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Newcomers DBPro Corner / [STICKY] Tutorials Thread

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Zotoaster
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Posted: 6th Oct 2007 01:23 Edited at: 28th Dec 2011 02:12
It seems that it's better if a non-mod does this according to IanM, so since I think it's good to find a good place for tutorials that people can refer to (seeing as they dont by searching), I have created this thread

I will put tutorials in as I go. If you have a tutorial that you think is useful, please just post and I will put it in the thread.



Memblocks tutorial by Daniel TGC
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=192789&b=1



Free Video Tutorials by Daniel TGC
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=153399&b=7&p=0



Dodging Game Tutorial by Zaibatsu
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=153346&b=7



DarkPRINCILES - Collection of free video tutorials by Daniel TGC
http://www.darkprinciples.co.uk



DBP Tips and Tricks by Sasuke
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=149105&b=1&p=0



Tutorial: 3D Maths by Diggsey
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=138847&b=1



Tutorial: GUI System by Aaron Miller
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=138518&b=1



DarkGDK Tutorial: Event Handlers by Zotoaster
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=131644&b=22&p=0



Tutorial: Create Zork by pluto
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=129931&b=7



Tutorial: A simple structure for a text adventure by bmaczero
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=129766&b=7&p=0



Tutorial: Using VB6/.NET style events in DBPro. by MoomanFL
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=124408&b=7



Tutorial: Trigenometry Tutorial for Beginners by Diggsey
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=122502&b=1



Tutorial: Let's make a Tower Defence clone [Completed] by Prancer
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=121693&b=7&p=0



Tutorial: Jump 'n' Run Game by Mr Kohlenstoff
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=115541&b=7



Tutorial: Arrays by Sixty Squares
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=84908&b=7



Tutorial: Functions by Sixty Squares
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=87472&b=7



Tutorial: Handles by Zotoaster
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=115298&b=1



Tutorial: Just purchased DB? Want to make an RPG? by Xenocythe
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=64198&b=7



Tutorial: Easy collision system using Sparky's DLL by Aralox
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=114275&b=7



Tutorial: Programming a 2D Game Editor by Mr Kohlenstoff
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=114363&b=7



Tutorial: Game Engines by Zotoaster
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=113742&b=1



Tutorial: TDK's Programming Tutorials by TDK(Good for beginners)
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=99497&b=10



Tutorial: Let's make a Tower Defence clone! by Prancer
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=109556&b=7



Tutorial: Types by Zotoaster
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=110324&b=7



Tutorial: Variables by Xenocythe
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=111132&b=7



Tutorial: How to Setup Basic Multiplayer by ThinkDigital
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=107860&b=1



Tutorial: Buttons by Zotoaster
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=64089&b=7



Tutorial: Simple Vehicle Physics by Zotoaster
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=68873&b=7



Tutorial: Basic AI by Zotoaster
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=63411&b=7



Tutorial: Newcomer's Guide to First Person Shooters by RUCCUS
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=56770&b=7



Tutorial: Sliding Collision Function by RUCCUS(Not really a tutorial, but it's so useful it saves you needing one)
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=89539&b=1



Tutorial: Memblock meshes by Slayer93
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=87105&b=7



Tutorial: DBPro from the ground up (Quickly) By Uncle Sam
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=116567&b=7



Tutorial: The Basics of DBPro Tutorial by Hamish McHaggis
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=25076&b=7



Extras

Tons of Tutorials for Newcomers by John H
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=68702&b=7


Tutorial City by BatVink
http://members.thegamecreators.com/tutorialcity/


Massive Collision Resource by RUCCUS
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=95770&b=7


MMORPG Thread by Indi(Not technical)
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=104647&b=7


Monster Hunt 3D Tutorials
http://developer.thegamecreators.com/?f=t01/3d_tutorial_index


Binary Moon Tutorials
http://developer.thegamecreators.com/?f=t02/bm_tutorial_index






If you can't find it in the current list, you will most likely find something in here!
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=48011&b=1
(categorised)
http://www.dbp-site.com/challenges



That's about all I can find with a search. Only returned 100 results. Anyone who wants to to upload more, just post it with the name and link

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IanM
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Posted: 6th Oct 2007 13:22
Good work already! I've unstickied BatVinks thread so that this one can now take its place.

Something you can do to make things easier to read: You can use [ url=http://linkdetails]Description[ /url] (without the extra spaces of course) to make better looking links, and you can still surround the url with bold tags too if you wish.

Just drop me or one of the other non-FPSC mods an email if you need anything cleaning up in this thread.

I'd also suggest that you add a few place-marker posts as soon as you can as each post has a size limit - I don't know whether you will reach that limit (IIRC it's 64kb), but it's better to be sure

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Posted: 10th Oct 2007 03:20
I think my memblock mesh tutorial could come in handy for some people...hopefully.

Link - http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=87105&b=7

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Posted: 10th Oct 2007 15:42
Cool, I've added it in

Quote: "Something you can do to make things easier to read: You can use [ url=http://linkdetails]Description[ /url] (without the extra spaces of course) to make better looking links"

I thought about it, but I dont think it would look that good, as it would just look like a big list. I prefer this way because each link can be made more conspicuous.

"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
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Posted: 14th Oct 2007 01:22
Thanks for putting my link up Zotoaster

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Posted: 17th Oct 2007 12:00
I want you to add the following for a new face.


Monster Hunt 3D Tutorials
http://developer.thegamecreators.com/?f=t01/3d_tutorial_index

Binary Moon Tutorials
http://developer.thegamecreators.com/?f=t02/bm_tutorial_index

The Basics of DBPro Tutorial
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=25076&b=7
Uncle Sam
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Posted: 21st Oct 2007 10:29 Edited at: 21st Oct 2007 10:30
Zotoaster
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Posted: 21st Oct 2007 17:41
Added, added, added and added

"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
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Posted: 22nd Dec 2007 16:54
Hi, im new to DB, i was wondering if anyone knows how to bubblesort alphabetically? I can do it numerically but i have tried everything and its driving me mad. Basically i want to make an array or words and display them alphabetically on screen, thanks in advance for any help
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HI i am new at programming i have always wanted to make a game in the time of fantasy and swords and everything like that does anyone have any advice to help me with programming.So far i am learning through the dark basic long tutorial because i found the shortcut didn't help!!!!javascript:insertSmiley('')
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Posted: 15th Feb 2008 16:58 Edited at: 15th Feb 2008 16:59
@Geoff123
You'd just have to convert the character into its Ascii equivalent
n = Asc(char$) then do a numerical sort on that.

*note: this should have been posted in it's own thread...

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Posted: 16th Feb 2008 00:11
Mist seeker,

Just keep learning. Eventually you will get to the level where programming a game is relativelly easy, even if a bit long.

All the tutorials in this thread should help you, especially with a big game

Don't you just hate that Zotoaster guy?
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i am fairly new to darkBASIC as well bought classic a few months ago but didnt realy use it much, i have recently bought dbp so does anyone know any free or cheep rpograms taht i can make levels in, make objects, or any cutsceane tutorials would be realy helpfull if you can tell me

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the tutorials are good tahts everyone for putting them on here

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<Noob Question>

Lol, but how would I load models for my game, such as Skyboxes, world models and basic stuff to represent items. Oh, and the textures to go with them along with how to put them onto the models....

Sorry, but I'm new to all this tuff, does anyone know where I could find a tut or something for that?

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Thanks for this thread, it helps out enormously.
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Posted: 6th Jul 2009 19:25 Edited at: 6th Jul 2009 19:26
I've posted a new video tutorial at http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=153757&b=7&p=0 (tutorial number 9)

It's discribes how to use GIMP and DarkBASIC Professional together to make a menu, it also demonstrates how to use Alpha (transparancy) and avoid distorted background images

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I have been buying Game Creators for a few years now and I have never once used them. I have used mainly visual studio from scratch or Torque. Recently Garage Games, the makers of Torque have asked me to pay $700 for the newest update.

I have been working on my project for a few years and the further I get, the more behind I get in the on the system capabilities. To fix this, I would upgrade the software and take a few steps back. I am still making progress but, it is starting to cost me a lot of money.

Now if the T3D is a huge upgrade, it will take me several months to port my game to my satisfaction. The really question is, should I take this opportunity to switch to DB Pro?

It might take longer, but I have seen what DB Pro can do. The best feature is that I already bought it.

If anyone has had similar trials, please respond.

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i have enveloped a tornado that looks realistic but now i am haveing a problem with makeing it look even more realistic how do i color the the tornado to make it look real or shade like the clouds when a tornado touches down have the base and everything right just trying to get the dabries and things right in it so can anyone help since i am new at this

looking for help with dark basic pro
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I am interested in re-using some of the code provided in the Huge Dungeons tutorial. Please advise if I am allowed to re-use some/any/all code from the tutorials, and the rules governing this.

i.e. do I need to include credit for this within my readme file, game credits screen, etc...

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Tutorial: Let's make a Tower Defence clone [Completed] by Prancer

The links to the pdf's are broken, does anyone have this kicking around. It would be quite useful for me in my current project.

Thanks.
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I also want the "Tutorial: Let's make a Tower Defence clone [Completed] by Prancer"

Anyone??

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Quote: "Anyone??"

i too would like this as ,, yes the links are broken.

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I shall contact Prancer and see what can be done about this. Thanks.

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Yeah, i was looking forward to the Tower defence tutorial since i'm aboslutely brand new to programming bar 1 little game i made the other day. Its the guess the number game i think it was, and i want something a bit bigger and better to make.

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