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GLBasic - en / bmp loading problem
« on: 2009-Oct-11 »
Just on the first steps of my first program and hit a stumbling block

I am trying to load some BMP graphics at the start of the program and have the code as follows

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                     SETTRANSPARENCY RGB(54,255,0)
        LOADSPRITE "background.bmp",0
        LOADSPRITE "15.bmp",1
        LOADSPRITE "16.bmp",2

followed by the rest of my code, now if I compile and run the screen flashes up loading and bombs straight out, if I comment out LOADSPRITE "16.bmp",2 the code compiles and runs fine

Is there a specific size required for the sprites? does it need to be a multiple of say 2 4 or 8 and I got lucky with the first one?

I can post the BMPs if required


GLBasic - en / Fantastic Product
« on: 2009-Oct-07 »
I know I have said a lot of this on a separate thread but as it was iPhone specific I felt I needed to post it here for anyone thinking of buying GLBasic. And apologies if its in the wrong section, if a mod feels its better off elsewhere then please feel free to move it

If you are even thinking about dabbling with programming and are daunted by C or other languages or the thought of complex libraries for sound and graphics seems way out of your depth then take a look at GLBasic. Everything you can want to do is there with ease. You want simple 2d graphics, no problem. Complex 3d is a breeze as well.

The examples are well documented and simple to understand and change and build and see what your changes have done, even with the demo version, 5 minutes run time is more than long enough to know if GLBasic is for you.

Pricing is spot on as well, you will not find a product with as many features for the price. It knocks the spots off other products that cost 100s or even 1000s of Dollars.

The forums are some of the best I have ever used with members who are willing to help out novices like myself. There seems to be no flaming as you would get on other programmers forums, no question seems to be too trivial.

In short support tha programmers and buy GLBasic, you will not regret it.

GLBasic - en / iPhone questions
« on: 2009-Oct-04 »
Im looking to buy the full version of GLBasic but just wanted to clarify a couple of things regarding iPhone deployment

First, reading the posts on here im assuming that apps written with GLBasic can be sold in the Appstore if you have all the correct developers licence (which I do).

If this is correct am I right in thinking the steps involved are write the software on a pc and then build for iPhone, then take all the files built and copy them to the mac, open the project in xcode, add the dev licence details and then build to deploy to the simulator or the actual phone and then test. Once im happy then make the build in xcode for uploading and submit to apple

Also, does the 3d stuff work on the iPhone? im not thinking of using that at the moment but may do later on

Finally, has anyone here got any apps approved by Apple written with GLBasic? If so which ones so I can take a look at whats possible.

Thanks for your time

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