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Dark Basic...Is it any good

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Dark Star    100
Hi, I was just wondering if anyone has used DarkBasic before and if it is any good. You see I don''t like using DOS anymore and I don''t like really programming in Windows ... well Direct X really... I heard that DarkBasic combines the simplicity of the BASIC langauge with DirectX and makes it easier to code Windows games... is this true in your opinion. I want honest opinions before I consider buying the full version which is about £50 ($75.. I think) Dark Star UK

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Metal Typhoon    122
Well, i''ve used that. i''t spretty easy to learn but i hate the compiler , it''s SLOW. If you don''t want to be a programmer in the future just as hobby buy that and make some games with it. Else buy something like borland c++ builder or Visual C++.

That''s my opinion about it !!

"The shortcut is not always the best way "

Metal Typhoon

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RageMatrix    133
Its actually not all that bad. I''ve done nothing serious with it, but its pretty good. Several gripes, though: -

- The GUI is HORRIBLE. Luckily, there is a freeware third-party editor called DarkEdit, which is much better.
- No network or multiplayer support as yet, although it is in the works.
- Its BASIC.

I imagine that the group will add more features and such as time goes on. As the previous poster said, very good if you just want to make games as a hobby. Pretty useless for learning about "real" coding.

Later...

RM.

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bobatefrei    122
Why the rookies don''t like C/C++?

It is the only language usable for game programming, it is very simple, fast, portable and everybody use it!

Pascal, Basic, python and other suxxx!

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RichK    122
Dark Star

I''d recommend Blitzbasic www.blitzbasic.com.
It''s 2D at the moment but the 3D version is out
in September. It''s way faster than Darkbasic and
a lot of DB users have changed over to it.
You can find plenty of game demos here
http://www.blitzshowcase.com/

Rich

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Wow. I haven''t seen that since my Amiga days. I''ll have to check it out.

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