QB64 Report

QB64 Report

QB64 is a modern BASIC+OpenGL language that compiles native binaries for Windows, macOS and Linux. We'll be talking all things QB64 and then more. Get it from https://www.qb64.org

Episodes

November 30, 2020 45 min

Fellippe, Bill (STxAxTIC), Zach (SpriggsySpriggs) and Dave (Cobalt) share their coding styles and discuss how much it matters to make your code readable - and not just compilable.

This episode was recorded during a Zoom call, catch the video version at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y_QxV0yERk

Find us at https://www.qb64.org/portal/
Join the talk at https://www.qb64.org/forum and also http://discord.qb64.org

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This is just to let you know that we usually have a YouTube video come out every now and then, and you might be interested in what we have to show ;-)

Find us at https://www.youtube.com/c/QB64Team

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November 11, 2020 17 min

In this episode, Fellippe and Luke talk about keeping track of projects. What about side projects? Do they just hold you back or is it worth it to carry on with them because of how fun they can be? What about versioning control? Is it too much for somebody writing code in BASIC?

Find us at https://www.qb64.org/portal/
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In this episode we talk to Carles Royan, from RAD Basic, a project that's decided to recreate Visual Basic 6 for modern platforms. Does that sound like a project you guys know and love? That also decided to recreate a form of BASIC for modern platforms? *wink wink*

Thank you Carles for a very enjoyable interview.

Find us at https://www.qb64.org/portal/
Find Carles at https://www.radbasic.dev/

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In this episode we talk to Marc Hoffman, from RemObjects Software. What does he and his company have to do with what we do at QB64? Listen to find out.

Thank you Marc for your availability and kindness.

Find us at https://www.qb64.org
Find Marc at https://www.remobjects.com

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August 29, 2020 13 min

To wrap up the topic of game development and game cloning, Dave (aka Cobalt) walks us through his process with his games.

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August 12, 2020 13 min

Is it necessary to use a modern language to build an engaging game or can you do it with BASIC? In this episode, let's talk about game development; find out some interesting games written in QB64 and go over what it takes to be a game developer, with a suggestion on how to become more experienced with it.

Relevant links:
QB64.org/forum's Games board: https://www.qb64.org/forum/index.php?board=18.0
Stranger Things Retro Gam...

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July 30, 2020 10 min

In this episode you'll hear about the QB64 commands used to load and display images and also to load and play audio files.

This is a hybrid episode. Here's the link to the YouTube companion video, which showcases the techniques being discussed: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckEU8EJtVu8

Relevant wiki links:
http://www.qb64.org/wiki/LOADIMAGE
http://www.qb64.org/wiki/PUTIMAGE
http://www.qb64.org/wiki/GIF_Images
http://www.qb6...

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July 14, 2020 34 min

In this episode, Fellippe and Dave talk to Luke, one of the developers maintaining QB64, about about TCP/IP communications, how to create a simple server program and a simple client program to connect to it - both locally and over the Internet.

Here are the code snippets explained in this episode:
'-------------------------------
'Sample 1: Simple HTTP request
h& = _OPENCLIENT("tcp/ip:80:alephc.xyz")
s$ = ...

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July 1, 2020 26 min

Fellippe and Dave talk to Jared Hoffa. He wrote 486, a really cool game written in QB64 that is now available on Steam. This episode packs some goodies, make sure to check it out.

486 the game: https://486thegame.com/


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June 15, 2020 44 min

Fellippe, STxAxTIC and Cobalt talk about legacy SCREEN modes and how to bring them to modern coding, as well as how to make use of 32bit graphics to enhance your programs written with QB64.

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June 9, 2020 28 min

Fellippe, STxAxTIC and Cobalt discuss OPTION _EXPLICIT and how it can improve your coding experience with QB64.

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