Small Basic – Characters for Games

Screen shot of a program Mahjong Tiles 0.2
Screen shot of a program Mahjong Tiles 0.2

There are some characters that can be used to create game programs.  Have fun with useful characters! Wingdings and Webdings Fonts Wingdings and Webdings fonts have graphical glyph in them.  Sample program ID is QZS270. Miscellaneous Symbols There are Miscellaneous Symbols in Unicode U+2600 to U+26FF.  Sample program ID is RPZ143-2. Supplementary Multilingual Plane (SMP) In…

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Small Basic – Flipping Shapes

Today, I’ll introduce a sample program to flip a picture drawn with Shapes object.  The program ID is MMF211. This program uses Shapes.Move(), Shapes.Zoom() and Shapes.Rotate() operations to flip the picture.  In this logic, a triangle must be symmetric (an isosceles triangle).

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Small Basic Gurus, step up and be known!

August Gurus step up and show us your knowledge on the latest and the greatest technologies Microsoft have to offer! And for your efforts, eminent leaders in your technology will evaluate your contributions and award real virtual medals! All you have to do is add an article to TechNet Wiki from your own specialist field….

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Flag of Brazil drawn with Small Basic

Rio Olympics have been started! Today I’ll show you a program to draw a flag of Brazil (NCF628). One of the challenges last month was rotating text.  This program has the function.   To draw rotating text, each character width in pixel is needed.  To get the widths, I used another program NJB522-0. Enjoy Olympics!…

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Small Basic – Draw Moon Quiz

Screen shot of a program Draw Moon Quiz
Screen shot of a program Draw Moon Quiz

I’d like to introduce a new game program Draw Moon Quiz (BNN571). A moon picture is displayed on left.  So, select patterns on top and type the sequence on the bottom text box then push [Draw] button.  There are 8 questions.  Have fun!

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