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DarkBASIC Professional Discussion / Hands On DarkBASIC Pro volumes 1 & 2 now available FOR FREE!

Gun Man
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Posted: 16th Jan 2023 21:14 Edited at: 17th Jan 2023 08:34
Recently I went on a little scavenger hunt across the web looking for both volumes of Hands On DarkBASIC Pro. Mostly because I'm a sucker for old engines and wanted to learn DBPro for fun, and based on Digital Skills' HODBPro page (which is still up btw:, the books seem to comprehensively cover almost everything stock DBPro has to offer! Very useful for a noob.

There was a problem however... The books were nowhere to be found. Neither physical copy or .pdf. Not on Amazon, Ebay, ANYWHERE!

And so I had only one option left, email Digital Skills asking to buy both books in .pdf. Though I was not expecting a reply any form.

To my surprise, I now have both books in .pdf, and YOU can too.

Volume 1:
Volume 2:
You can also find companion material here:

This is really cool of them to do, and I can't thank them enough.

Now, after you read both books, I heavily recommend that you purchase some of Digital Skills' other books, such as Hands On AppGameKit Studio Volumes 1 & 2, as well as Hands On C++. I certainly will!

Anyways, have a good day everyone.
Virtual Nomad
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Location: SF Bay Area, USA
Posted: 17th Jan 2023 08:28 Edited at: 17th Jan 2023 08:30
guys, i've confirmed that Gun Man can share the links so do enjoy them while they're available and do show your appreciation to alistair for his continued generosity toward the TGC community as GM suggests!
AGK Developer
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Posted: 30th Jan 2023 01:23 Edited at: 30th Jan 2023 03:19
I purchased both AppGameKit books from digital skills and I highly recommend them. They are well written and very useful especially when first getting to grips with AGK. I never used DarkBasic Pro but I have downloaded the books just incase I decide to give it a try one day. Thanks go to Alistair for making these freely available.

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