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DarkBASIC Discussion / DarkBasic MySQL

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JustinEdwards
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Posted: 23rd Nov 2011 05:39
Hey, just curious how to integrate Dark Basic with my Player Information Database. The game itself will have a login form, created in C++, and after a user successfully logs in, the game loads. Each user is given a certain amount of "Currency" on registration called Fool's Gold. I just want to know what I have to do to get this information to pull into DarkBasic so I can add it to the player's screen.

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Latch
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Posted: 26th Nov 2011 19:44
Hello,

A lot depends on the depth of integration that you desire. DB is designed to be a self contained game engine - though there are a lot of ways to get it to communicate with the outside world - and therefore it doesn't easily maintain communication with other independent apps.

Based on your question, I'll assume you know something about programming the windows API, you can pass information from a windows app in the form of a string and start a DBC app using the winapi command:

ShellExecute()

and in DBC, add the command:

cl$()

at the top of the code.

I've knocked together a quick example of this process. In the attached zip file, there are 2 programs.

start_dbc_app.exe
dbc_app.exe

Extract the files to the same directory. Launch start_dbc_app.exe and a dialog box will open up with a text box and an ok button. The text box is just to hint at the idea of entering a password. Whatever you type in this box will be part of what will be sent to DB.

Once you click on OK, what you typed will be stored in a string and then dbc_app.exe will be launched and that string will be passed to the command line variable in DBC called cl$().

It's from cl$() that you would parse out what ever information you want DB to use. In this case you mentioned currency.

The C code, excluding the window creation and control definitions, that does the actual launching looks like this:



The full DBC code that gets launched looks like this:



Enjoy your day.

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