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Heya''s First of all anyone know of any good visual basic programming books (if any exist). And the Second.... My experience in VB is Basic but im learning quickly, and ive started programming a very basic space invaders style game (already done tic tac toe ), and heres my problem. My game consists of two images one the Baddy guy, and the second me, Ive used a timer(50ms) to make the bad guy from left to right at the top of the form and Ive used a Form_Keypress procedure to control the user character. And when im messing about and start to control the user char the Computer controlled Baddy slows down, and i can see this obviously being not good when several baddies are implemented, so anyone got any ideas how i could program it a bit better, using some other tpye of loop or somin''? Thanks

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Hi there

Umm well unfortunately I am unable to help you with your problem. I have done quite a bit of VB programming, and have found that when it comes to animating objects and such, that it doesn''t take it very well at all. Being a program created to make the programming of windows apps easier, they have not really worried too much at all about the lack of efficiency when it comes to larger or more complicated programs.


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Lesson one in VB Game Programming:

NEVER EVER EVER USE TIMERS!!!

Lesson two in VB Game Programming:

USE DIRECTX7 IF YOU WANT REAL RESULTS!!!

Lesson three in VB Game Programming:

CHECK OUT MEMBERS.HOME.NET/THELUCKYLEPER
^
/ It has many useful tutorials for dx programming and if that''s a bit too advanced for you at the present time it has tons of links and stuff, so check it out.

hth

Alex
Atypical Interactive
www.atypical-interactive.com

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Thanks Guyz,

What other way could I Move multiple objects independently?
I had this prob in pascal

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