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DarkBASIC Professional Discussion / Add On Content To DBPro?

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Cruise McClarren
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Posted: 17th Dec 2016 23:18
I have been gone for a while and when I came back I saw that they are no longer offering the addons to DBPro such as Dark Clouds, Dark Imposter Box 2D, etc. I looked on GITHUB and could not find those either. I was really hoping to acquire them and so I ask if anyone knows how to gain access to the keyword files associated with them so I can add them to DBPro. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Derek Darkly
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Posted: 18th Dec 2016 15:35 Edited at: 18th Dec 2016 15:50
I was thinking about the same thing recently;
Wouldn't it be nice to have all the plugins available in one easy to find place, now that apparently no one cares about selling them?

Thanks to MadBit, I think Blitzwerks Terrain is in working order and available here.

Here are Dark Dynamix and Dark Imposters

I've attached some various ones I had sitting on my flash drive...
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Cruise McClarren
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Posted: 18th Dec 2016 18:46 Edited at: 18th Dec 2016 18:49
Thank you indeed for your help. Have some penguins! lol I hope we can find more because I still believe that great stuff can be done in DBPro with enough time and effort. So if anyone else out there can assist us and others who are hoping to keep using DBPro we would greatly appreciate it!!
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Derek Darkly
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Posted: 1st Feb 2017 01:17
Does anyone have any leads on the avalibility of Dark Lights or Advanced Lighting or whatever the cool kids are calling it these days?
Is it free? Is it archived? Does it come with mustard and onions?

Can we shed some light on the status of the various plugins?
Anyone care to weigh in? ...
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Ortu
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Posted: 1st Feb 2017 14:30 Edited at: 1st Feb 2017 14:31
Advanced ligthing is free, it is a collection of dba source files and shaders, it provides real time lighting and other shader effects

http://www.evolved-software.com

Dark lights was a paid plugin for static light mapping I think, I dont think it has been made available
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WickedX
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Posted: 1st Feb 2017 17:55 Edited at: 1st Feb 2017 19:07
When the Dbpro upgrades were available they would periodically have a extras download starting with version 5.8, I believe. Here is the link to version 7.5 upgrade extras. The file name for DarkLights is LighMapper.dll.

http://files.thegamecreators.com/darkbasicprofessional/upgrade/dbpro_upgrade_7_5_extras.zip

Here is the keyword file I made for it.

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Edit: The source code for DarkLights is available in the open source version on GitHub.

After a quick check of my archives, the extra downloads began with version 6.6.
Derek Darkly
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Posted: 3rd Feb 2017 00:19 Edited at: 11th Feb 2017 14:51
Thanks for clearing up the names for me Ortu!
And Wicked, what do I name the keywords file after I paste it into notepad?

As for source code, I'm not exactly sure what compiling that entails. After 6 years I'm only like, 2 layers deep into the onion of DBPro.

I am terribly helpless when it comes to anything not involving the DOT command.
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WickedX
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Posted: 3rd Feb 2017 00:36
Once in notepad, save it as LightMapper.ini and save it your keyword folder.
Derek Darkly
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Posted: 10th Feb 2017 00:25
Thanks Wicked!
Sorry for the delay, I got mesmerized by voxels for a min.

Since DarkLights is licensed content, I think it requires its own certificate. I have the keywords and .dll installed and relaunched DBP and everything looked fine but I can't get the commands to run (like LM Set Ambient Light which should be an easy one.)

If anyone can share the cert file I will gladly zip everything together for easy download, if that's all legal and allowed and everything, of course...
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WickedX
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Posted: 10th Feb 2017 01:16
I have been using the LightMapper.dll from the 7.4 extras which does not require the certificate. I assumed the 7.5 extras would be the same.

http://files.thegamecreators.com/darkbasicprofessional/upgrade/dbpro_upgrade_7_4_extras.zip

You can also download the open source from GitHub which contains the certificates. The problem here is that the certificates seem to be linked. So, you can't just add the certificate for Dark Light and expect it to work. You will need to replace all the certificates in your folder. If you do this and have certificates for plugins that are not in the open source version, those plugins will most likely not work anymore.

Gotta love it!
Derek Darkly
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Posted: 11th Feb 2017 14:27

Quote: "So, you can't just add the certificate for Dark Light and expect it to work. You will need to replace all the certificates in your folder. If you do this and have certificates for plugins that are not in the open source version, those plugins will most likely not work anymore.

Gotta love it!"


Oh, that sounds like a whole "Pandora's Box" thing just waiting to happen.
Before I tried any of that I guess would back up my entire directory just to be safe.
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WickedX
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Posted: 11th Feb 2017 17:14
I just backed up the certificates folder. But it's a good idea to keep copy of the entire directory.
Derek Darkly
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Posted: 5th Mar 2017 14:33

Nothing to report, just a bump to this thread... trying to keep it open in case any other useful plugins become available.
If you know of a free plugin not listed above give a shout!

(If anyone knows of a decent code, plugin or tutorial for object fracture that would be marvelous!)
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Kuper
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Posted: 24th Mar 2017 06:26
I can upload my purchased plugins ( if it legal now )
The community is not dead! DBPro Ex thread get over 6.000 views and also there are new
members on forum every month.Stuff like DarkShader will be very useful for newcomers.

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