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Posted by Hardlaugh_ [send private reply] at December 08, 2002, 09:30:56 AM Arr!
I'm planning to do a game in VB as a project for school. Of *course* i've been on all the major and not-so-major VB game dev pages around, but most of the, sorry, crap i've looked into doesn't work or only works half-way, so i'd be glad to hear from someone who has experience in game or graphics dev with (specifically) VB 6.
Posted by ItinitI [send private reply] at December 08, 2002, 09:33:46 PM Check over at Young Programmer's Network, I think some one there is fluent in VB.
Posted by gian [send private reply] at December 09, 2002, 02:54:24 AM Personally I would avoid doing games (or anything) in VB. If you are forced to, then I would recommend starting your car in the garage or perhaps making some toast in the bath.
Posted by DragonWolf [send private reply] at December 09, 2002, 07:14:26 AM Gian: If you program using DirectX and the winAPIs VB will run some pretty damn decent games.
But, if your using DirectX and winAPI you might as well use C/C++.
Posted by Hardlaugh_ [send private reply] at December 09, 2002, 07:47:43 AM Eheh, i would never *ever* program in VB if i had the choice. But the subject is Visual Basic and i can't hand in something i program in an other language. So. Btw i found a method to get to a frame buffer relatively easily in the meantime by using SAFEARRAYs :)
Posted by CViper [send private reply] at December 09, 2002, 02:36:07 PM Write a black-box DLL/library in your favorite language and just make it interface with VB.
Then write some decent amount of never-called VB code and hope you teacher at school isn't too bright.
(that's something like my contigency plan for such situations)
Ok, jokes aside. I think there is some documentation included in the DirectX SDK's specific to VB (never looked at those though). Generally the doc's are quite informative, so it's worth a look.
Posted by Hardlaugh_ [send private reply] at December 10, 2002, 01:15:02 PM Ayeah. I actually started searching for information on interfacing DLLs with VB before i read Your post :) This would be the first time i'm writing a DLL. Do you have a good URL on how to interface it with VB?
Posted by CViper [send private reply] at December 10, 2002, 03:18:25 PM http://www.developerfusion.com/show/1973/
that's what I found when googling for it... Can't help you more, since I don't really know much about VB. Writing DLL's is easy though; it's almost like compling a normal .exe's :)
Posted by Hardlaugh_ [send private reply] at December 11, 2002, 12:21:21 AM Well this must be a case of 'synchronicity' or what a Jungian would call it. Again, i found exactly the same document before having read Your post :)
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