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Creating an opengl demo/game in VB??

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Is it possible to create an opengl game/demo in vbe? The idea just crossed my mind to do this because I noticed that a few people in my computer programming class wanted to make a game, so I thought it would be cool to make it at home and take the code and stuff to school. The only problem here is that I only have VBE and not regular old everyday VB, and I''m not sure if VBE can do such a thing.

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I realize that VB/VBE is not as powerful as VC++ I for one certainly dislike the clutter of the GUI and how you have little coding freedom, but I still would like to get a little coding background in it and by doing so I signed up for the class and came up with the idea of making a demo in my spare time.

While playing around with the VBE I noticed that that there was no section on the side for pixels but yet in VB there was, and that's why I asked the question.

Edited by - Blade Runner on November 25, 2001 1:32:57 AM

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quote:
Original post by Blade Runner

Yes, I meant to correct that dern. Well, is it possible to make a demo/game in VBA?


VBA? It would be extreamly hard if not almost imposable to create a opengl or direct x game in VBA. Remember VBA is Visual Basic for Aplications. This is the subset of visual basic that is put in to programs like excel and access and is a sort of scripting lanuage.

If you looked at VB for creating games, then yes you can create games in VB. I woundn''t count on being able to create a game in VBA though.

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I actually made an access game in VBA once though.

data hunter i think it was called.

was obliterated 5 defrags ago.

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Heh, did you know that ms access has visual basic in it? Heh, yep. Can''t recal how to get into it though. But yea, VBA for a game, I assume you mean with ogl, don''t try. It''s not going to work well if at all.

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Hey, thanks for the replies. Looks like the guys back at school want be playing any games during class no time soon. Well anyway it was gone to be made for fun, sort of like a surprise, anyway I don''t have $80-100 to buy VB so there goes that.

I noticed that VB comes in almost all of Microsoft''s business apps. So do any of you know any good Powerpoint sites or sites that teach you how to make scripts for Powerpoint of Excel presentations?

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As I thought ...

I''ve just been playing with Excel, and it''s impossible to set up a device context to render to - So the answer is no, you can''t create OpenGL games in VBA!

Shame though - it could be fun

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