FreeBASIC Quake Translation Project

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Oz
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FreeBASIC Quake Translation Project

Postby Oz » Sep 15, 2005 13:15

If you are intrested in Quake, or want some code, we're translating all the C coding into FB

http://www.atosoftpp.digitalblackie.com ... /index.php

if you're intrested, read "standards.txt" for some details and go to the "More Info..." page (link on the bottom)

Though I should note that the forum isn't ready yet, so you will be garunteed to have problems with it if you try to use it :p

anyway, register if you're up for it

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Postby rdc » Sep 15, 2005 14:40

Very cool indeed.
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Postby Deleter » Sep 15, 2005 18:55

nice.
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Postby Aquarius » Sep 15, 2005 20:36

THIS SOUNDS GREAT, FANTASTIC PROJECT I HOPE IT WILL BE DONE!!!
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Postby Oz » Sep 15, 2005 22:47

OK BUT THE ALL CAPS KINDA DISTURBS ME

sorry - i had to

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Postby Deleter » Sep 15, 2005 23:26

yeah, it was kinda disturbing....you know just because you shout it doesn't make what you say any more powerful or anything...just annoying.
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Postby Chronos » Sep 16, 2005 1:25

And a run-on sentence. XD If I heard that sentence aloud, I wouldn't have known where the previous sentence ended and the new one began without going through it myself.

But anyway, this sounds awesome. What a way for people who want to get into the Quake engine but don't want to learn the complexities of C/C++.
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Postby Oz » Sep 16, 2005 17:10

well the perks are that you'll learn a little bit of C, and understand what it's equivilant is in FB, and you'll know how 3d engines work alot better.

since Quake is GPLed, i'll break up the source and distribute it in "packs" so you don't have to download the entire BAS source code to get a little bit of quake code.

the more people on the project, the better - even if you're only going to do 2 lines of code translation :)

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Re: FreeBASIC QUake Translation Project

Postby The Car » Sep 19, 2005 19:30

Looks cool! Do you have any prior 3d/game/opengl programming experience OZ?
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Postby Oz » Sep 19, 2005 22:05

Indeed, I do, but not alot, but since i am purely translating, i'll learn some of the 3d stuff that i don't already know

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Postby The Car » Sep 20, 2005 18:17

Oz -

Nice, I have a bit of opengl programming experience in VC. In fact I did borrow a couple of math functions from the original quakeworld source.. (I made my own cad level editor and lightmap generator though)

I can't promise any time right now as I'm pretty busy but I look forward to see the progress of the port!

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Postby dumbledore » Sep 20, 2005 20:33

cool, i think i'll try and help out a bit...
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Postby Oz » Sep 21, 2005 19:45

the site had a few bugs, and still does, but all the main features are working...make sure you read the "More Info..." part (link at the bottom)

that just about covers it

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Postby Shadowwolf » Sep 21, 2005 20:36

Oz so this project going to be a break down type thing like. you give out small segments of code. and that person simple translates and sends it back ?


not a bad idea but be kind of hard to test code. so you will have to have the translated segment go though peer review to see if any mistakes where made.
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Postby Oz » Sep 21, 2005 20:47

well, quake III is made up of about 100 files or so, so if we get about 5 people, only 20 files, and they aren't all that big, either.....some of them are, though....

but ya....everyone works on a seperate file, or even on a snippet of code and paste-bins it

once we have everything done, then we'll start testing....and the people that translate can compile, and comment the lines that seems to make everything screwy....but we should first focus on the header files (*.h)....once those are done, then everyone will download them, and then we start on the source files (*.c), which will make things less...messy

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