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I saw "Life", the latest showroom entry and I thought it was pretty cool.. :good:
http://www.glbasic.com/showroom.php?site=games&game=life&lang=en

Unfortunately, it always starts with a random pattern, so I've written a little function to read in *.lif files. These are relatively simple files (plain-text) used to describe and exchange Life pattern. You can download these kind of files from many websites, for example here. I've also created a glbasic.lif, it display the GLBasic logo. 8) (see attachment)
Code: GLBasic [Select]
FUNCTION lifload: filename$
// load and interpret a Game of Life pattern file (*.lif)

        LOCAL str$, px$, py$
        LOCAL i
        LOCAL x%, y%, scrx%, scry%

        // clear
        FOR y%=0 TO heigt%-1
                FOR x%=0 TO width%-1
                        pl%[x%][y%] = 0
                NEXT
        NEXT

        // get middle of screen
        GETSCREENSIZE scrx%, scry%
       
        generatie%=0

        // open and read file
        IF OPENFILE(1, filename$, 1)
                WHILE (ENDOFFILE(1) = FALSE)
                        // read next line
                        READLINE 1, str$
                        str$ = str$ + "\n"
                        // command
                        IF (MID$(str$, 0, 1) = "#")
                                // P = position command, for example "#P -3 -1"
                                IF (MID$(str$, 1, 1) = "P")
                                        str$ = MID$(str$, 3)
                                        i = INSTR(str$, " ")
                                        IF (i <> -1)
                                                // get positions
                                                px$ = MID$(str$, 0, i)
                                                py$ = MID$(str$, i+1)
                                                // string to int
                                        x% = INTEGER(px$) + (scrx% / 2)
                                                y% = INTEGER(py$) + (scry% / 2)
                                        ENDIF
                                ENDIF
                                // TODO: display comment lines on screen? "#D blah bla"
                                //IF (MID$(str$, 1, 1) = "D")
                                //ENDIF
                        ELSE
                                // cells, for example "*...***"
                                FOR i = 0 TO LEN(str$)
                                        IF (MID$(str$, i, 1) = "*")
                                                // not out of bounds
                                                IF (x%+i >= 0) AND (y% >= 0) AND (x%+i < scrx%) AND (y% < scry%)
                                                        pl%[x%+i][y%] = 1
                                                ENDIF
                                        ENDIF
                                NEXT //i
                                y% = y% + 1
                        ENDIF
                WEND
        ENDIF

ENDFUNCTION
and in the sourcecode (provided in showroom download) you can replace "GOSUB rrand" with "lifload("glbasic.lif")"

It was written by someone only known as Goos (who is dutch I think, looking at some of the code), no e-mail or anything, so I hope he will read this topic.

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GLBasic - en / GLBasic and MacOS..?
« on: 2007-Jul-04 »
I'm new to GLBasic and just started to check it out, but I'm very impressed. Easy coding with awesome game results. :) I tried the Quantum game and looked at the code, and it runs great. I especially like the built in net-support for online highscore tables, and with only a few lines of code.

My question, will GLBasic have MacOS support at some point? Or is this not planned? I currently program in BlitzMax (newest BlitzBasic IDE) which has MacOS support. No MacOS support is for me the main reason not to use GLBasic. :|

Don't get me wrong, I know this is not a small thing to do, adding a completely new architecture/OS support to a compiler. But MacOS has a large userbase, most people play games on their mac. And Linux and GP2X seem, at least to me, relatively obscure platforms.

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