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I remember...
05-13-2017, 11:37 PM
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I remember...
I can remember 'Blitz' when it first came out but, unfortunately at the time, I couldn't afford it... lol Then, the other day, I found out that Blitzmax was free, and a version was also available for Linux... Like we say here in Oz, I was onto it "like a seagul on a chip". My hopes were soon dashed... awwww... when I found out it would only run on a 32 bit machine... awwww...  Oh well. Back to QB64... lol

J

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05-14-2017, 03:01 AM
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Johnno56,

All three BlitzBASIC's (Blitz3d, BlitzPlus, and BlitzMax) has all be available for free download for over a year or two. However, if my memory serves me correctly, Blitz3D has been available for free for a lot longer.

All three are open source as well.

Did you know that Blitz3D only allowed up to 1MB of code to be written in its IDE? I saw that in the source code, and was like, "What? Why?"

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05-14-2017, 07:55 AM
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Hi Walter,

Understood... But it's been a LOOOONNNGGGG time since I have used Windows. At least 11 years on linux. Did not have a reason to check out Blitz until recently. I finally looked at Blitzmax because of this sites category and found that a linux version was available. I have always had a liking for "Basic". Still trying to get used to no line numbers and goto's and conversions of the "older" basics... lol (... with QB64 I can have the choice of either... lol)

I particularly liked some of the Blitz3D stuff. At the time, I thought that spinning teapot, was brilliant. Never seen a "Basic" do that before. Very cool indeed.

I will check out those other Blitz programs you referenced and see if I can get them to run... Don't hold your breath waiting... my skills are not that good. Either way, I will let you know.

Many thanks for the info. Much appreciated.

J

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05-14-2017, 09:01 AM
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Hi Walter,

Blitz3D seems to run on my 64 bit Linux box using Wine. The sample programs run, a little slow, but better than expected. Wasn't sure if it would run at all. Bonus!

Although Plus and Max source codes were available, I don't have the necessary associated software to compile it....

3D Asteroids was different. Different to play, but getting killed off, was pretty normal... lol

This could be fun....

J

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05-15-2017, 04:09 AM
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Hi Walter,

Found a slight draw-back with using Wine and Blitz3D.

If I load a program into the IDE, and make some 'tweaks', the entire listing is converted to one long line of code... of course there is a limit to the length of a line of code... and is truncated...  It's as though all the Line Feeds and Carriage returns have all been stripped... I do not believe that this is a B3D problem. I am putting it down to a Linux/Windows incompatibility issue.

My work-a-round is to copy the listing as a text file: Make any changes: Save the file back.

Just pointing out a potential problem for we Linux users...

Other than that B3D works just fine....

J

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05-16-2017, 02:49 PM
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Hi johnno56

If it's worth anything to you I only Use the Windows Version of QB64 in Wine on Linux because it's the Full Version unlike the Linux Version.


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06-02-2017, 07:06 PM
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Huh? The Linux version of QB64 is NOT the 'full' version? How can I tell the difference? What bits are 'missing'? Just curious... Does this mean I have to learn 'more'? Oh, my aching head...

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