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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This is the first part of our tutorial series. Your main question may be what is a sprite? By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. The syntax of deleting a sprite is simple: 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.

This allows us to leave comments in our code for clarity. Making great video games while you learn how to program If you want darkbazic learn how to make video games and you think that you want to learn how to program then there is an excellent opportunity for you to do both. RGB values range from 0 to also. This link will darkbassic you directly to their section on Programming.

The first line is a comment. Sync rate 60 tells the computer at what frame rate we should be refreshing the screen. I think tomorrow your gonna have a break-out of game programming. This line of code is telling the computer to load an image from the computer. It constantly repeats everything inside the loop over and over again starting from top to bottom.


This tutorial will explain to you how a pixel-scrolling map works, complete with a working example at the end.

There are a few commands in darkbasic that draws crude graphics, the commands we’ll use are: It is no longer being updated as all future updates dagkbasic designed for DBPro. Try running the program now and see what it does. This is our first program: How can you go wrong with that?

Currently, there are 11 chapters. Discussions about this tutorial can be found on the community forum here: Okay let’s start with the pong game, I must say it’s been a challenge writing this pong game, I’ve datkbasic lots of bugs with it. Using the arrow keys you can move our player around the screen! That’s a great feeling! Making great video games while you learn how to program.

Kinda boring still, right?

The next command, hide mousetells the computer not to show the mouse. Use sync tutoril, to turn the framerate over too you tuotrial away from the computer. Before we start, if we leave the computer to take care of our game’s framerate then our game will run slow and differently on different paced computers. More or less, it simply covers how to implement the equations of projectile physics.

First, download this graphic:. Now to the meat of the game, the game loop. From Wikibooks, open books for an open world. Remember the sync rate 60 command we used earlier? What’s the RGB for?

The same works for collisions with sprites: The program makes it easy, and with a handful of impressive examples you can learn by doing on several short, fast programs. It’s purpose is to create a simple scrollable 2D map.


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What does it do exactly? I hope you learn something, I’ll try and get this book done very soon but I’ve been very busy with learning new things and my schoolwork. In our terms, speaking a sprite is in most cases nothing but a 2d character.

The game loop is where our game starts to happen.

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A sprite is a 2d character that is used in games. Darrkbasic gameplay is kept the same and acts the same, but making it look pretty will be up to you.

Retrieved from ” https: In other languages Add links. Go ahead and try changing that to 0 or some other number and see what effect it has on the program. Place the image in a folder and save your program into this same folder. Well, sync on allows us to manually refresh the screen. Plus you’ll learn how to clear the screen in various colors, and oh boy you’re gonna enjoy this lesson. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: To see more have a look in paint, view the rgbs values and fool around that’s the way I found out, so you should find darkbasif too.

Place these lines of code inbetween the sprite command and the sync command. Click here for a list of tutorials featured in the TGC Newsletters.