Welcome to this humble tutorial. The ultimate goal of these chapters will be to create a fully working arcade game emulation coded entirely in Blitzmax. It’s not written as a BlitzBasic → BlitzMax tutorial. My aim is to give anyone the opportunity to get a good start in learning the fantastic BlitzMax. This is the start of a fairly ambitious series of tutorials on how to write 2D games using BlitzMax. The first part is a Getting Started part where I’ll be introducing.

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We store the last angle in oldAngle and calculate the new angle by using the TCoordinate method getAngle between the turret’s position and the mouse pointer position.

So this is a great working method! Simply said it tutoiral you to get more readable code 8- Enough intro, we’ll do the rest while we work through the code.

Next we find a method named GetDelta. Cwhich is better for beginners? One is called delta timing.

Again, there is no implementation for these methods required. Original post by Skizi Though Basic is easier, is it more beneficial? Adding the TBall Game Object. We don’t only retrieve the delta value but the most important thing is that this method also calculates the passed time and updates a lot of internal stuff inside the TFRLTimer instance. You can grab the first part of the tutorial including the graphics and all the source code if you click on the button below.

Then we find two functions that return a TCoordinate type and are our two valid creator functions. In the next line we create a new TCoordinate that is placed on the current mouse pointer position retrieved by calling MouseX and MouseY.


Learning 2D Game Programming With BlitzMax

Float which will contain all required calls to update and render the game objects. The cpu emulation Chapter 5: The Render method is even simpler: Finally we start our main loop which we’ll only leave if the player presses the Escape key or clicks on the upper right close button of our game window. Every type declaration starts with the keyword Type and the type’s name and ends with the keyword End Type.

Create function and passes that into the TPlayer. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, 2DGamecreators. But on both machines you’ll get the same distance over the same amount of time! Original post by blackcloak I don’t think basic has any long term usefulness.

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A Type in BlitzMax can also have methods which can be called for each object of that type. A new revised Game Framework. TCoordinate or Where am I? If a type is abstract you blitmax create instances of that type.

BlitzBasic is a up-to-date evolution of the simple Basic Coding by using copy and paste is bad 8- So how do we put those requirements into types?

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It belongs to the type and should only be accessed by using the type prefix TPlayer. And I haven’t seen C yet, I’ll google it right now. The disadvantage perhaps would be a certain naivety due to the cushions provided by most higher-level programming languages. Unfortunately game developer’s life isn’t that easy. So on a fast computer your ship will move in small steps but often because your main loop is executing really quick.


So the next call to your update would be a few milliseconds too late. Int Method Update fixedRate: Again, thankyou Assari, I’ve just been scanning over your latest three posts, they address some problems I’ve been grappling with in a very digestable way.

Then we meet something new: Well if I someday break into the gaming industry and become a programmer for a major company which language will be the most beneficial to start? We added the import of the TPlayer type at the beginning of the file. If dssOn is blitzma we store the current delta value in the dssArray and immediately calculate the smoothed delta. The delta field should be self explaining. Each drawing or rendering phase will move your game elements closer to their new position that was calculated in the update phase.

It seems to be no longer maintained but it gave me a good starting point.

We want to create the player instance at the center of the screen so we let the Create method take the position as a parameter. You’ll have to do that on your own, for example in the Create function of your type. It will be properly written over the next few weeks or months .