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by Patrick M
Wed 21 Nov 2018, 19:26
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: If anyone wants to make game examples to promote BBC BASIC, but don't have any idea. You can try to......!
Replies: 6
Views: 46

Re: If anyone wants to make game examples to promote BBC BASIC, but don't have any idea. You can try to......!

I've sworn full allegiance to BBC BASIC, so I probably won't be trying this out. But I think it's good to know about it, and perhaps the naalaa example programs will help inspire some people here. As it happens I've been working on a simple game in BBC BASIC that will use the SDL graphics functions,...
by Patrick M
Wed 21 Nov 2018, 13:10
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Video preview of my christmas game
Replies: 8
Views: 63

Re: Video preview of my christmas game

I like it! It reminds me a bit of Jet Set Willy.
by Patrick M
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 18:01
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: Question about the use of data structures
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Re: Question about the use of data structures

Hello,

Thanks very much for the reply and for the information, I appreciate it.

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by Patrick M
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 14:39
Forum: BBC BASIC language
Topic: Question about the use of data structures
Replies: 2
Views: 967

Question about the use of data structures

Hello, Is it possible to take an address in memory and treat it as a structure? In my case, I'm calling the SDL function "SDL_LoadBMP_RW" which returns a pointer to an SDL_Surface structure. Would it be possible to define a data structure in BBC BASIC which matches the SDL_Surface data structure def...
by Patrick M
Sun 04 Nov 2018, 19:58
Forum: Desktop platforms and IDEs
Topic: Raspberry Pi performance
Replies: 11
Views: 1174

Re: Raspberry Pi performance

The "xrandr" command should tell you the current display resolution. I don't remember if it's installed by default.
by Patrick M
Tue 30 Oct 2018, 21:54
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: BasicBoy(Maizie Bones, BB4W game)has finished in 1st place in a Maze theme game programming contest!!!
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: BasicBoy(Maizie Bones, BB4W game)has finished in 1st place in a Maze theme game programming contest!!!

Congratulations on winning!
There's probably going to be another code-a-game contest coming up soon at SyntaxBomb
Do you know when it will happen? I'd be interested in trying to submit something if it's scheduled for a time when I won't be busy.
by Patrick M
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 18:04
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: I'd like to start using SDL graphics functions
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: I'd like to start using SDL graphics functions

Hello David & DDRM, Thanks. I think the torus2d program is a good example of what I want to do. I'm going to study it over the weekend. While I'm at it, there's something I noticed and wanted to mention. As a demonstration, it's a fine example of the power of BBCSDL. Really nice graphics demo. But a...
by Patrick M
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 16:48
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: Maizie Bones (new game)
Replies: 28
Views: 3345

Re: Maizie Bones (new game)

Heheh, I like your nickname "BasicBoy".
The graphics and graphical effects in this game are really cool and impressive.

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by Patrick M
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 17:16
Forum: Graphics and Games
Topic: I'd like to start using SDL graphics functions
Replies: 3
Views: 853

I'd like to start using SDL graphics functions

Hello, I feel like it's time for me to start learning how to use the SDL graphics functions for stuff like drawing sprites (or bitmaps) to the screen, scaling & rotating them, and so on. I'm going to examine the source code of the example Snake game to see if I can learn from that, but at the same t...