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by vdecampo
Jan 27, 2019 19:57
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Feb 2019), 1000 $ 1st prize
Replies: 360
Views: 18775

Re: "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Game Dev Competition (Oct 2018 – Feb 2019), 1000 $ 1st prize

Wish I had seen this sooner. I love these competitions. Sadly my father passed in December and I've been too busy to check the boards. Thanks Lachie for giving me the heads up but I don't think I can get a game together in 7 days.

-Vince
by vdecampo
Jan 23, 2018 12:47
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: No more hosted networks (ad-hoc connections) allowed on win10!?
Replies: 10
Views: 1247

Re: No more hosted networks (ad-hoc connections) allowed on win10!?

Ad-hoc networking on Windows 10 is a little more complicated because you need to ensure... 1. You have enabled network browsing 2. You have password protected sharing on or off 3. You have set up the proper resource sharing permissions 4. You have set up the proper security permissions (Different fr...
by vdecampo
Dec 01, 2017 14:58
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: time to say goodbye
Replies: 53
Views: 5077

Re: time to say goodbye

Bye DJ! Keep in touch.

-Vince
by vdecampo
Nov 29, 2017 15:53
Forum: General
Topic: POINTER NULL CHECK
Replies: 41
Views: 1319

Re: POINTER NULL CHECK

Another example, I don't like the syntax: If Len(string) Then ... Obviously this syntax compiles well and works but this code BASIC is not "clean" in my humble opinion, because the expression 'Len (string)' is neither true nor false, but conversely the expression 'Len (string) = 0' is tru...
by vdecampo
Oct 04, 2017 12:30
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Most important concepts to learn for a new developer (Top 50)
Replies: 34
Views: 2545

Most important concepts to learn for a new developer (Top 50)

I would like to poll the FB community of developers to create a Top 50 list of topics that you think a new developer should learn. This can include simple things like binary and hex numbers to more complex concepts like polymorphism and multi-threading. The goal is to create a curriculum that would ...
by vdecampo
Sep 25, 2017 16:42
Forum: General
Topic: Find the best 8 bit palette for an RGB image
Replies: 67
Views: 2894

Re: Find the best 8 bit palette for an RGB image

I would resample the 888 RGB 24bit to 323 RGB 8Bit. At work right now but I could give it a try this evening.

-Vince
by vdecampo
Sep 25, 2017 15:02
Forum: Beginners
Topic: ScreenRes - more info needed [SOLVED]
Replies: 16
Views: 938

Re: ScreenRes - more info needed

Check out the ScreenControl function.

-Vince
by vdecampo
Sep 21, 2017 12:34
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Help using On...Goto and Select Case and SUB needed [SOLVED]
Replies: 8
Views: 716

Re: Help using On...Goto and Select Case and SUB needed

Just remember that the FreeBASIC compiler recognizes symbols as they occur in your source code. If you reference a SUB or FUNCTION or variable before that symbol has been declared, the compiler will treat it as unknown.

-Vince
by vdecampo
Jul 21, 2017 2:41
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Speed issues with my game
Replies: 14
Views: 1236

Re: Speed issues with my game

IIRC FB uses the high resolution timer internally when available so using a double to store a start time could be used for comparisons. Pseudo Code Dim loopStart as Double ' Start Game Loop Do if (Timer-loopStart > .33) Then 'This is 30 FPS 'Process Logic 'Render Screen loopStart = Timer End if Slee...
by vdecampo
Jul 21, 2017 2:19
Forum: Beginners
Topic: Speed issues with my game
Replies: 14
Views: 1236

Re: Speed issues with my game

How are you timing your game loop? Do you allow so many game ticks per second? You can accomplish this most easily by using a timer variable to limit how many passes per second. More accurately you would process your game movement based on the elapsed time for each game tick but this is more involve...
by vdecampo
Jul 05, 2017 3:15
Forum: General
Topic: Opportunity to make some Cash
Replies: 70
Views: 3043

Re: Opportunity to make some Cash

MrSwiss wrote:@Vince,

it isn't exactly helpful, to compare a relatively new SOC (R-Pi), with "stone-age" PC-HW ...
(as comparing Apples and Bananas, while both are "fruit's")


I guess the real question is, why not just replace the stone-age PC-HW with a $35 Raspberry pi?

-V
by vdecampo
Jul 03, 2017 19:58
Forum: General
Topic: Opportunity to make some Cash
Replies: 70
Views: 3043

Re: Opportunity to make some Cash

I've run Linux with the Mono framework on a $35 Raspberry Pi computer with 1Gb RAM and my c# app ran fine (and it was graphic intensive). I would imagine a POS app would run just fine. Many assemblies or DLLs for .NET can be used on Mono. And there is always more than one way to approach a problem. ...
by vdecampo
Jul 03, 2017 14:02
Forum: General
Topic: Opportunity to make some Cash
Replies: 70
Views: 3043

Re: Opportunity to make some Cash

Why not move to Linux and use VB under Mono? Its just like VB.NET, and its free. Depending on how your VB code is written, it may work with little or no modification.

Nothing against FB. Just seems like the right tool for the job.

-Vince
by vdecampo
Jul 03, 2017 13:52
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: A simple emulator
Replies: 3
Views: 1087

Re: A simple emulator

Just so you are aware, your hexconvert function is not necessary. Just use Hex(value,2) to guarantee you get a 2-digit value.

-Vince

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