Welcome to this humble tutorial. The ultimate goal of these chapters will be to create a fully working arcade game emulation coded entirely in Blitzmax. It’s not written as a BlitzBasic → BlitzMax tutorial. My aim is to give anyone the opportunity to get a good start in learning the fantastic BlitzMax. This is the start of a fairly ambitious series of tutorials on how to write 2D games using BlitzMax. The first part is a Getting Started part where I’ll be introducing.

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Burpy, Yes you are correct that it would be better to just load the image once. Of course it could happen that your game logic needs more time or the Garbage collector interrupts a bit or your game is synchronizing with the vertical monitor sync signal to avoid flickering and you don’t exactly match the 20 milliseconds.

This topic is days old which is more than tutorixl day threshold we allow bllitzmax new replies. So that’s the first approach of the main loop. The Import statement is just some kind of hint for BlitzMax where to look for the definition of a TCoordinate. These are really good, you should continue on with them.

Cwhich is better for beginners? As soon as a second is over the fields updatesPerSecond and rendersPerSecond are set with the current values of updateCount and renderCount.

After reading the tutorial for several times now proof reading while adding new content I detected what was nagging me all the time. We want to create the player instance at the center of the screen so we let the Create method take the position as a parameter. That’s because the compiler can’t know if you want to use the default value or the first passed in value for the first parameter.


You’ll have to do that on your own, for example blitz,ax the Create function of your type. Tutorisl SkiziMay 29, in Forum. Adds to my motivation: This breaks many Tutoriall rules like encapsulation and information hiding of course. And I haven’t seen C yet, I’ll google it right now. The TCoordinate type in it’s first incarnation looks like this: This is basically correct.

They do not fire tuutorial might require several hits before they die or explode. A new revised Game Framework. Also I don’t access the accumulator field of the timer instance.

I am a beginner to BMax and must congratulate you on such a good piece of work your tutorial is. Now let’s look at the fields. It allows us to smooth the tweening value a bit to avoid tutoiral that may arise while other background processes on your PC start or terminate while playing the game.

Please post a new topic. Or you can code your own. With this keyword you define a local variable which means this variable can only be used inside the function or method where it was defined. Next we find a method lbitzmax GetDelta.

Manyanna – I’ll be digesting how your part 6 does it’s business. Those default parameters must be used from right to left in your function declaration – you cannot have a default value for the first parameter.

And also the link to the second part where we will add bullets and enemies and some sound. TCoordinate or Where am I? Writing your First BlitzMax Program.

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So if you create an object of type TXYZ it will have all the fields that are declared in the type. It is called from the main loop to detect if at least one update call is pending.

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It’s nothing more but a template for new objects. In the next line we create a new TCoordinate that is tutorizl on the current mouse pointer position retrieved by calling MouseX and MouseY. Ok, let’s break it down Quote: I also renamed the method GetDelta because the method name is misleading.

That’s another OO feature you’ll use frequently. Float and Blktzmax angle: But if you want to learn how your game system ticks and also want to know about some more BlitzMax features you should read this paragraph.

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It will work and you don’t have to understand the source code to get a running game. This means that every instance of TCoordinate has it’s own x and y position and it’s own angle it is targeting at. I want to mention that some of the code is adopted and modified or simplified from Chroma’s public domain BlitzMax framework which you can find on Google code pages here. But if you want to learn how your game system ticks and also want to know about some more BlitzMax features you should read this paragraph ;- Every type declaration starts with the keyword Type and the type’s name and tutofial with the keyword End Type.

If you don’t manage to figure that out on your own you shouldn’t yet consider coding your own games .