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Old 24 June 2017, 13:10   #1
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Earok's Blitz Basic tutorial

I had the pleasure of being invited on Amiten TV to give a brief tutorial on Blitz Basic.

- My focus was primarily on the features of Blitz rather than the core language (eg there's an assumption that you know a bit of basic).
- Rather than attempt to show how to make something super simple or generic, I tried to show how a faithful conversion of 1942 could be done (to show off the Blitz Basic feature set).

Preview of I show how to make: [ Show youtube player ]

The tutorial itself: [ Show youtube player ]

The files I made for the tutorial have been zoned.

I intend to do a second tutorial sometime - feedback would be appreciated, cheers.
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Old 24 June 2017, 17:49   #2
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Awesome! Good work Hopefully things like this will result in more games appearing from the depths of people's minds!
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Old 25 June 2017, 10:10   #3
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Great! many thanks!
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Old 26 June 2017, 10:18   #4
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Thanks guys, I appreciate it

Any particular requests for a second part? Loosely my plan was to cover:

- Sprites
- Newtypes
- Bitmap text
- BlockScroll
- VBlank interrupt
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Old 26 June 2017, 22:19   #5
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Thanks guys, I appreciate it

Any particular requests for a second part? Loosely my plan was to cover:

- Sprites
- Newtypes
- Bitmap text
- BlockScroll
- VBlank interrupt
All of the above please! But if I had to choose - sprites!!!
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Old 26 June 2017, 22:35   #6
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Thanks guys, I appreciate it

Any particular requests for a second part? Loosely my plan was to cover:

- Sprites
- Newtypes
- Bitmap text
- BlockScroll
- VBlank interrupt
yes, yes all please
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Old 26 June 2017, 23:11   #7
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A how to build a basic tetris game would come handy :P
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Old 26 June 2017, 23:59   #8
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Sprites would be cool. I still don't know how to reuse sprites with the copper
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Old 27 June 2017, 00:21   #9
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@Shatterhand

A pretty convenient way is with the CustomSprites command, which resets the sprites automatically at a given Y position, allowing you to have an extra 8 sprites on screen. Beyond that command, you need to do it yourself by adding custom Copper commands, and that's something that's not really Blitz-specific, though an example Blitz implementation would be great to see...
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Old 28 June 2017, 14:57   #10
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Yeah, I would like to learn how to do it through Blitz. I know nothing about 68k asm, but I guess you have to use Inline asm to do it... the CustomSprites command is nice but very limited compared to what the copper can really do
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Old 29 June 2017, 13:05   #11
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There's an excellent library that you can use for total Copper control, no ASM needed. It's called the "RI CopperFX Library" and it's included on the Blitz Basic 2 CD.
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Old 01 July 2017, 11:58   #12
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Ok! Chapter 2 is going to be live streamed 8th of June on Amiten's YouTube channel. I'll post here with the exact time etc when it's ready.

Parts 6-10 of the tutorial will cover:
  • Sprites
  • New Types
  • Collision Detection
  • Bitmap text
  • Block scrolling

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Old 01 July 2017, 14:37   #13
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I managed to get it ready already, but the tutorial itself won't be live streamed until next weekend. Preview at what I'll show you how to make.

[ Show youtube player ]
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Old 01 July 2017, 18:55   #14
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Thank you Erik, sounds Great! Go for It , Saturday 8TH more BlitzBasic Class! , Talk soon.

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That is very Helpful for someone who is new to Blitzbasic 2
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Old 08 July 2017, 14:44   #16
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That is very Helpful for someone who is new to Blitzbasic 2
Thanks mate, I appreciate it

Next chapter going live in about seven hours: [ Show youtube player ]
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Old 14 July 2017, 14:26   #17
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Files for both parts of the tutorial have been uploaded to http://earok.net/games/earokbbtutorial.zip, I've removed the previous part from The Zone.
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Download and upload to www.Amiten.es Too

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