Search found 24 matches

by msdos622wasfun
Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The revolution of Pac Man
Replies: 7
Views: 7315

True, with the convenience and ease of use of Game Maker you sacrifice a little bit in raw power as compared to writing it from scratch in a conventional language. But then again, Game Maker is still fairly powerful, and has a great scripting language for times when you need as much flexibility as p...
by msdos622wasfun
Thu Apr 25, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The revolution of Pac Man
Replies: 7
Views: 7315

Interesting reading. I remember playing Pac Man on my Apple II, but never got especially good at it.

I actually plan on soon starting a Pac Man type of project in Game Maker.
by msdos622wasfun
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good old days.
Replies: 3
Views: 3859

One of the first major projects I ever completed in QuickBASIC was in 1989 or something like that, and it was a text editor called "The Better Line Editor." Of course, you guessed it, it was not a full-screen word-processing type of editor, bur rather, a line-oriented editor. The goal was to make it...
by msdos622wasfun
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member on board.
Replies: 1
Views: 2582

Hi there. Always nice to meet other people who have the QB/QBasic bug.
by msdos622wasfun
Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:46 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: My new FreeBASIC game: FB-Snarl
Replies: 0
Views: 5617

My new FreeBASIC game: FB-Snarl

Hi everyone. Just completed a small project in FreeBASIC, a game called FB-Snarl. Basically the objective is to find your way through "mazes" (it's not the best maze algorithm, but I can't think of any other word to describe what they are) and collect points. Not intended to be a big production with...
by msdos622wasfun
Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from a new forum member
Replies: 13
Views: 10292

Hi ! I'm newbie here. Happy to be members of the forum. I hope we will have great time here. and I'll try to contribute to forum develop more. I'm positively looking forward to the forum and its members, hope all will guide, share and help me to increase my knowledge. Nice to meet you.. Hi there. D...
by msdos622wasfun
Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from a new forum member
Replies: 13
Views: 10292

Hello again everyone. Just wanted to let you know my software page has moved (see sig).
by msdos622wasfun
Wed Jun 08, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Piano Experiment
Replies: 10
Views: 8476

Well, Lord knows I did hear my fair share of games on the Apple ][ that really did some fancy things with audio and stretched the limit of what could be done with that little thing. And yeah, I played a little bit with Music Construction Set back then. That was before I really knew anything about mu...
by msdos622wasfun
Tue Jun 07, 2011 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Piano Experiment
Replies: 10
Views: 8476

Kiyotewolf wrote:I remember such an ASM program, I used it & typed it in!
Did it actually work correctly? If I recall, the solution I was introduced to was kind of a "cheat," because I don't think the speaker or the primitive sound circuitry could genuinely produce multiple tones at the same time.
by msdos622wasfun
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Raycasting game...
Replies: 6
Views: 7234

Hey, that's neat! Simple but effective. Actually I'm glad that I found my way out ... for a minute I thought I was going to be stuck in there a while.
by msdos622wasfun
Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chaos to Order Experiment
Replies: 2
Views: 3811

Trippy!
by msdos622wasfun
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Random Piano Experiment
Replies: 10
Views: 8476

I remember years ago when I wanted to get Applesoft BASIC to generate polyphony, that is, more than one note at a time. I even wrote in to some magazine to ask for help. Needless to say, it was a little out of my league, as it required advanced assembly techniques. The first program I ever typed in ...
by msdos622wasfun
Sun Jul 11, 2010 11:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from a new forum member
Replies: 13
Views: 10292

tomstyler23 wrote:Hello everyone, I am new here and nice meeting you all.
Hi!
by msdos622wasfun
Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Freebasic Questions & Answers
Topic: QB vs FB
Replies: 5
Views: 8943

is it a much different programming language from QB? Hi floogle11. Have you been working with FB much since you started this thread? As you may or may not know by now, FB is highly compatible with QB syntax. Still, you are not forced to use it in that manner -- you can write your code strictly to t...
by msdos622wasfun
Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I also now have installed Windows 3.1 on my original XBOX
Replies: 10
Views: 7417

I understand your passion for old hardware and keeping stuff alive. It's definitely a fun challenge to take something that a lot of people would otherwise consider useless or obsolete, and make it work or do something useful. Heck, I guess that's why we like to dabble in QB, isn't it? :wink: I'm not...
by msdos622wasfun
Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from a new forum member
Replies: 13
Views: 10292

Re: Your right

I just wish I could understand what you know. Heh. I'm definitely flattered, but let me assure you, I don't know it all, and I learn all the time, just like you. :) To respond to one of your points, I know what you mean about how things come easier to your mind when you think of a programming probl...
by msdos622wasfun
Fri Jun 25, 2010 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from a new forum member
Replies: 13
Views: 10292

burger2227 wrote:You can add your site link to your profile signature so it is seen every post.
No sweat ... once I get everything up on my website the way I want it, I will update my signature.

Thanks again. :D
by msdos622wasfun
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I also now have installed Windows 3.1 on my original XBOX
Replies: 10
Views: 7417

Im Fearless. I doubt my chances but I really hope I can. Thanks for your input man. You made me feel like I know what Im talking about. Thats cool that you made a Game. What type of game was it? Was it hard to code? I think that it would be cool to use qbaisc as the codeing that links the computers...
by msdos622wasfun
Fri Jun 25, 2010 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I also now have installed Windows 3.1 on my original XBOX
Replies: 10
Views: 7417

It's basically a type of distributed computing in which your PC processes data and does calculations, then sends the completed work back to the organization doing the research (a lot of it has to do with protein folding and fighting diseases, but I don't know enough about biology to provide an expla...
by msdos622wasfun
Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello from a new forum member
Replies: 13
Views: 10292

Well, I had tried to learn to program in C++ but it sooooooo weird not have any restriction. I highly value my exposure to C and C++. I think it was a good learning experience. Nevertheless, in my opinion it definitely is one of those languages that can get pretty insane the deeper you go into it. ...