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by pestery
May 01, 2014 4:16
Forum: Projects
Topic: Procedural terrain engine.
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

Re: Procedural terrain engine.

Look good, all be it a little... trippy... as rolliebollocks said. Although it didn't run for me at first. I found a couple bugs in 3 files that I had to fix before it would run. The changes I made are listed below. I may have fixed the error checking in the Shaders.inc file for you. Also, it seemed...
by pestery
Apr 16, 2014 12:11
Forum: General
Topic: Strange Error
Replies: 6
Views: 495

Re: Strange Error

In plain English, your using GoTo to skip a section of the code where you defined something with Dim. And just to add to fxm's examples: GoTo label 'Scope ' Begin scope after GoTo Dim As Integer I = 123456789 Print I 'End Scope ' End scope before label label: Print "Done" Dim As Integer I ...
by pestery
Apr 15, 2014 10:56
Forum: Linux
Topic: TCP/IP communication for LAN and Internet games in Linux?
Replies: 7
Views: 2146

Re: TCP/IP communication for LAN and Internet games in Linux

If you want to try using sockets then you should check out Beej's Guide to Network Programming . It's a really good introduction to using sockets, good sense of humor, and the author was using Linux. The only thing it it's all written in C. I don't know if you've ported C code to FB before, but it's...
by pestery
Mar 23, 2014 5:03
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a thread-safe sleep command?
Replies: 15
Views: 2473

Re: Is there a thread-safe sleep command?

Thanks guys. I spotted the Select() in the FB source a while ago and had been wondering about it.
by pestery
Mar 22, 2014 12:43
Forum: General
Topic: Is there a thread-safe sleep command?
Replies: 15
Views: 2473

Re: Is there a thread-safe sleep command?

I'm a little late to the party, but I have a semi related question. I just checked the source code and the FreeBASIC Sleep() command calls a function called fb_Delay(). The Unix version of fb_Delay() calls the network command Select(), which is what does the work. So in short, on Unix/Linux, Sleep()...
by pestery
Aug 28, 2013 11:08
Forum: General
Topic: Deallocate not freeing memory?
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: Deallocate not freeing memory?

Another test program for you, because I was bored :P Just press (or hold) the plus or minus key to increase or decrease the memory usage. Press any other key to clear any remaining used memory and end the program. Const As Integer countmax = 1024 ' Max buffers Const As Integer buffersize = 8 * (1024...
by pestery
Jul 17, 2013 13:21
Forum: General
Topic: Problem with IMAGECREATE() and IMAGEDESTROY
Replies: 6
Views: 817

Re: Problem with IMAGECREATE() and IMAGEDESTROY

Is your program small enough to post in the topic? It would help a lot if we could see your code, or even just a small section of it near IMAGECREATE and IMAGEDESTROY. Also, IMAGEDESTROY should not cause your program to crash if used correctly. For the moment I just have two suggestions. If your IMA...
by pestery
Jun 15, 2013 4:37
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: New FB release coming up
Replies: 124
Views: 18972

Re: New FB release coming up

...surely any library that wants to work on 64bit Linux aswell as Windows will avoid using long and use long long instead. Well MySQL for one uses a combination of int , long and long long , and is available for both 32bit and 64bit on Windows and other platforms. Speaking of which, I have ported t...
by pestery
Jun 14, 2013 10:25
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: New FB release coming up
Replies: 124
Views: 18972

Re: New FB release coming up

Just an observation and a couple of questions.There are quite a lot of library files (the .a files) that are no longer included in the main FB download. I quickly found them off in the 'Library' folder but I was wondering if they are going to be separate from now on? Also, by having the libraries as...
by pestery
May 22, 2013 9:15
Forum: Beginners
Topic: FB - MySql
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

Re: FB - MySql

ike, try this. I only made a couple of changes, but it now works on my test server at least. #Include Once "mysql\mysql.bi" #define NULL 0 Dim conn As MYSQL Ptr Dim res As MYSQL_RES Ptr Dim row As MYSQL_ROW ' --- Change to strings from zstring ptr's Dim server As String Dim user As String ...
by pestery
May 20, 2013 9:15
Forum: Beginners
Topic: FB - MySql
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

Re: FB - MySql

You can get the .dll (and the .lib) from, http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/connector/c/ To link to the .dll either place it in the same directory as your code at compile time so the linker can find it, or use a tool to convert the .lib file to a .a file, because the linker can't actually use a .lib fi...
by pestery
May 10, 2013 3:17
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows File Names?
Replies: 4
Views: 842

Re: Windows File Names?

cavelamb wrote:Yeah, after messing with it (Far too long) the light over my head lit up - dimly...
Ha, we've all done that at some point. Probably many times ;-)
Anyway, good luck.
by pestery
May 09, 2013 4:37
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Libraries, how do they work ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1782

Re: Libraries, how do they work ?

Hi hide, and welcome to the forum :-) To use a library written and compiled with C you just need to port the header (the .h file/s) to FB headers (the .bi file/s), which is actually reasonably simple most of the time but it can take a while if the headers are long. A lot of the commonly used headers...
by pestery
May 09, 2013 3:43
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: New FB release coming up
Replies: 124
Views: 18972

Re: New FB release coming up

Thanks dkl for the explanation. It sounds like the new pre-processor will be really useful and will now allow stuff that I have actually tried in the past, particularly the support for Len() considering the move toward 64bit support. Personally I'd be also very happy to have UCase()/LCase() support ...
by pestery
May 08, 2013 10:03
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: New FB release coming up
Replies: 124
Views: 18972

Re: New FB release coming up

Just found a change that I'm not sure if its a change, a fix or a bug. You used to be able to check for the keyword 'This' in macros but it seems you can't any more. I'm just wondering if I have been doing it wrong until now, or if this is a bug (or a change) in the new compiler. Anyway, a quick exa...

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