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Does somebody have good tutorials for FB?
Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 11:28 am
Does somebody have good tutorials for FB? I already have FB, but I don't know all of it's new things. I searched for FB tutorials, but I found mostly the tutorials that are meant to learn FB from scratch. I, however, have alreay a background in programming in QB, but don't know the possibilities and tricks of FB, so it would be nice if someone has a tutorial on FB new things, and then especially it's new graphical functions and such.
EDIT: I see know that I post this actually in the wrong section. Aah, whatever...
Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 2:30 pm
I don't know if you know about my FB game design oriented dummy level tutorial: http://lachie.phatcode.net/Downloads/Ho ... Game_1.zip
It should provide a very good insight on how things are done differently in FB's built-in graphics library GFXlib 2, but I don't know what you mean with new things. GFXlib was mean to emulate QBasic's graphics statements providing, of course, all the benefits of 32-bit FB environment, like 32-bit color depth, translucency, all the memory you want, plus the built-in keyboard and mouse functions. You are also free to choose from any 32-bit sound library to add sound/music in your game. No enough for you? Well, if you want OpenGL I can't help you, but few tutorials should be present in few issues of QBE. I also can't help you with alternatives to GFXlib like SDL or Allegro, but I really don't think they are any better that GFXlib.
If you need pixel perfect collision for GFXlib. PNG loader, or sprite rotation/scaling routines, I can provide few links.
And never forget to check FB.net forum's Libraries section. You never know what you might find there.
Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2007 3:18 pm
FreeBASIC has built in tutorials in the help section. Now that I've used FB, I don't think I can go back to QBASIC.
Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:55 pm
Thanks. I actually saw them already one time, but I din't thought about it. I glanced at it and it was indeed exactly what I'm searching for!
Mentat wrote:FreeBASIC has built in tutorials in the help section. Now that I've used FB, I don't think I can go back to QBASIC.
Ow. Didn't know that. I prefer however Lachie's tutorial, because of his writing style. Still thanks though, because the tutorials in the help file are still very good, especially if you want to know things about very specific things(commands for example).