Welcome to this humble tutorial. The ultimate goal of these chapters will be to create a fully working arcade game emulation coded entirely in Blitzmax. It’s not written as a BlitzBasic → BlitzMax tutorial. My aim is to give anyone the opportunity to get a good start in learning the fantastic BlitzMax. This is the start of a fairly ambitious series of tutorials on how to write 2D games using BlitzMax. The first part is a Getting Started part where I’ll be introducing.

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But this way I can hide all information inside the class.

Learning 2D Game Programming With BlitzMax

Adding TPaddle Game Object. So the syntax for functions is: The inner while loop helps us to call all outstanding updates. For Beginners Public Group.

You will have bblitzmax extend or subclass this type and create your own derived type of TGameElement. With this keyword you define a local variable which means this variable can only be used inside the function or method where it was defined.

One thing to note – The link to the “Adding Missiles” page is incorrect on the index page. If a method is abstract the programmer is forced to implement this method in his subclass of the abstract class so you can only have abstract methods in abstract types.


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We store the last angle in oldAngle and calculate the new angle by using the TCoordinate method getAngle between the turret’s position and the mouse pointer position. First we have three fields: Float Abstract End Type. As I already mentioned every type is mainly a template for objects.

The drawing methods would bltzmax interpolate between last position and current position of all moving game objects and the distance travelled is dependent on the tweening value. Now let’s move on to the next class. It’s a nasty mess.

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It instead links to the “Adding Collision” page. Blending Modes And many thanks to all the folks who have provided feedbacks. I hutorial you keep your motivation since this seems to be exactly what BlitzMax needs.

Or I’m so slow that they already have [lol]. First it creates an empty instance of a TFRLTimer and then it takes the logic cycles per second and calculates the milliseconds per logic cycle and stores it in the field logicFPS. The enemies attack in phases.

Again, thankyou Assari, I’ve just been scanning over your latest three posts, they address some problems I’ve been grappling with in a very digestable way. You should also consider Python in my opinion! It might happen blitamax this tutorial blifzmax I mix the usage of type and class as they are identical and class is the more often used phrase to me.


I guess I’m happy to accept that it’s too soon for me to worry about these things but I just want to make sure I’m not just BlitzBasic is a up-to-date evolution of the simple Basic Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, 2DGamecreators. Download part one You blotzmax grab the first part of the tutorial including the graphics and all the source code if you click on the button below. Shall we have a look at it?

Instead I encapsulated that in a method named LogicUpdateRequired. I’ve downloaded Blitz3D and picked up a book. OpenGL I write game Snake. Your ship will move in bigger steps but not as often because the main loop takes a longer time to process.

A Type in BlitzMax can also have methods which can be called for each object of that type. Your first command in any BlitzMax game you code should be SuperStrict SuperStrict forces you to declare all variables in your game with their type and also declare the tutoriaal type of all methods and functions in your game.

But first we define a global Global playerImg: On with the remaining lines.