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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Your ship will move in bigger steps but not as often because the main loop takes a longer time to process.

There are two methods SetPosition x: I don’t really like blitzjax C-syntax, so I’ll be better quiet. Enemies will return in random intervals from the screen boundaries and move directly towards the player’s turret. It will be properly written over the next few weeks or months.

Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. The accumulator is increased by the delta value so that the accumulator always contains the milliseconds since the last completed update call. Hope I could help turorial That’s because the compiler can’t know if you want to use the default value or the first passed in value for the first parameter.

Unfortunately game developer’s life isn’t that easy.

Top down shooter tutorial with BlitzMax

Cwhich is better for beginners? Of course the file must be existant under the given directory and filename It might happen during this tutorial that I mix the usage of type and class as they are identical and class is the more often used phrase to me ;- What is a Type now?


First approach to main loop So let’s have some code now, shall we? He has an extremely useful website covering all aspects of emulating Space Invaders: In the next line we create a new TCoordinate that is placed on the current mouse pointer position retrieved by calling MouseX and MouseY. Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing paragraph, 2DGamecreators.

Those are called Functions. BlitzBasic is a up-to-date evolution of the simple Basic Or I’m so slow that they already have [lol].

Game Programming Tutorials | 2DGameCreators

A Type in BlitzMax can also have methods which can be called for each object of that type. 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.

Welcome to this humble tutorial. Adding TPaddle Game Object.

If numSamples is bigger than zero so we passed in a value to tutoriall CreateFRL call we store the information to use samples in dssOn and store the number of entries in dssLenArray and allocate an array for the values in dssArray. Though Basic is easier, is it more beneficial? And I haven’t seen C yet, I’ll google it right now. Just keep downloading them and put them in a folder called blitamax Book”.

BlitzMax IDE(BASIC) Vs. C , which is better for beginners? – Forum –

To access the player everywhere in our main file and also in all other source code files we declare a global variable for the player. This breaks many OO rules like encapsulation and information hiding of course. The disadvantage perhaps would be a certain naivety due to the cushions provided by most higher-level programming languages. This would probably necessitate doing the other thing that you advocated which was to use a fixed reference for each blitzamx.


I hope you keep your motivation since this seems to be exactly what BlitzMax needs. Don’t forget to check out the first tutorial in the 2D Topic Series, Collisions. Then we draw the image playerImg at the turret’s position and finally switch back to a rotation of zero to assure that all following drawing commands are not affected by our rotated drawing of the blotzmax image.

The second part will walk you through how to create a basic framework of a 2D game and will use a very simple space shooter as an example. So we use a simple single screen game without any scrolling maps or tiled background or such things.

This is a very nice tutorial assari. Already the first refactoring! Adds to my motivation: We start with some field declarations. So what does that code do? By Alteration Started Saturday at And one of the most used kind of function is a Create function which tutoriak commonly used in BlitzMax to create instances of a given type.