Hands On DarkBASIC Pro Volume 1 : A Self-Study Guide to Games Programming

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Background Information

Algorithms

Stepwise Refinement

Structured English

Desk Checking

Boolean Expressions
Starting DarkBASIC Pro

Creating a DarkBASIC Pro Project

Executing a Program

Understanding Screen Output

Text colour, size and font

Adding Comments
Data

Variables and Constants

The Assignment Statement

Arithmetic Calculations

Keyboard Input

READ and DATA

Strings

Creating Random Numbers
Selection

AND, OR and NOT Operators

The IF statement

The SELECT Statement

Nested IF Statements

Testing Selection Constructs
Iteration

The DO .. LOOP Construct

The EXIT Statement

The FOR..NEXT Construct

The SLEEP Statement

The REPEAT UNTIL Construct

The WHILE ENDWHILE Construct

Testing Iteration Constructs
Drawing Statements

Drawing Basic Shapes

Erasing Shapes

A First Attempt at Animation
Modular Programming

Creating Functions

Global and Local Variables

Mini-Specs

Parameter Passing

Pre and Post Conditions

Returning a Value
String Function

Standard String Functions

Creating a Function Library
The Game of Hangman

Black Box Testing

Designing a Game

Equivalence Classes

White Box Testing
Arrays

Defining Arrays

Accessing Array Elements

Multi-dimensional Arrays

Programming Techniques Using Arrays

Searching and Sorting an Array
The Game of Bull and Touch
Advanced Data Types and Operators

INC and DEC Operators

Record Structures

Arrays of Records

Dynamic Lists

Declaring Variables

Queues and Stacks

Shift Operators

Bitwise Operators

Binary, Hexadecimal and Octal Values
Bitmaps

Basic Ideas

Loading a Bitmap

Displaying a Bitmap

Resizing a Bitmap

Positioning a Bitmap
Video Cards and the Screen

Creating a List of Available Display Modes

Creating a List of Installed Video Cards

Creating Windowed Applications
File Handling

Navigating the Backing Store Structure

Accessing Files

Writing to a File

Reading From a File

Random File Access
Handling Music Files

Playing MIDI and MP3 Files

Playing CD Tracks
Displaying Video Files
Accessing the Keyboard

Scan Codes

Detecting Multiple Simultaneous Key Presses
Mathematical Functions
Images
Sprites

Loading and Positioning Sprites

Setting the Sprite Origin

Moving Sprites

Detecting Sprite Collisions

Rebounding Sprites

Animated Sprites
Sound

Playing WAV Files

Creating 3D Sound Effects
2D Vectors

Creating and Manipulating Vectors

Using Vectors to Record Velocity and Position
Two-Player Space Duel Game
Using the Mouse

Creating Buttons and Roll-over Effects
Using a Joystick

Controlling Movement

Pseudo 3D

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Deals with computer games programming using Darkbasic Pro.

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Published by Digital Skills (2005)
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