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by Technopeasant
Saturday 06th March 2021 9:35pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: VisualFBEditor
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Re: VisualFBEditor

So I could not get FreeBASIC to compile anything on Fedora due to an ncurses library issue (might need to build a custom package), but I built this on my girlfriend's Windows 7 install and played around with it. Certainly a lot rougher around the edges than Gambas and not nearly as feature rich, but...
by Technopeasant
Saturday 06th March 2021 9:25pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: The "Why I use {distro name} Linux" thread
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: The "Why I use {distro name} Linux" thread

I have simply always used Red Hat/Fedora since switching from Windows 98/XP in 2007 so that is just what I am used to. Never felt the reason to change. Biggest shift was going from GNOME 2.x to Xfce after GNOME 3 came out. I do not hate GNOME Shell or anything, but XFCE just hits the sweet spot for ...
by Technopeasant
Tuesday 02nd March 2021 2:58am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: VisualFBEditor
Replies: 2
Views: 72

VisualFBEditor

Here is something interesting I just came across. Someone has made a Visual Basic style IDE for FreeBASIC. https://camo.githubusercontent.com/f4b946c9a0ee98976b0ee0fd02d2d77cf1f0be23b3346ebeaebd31d2ca8032b9/68747470733a2f2f7777772e6379626572666f72756d2e72752f626c6f675f6174746163686d656e742e7068703f6...
by Technopeasant
Sunday 14th February 2021 2:48am
Forum: General
Topic: Post a screenshot
Replies: 4
Views: 2266

Re: Post a screenshot

Screenshot of my upcoming update to Hull Breach which features new items (including magnetic boots for those who found navigating too hard) and 15 levels inspired by historical and fictional spacecraft. https://static.miraheze.org/pigalorewiki/9/98/Hull-Breach-2-Point-0-Development.png Planning to g...
by Technopeasant
Sunday 14th February 2021 2:17am
Forum: General
Topic: reseting the text in a textbox
Replies: 6
Views: 557

Re: reseting the text in a textbox

The Tag property is often under-used (or over-looked) but its great for poking things away that you might need later. It often saves you creating a Public variable, and as its a Variant, its very flexible. I had a bad habit of using it to store information that should be have been delineated as par...
by Technopeasant
Sunday 14th February 2021 2:10am
Forum: General
Topic: Draw in a picturebox
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: Draw in a picturebox

Or... if I understand correctly... you could just have the cross-hair as its own picture box on top of the feed? I use picture boxes for any dynamic elements, e.g. ones that move or are re-drawn frequently, so that I do not need to redraw the background elements each time. If you are getting a new f...
by Technopeasant
Sunday 14th February 2021 2:03am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gambas adoption, script kiddies & old codgers
Replies: 18
Views: 1716

Re: Gambas adoption, script kiddies & old codgers

Unfortunately the chosen language was Python. This acted like a big OFF switch to the vast majority of 11-16 year olds. I feel that they would have retained the interest of more students by teaching a visual language like VB or Gambas. Obviously I have no axe-to-grind regarding Python Vs Gambas (I ...
by Technopeasant
Sunday 14th February 2021 1:58am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Gambas adoption, script kiddies & old codgers
Replies: 18
Views: 1716

Re: Gambas adoption, script kiddies & old codgers

Don't log on for two months and you lot have changed everything around... :lol:
by Technopeasant
Monday 07th December 2020 5:56pm
Forum: Project showcase
Topic: Hull Breach
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Re: Hull Breach

Its definitely possible to win, as I tested yesterday extensively, though my brother found it similarly difficult. The key to navigating is like driving a car skidding on ice: steer firmly in the direction you wish to go. But your idea is a good one. A lot of the challenge is figuring out where the ...
by Technopeasant
Monday 07th December 2020 5:01am
Forum: Project showcase
Topic: Hull Breach
Replies: 2
Views: 653

Hull Breach

Submission for the inaugural December 2020 LibreJam: "Engineering in space" Created in just six days. https://leagueh.xyz/en/jam.html http://icculus.org/piga/Files/HullBreach-1.0.tar.gz (contains executable and project file) https://static.miraheze.org/pigalorewiki/a/ac/Hull-Breach.png Requires Gamb...