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RealBasic
« on: February 24, 2008, 07:27:58 PM »
Does anybody else here own/use RealBasic?  I got it a while ago and I never use it, but back in the old days it was the preferred program for people looking to get past GameMaker.  I haven't really invested time in learning the syntax so I can't do much, but I think it would be cool to learn.  It's been used to create a few GM clones (such as GameScripter) so it seems pretty powerful...

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Re: RealBasic
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2008, 09:26:48 PM »
When I used to make games in REALbasic a long time ago, the system was pretty slow for games. I would suggest learning a language such as TNT Basic, PyGame, or PTK game engine (http://www.phelios.com/ptk/). PTK in particular will teach about many of the concepts of programming, while keeping it simple, and it's an excellent stepping stone to C and other lower level languages. PyGame might be a bit hard to setup, but it is very flexible, and definitely worth it.

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Re: RealBasic
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2008, 11:20:23 AM »
Wow, my dad downloaded the RealBasic trail package and I've been trying it out. It's really awesome. The interface builder is easier than Interface Builder and the Quickstart guide is really easy to understand. The syntax of the language isn't nearly as pleasant to look at as GMs, (obviously) but I think I'll be able to grasp it with practice. Best of all, it compiles for all platforms. :)

It's about time I started looking at other languages, and I recommend RealBasic to anyone like myself who doesn't want needless hassle in learning them.
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Re: RealBasic
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2008, 12:39:32 PM »
Ya I downloaded it too a while back (ran out of time on it since then) It is nice has methods, arrays, and all other common basic stuff. I had this CD that taught the basics of basic. So my brother showed me a way to make programs in it. But I ran out of time and didn't want to spend $40. I think I will finish Rokeno then look into other languages.
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Re: RealBasic
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2008, 12:47:34 PM »
Don't get me wrong, I'm not gonna stop using GM or anything, (far from it indeed!) but I wanna expand my knowledge base.

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Re: RealBasic
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2008, 02:36:16 PM »
Well since work on the battle engine has been halted by Problems in the repeat. I have started programming the areas you walk around in and have started working on the second town.
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Re: RealBasic
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008, 04:55:58 PM »
I don't really like Real Basic's concept as much :-/

but i haven't used it for a while so I might look into it.

It will be hard to beat flash though: animate in the same program, vector graphics, export to online and use AIR to make desktop apps for Mac, Windows and Linux!

I am beginning to look into python now

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Re: RealBasic
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008, 05:09:51 PM »
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It will be hard to beat flash though: animate in the same program, vector graphics, export to online and use AIR to make desktop apps for Mac, Windows and Linux!
Yeah, having a game playable from a browser is cool as well. :) You should make an ORPG Mist, you've got all the knowledge and resources for it.
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Re: RealBasic
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2008, 05:11:25 PM »
An browser orpg would be amazing. I can only build desktop orpgs...


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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2008, 05:15:53 PM »
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An browser orpg would be amazing. I can only build desktop orpgs...


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You should then. :) Man, if I had enough programming experience to make an ORPG I'd do it right away! I hope RealBasic will be able to help in some way.
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Re: RealBasic
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2008, 05:41:45 PM »
If someone feeds me a gm game I may try to make it in flash.

That would be cool.

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Re: RealBasic
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2008, 06:24:01 PM »
That's genius. Converting Gm games to browser games. Even better than converting to pc games!


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Re: RealBasic
« Reply #12 on: October 21, 2008, 08:25:36 AM »
I am a bit busy atm tho so I will let you know when I have time :)

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Re: RealBasic
« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2008, 05:03:07 AM »
Looks like REALbasic uses the term "Methods" instead of "Functions" as well. :)
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Re: RealBasic
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2008, 09:04:19 AM »
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Looks like REALbasic uses the term "Methods" instead of "Functions" as well. :)
LOL

Functions will triumph no matter what.
C uses them :P

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