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Visual Basics : whats possible with it?

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Hi there, I''ve just started to learn Visual Basics at my 6th form college. We have basically just been practising basic things. I was just curious how far you can go with this programming. What I mean by that is, is it possible to make game engines ect?. Sorry if this is a silly question! Thanks Steve

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A friend of mine wrote a really nice version of tetris in VB, so it must be possible to do more complex works.

They wouldn''t provide VB support in the DirectX SDK if it wasn''t!

- Pete

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thanks for those words of wisdom er guys.....!

My Dad just recently bought me some programming software for me to help me in my studies. Though I don''t know what half of its about. Can someone shed some light on these proggys and what they do?.

Thanks

Microsoft Visual FoxPro 6.0
Microsoft Visual InterDev 6.0
C++
SPY++

I don''t have a clue what there used for!???

Thanks again

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complex games are a very real possibility, and there are alot of programmers who are using it. go to thenexus.bc.ca for links and news in the vb game development scene.

VB has gotten alot faster in its more recent incarnations, and the addition of DX support helps it out a ton.
personally, 90% of the tools i make for my games are done in vb, just because its speeds up development time, and increases productivity.



-eldee
;another space monkey;

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thanks for that cool site eldee, does anyone know any info about those other programs I have?

Thanks

Edited by - stevem444 on September 21, 2001 3:42:22 PM

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quote:
Original post by stevem444
thanks for those words of wisdom er guys.....!

My Dad just recently bought me some programming software for me to help me in my studies. Though I don''t know what half of its about. Can someone shed some light on these proggys and what they do?.

Thanks

Microsoft Visual FoxPro 6.0
Microsoft Visual InterDev 6.0
C++
SPY++

I don''t have a clue what there used for!???

Thanks again


Foxpro -- Used for databases i believe

Interdev -- Used for data based web design is what MS says

C++ -- An extremely powerful language that the majority of computer games are made using.

Spy++ -- I believe this little utility that comes with visual studio is a program that lets you see the messages between windows and a program.... I''ve never really used it so I''m not sure.


For creating games c++ is what you should really keep track of.

--Drakonite (at school, that''s why I''m AP)

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Since you're learning VB anyway you might want to learn how to use DirectX with it. VB makes creating DirectX games much easier since it hides much of the complexity of DirectX. Here's some links that might help:

http://rookscape.com/vbgaming/
http://64.23.12.52/
http://voodoovb.thenexus.bc.ca/

Here's some engine links:
http://www.truevision3dsdk.com/
http://www.eldermage.com/

Although commercial games are done in C++, there's a lot you can do with VB.

Breakaway Games

Edited by - Machaira on September 21, 2001 3:50:06 PM

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