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Article

Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2005 3:12 pm
by QBGV
Actually I decided not to write article. Already a lot out there.

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:12 am
by The Walrus
You can newer get too many tutorials, one might describe something the others don't..

Re: QB Express Article Requests

Posted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 4:08 am
by Szczepaniak
Pete wrote:*Trampoline Gunmen games - John Szczepaniak [Three games: TG: Turbo Deux, TG: Minigame$, TG: Quadro -- can be reviewed together as a "Trilogy"] ( http://www.petesqbsite.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1033 )


Hi all

A big thanks to Pete for putting my request up. :)

I would really hope that the three TG games available, are reviewed as a single entity, since my original vision was to have all those elements in a single game. But for various reasons, I had to keep them in seperate EXE programs.

It originally started as a 2 player only thing, which I developed to also have a simple 1 player tournament mode, with backgrounds and AI. I then wanted to boost the 1 player side of things, so created the minigames title with saving. I would say the minigames version is the strongest of the 3. Finally I set about improving the multiplayer side of things to include up to 4 players.

I have plans for further improvements, but they may have to wait a long time.

Also, they were all done in pure QB, which I learnt from studying the help menus. Meaning, to be perfectly honest, the graphics and sound are mostly rubbish. Well, the backgounrds are quite nice, people tell me, but thats about it. It's all functional.

I hope that whoever reviews it, takes the time to find 3 other people and really have a go at thrashing the multiplayer side of things. It may look terribly basic, but I assure you, it is fun once you get the hang of the controls, and actually have a human player by your side. After which, the minigames make a nice solo experience. :)

I also made a simple Dreamcast version (someone else did the programming), but that only includes a 2 player mode and nothing else.

So yeah, these QB versions contain the most ideas.

If anyone has any questions about TG, fire away.

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:51 am
by Torahteen
I would very much like a tutorial on accessing the Internet using TCP/IP protocals. Or however you would access the internet. I have no clue how.

Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:54 am
by {Nathan}
well, it requires WINDOWS to be running (but, hey, we all use FB, right?), but search google for a program called "getweb.exe"

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 5:07 am
by Seb McClouth
Nathan, that's were you're wrong. Seb Mate of GIMI is able to do it, and there's another tutorial which uses some stuff of windows 3.x. So there's a possibility... and I'm gonna try to implent it Qbinux...

grtz

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:27 am
by Nodtveidt
Take a look at Arachne and see how they do it.

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:25 am
by Seb McClouth
Where can I find Arachne?

grtz
Seb

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:28 am
by The Walrus

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:39 am
by Z!re
Seb McClouth wrote:Nathan, that's were you're wrong. Seb Mate of GIMI is able to do it, and there's another tutorial which uses some stuff of windows 3.x. So there's a possibility... and I'm gonna try to implent it Qbinux...

grtz
GIMI relies on a third party windows program to connect to the net. But, yes, it's very possible to use networking from QB..

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:32 am
by Kyle
1. GetWeb wasn't third-party

2. I think he was referring to the DOS TCP/IP routines Sebastian Mate wrote after GIMI.

Posted: Tue Oct 25, 2005 1:04 pm
by Z!re
Kylemc wrote:1. GetWeb wasn't third-party

2. I think he was referring to the DOS TCP/IP routines Sebastian Mate wrote after GIMI.
1) Third party as in, not built into GIMI

2) Very possible, my bad..

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:46 am
by Imortis
I would Like to write an article on how to make a simple text parser in FB. Is that okay?

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 8:51 am
by MystikShadows
That would be excellent Imortis..please do :-)..

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:00 am
by Imortis
Any file format or particulat writing format I should use?

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 9:32 am
by MystikShadows
I think it's probably simpler to use regular text file then pete would just have to clip in the formatting codes for his template :-)

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 10:55 am
by Pete
Imortis: The article sounds great! Any format is fine -- I can take care of the formatting.

Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2005 4:25 pm
by Zamaster
Still typin' away! 81k!

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 4:57 am
by Kyle
Zamaster:

Image

:D

Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2005 2:47 pm
by Zamaster
frustration + coding + deadline = really_bloody_keyboard