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by ciw1973
Jul 17, 2008 16:21
Forum: Projects
Topic: Catloaf is back!
Replies: 5
Views: 1459

I think that'd be a great idea. Every language/tool needs a cute logo, and whilst the horse is probably represents the ideals of FreeBASIC and the developers, I'd definitely vote for Catloaf. I've still got very little free time myself at the moment, but I'd be happy to put up the cash for prizes ag...
by ciw1973
Jun 03, 2008 12:48
Forum: Libraries
Topic: SqLite Client/Server Library
Replies: 11
Views: 6799

If you'd written a single user app with SQLite as a backend, it'd be a nice quick way to make it multi-user.

I remember seeing this a while back, but thought it was a commercial offering just available for PowerBASIC.
by ciw1973
May 19, 2008 8:35
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: FreeBASIC versus Python (speed of execution)
Replies: 10
Views: 5325

As has been mentioned, execution speed in the case of your example will be restricted by I/O rather than processor speed. That said, Python (a language which I have a great deal of love for) essentially compiles to byte-code the first time it's run, and most of the shipped libraries are written in C...
by ciw1973
May 19, 2008 7:51
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: How can a Forum member resign?
Replies: 16
Views: 4811

Have to admit that after yesterday's little forum skirmish, I've a somewhat different opinion of a few people around here myself.

I've certainly no plans to leave, but it definitely "feels" like a different place now.
by ciw1973
Mar 16, 2008 1:54
Forum: Projects
Topic: dfjkhdkjlghjkdfbvjyrgfofxjbgldksf [WIP]
Replies: 8
Views: 2082

So far I've only had a quick look at the images provided (right now I'm far too drunk to download and play the thing) but from those alone, I'm thinking Jeff Minter would have been proud of this game. Probably.
by ciw1973
Mar 15, 2008 19:26
Forum: Projects
Topic: Tetris Clone Feature Request
Replies: 3
Views: 1663

To be honest, I'd say just stick with the original game-play but for God's sake, make sure it plays well. The world is already full of utterly atrocious Tetris clones. People tend to get the basic game elements in place and then start adding all manner of other nonsense into the game without actuall...
by ciw1973
Mar 09, 2008 20:34
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: QB Express #27 now available
Replies: 30
Views: 7554

I've an idea (from somewhere on another forum) that Z!re is a "she" rather than a "he".
by ciw1973
Feb 29, 2008 0:27
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: [offtopic] Really kool shooter made in MS Excel
Replies: 18
Views: 5689

In my day job I develop software for a financial services company. There's a database front-end written in Delphi and there's some quick and dirty software to generate government forms as PDFs which was written in FreeBASIC, but most of the processing and reporting is done by an Excel Add-In which c...
by ciw1973
Feb 28, 2008 12:17
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: [offtopic] Really kool shooter made in MS Excel
Replies: 18
Views: 5689

It's all just DirectX stuff with VBA as the scripting language.

It's impressive, but when it comes down to it, not that difficult to do.
by ciw1973
Feb 27, 2008 13:19
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Short info about Basic4GL
Replies: 14
Views: 4784

Looked at BASIC4GL a while back when I was looking to teach programming to my girlfriend, and there was quite a list of things which I didn't particularly like about it, although right now I can only think of the following: The EXEs were quite a bit bigger and didn't seem to run as quickly as the sa...
by ciw1973
Feb 17, 2008 11:03
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: No Driving Games in FBGD?!
Replies: 53
Views: 23326

Again, the prize money is still up for grabs, and I'm quite happy for you to decide the rules, start and finish times, judging etc. yourselves. Just let me know when I'll need to pay up. I think this challenge needs to be less about rules, and more about getting a finished polished game out. I agre...
by ciw1973
Feb 17, 2008 10:55
Forum: Libraries
Topic: Haru Free PDF Library
Replies: 14
Views: 10628

Your purpose wasn't made clear in the original post, but yes I agree, generating PDF files is a great cross platform was of presenting reports. I've used PDFlib from FreeBASIC for generating batches of thousands of pre-filled government documents, and it works like an absolute dream. The code was on...
by ciw1973
Feb 16, 2008 13:54
Forum: Libraries
Topic: Haru Free PDF Library
Replies: 14
Views: 10628

It's not quite as simple as that though, because there issues like word wrapping and creating new pages which is something that the PDF libraries I've used in the past don't do on their own. You need to check when you've filled a page, create a new one, then start outputting at the top of that. Sele...
by ciw1973
Feb 15, 2008 21:35
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: No Driving Games in FBGD?!
Replies: 53
Views: 23326

Again, the prize money is still up for grabs, and I'm quite happy for you to decide the rules, start and finish times, judging etc. yourselves. Just let me know when I'll need to pay up.
by ciw1973
Feb 15, 2008 21:32
Forum: Libraries
Topic: Haru Free PDF Library
Replies: 14
Views: 10628

Writing code to generate a PDF from a TXT file is pretty straightforward, but if it's purely a performance issue you have with Scribus, then you will probably find OpenOffice.org better. If you're running Windows, an even simpler solution would be to install one of the many free PDF printer drivers ...

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