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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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. All of those games start with the same basic concept darkbaskc map scrolling, how you use it is what defines the actual tutogial of the game you are trying to create. Sync rate 60 tells the computer at what frame rate we should be refreshing the screen.

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Making great video games while you learn how to program If you want to learn how to make video games and you think that you want to dsrkbasic how to program then there is an excellent opportunity for you to do both. Making great video games while you learn how to program.

darkbasiic The sprite command draws an image to the screen at the coordinates we specify. File Access This tutorial is designed to teach readers what an array is and how to use it as well as various file operations.

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! The same works for collisions with sprites: Basically, put a sprite is nothing but an active image that allows more manipulation then standard bitmaps. Again they must exist has I stated, and you must have two, again I’m stating the obvious but there are pretty dumb people out there.


No this game is not a text role playing game, we’ll make a text role playing game in the next lesson. Go ahead and try changing that to 0 or some other number and see what effect it has on the program. More or less, it simply covers how to implement the equations of projectile physics.

Well, sync on allows us to manually refresh the screen. This tutorial will explain to you how a pixel-scrolling map works, complete with a working example at the end. In other languages Add links. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Go look at some more examples of multimedia in DarkBASIC, some more are 3dsound, and you can play music off your cd too. This game is complete, all things should work if not feel free to email me at: Every time the sync command is used the screen is updated constantly.

This line of code is where we actually draw the image to the screen. I have a youtube channel with over Project Videos! Want to Learn how to gutorial a video Game but not sure where to start? We’re going to make a Pong game today, a BreakOut game today, and your going to learn about images, sprites and more!

This is an outstanding option for you if you want to learn how to program and how to make video games. Darkbaaic how about a Mario-style platform game? Well, the if statements are checking to see if the argument ttorial it is true or not.

They are for both X axis and Y axis and you should know what those are already. This is our first program: Okay, now we’ve learned lots about changing text values it’s time to write your own text adventure. Make Video Games If you are not sure you want to learn how to program. There are a few commands in darkbasic that draws crude graphics, the commands we’ll use are: Read the introduction to the website.


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The structure of the image in the memblock is for bit images so make sure your DB environment runs in bit and not bit because the structure of bit image data is slightly different.

It constantly repeats everything inside the loop over and over again starting from top to bottom. This allows us to darobasic comments in our code for clarity. DarkBasic is the answer for you! Try running the program now. The transparentcy ranges from 0 to The next command, hide mousetells the computer not to show the mouse.

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What does it do exactly? This page was last edited on 13 Mayat Before we start I’d just like to thank everybody for visiting this wikibook, taking time to read it and for knowing when I google “DarkBASIC Programming” I see my darkbasif on the first page. Try running the program now and see what it does. Your main question may be what is a sprite?

DarkBASIC Programming/2D Game Programming Pt 1

I think tomorrow your gonna have a break-out of game programming. Remember in the file manager program we had some confusing formats of files in there. Okay now, for the answers, if you cheat your on your own after you have this book completed so don’t be a wimp and take the coward’s way out. What’s the RGB for?