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Newcomers DBPro Corner / [Tutorial] Let's Make a Tower Defense Clone! *Finished*

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Prancer
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Posted: 11th Jan 2008 06:56 Edited at: 22nd Nov 2011 09:35


The tutorial is available here.

Included in the file is all of the media required and the directory setup too, just unrar the package and open up the doc.

NOTE: Ignore the parts of the tutorial requesting you to download media files as these are included in this full package.

Hope you all enjoy it! Please feel free to post comments or suggestions.

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Zotoaster
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Posted: 11th Jan 2008 23:02
Very nice. If you dont mind I'm going to add this to the stickied tutorial thread

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Xenocythe
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Posted: 12th Jan 2008 02:30
Beautiful tutorial Prancer, I enjoyed reading it

I love tower defense games. I'd be overjoyed to see you come out with on of your very own.

On a side note, may I ask what program you used to create a pdf?

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Posted: 12th Jan 2008 03:16 Edited at: 12th Jan 2008 03:20
CutePDF works, and OpenOffice can also export a pdf.

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Posted: 12th Jan 2008 15:27
Howdy Prancer,

Great Tutorial, after many years of DB ownership I'm finally getting into the programming part.

Leads me to my question.

I'm currently following the tutorial and have run into a problem, actually 2 but they may be related.

Page 4 of the pdf.

In the UpdateGUI() function there is a SELECT block which has the CASE NewIcn, it should call the SetupNewMap() function which isn't described in the pdf text. I just put in the CreateMap() function there to get it to compile.

Now it compiles but at runtime I am getting an illegal image at line 86 which is in the CreateMap() function, specifically the

IF MATRIX EXIST(1) = 1

Any help would be appreciated.



Main.dba declarations




-Gooney

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APC
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Posted: 13th Jan 2008 02:28
it did not work for me...
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Posted: 13th Jan 2008 03:00
Then you screwed up..


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APC
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Posted: 13th Jan 2008 03:41
I just dont know if i can unrar is thats all...
Prancer
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Posted: 13th Jan 2008 07:14 Edited at: 13th Jan 2008 07:14
Zotoaster - thanks for adding it to the list, you should probably remove the incomplete one.

Thank you, I'm glad you guys have enjoyed it.

Gooney - You're absolutely right! I had some issues while writing that section because I lost a lot of the writing from my computer freezing I looked at the pdf and updated it with the left out SetupNewMap() function. Click here for the new pdf file.
Also, you shouldn't be getting that error. Remember that the IDE's tend to report the incorrect line of the error when we use multiple source files. Make sure you have all of the correct media in your media folder. If you find anymore issues, please keep me updated, I ran into a lot of problems while writing this so there are probably some issues. Thanks again.

APC - Check here for Winrar to unrar the files.

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Posted: 13th Jan 2008 09:49
Thanks for the rapid reply Prancer. I'm checking it out now.

-Gooney

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Posted: 13th Jan 2008 22:20
I cant unrar it
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Posted: 29th Jan 2008 04:03
Thanks.
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Posted: 6th Feb 2008 18:03 Edited at: 6th Feb 2008 18:03
Quote: "I cant unrar it "


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Posted: 23rd Mar 2008 10:21
Sorry to bump the thread but I've run into a problem and would really like to get it sorted out so I can finish the game.

My problem is that whenever I try to compile it, it has a nice little error message for me saying "Array must include a set of brackets at line 1461" and highlights this line (look at code)

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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