This is the first part of our tutorial series. In this tutorial we’re going to make our first program. So open up DarkBASIC Professional and we’ll get. The best way for beginners to learn a programming language is through simple tutorials that get them to use and understand basic commands by making simple . DarkBASIC Tutorials We built DarkBASIC so you could easily write your own games and programs.

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Titorial think tomorrow your gonna have a break-out of game programming. A sprite is a 2d character that is used in games. There are more commands that draw different basic 2d shapes, but we won’t be using them. How to use memblocks This tutorial’s intended purpose is to help shed some light on memblocks by answering questions such as what a memblock and why we should use them.

What does it do exactly? Click tutorila for a list of useful mathematic equations.

Home I have a youtube channel with over Project Videos! From Wikibooks, open books for an open dsrkbasic. The final part in your assignment is to edit all the code and data statements to make a sequel, add rooms, and more.

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Read the introduction to the website. Every time the sync command is used the screen is updated constantly. This tutorial won’t show you how to make a minesweeper game that looks like the fancy Windows version, but will cover the logic and rules of the game. Now to the meat of the game, the game loop. File Access This tutorial is designed to teach readers what an array is and how to use it as well as various file operations. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.


The first line is a comment. An example is also given which demonstrates editing image data. Discussions about this tutorial can be found on the community forum here: This line of code is where we actually draw the image to the screen. Hi, Thanks for visiting my website.

How can you go wrong with that? It constantly repeats everything inside the loop over and over again starting from top to bottom. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. They draw these graphics in the default ink, if the ink is not set it’ll use cyan darkbaasic a default.

October 15, Posted by gamemakingtutorials About Introduction Leave a comment. This is the first part of our tutorial series. What may not be so easy after reading the code below is what the random numbers are for. First, of all you need to understand what a “sprite” is, yes I know I mentioned it but not has in depth as I need to now, again that was just a basic example.

Again they must exist has I stated, and you must have two, again I’m tutorjal the obvious but there are darkbaisc dumb people out there. Well, do signifies the beginning darkbsic a loop. One thing I didn’t add was animations unfortunately. It is no longer being updated as all future updates are designed for DBPro.

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More or less, it simply covers how to implement the equations of projectile physics. Currently, there are 11 chapters.

Place the image in a folder and save your program into this same folder.


I’m a Canadian but I still spell color as color instead of colour. What is this doing? To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Use sync on, to turn the framerate over too you and away from the computer. Plus you’ll learn how to clear the screen in various ttorial, and oh boy you’re gonna enjoy this lesson.

Beware some turns lead to doom, others lead to a way out. Retrieved from ” https: The sprite obviously must exist if not you’ll get a runtime error stating that the “bob” or sprite does not exist. These tutorials use free software that doesn’t require any programming. Evil Elves have captured you in their prison, now you must escape the Dungeon of Doom.

Remember the sync rate 60 command we used earlier? The game loop is where our game starts to happen. It won’t cover gravity or collision, as that’s outside the tutorial’s scope. Kinda boring still, right? It stands for Red, Green, Blue, look at your monitor with a lens you’ll see lots of those pixels in those colors. That’s a great feeling! The sprite command draws an image to the screen at the coordinates we specify. What kind of games programming course would we be if that was all you did with your first program?

This game is complete, all things should work if not feel free to email me at: This allows us to leave comments in our code for clarity.