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Old 13 May 2022, 16:32   #1
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Blitz Basic Tutorial Stream

With the upcoming Blitz Basic game jam in mind, I've started a series of tutorial streams covering getting started with Blitz Basic. It's a fairly casual stream and aims to cover a range of basic topics to get people coding in Blitz, maybe even entering the game jam Questions and discussion are welcomed and I'll do my best to answer and demonstrate with relevant code.

I'll be starting the second stream on my Twitch channel tonight at 8:30pm BST. It'll recap some of the fundamentals covered in the first stream (variables, loops, If...Then) and go on to cover Statements, Functions and some simple graphics coding. The first stream is available to watch on the channel and all streams will be transferred to Youtube for long-term keeping.

My Twitch Channel: https://www.twitch.tv/daedalus2097

And the previous stream: [ Show youtube player ]
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Old 17 May 2022, 13:56   #2
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My next tutorial stream will be tonight at 8:30pm BST, covering some Blitz mode graphics stuff including dual playfields, animated moving objects and some other related topics. My Twitch Channel is here: https://www.twitch.tv/daedalus2097

And previous parts are now on YouTube in this handy playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...YEgNuXXwMwE_Gh
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Old 17 May 2022, 15:16   #3
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great stuff Daedalus
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Very good tutorials Daedalus, Thanks
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Those videos were what was looking for to learn more for years!
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Old 17 May 2022, 21:56   #6
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This is amazing, started watching first stream, need to find more time. Really pleased this is being done, perfect timing as I jump back in the amiga scene and aim to make games. Very limited core tutorials available for BB and game making so really really greatful for this. What will be the main message? A course to go from start to finish for a platform game, Inc a sprite making in DP, coding in BB, menus, intros etc? I'd be willing to donate or pay for a course as such!

Anyway, regardless thanks for all the efforts!
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Subbed to YouTube so I can watch them there. Will try watch live. But timi gs not good for me.
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Aww, thanks guys Glad it's helpful! Last night's stream was a bit messy with me confusing myself a couple of times but it's all good. The main aim is to get people into Blitz with the intention of making games, covering all the main topics that might be needed. I haven't really got an endpoint in mind because I wanted to keep it as general as possible for all types of games, but I think for the next stream I should go more into the process of preparing graphics, palettes, maybe sound so they're suitable for use in Blitz.

I'm vaguely following the tutorials I wrote a few years ago for Amiga Future magazine - these ended in a Tron-type game, so I could follow to that point in the tutorials too I guess.
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Aww, thanks guys Glad it's helpful! Last night's stream was a bit messy with me confusing myself a couple of times but it's all good. The main aim is to get people into Blitz with the intention of making games, covering all the main topics that might be needed. I haven't really got an endpoint in mind because I wanted to keep it as general as possible for all types of games, but I think for the next stream I should go more into the process of preparing graphics, palettes, maybe sound so they're suitable for use in Blitz.

I'm vaguely following the tutorials I wrote a few years ago for Amiga Future magazine - these ended in a Tron-type game, so I could follow to that point in the tutorials too I guess.

Amazing. Yes, mindful if putting on you. Although a full video tutorial series on making games with BB 2 will be massive blessing. Gfx, sprites, pallets, sound, coding all helpful for the newbies to amiga and game making. Thanks again and speak soon!
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I was not aware about your streams, but now that I do, looking forward to it and appreciate your time an effort for making this. I might not be able to watch live as it conflicts with my working hours, but I will be watching and taking notes from YouTube. Thank you!
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Only just noticed this thread. Will have a look at the videos later, thanks for taking the time to make them! I'm always happy to learn new stuff!
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Thanks very much everyone Tonight I'll be streaming the next part, I think I'll go into dealing with graphics, palettes, sprites and so on in a little more detail to help people making their own assets or bringing them in from the PC, maybe look at some sound commands too...
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Great news!! I can´t follow it live but I´m watching in YouTube, yet in the 1st video because time isn´t much.
Thanks again for your effort on this video tutorials
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