn't been around for all the issuses, but I'll answer what I can..  :wink:

What is the best and *most* inspiring QB or FB tutorial that has ever been written for QB Express 1-11?

Rel's OpenGL tuts, It got me on my feet in getting the hang of it, I wouln't mind more of those.. *Ahem* >>  :wink: @ Rel..  :lol:

What was the BEST ground-breaking news story that has ever been introduced from within the first 11 issues?

The one I clicked on to first get FreeBasic,.  Cheesy

Which excellent QB/FB programmer/group do you think should be nominated for the QB/FB Legends of the Year award?

Ballot changed: Victor and FreeBasic project..

What is the BEST game review that you have ever read in QB Express 1-11?

Can't honestly say... I never really get around to reading to many of them..

What is the WORST game review that you have ever read in QB Express 1-11?

That's easy, Joseph Burke's review of Quest for Opa Opa... So mixed and unfiar that was...

What was your favorite upcoming game/project that has ever been featured in the 敵allery section from the first 11 issues?

MMORPG, I remember being jaw-drop reading what it is ment to do.. totaly sweet..

Which excellent QB/FB site do you think should be nominated for the QB/FB Site of the Year award?

Pete's QB Site with all those tutorials, and the ability to upload games for ppl to download and rate.. very nice!!  Cool

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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2005, 12:45:37 PM »

You're very welcome Adigun and thanks for the very detailed reply at that :-),  yeah the shut down definitaly did cause it's share of havok so to speak.  But you know what I also noticed?  Look at the reactions there has been about the shutdown, some were mad, some were sad, some people didn't know what to think and some knew too well what to say ;-).  But all in all I think they all had something in comon.  QBasicNews held a very important place in the heart of most.  I remember saying there's alot of people here and in this diversity comes a very varied reaction to messages, events and others.  Well we've all seen it in those varied reaction.  What's good about it is to see how important QBasicNews was (and most definitaly still hope IS) to everyone here.  That's the one thing I realized :-) and it's good to see :-).

Now come on people :-) answer them questions so we can tally things up :-)....deadline is July 15th for the next QB Express so get typing :-). not that much time left.
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« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2005, 12:54:21 PM »

All I'm gonna say is i think v1c should get programmer of the year.
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« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2005, 01:40:26 PM »

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All I'm gonna say is i think v1c should get programmer of the year.


 Shocked Whoa.. I like forgot some1 had to program that,. yeah, good point, I agree..  :wink:
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« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2005, 01:46:58 PM »

I was gonna do something similar to this in #12 but now that Adigun's taking care of it, I guess I don't have to. Smiley

Anyway, here are my votes (I do get a vote, right?):


What is the best and *most* inspiring QB or FB tutorial that has ever been written for QB Express 1-11?

Na_th_an's I.F. tutorials are my personal favorites.

What was the BEST ground-breaking news story that has ever been introduced from within the first 11 issues?

FreeBasic announcement, Issue #4.  Blitz wrote a full news article about it.

Which excellent QB/FB programmer/group do you think should be nominated for the QB/FB Legends of the Year award?

V1ctor.  Nobody else comes close.

What is the BEST game review that you have ever read in QB Express 1-11?

"Searching For The Unknown: Astral Worlds by K.D.A.G." by Lachie Dazdarian, Issue #11.  Although it's called a "searching for the unknown" article, it's really a game review.  And a damn good one at that.

What is the WORST game review that you have ever read in QB Express 1-11?

Joseph Burke's review of Quest for Opa Opa obviously.  That review was a intentionally terrible.

What was your favorite upcoming game/project that has ever been featured in the 敵allery section from the first 11 issues?

Syn9's Griffon Legends.   Having played all of the Gallery games and written all of the articles, this is by far the best of the bunch.  (I'm not sure why everyone is so gung ho about MOORPG... it's mostly vaporware right now.)

Which excellent QB/FB site do you think should be nominated for the QB/FB Site of the Year award?

Well, since I don't want to vote for my own site, I'll say QB45.com.
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« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2005, 01:49:57 PM »

I'd agree on v1c getting the award for coder of the year, and I'd also agree on rattrapmax's suggestion that the most ground-breaking news was when fB came in and shook us all to the ground...

Best and worst game reviews....I don't know about that one...
Best qb site? Maybe qb45.com might be up for it, considering how they got their site working again with the active forum....[/quote]
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2005, 01:51:27 PM »

oh crap pete said everything I wanted to say already and then some....
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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2005, 03:21:10 PM »

I speed-read all the back issues over my lunch break, and I came up with this: Smiley

What is the best and *most* inspiring QB or FB tutorial that has ever been written for QB Express 1-11?

I can't decide between Relsoft's Metaballs (#1) or Lensflares (#4) tutorials... they both show how to do stuff that looks really cool but isn't too complicated at a low level - my favorite kind of effects. Smiley

What was the BEST ground-breaking news story that has ever been introduced from within the first 11 issues?

I suppose I'll go with the FreeBASIC announcement - I had been waiting for the public release with bated breath ( Smiley ), playing around with the idea of porting it to Linux and to DOS (as you'll notice, lillo did an excellent job of porting to Linux (I would never have done as well with my meager Linux knowledge Smiley ) and I didn't get my act together on DOS until version 0.11 Tongue ).

Which excellent QB/FB programmer/group do you think should be nominated for the QB/FB Legends of the Year award?

V1ctor and lillo - both have put enormous amounts of work into the FreeBASIC compiler

What is the BEST game review that you have ever read in QB Express 1-11?

The Larry The Dinosaur 2 by Lachie Dazdarian - it made the game look cool and made me want to play it (which I haven't done yet; thanks for reminding me! Smiley )

What is the WORST game review that you have ever read in QB Express 1-11?

The Opa Opa review by Joseph Burke... same reason as stated by the others above.

What was your favorite upcoming game/project that has ever been featured in the 敵allery section from the first 11 issues?

badlogic's Counter Strike 2D clone written in QB with オGL, in Issue #1 - you guys are still working on that, right? Wink

Which excellent QB/FB site do you think should be nominated for the QB/FB Site of the Year award?

www.freebasic.net - all stuff, no fluff! Cheesy




And just as an aside, my favorite article of all the QB Express issues was "Realistic 3D Modelling in QBasic: A Tutorial" by Mike Wechsler in Issue 7.
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