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DarkBASIC Professional Discussion / Dark Basic Pro Awarded 9 out of 10 in Indie Magazine UK

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RickV
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Posted: 8th Oct 2002 13:26
In this week's Indie Magazine, Dark Basic Professional has scored an impressive 9 out of 10 in their review of the product. Here's the full text:

It's for programming BASICally...

The bedroom game designer isn't the force he (and it certainly always was a he) once was. In the days of the Spectrum, some of the best titles around either were, or could have been, produced by a single dedicated programmer at home. Modern gaming technology means that for the most part this kind of bedroom programming isn't able to compete with the hundred-man teams that produce the likes of Final Fantasy X or Super Mario Sunshine.

But, there is a recourse. Dark Basic Pro will only set the user back £70, and will allow him (assuming these days that it's still a him) to programme games that, while not up there with the aforementioned titles, can certainly compete with the likes of Windows puzzle games etc. The software allows 2D and 3D effects, game and screensaver creation in Windows environment. It even lets users make games in the Quake 3 engine. Top stuff, great price.

VERDICT
Given the money it costs, this is a fantastic game programming tool capable of professional results.

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9 out of 10
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Rpg Cyco
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Posted: 8th Oct 2002 13:37
Cool! Congratulations to the DBS Team!

l8ter

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Posted: 8th Oct 2002 13:47
pfft, DBpro should have got 10/10

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Poohead
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Posted: 8th Oct 2002 14:14
does this mag have a website?

TheOldOne
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Posted: 8th Oct 2002 14:24
Very "Cool" indeed. After 40+ years in the computer business and the utilization of over 25 different computer languages, most that are not even used today, I can appreciate the extreme amount of effort that it took to put the DBPro package together. It has a lot of exciting features. Keep up the good work!

As with all great packages it takes time and patience to create a workable package. I do hope that you have the both the time and patience to polish up all of the edges on this diamond in the rough.

Good Job!
Dark Basic Italy
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Posted: 8th Oct 2002 16:00
Yes! Congratulations to the team

The website of the magazine should be this: http://www.indiemagazine.co.uk

and I confirm DarkBASIC is very popular in Italy too! (and of course in other countries too)

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Posted: 8th Oct 2002 16:01
I'd say

"It's obvious that guy doesn't know what he's talking about"

or

"What freaking version did he use???"

or

"Make games in the Quake 3 engine???? What chu talkin' 'bout, Willis"???

But, that would just be mean if I said that.

BTW 9 out of 10 what? Toilets?

Zep--

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Posted: 8th Oct 2002 18:20
zip mate dbpro maybe be a bit buggy but toilet? I dont think so. All first releases of any program will be buggy, especially with 3D engines, look at poor morrowind . I couldnt even play it at all till it was patched a few weeks later.

think about how many hours fun do you get out of playing a game, some are so bad these days I drop them after 10 hours. Theres hundreds of hours mucking about inside dbpro. The patches will come, they always have and they always will!!!

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Posted: 8th Oct 2002 18:46
Hehe, where can we find the quake 3 engine in DBP? .
haggisman
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Posted: 8th Oct 2002 19:24
have you never used the MAKE GAME USING QUAKE3 ENGINE() command, thats how they made RTCW and medal of honour

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Posted: 8th Oct 2002 22:24
Aah! so thats what the command is for!
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Posted: 8th Oct 2002 22:34
I must admit it does seem rather high, especially as DBPro is rather buggy - whether it remains so, depends on whats in Patch #2.

Cant say I've heard of the 'Indi Magazine' either

Yes, I really am THAT good...
Freddix
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Posted: 8th Oct 2002 22:56
gratz for DB team !
Richard Davey
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Posted: 9th Oct 2002 01:59
It's a trade mag. Hopefully future reviews will be DBPro with Patch 2 coz that resolves a truckload of issues.

Cheers,

Rich

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indi
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Posted: 9th Oct 2002 07:58
good news team !!!

Id be happy with a score like that from an indie rag.

congratulations guys, is there other scores or readmes u have found?

no website at moment

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