Author Topic: AllegroBASIC v0.7  (Read 1466 times)

Cybermonkey

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AllegroBASIC v0.7
« on: June 30, 2019, 10:45:21 AM »


It's time to try it out! Grab it on http://allegrobasic.pulsar2d.org/
At the moment there is no documentation but I am working hard on it... Meanwhile you can read Wang's documentation on My-Basic. I put a link on the AllegroBASIC page.

What is AllegroBASIC? AllegroBASIC is a classical BASIC dialect which let you code your own little programs with emphasis on drawing graphics primitives. So, it is not suitable for fast paced games. As old BASIC dialects were, AllegroBASIC is limited within some aspects:
  • Only bitmap (bmp) files can be used as image files, so no gifs, pngs or jpgs!
  • Only wave files can be used as sound, so no mp3 or ogg or any other format!
  • There will be no fancy game engine things like particles, bitmap font routines etc. (Code it yourself in BASIC! Collision example is included.)
Anyway, I wish you a lot of fun with this "new" BASIC interpreter.
« Last Edit: June 30, 2019, 06:08:56 PM by Cybermonkey »

Aurel

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Re: AllegroBASIC
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2019, 11:00:12 AM »
There will be a new download soon.

Nice to know Cyb  ;)

Cybermonkey

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Re: AllegroBASIC v0.7
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2019, 06:10:08 PM »
Topic updated - please read first post.

Aurel

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Re: AllegroBASIC v0.7
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 07:00:12 AM »

Aurel

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Re: AllegroBASIC v0.7
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2019, 10:12:34 AM »
«yb
for quick build is not bad at all,should need little bit more optimization.
I expected little bit more speed from allegro library but that is how it is.
I can bet that GDI graphic work faster on windows than allegro 2d.

Cybermonkey

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Re: AllegroBASIC v0.7
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2019, 01:46:32 PM »
There are two things which slow down: Allegro and My-Basic.
Well, in PulsarBASIC, Allegro will be replaced by SDL2. But the interpreter itself will be not faster. But with SDL2 it should be enough for smaller games.

chrisws

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Re: AllegroBASIC v0.7
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2019, 09:29:16 AM »
It looks really nice, but I can't find the source code.  Do you have any plans to release the code?

Aurel

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Re: AllegroBASIC v0.7
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2019, 11:24:07 AM »
My_Basic is open source created by Wang.
Yes Cyb i agree ..hmm myBasic is written in a  strange  way.

Cybermonkey

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Re: AllegroBASIC v0.7
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2019, 04:46:24 PM »
It looks really nice, but I can't find the source code.  Do you have any plans to release the code?
Yes, when everything will work as I expect. The editor will slightly change but I will release that source, too (made with Lazarus/FreePascal)

mruh

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Re: AllegroBASIC v0.7
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2019, 10:43:35 AM »
I came across this. Allegobasic looks well known.
http://rcbasic.freeforums.net/thread/235/allegrobasic-pulsarbasic

Cybermonkey

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Re: AllegroBASIC v0.7
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2019, 12:24:41 PM »
Yes thanks, I joined the discussion as a guest...