Asteroids v2

Following the success of Asteroids v1, the community members have made interesting tweaks and improvements to the game, resulting in Asteroids v2.  This version is available for import from your Small Basic IDE with id, ASTEROIDS. You can see the source code here: http://smallbasic.com/program/?ASTEROIDS  

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Asteroids

This week’s sample is Asteroids, written by Jason Jacques.  It’s a really fun game with tons of parameters to tweak.  You can download the program directly into Small Basic using the id QFL408.  The source code listing is also available at: http://smallbasic.com/program/?QFL408.  Honestly, it never ceases to amaze what cool apps everyone’s building on top…

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French Documentation is now available

The French version of “Introducing Small Basic” document is now available for download.  Go get it here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=fr&FamilyID=61481b74-eb45-42b8-a777-8f3644406787.

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What’s new in v0.4 of Small Basic?

Here’s a complete list of what’s changed in v0.4.  As usual, the fixes and features are based on what the community has requested using the forums.  So, if you would like to see something, feel free to drop a note at: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbasic/threads. Bug Fixes: Calling GraphicsWindow.Hide() will keep the window hidden until Show() is called….

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v0.4 of Small Basic says "Bonjour"

Here it is, finally, the next installment of Small Basic CTP.  Once again, the new v0.4 version comes with a lot of bug fixes, and a new “Timer” object that makes writing games easier.  What really excites me with this release is that Small Basic is completely localizable, and as a start, we’ve localized the…

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Sample of the week: Turn ’em Off

This week’s sample is a “Lights Out” style game, developed by DanAwesome.  The game can be imported using the Program id: VDK353. The source code listing is also available at: http://smallbasic.com/program/?VDK353 Here’s a screenshot of the game:

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Small Basic on Facebook

If you’re on Facebook, check out the new group “Friends of Small Basic.”  Feel free to join the group and spread the word.

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Sample of the week: Super Pong

This week’s sample is a two-dimensional version of Pong, with 4 paddles which makes it super fun! You can import this program in Small Basic by using the id: MDJ923.  You can also view the source code here: http://smallbasic.com/program/?MDJ923 Here are screenshots:

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Learning Small Basic

Here’s a cool blog post that teaches programming using Small Basic using a really nicely put-together video: http://wotudo.net/blogs/how2/archive/2009/02/16/intro-to-programming-microsoft-small-basic.aspx  

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Sample of the Week: Bricks

This week’s sample comes from Stendec, who has ported the classic Bricks game over to Small Basic.  The program works on v0.3.1 and can be imported by using the code QRQ360.  You can also see the listing of the source at: http://smallbasic.com/program/?QRQ360  

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