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Newcomers DBPro Corner / [Tutorial] Just Purchased DB? Want to make an rpg?

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Zotoaster
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Posted: 10th Oct 2007 23:42
Hey Xeno, just to let you know I put this is the tutorials sticky

Quote: "Five words: Are you a maths teacher?"

I didn't see how that was relevant to what he said

"It's like floating a boat on a liquid that I don't know, but I'm quite happy to drink it if I'm thirsty enough" - Me being a good programmer but sucking at computers
Xenocythe
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Posted: 11th Oct 2007 05:05
Glad to help Draglan

uhh.. Eevil Weevil.. I am not a maths teacher Thanks though


Yeah, Zoto I saw thanks!
Maybe you should categorize the links? Might make it easier for the user to find what they are lookin for.

Meh. Signatures. Lame :p
Gero Fox
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Posted: 14th Oct 2007 01:18
why you don't use the code button
that's is easy for learner

press the button code twois 2

good lock

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Hardsoft Studio
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Posted: 20th Oct 2007 00:43
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I really needed this tutorial!!!!!
Mhitandyr
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Posted: 20th Oct 2007 05:06
this tutorial is really nice man i am tired of tutorials that say a lot and teach nothing, besides this goes right to make a rpg wich is a nice thing after learn the basic of coding continue this post and make a bunch of news with dbp like me happy please? hehehe

peoples should do tutorials like this, small explanation, clear examples and it gives the whole code to see how it works without mistakes (some codes are wrong with others tutos) way to go man, way to go!

no one was born with knowledge and even thoses that seek it must learn from someone ask if needed if you are the one answering be kind remember when someone was teaching you
Xarcolt
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Posted: 22nd Oct 2007 21:21
THANK YOU SO VERY VERY VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Things i learned from tutorial
-sync
-timer()
-matrix
-object rotation
-object movement
-camera follows object(still learning)
and last but DEFINETLY NOT LEAST
-functions

Once again Xenocythe, I THANK YOU ALOT, W/O YOU, I would have very poor coding knowledge and probably a crashed/overloaded computor
(and brain)
jason p sage
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Posted: 30th Oct 2007 03:51
Wow - Glad you guys are making headway - Good Job Xenocynthe!

VICVANCE
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Posted: 5th Dec 2007 02:33
Thanks man, I just got DB and this helped me create my first moving block, LOL. and for the whole -MSframe# thing, it works just as well if you create another speed setting and add it as a negative.

I just used:
backspeed=-75

BSframe#=(backspeed/1000.0)

and then instead of -MSframe# just put BSframe#
if that made sense to anyone, LOL.
Ninjazz
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Posted: 21st Dec 2007 20:13
Thanks a ton Xenoscythe. A lot of the other tutorials I went through, it felt like I did and learned nothing.
I even got a little brave and tinkered in a mouse scroll wheel zooming option.



This is really the first bit of coding I've done in DBPro, and I have no programming exp outside of simple HTML. I hope you write more!
Death312
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Posted: 23rd Dec 2007 23:40
um im not shure if u noticed, but ur links are dead

but any way, NICE tut, its helping me alot and is one of the best iv found out there so far
White Fang 12
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Posted: 23rd Feb 2008 15:52
Will you compile these Tutorial in to pdfs?

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Paul08
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Posted: 23rd Feb 2008 22:37
-any chance of a sticky on this thread? no worries if it doesnt qualify but would be useful so i dont overfill my favourites -
Xenocythe
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Posted: 2nd Mar 2008 05:08
I'm really glad everyone is liking this tutorial so much

In a matter of time, I'll be back to this.

I might, in fact, rewrite most parts of this tutorial, or even the entire thing. I'm much, much more experienced with DBPro than when I first started.

I'll finish this, and I might even sell it. I'm planning on having this expand to guide you to creating completely an entire RPG.


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Paul08
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Posted: 2nd Mar 2008 21:55
- my two pence -

i've got quite far into making a game at the min from reading tutorials and trying things out, so im qualified to comment on tutorials

i think they are best short and sweet?

maybe consider breaking it into chunks if you do publish it in a word document etc -
devote a chapter or page to one key point and get that point over well.
dont show one example, but a couple of examples.

do these chapters then at the end devote a sectioin to pulling it altogether to make the game.

i for one prefer short and sweet - it allows me to take in one thing at a time, mess around with the ideas, then add more to it etc, wheras reading an entire tutorial in one go is mind blowing !

this isnt critisism on what you've done already just what you could do in future.. ?

Paul
dan958
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Posted: 2nd Mar 2008 22:28
when i get time 2moz il probely go though this tutorial, hopefully i might learn something, im reading the dark basic guide book at the moment, im on 100 page out of 700+
White Fang 12
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Posted: 4th Mar 2008 21:33
That was a great tutorial can't wait until theres more
ALL HAIL Xenocythe!!!
I would destroy my companion cube for the next tutorial...
Ok i wouldn't do that the companion cube is my friend!

I'm a noob help will be accepted
Zombie 20
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Posted: 23rd Apr 2008 01:30
Hey xeno, everything is great with your tuts, I wanted to learn a little bit of 3d but I'm mainly staying 2d for my small project. But, I'm having an error code at a loop, db is asking for an angle where there is none needed, maybe someone can point this out to me as I'm not seeing where the problem is.



Thanks again, and great tuts xeno.

Ian


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Must Program
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Posted: 17th May 2008 13:18
Hello everyone I am registered as a noob so this might not get straight here but anyway...

I have been going through this whole tutorial and I think it is briliant it explais everything very well and I have learnt alot about making an rpg game thanxs for the tut

xen its brill and i cant wait for the next chapters. If this was published into a book i would certainly buy it


LOL my input proly means nuffin but i thought i wil it
darkend
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Posted: 24th May 2008 14:59
wow im new to db il get reading this strait away but please post more!!!!!!!!!

if life is hell wat is heven
jason p sage
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Posted: 24th May 2008 16:13
Welcome DARKEND! HAve fun! That's what's its all about in my opinion!

gothog
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Posted: 31st May 2008 08:48
ok, so i have a problem, ive gone through the tutorial but every time i try to run it, i get an error that says could not create "filepath.exe" any suggestions, ideas etc would be appreciated
James Wakeman
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Posted: 25th Jun 2008 07:20
in tutorial 13 I'm getting a weird error that says specified angle must be 0 to 360 degrees at line 40. Line forty is just the loop command. I tried this with the code i typed and by copying and pasting yours and got the same error. I'm using Darkedit if it matters.
DarkBasic Pro Guy
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Posted: 28th Jul 2008 20:59
It would be great to see lots more of this. Keep up the good work, even as someone who's coded in dbp for a small while I found this useful in some cases
K Genesis
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Posted: 31st Jul 2008 04:33
First of all, I´m a noob who just got started with DB(hi, everybody...) and this tut was a godsend. TY, Xenocythe.
Be sure that I will be coming back for more. Great job, man...really.
Now, the questions...

Quote: "in tutorial 13 I'm getting a weird error that says specified angle must be 0 to 360 degrees at line 40. Line forty is just the loop command. I tried this with the code i typed and by copying and pasting yours and got the same error. I'm using Darkedit if it matters."


Same here...I´ll take a better look at this later, but the question must be asked. What´s happening?

@Vicvance: I tried your backspace alternative, but it made me go backwards slower than forward. Don´t know if it´s meant to be this way, but if not, how can it match the forward speed?

@Ninjazz: Same speed problem, but with your mouselook. How can it go faster, if you allow me to ask?


Again, Xeno...GREAT JOB. Keep it up, man.
Rhymer
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Posted: 15th Sep 2008 04:20
You taught me alot but you should have said it wasnt going to be a graphicalle game. I took 3 days after scholl to read and do plus you move back with the square teres no up key movement

http://www.narutohq.com/sprites.phpNaruto Sprite
Rhymer
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Posted: 15th Sep 2008 04:22
I fixed the foward movement key

MSframe#
not -Msfame#

http://www.narutohq.com/sprites.phpNaruto Sprite
Rhymer
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Posted: 15th Sep 2008 04:24
k genesis he made a mistake at
If Upkey()=1
Move Object 1,-MSframe#
endif

its

If Upkey()=1
Move Object 1,MSframe#
endif

your welcome

http://www.narutohq.com/sprites.phpNaruto Sprite
AZNsKILL
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Posted: 23rd Oct 2008 23:57
lol if you have time, you might want to re-insert your pictures... their links doesn't work any more.
xxelixx
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Posted: 1st Jan 2009 01:46
keep up the good work this helped me a lot
Dark Master Ev
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Posted: 20th Jan 2009 06:23
please continue posting this tut.
Since i'm a noob this REALLY helped A LOT!
Derekioh
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Posted: 1st Feb 2009 21:03
Xenocythe, I tried using this language near the end of the summer, and i was so confused. i thought i would get going right away and it would be easy. i was wrong, but i came back to DarkBasic Pro and with your help it actually makese sence now. so i say thank you and please continue. i want to make a good rpg and i would like your to be my teacher.

Thx
mr eric t brown
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Posted: 2nd Feb 2009 02:51
its only been like... 4 years since this was last updated lol anyone know if this guy finished it and is selling it or did he disappear?
xxelixx
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Posted: 27th Feb 2009 00:39
I don't know maybe he has.
BMacZero
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Posted: 27th Feb 2009 04:58
Unfortunately I haven't seen Xeno in quite a while...it seems this is actually his most recent thread.

Burnman
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BMacZero
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Ah, that makes sense .

AndrewT
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Posted: 27th Feb 2009 12:37
He's back, but he's not programming so don't expect him to update this thread.

jason p sage
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Well - I feel for his data loss - and I personally fell the same way sometimes - I like to be involved in the community etc - but when I'm here - I'm not coding for myself

Wanted: New Jacks and Jills - willing to take the ball and run with it!

Quirkyjim
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Just one question:

How the HECK was this kept alive?

~QJ
jason p sage
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Posted: 1st Mar 2009 00:49
LOL - Many say they got alot from it. XenoCythe is pretty passionate about what he codes and his explainations - that's probably why. Lots of folk like what he started.

--Jason

Xenocythe
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Hey guys,
Thanks for the kind words everyone

I'm very glad this helped so many people.


I'm sorry I didn't respond to this thread earlier- I don't see how I missed the past few posts!

Anyways, that data crash happened in late 2006, so I've rebounded from that already for a while, hehe.
In fact, I've created an FPS engine, a terrain engine, a platformer, a 3d level editor, and a website developer (still in progress, I will release and sell it soon) that I have not showed to the community.

However, if you check I've made quite a few posts from between that data crash and now. I'm programming a lot recently.



About the tutorial, I've been completely re-writing it. It's going to take some time, but it will be complete, more accurate, and I hope will help just as many people (or more) as this tutorial has.



I'm glad this is still helping everyone that iss a newcomer to the forums.
Thanks,
Xenocythe


darkend
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Posted: 5th Mar 2009 18:45
I am so pleased to hear that you have not abandoned this tutorial Xeno! i do admit that i myself have not followed it but the main reason being is that im starting simple and following Hands On DarkBASIC Profesional(which is posibly the most helpful text i have ever read right next to TGC forums!), and theother reason is that it had not been updated for a while and i was wondering if you were not going to =( so i didnt want to follow a half complete tutorial.

But you are continueing now and that makes me happy as i always wanted to make my own rpg, and thanks to you i can!

VortexGames.com coming soon!!!
xxelixx
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When will the tutorial be finished or did you stop?
DougWiiBoy
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Posted: 8th Apr 2009 13:46
Nice tutorial! Sadly the links don't work anymore. But it is good for noobs like me to learn the basics!

------------------------------------------------------------What? You want a signature? DougWiiBoy. There happy?
bobbel
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Posted: 24th May 2009 20:25
me too, i learned almost everything of it!

Jasonorc
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Posted: 27th May 2009 11:40
Same here, the base of all my code started from my learning from this page.

My site: www.skyknight.co.uk
bobbel
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only one thing when i looked at that code: the timer based movement is i think a bit too hard for a beginner. and the way it calculates the camera position could also be easier. but for the rest its great

Jasonorc
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I have to agree with bobbel, even though the guide said not to, I skipped the timer based movements turoial for a long while before finaally coming back to it, as it was too hard for me at the beggining really.

My site: www.skyknight.co.uk
Aihman
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Posted: 3rd Jun 2009 16:37
Great thread Xenocythe!, i learned alot from it and im happy that you are continuing this tutorial! Will be scouting for the next tutorial post from you
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Same goes for me. Ill be waiting for the next tutorial with excitment .

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