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I am considering learning visual basic. I know how to program in qbasic. there are a few questions I would like to ask: Where can you download VB? Can you create 3d games and make characters, maps in 3d max? Where can I get a good tutorial? Thanks Mofu...

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You have to purchase VB, it''s not a free download.

You can create 3d games, you can make characters/maps in 3d studio max, and a good tutorial on using VB + 3d is on nehe''s gamedev site (nehe.gamedev.net). The site is based on OpenGL with C/C++ but you can download the sources in VB (to most projects) also. There are plenty of sites with VB+ D3D also if you do a search on google. There are other languages that you can use to make games also (and are more efficient at it), like C/C++ or Delphi (aka, pascal++).

Billy - BillyB@mrsnj.com

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There is a programming language called Dark Basic which is designed for making games in qbasic style. I''ve never played with it personally, but you should check it out!

VB isn''t a great tool for making 3D games, although I found it to be a very good learning language, a good stepping stone onto C++.


good luck!
bangz.

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A better free GameDev language would be BlitzBASIC (www.blitzbasic). I''ve found it to be better than DarkBASIC.

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quote:
Original post by bangz
here''s a link: http://www.darkbasic.com/

That''s not a link, that''s text.
To make a link, you need to use html, such as: <a href="http://www.darkbasic.com/">darkbasic</a>

This results in: darkbasic

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Hey, you can get C++ for free.

Dev C++ is a pretty good IDE and comes with the compiler. I forget where to get it though.

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Actually... I find making 3d programs in VB very simple. I often make my editors and such in VB as it tends to be much simpler than writing the editor in C/C++. My game engine''s + games are ussually written in C/C++ as I find it faster, and when I don''t have to deal with windows + buttons, it''s very simple (and I can''t live without pointers while writing time critical apps).

I have heard of DarkBasic, and BlitzBasic, and I do recommend checking them out as they are basic like syntax and were created to make 3d games. I have not personally used either, but I have heard nothing but good things about DarkBasic, and nothing really about BlitzBasic...

Billy - BillyB@mrsnj.com

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