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Make sure the examples build OK then start making changes to one or two of the examples to see what you can make them do differently. After that, think of a simple game and start working towards that. Ask questions on anything you are stuck on. For more code to look at, take a peek at the IntyBASIC contest winners thread and there are a lots of examples listed in this thread too.

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Make sure the examples build OK then start making changes to one or two of the examples to see what you can make them do differently. After that, think of a simple game and start working towards that. Ask questions on anything you are stuck on. For more code to look at, take a peek at the IntyBASIC contest winners thread and there are a lots of examples listed in this thread too.

Thanks for the helpful advice, but I meant how to start the programs in the SDK. I can't seem to start them, even if I run them as administrator.

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Thanks for the helpful advice, but I meant how to start the programs in the SDK. I can't seem to start them, even if I run them as administrator.

 

You'll have to be a bit more specific. Do you get errors running or building? Is this related to your problem?

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You'll have to be a bit more specific. Do you get errors running or building? Is this related to your problem?

I don't think so. What I would like to do is start the programs that are in the SDK. but whenever I try to open them, they instantly close. I tried reading the README but it doesn't help. The only program that opens is the command console shortcut.

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When you are at the IntyBASIC Command Console what do you type that isn't working? A screenshot of the command windows contents after the command(s) you've tried,would also help.

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The programs (batch scripts) in the SDK are meant to be run from the command console, they're not clickable from Windows. Also you need a text editor to write your code in and save to a file. You invoke the scripts with the name of your source code file as the argument, which is passed to the compiler, assembler, eventually emulator depending on which command you run.

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The programs (batch scripts) in the SDK are meant to be run from the command console, they're not clickable from Windows. Also you need a text editor to write your code in and save to a file. You invoke the scripts with the name of your source code file as the argument, which is passed to the compiler, assembler, eventually emulator depending on which command you run.

Thanks carlsson! gonna have to learn this thing now.

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I don't think so. What I would like to do is start the programs that are in the SDK. but whenever I try to open them, they instantly close. I tried reading the README but it doesn't help. The only program that opens is the command console shortcut.

 

Hi, jray,

 

The IntyBASIC SDK comes with a simple document that describes how to compile and run programs. This document is called "IntyBASIC SDK Tools Usage Guide," and you can find it in the "Documents" folder that comes with the SDK. It should also have placed a shortcut to it in the "Start" menu folder during installation.

 

Basically, like carlsson said, the SDK is a set of tools in the form of "batch shell scripts" that perform some function or another automatically for you. The tools run from the "Command Console," by typing in the command and the name of the project on which you want to operate, so double-clicking them will not work.

 

The normal way of using the SDK for development is to first create a new project, write your program code, build the binary ROM, then run the program. You can do all these functions from within the SDK Command Console using the various tools included.

 

All the example programs in the SDK come with full source code and their compiled binaries. For your specific question, you may want to look into the section "Running Your Program" in the "Tool Usage Guide" for instructions on how to run the existing programs.

 

Let us know if this does not help.

 

-dZ.

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Hi, jray,

 

The IntyBASIC SDK comes with a simple document that describes how to compile and run programs. This document is called "IntyBASIC SDK Tools Usage Guide," and you can find it in the "Documents" folder that comes with the SDK. It should also have placed a shortcut to it in the "Start" menu folder during installation.

 

Basically, like carlsson said, the SDK is a set of tools in the form of "batch shell scripts" that perform some function or another automatically for you. The tools run from the "Command Console," by typing in the command and the name of the project on which you want to operate, so double-clicking them will not work.

 

The normal way of using the SDK for development is to first create a new project, write your program code, build the binary ROM, then run the program. You can do all these functions from within the SDK Command Console using the various tools included.

 

All the example programs in the SDK come with full source code and their compiled binaries. For your specific question, you may want to look into the section "Running Your Program" in the "Tool Usage Guide" for instructions on how to run the existing programs.

 

Let us know if this does not help.

 

-dZ.

This helped tons! Now I know it! Now if only i had the natural ability to program

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Trust me. If you have an idea for a simple game or a remake of an old favorite you will find all the answers and suggestions you will need right here on this board. Start by looking at the samples and contributions in the SDK and make some minor changes (save to a .bas file) and create it to see how your changes affect things.

 

My normal intybasic routine is to sit on the couch with my laptop watching TV.

 

I have the SDK console open (sometimes two if I am messing with two projects). and I have my editor open (I use notepad++) I usually have the Intybasic manual, Constants.bas, and two or three versions of my current project open in the editor.

 

and I try to stay current on the inty programming and intyBASIC discussions (though I do not know anything about the assembly code the discussions often explain a LOT).

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Trust me. If you have an idea for a simple game or a remake of an old favorite you will find all the answers and suggestions you will need right here on this board. Start by looking at the samples and contributions in the SDK and make some minor changes (save to a .bas file) and create it to see how your changes affect things.

 

My normal intybasic routine is to sit on the couch with my laptop watching TV.

 

I have the SDK console open (sometimes two if I am messing with two projects). and I have my editor open (I use notepad++) I usually have the Intybasic manual, Constants.bas, and two or three versions of my current project open in the editor.

 

and I try to stay current on the inty programming and intyBASIC discussions (though I do not know anything about the assembly code the discussions often explain a LOT).

well that is nice. I need to do that like now. Thanks for the help!

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If I may ask, do you have any previous experience of programming, no matter at what level, how long ago, whichever environment?

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