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GL Basic: GL Basic and Dancing

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Fear not, we’re not asking you to dance on GLBasic itself. Courtsey of we’re very happy to have a number of copies of their fine development package, GLBasic to give away. Not just that though, but we’ve also got a couple of dancemats to give away too from them. Fabuloso.

Right, in keeping with tradition, here comes the blurb:

  • Extraordinarily easy programming language
  • Mixing Strings and Numbers
  • Dynamic Arrays, fast
  • Native support for compressed Data Archives (Sound, Graphics and Data all in one encrypted file!)
  • Userdefined Types
  • Arrays of Types within Types
  • Arrays as Parameters
  • Path Finding Algorithm, in a single command!
  • Extendable as you require through inline C/C++
  • Complete 3D engine
  • Simple to Use– You do NOT need a PhD in Mathematics for 3D!
  • Supports GLSL – Shaders
  • Real Time Shadows
  • Dot3 Bump Mapping
  • Cel-Shading (Cartoon Rendering)
  • Smooth 3D Animations
  • Loading and Saving user Defined Objects
  • Works with all Common 3D Formats (3ds, md2, md3, ac3d, blender, x)
  • Automatic Light-Normal Calculation
  • Alpha Blending
  • Collision Detection
  • Light Mapping
  • Real-Time Lighting
  • File Exporter for AC3D and Blender3D
  • Binary and ASCII file formats
  • Sprites, Rotating, Zooming, Blending
  • Basic Drawings (Polygons, Lines, Rectangles, Points)
  • Polygonal Sprites
  • Alpha Blending for Everything
  • Server-Client
  • Peer to Peer
  • Play across LAN
  • Play across Internet
  • Direct Socket Access
  • Joystick, Joypad
  • Force Feedback
  • Mouse
  • Keyboard
  • Touchscreen
  • SmartPhone KeyPad
  • Nintendo (c) WiiMote(r)
  • 100% Pure Machine Code Compiled Executables (No interpreters = FAST!)
  • No DLLs needed at all
  • Small Compact Efficient Executables
  • Fast execution
  • Fast compilation
  • Windows Standard GUI
  • Syntax Formatting + Highlighting
  • Quick help in status bar
  • Completely, fully integrated and interactive help manuals (as .CHM files)
  • Command Line Parameters for easy Debugging
  • Integrated Helper Tools (Keycodes, Font Generator, Calculator, …)
  • Function and Include File Names are Conveniently Listed within the IDE for Easy Code Navigation
  • Support for Multiple Files within Projects
  • Project Wizards
  • Create HTML help files directly from your code
  • Sharing GLBasic modules as read protected libraries
  • Font Creator
  • Setup Wizard
  • Zip-Tool
  • And so much more!

Blimey! That’s a big list isn’t it? And that’s not including the amount of platforms you can build for with GLBasic. Linux, WinCE, Windows itself, OSX, GP2X… awesome stuff, thanks Gernot and GLBasic.


Written by RobF

August 23, 2008 at 10:07 pm

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