WARNING! do NOT be tempted!

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    WARNING! do NOT be tempted!

    do not, i repeat, do not ever be swayed by the empty promises of 'game creation' software such as darkBASIC. To tell you the truth, darkBASIC is rather pitiful at this point. It's slow graphically and worst of all: it's maths drag like hell.

    do not waste your money, for the sake of a possible future career, and for the sake of your game project, learn some dX or oGL or allegro or whatever; don't be tempted by the empty promises of the pretenders at darkBASIC.

    If you are serious about game creation and you want your project to turn out good, use the best resources availible: C++ and it's libraries. It may be more dificult now, but in the future you will be amazed at how much faster and more playable your game is than it would be with darkBASIC.

    I made the terrible mistake of buying darkBASIC: don't make the same mistake. It's not worth it yet. If you're interested in it, wait to see if it's any good in future updates, or download some type of wrapper for dX and learn that and C++.

    Trust me, it's for your own benefit.

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    Using DB also makes the transition to making games with C++ more difficult.

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    Talking Finally a supporter!

    KEN and I argued with the kiddies @ the DB forum for months and noone seemed to agree with us, even not with me on this board. I guess ya'll are finally getting it, BASIC is a JOKE!!! .

    SPH

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    i have to say DarkBasic is the most horrendous, slow, ugly unoptomized piece of trash i have ever wasted time downloading.
    In short

    You will never make proper 3d games
    It is very slow even in 2d low res
    the UI looks like it was developed by a blind otter
    It uses BASIC
    It uses BASIC
    the tutorial code doesnt compile
    It uses BASIC

    game creators are for those that think 'i want to program a a really cool game' learn a decent lang like dx or ogl no, ill use a creator - learn a proper gaming langauge! not this ........e

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    ahem...

    YOU argued, I just argued that C was a good language (They had the nerve to say C was a bad language...)

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    lol, well well well, if it inst minime.

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    akh, have to re-sign up for this new board

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    Dark Basic is a brilliant language for those who are beginning programming and those who dont have 24/7 to sit in front of a computer screen. Dark Basic IS capable of producing budget quality games, aslong as you code efficiently and design well. For those of you who put it down, it is probably because you are unable to do any better yourself.

    Dark Basic cuts the development time of games dramatically, and is a good language for amatuers who are interested in purely making freeware games.

    As for refering to the 'kiddies' at the dark basic forums, there are a lot of us young programmers at the Dark Basic forum, many which will know equally, and possibly even more than many people at the Cprogamming forum.

    To compare the languages and say C is better than DB would be pointless, as we all know what the END results would produce, BUT the 2 languages are very different and meant for different users - so do the world a favour and just go back to programming.

    ~eliterit

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    when i first saw dB i thought it was spectacular, but after i learned C++ i gained a new awareness and a new perspective. dB just seemed empty and missing so much when i looked at it from a "making a good game that will be more than just graphics" perspective.

    Verdict: don't bother with it. Learn C/C++...

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    elernet is right

    elernet has got the right idea there, DB wasnt aimed to make AAA quality commercial games, it was made for amateur game developers.

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    ahaha if you had any brains then this discussion wouldnt be taking place.

    only ..........es ..........

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    seriuosly tho DB is just a toy for begginers.. and nothing more..

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    you are completely and wholly correct.

    a weak lang for the weak at proging.

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    Though C++ will always be significantly faster than DB, I like the fact that it wont take me nearly as long to code things.

    DB DOES have the power to create some really good games, you just have to be a decent enough programmer to work around some of its limitations, and its a continually evolving language that will only get better as time goes on.

    The fact is, it probably won't matter whether I create a good game in DB or C++: I won't make any money off of it either way, and I'd rather have more fun and less frustration programming it in DB in less time.

    If one of you guys can write the next Half Life single handedly, I'll gladly eat my words, but I have a feeling I'm going hungry for now.

    -Paladin

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    DarkBasic is lacking in certain areas, but everyone is entitled to their own opinion and of course, their own software.

    DarkBasic really got me into 3D programming, if it wasn't for my use of it then I probably wouldn't have found C++ and OpenGL to make as much sense as it does now.

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