New BBCSDL games website/web page?

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David Williams
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New BBCSDL games website/web page?

Post by David Williams » Fri 26 Jul 2019, 06:17

I'm thinking of adding a new section to my website called 'BBCSDL Games', dedicated to games (and perhaps some other software - libraries, etc.) written for the cross-platform version of BBC BASIC. Would anyone reading this be interested in contributing BBCSDL-based games?

Contributions would NOT have to be cross-platform (in other words, there's no requirement that they run on all platforms supported by BBCSDL). For example, perhaps you have written (or wish to write) a game specifically for phones (Android and/or iOS), that's fine with me. Personally, I'm kind of planning on writing a 2D game for Linux (Ubuntu, Mint and Raspbian) desktop-based systems. If it runs under BBCSDL (Windows) as I'm sure it will, then that's a bonus. It would be too awkward to play without a keyboard on, say, a mobile phone phone.

All I would ask, respectfully, is that you write your game(s) to be frame-rate independent (if possible) so that it runs or plays at similar speeds across various systems. Not doing this is a mistake I've made too many times in the past!

Anyway, first I'd like to gauge the level of interest among BBCSDL users as I don't intend to be the only one contributing to this proposed BBCSDL Games web page!

If there's insufficient interest then I might as well knock the idea on the head. :(


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Repton
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Re: New BBCSDL games website/web page?

Post by Repton » Tue 30 Jul 2019, 13:59

im interested in creating a 'sensible soccar' style game .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlHg2JM__jc

It would have multi directional scroling . Sprite based players..
BBC SDL seem to provide the necessary features .
Anyone wanting to colaborate.
Happy to release code to comunity,

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Re: New BBCSDL games website/web page?

Post by David Williams » Tue 30 Jul 2019, 15:12

Repton wrote:
Tue 30 Jul 2019, 13:59
im interested in creating a 'sensible soccar' style game .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlHg2JM__jc

It would have multi directional scroling . Sprite based players..
BBC SDL seem to provide the necessary features .
Anyone wanting to colaborate.
Happy to release code to comunity,
That looks like quite a challenging project!

I guess you would probably prototype it first based on BASIC's native graphics commands to get the AI and dynamics all properly sorted out before rendering animated sprites and background graphics, etc.

Good luck with it if you choose to proceed.

As for me, my time's already consumed with updating my own programs and other ongoing projects.


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ErnieToshack
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Re: New BBCSDL games website/web page?

Post by ErnieToshack » Fri 18 Oct 2019, 16:24

I appreciate your idea. It would be great to have such page about games. It would be a new challenge but will be a great contribution to the whole community.

David Williams
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Re: New BBCSDL games website/web page?

Post by David Williams » Sun 17 Nov 2019, 13:45

'BBCSDL Games' web page launched

http://www.proggies.uk/bbcsdl/index.html

I am very grateful to Richard for putting so much time and energy into porting the original BB4W versions of 'Tyoob' and 'Forces of Darkness' to BBCSDL. For those out there who may be thinking about making a game or demo or something graphical with BBCSDL, the source code for those two games contains a small gold mine of useful information and handy code snippets.

Contributions to the web page (in the form of new games) are welcome.


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Re: New BBCSDL games website/web page?

Post by michael » Mon 18 Nov 2019, 04:56

I only have 1 completed game called Volatile vases. It was improved in 2019 and is a solo game. I have it on my forum along with other public tools.
I am willing to contribute, although my game may not meet up to standards. I can supply link if you want to assess it.

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Re: New BBCSDL games website/web page?

Post by michael » Mon 18 Nov 2019, 05:00

Here is the One Drive link to the files for Volatile Vases 2019:
https://1drv.ms/f/s!AmYwmTjbmULXpj4MvLbHifW90Xuu

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Re: New BBCSDL games website/web page?

Post by michael » Mon 18 Nov 2019, 05:13

For some reason I cant edit my previous post. Copy all the files to a writeable USB stick or other writable location and it will be able to generate necessary image files. The code is easy to look over and all the required stuff is there. (I checked after I posted link)

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Re: New BBCSDL games website/web page?

Post by David Williams » Mon 18 Nov 2019, 10:11

michael wrote:
Mon 18 Nov 2019, 04:56
I only have 1 completed game called Volatile vases. It was improved in 2019 and is a solo game. I have it on my forum along with other public tools.
I am willing to contribute, although my game may not meet up to standards. I can supply link if you want to assess it.
It doesn't run under BBCSDL because, for one thing, it requires the library file COMLIBA.BBC which is currently a BB4W-only library.

I've run it successfully under BB4W, but I have to admit that I haven't got anywhere with it yet. I'm seriously crap at puzzle games. :(


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michael
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Re: New BBCSDL games website/web page?

Post by michael » Mon 18 Nov 2019, 13:47

It doesn't run under BBCSDL because, for one thing, it requires the library file COMLIBA.BBC which is currently a BB4W-only library.

I've run it successfully under BB4W, but I have to admit that I haven't got anywhere with it yet.
I will remove unnecessary stuff from the program. Did you click on the HELP button? It is a bit too old school. I will get rid of unnecessary code and test it on SDL. It was aimed at BBC Basic for Windows. You dont need to play it. ( I dont find much interest in playing it myself, but it is a game, soooo I offered it) . Like I said it may not meet minimal requirements in fun factor..

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