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Bug Reports / Netwebget$
For those that might experience this issue in v16

I notice strange block chars appearing in my highscore tables at the start and end of a netwebget$.
It must be unicode issue or something...

Below is my fix for the issue..

Code (glbasic) Select


// cleanup string
LOCAL mstr$
FOR x = 1 TO LEN(scoretable$)
  IF ASC(mstr$)<32 OR ASC(mstr$)>96
      IF mstr$="|" THEN newscore$=newscore$+mstr$

I get this when I compile:

!!! EnableMouseInPointer() not found in user32.dll. If this is >=Win8, you get no mouse messages.

Is there a simple fix for this?

Is there a simple way to copy styles from GLB vX to GLB v16.?


Just wondering if anyone has tried the android studio update to build 32/64 versions of GLB apps for mobile?

Can't seem to find any docs on it - how to start / steps involved / etc.
Hi Guys

Looking for one that works without needing seedrnd?

I know I am using an older versions of the GLB at the moment - I need to for my android apps (for now)
But my issue is that SEEDRND seems to be broken on it.

Is that the case or is there a workaround for it?

both version generate completely differently results for a seed.
Is it possible I am placing it in the wrong position in the code - does that factor into it?

Hi Guys,

For anyone that ready any of my books, I am looking for reviews on goodreads - they don't require anything other than reviewers are goodreads members. If you add to the shelf-tag of "Video Games" - that would be a bonus.

GLBasic - en / IDE question
Does anyone know how to disable the 'clean project' icon?
I just clicked on it and undid tons of custom changes for me...

Luckily I had a backup but I want to avoid doing this again...

I have managed remove dy disabling the 'toolbar' panel - but ideally I just want the 'cleanup' icon removed.
GLBasic - en / A bit rusty!
Hi Guys

I am having problems getting shift+wasd keys working to detect if shift was depressed...It must be something painfully simple that i am doing wrong....

my code looks like so

keyLeft =key(30)
keyshift = key(42)

if keyleft and keyshift then do something

Hi Guys

Anyone know why this is appearing...what could cause it?
The app in question was compiling fine recently.

     [echo] Project Name: glbasic
  [gettype] [Fatal Error] :39:1: Content is not allowed in trailing section.

C:\GLBasic_v123\Compiler\platform\android\android-sdk-windows\tools\ant\build.xml:407: org.xml.sax.SAXParseException; lineNumber: 39; columnNumber: 1; Content is not allowed in trailing section.

Hi Guys
On older compiling platforms which is for MacOS Desktop? OSXuni or OSXx86?

I need to know for a steam update
Colour version of Asteroids
Some custom particle effects etc.


Planning to add extra gameplay features...

Just wondering if anyone has a solution for setting the fullscreen on GLB
So if a fullscreen fails then the screen window stretches to the desktop width and height...
tried with setscreen but not working for me.
Hi Guys!

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GLBasic - en / Inline C++
I must be doing something wrong but my tries at using past examples of C++ inline code is not working...
is the way I am doing it?

Getting errors like so...
"C:/../..Printtest/stdio.h:39:24: no include path in which to search for stdio.h
C:\Users\..\..\Local\Temp\glbasic\gpc_temp0.cpp:101: error: expected constructor, destructor, or type conversion before ';' "

Code (glbasic) Select

GOSUB main

SUB main:
#include <stdio.h>

namespace __GLBASIC__{


PRINT "HELLO",100,100

FUNCTION printf1:

   char z[100] = "I am learning C programming language.";

   printf("%s", z);

   RETURN 0;


I am looking to find the best way to have multicoloured fonts (programmically) in GLB without the need for multiple bitmap fonts.

My own idea is create the font like 8-bit character set or UDGs and re-colour as needed.

Anyone else try this or have an idea or tricks up-their-sleeves of how to go about?

Announcements / Android beta
Little game idea I am working on ....

Apologies in advance as I forgot to enable the quit menu etc.  :D


Suggestions for gameplay additions welcome :)
Off Topic / Article
Hey guys - I wrote another article yesterday about "my first steam project" on Medium and it's been put on front page of Design and Gaming categories...

Anyone have any good tricks to force a windowed "landscape" game to go fullscreen?
I currently only get it working on 1366 x 768 and some others but want to get it working on larger screens too
Off Topic / Hacker News
Hi Guys

An article I wrote last week about 80s BASIC - and how I rediscovered it is trending as a top story on Hacker News :)

Maaad! But great!