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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 GLBasic.com 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.

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Written by RobF

August 23, 2008 at 10:07 pm

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