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  • Blog Post: Small Basic Game Programming - Separation Between Data And Procedure

    Last week, I introduced a text adventure game. If I expand the game story of that manner as in the program, the program will have a lot of If statements and Goto statements. Today, I will introduce rewritten program with less If and Goto statements. The updated version is published as FCD758-1 , Main...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru - June Winners: LitDev, Jibba Jabba, & Nonki Takahashi!!!

    Congrats to LitDev, Jibba Jabba, and Nonki! Great articles this month! Small Basic Technical Guru - June 2014 litdev Small Basic: Sprite Arrays Ed Price : "An important topic that's well described with fantastic examples! Great article!" Michiel...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Game Programming - Text adventure

    Once I have answered a question in Small Basic Forum by Jeffrey SWHS about Text Adventure Game . At that time, I made a sample text adventure program. That program ( FCD758-0 ) is not completed. But I will explain about the program this time. And until the next time I'd like to refine and upgrade this...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Triangle Challenge

    One of this month's challenges was set by Nonki - "Draw a picture of a regular triangle" . Here are some of the solutions: By Athasak, QQK823 This answer was shown to not be an exact equilateral triangle by Nonki and have the side ratios below. Another by Athasak after some corrections...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Promoted in Portuguese!

    It's fantastic to see Small Basic enjoyed by the Portuguese community, so we're going to highlight two blog posts... Sexta-Feira - Atualização Internacional da Comunidade - Artigos sobre Small Basic From back in May, Hezequias highlighted some great Small Basic articles from...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Game Programming - Let's start with RPS game

    I'm going to write about game programming in Small Basic for several weeks on this blog. For the first time, I'd like to pick up simple text base RPS (Rock-Paper-Scissors) game. Main loop This code is the main loop of this game. Lines 4-6 are one game. And While condition is always "True", so...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Resources for Game Programming

    Microsoft Small Basic program language is for learning programming. If you've already understood programming, you may would like to start game programming. Today, I'd like to introduce some resources for game programming in Small Basic. TechNet Wiki Articles Small Basic: Dynamic Graphics - shows...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - Being Part of a Game Dev Team?

    Today, I'd like to pick up a thread from Small Basic Forum. The title is " Being part of a game Dev team? ". This topic is raised by Zock77 with his first question: " Anyone around interested in being part of a game Dev team? Like something that may go further than just the SB community? " Zock77...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic and Office Suite

    Today, I'd like to talk about the relationship between Microsoft Small Basic and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint). Following articles are my samples. If you find more attractive collaboration between Small Basic and Office, please let me know. I used Office 2013 desktop version. Other Office...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Small Basic Guru Award Winners! - May, 2014

    The Small Basic Guru Awards celebrate the Small Basic articles on TechNet Wiki, contributed from valued wiki authors like YOU! Each month, the contributions are scored by a panel of judges (5 per category, 2-3 in each are MS experts), and the winners of each category are showered with love and attention...
  • Blog Post: Tap into Small Basic Forum

    When you are learning Small Basic programming, you may stack on your debugging. I recommend to utilize lots of resources about Small Basic as following steps. Search in TechNet Wiki. Small Basic Portal may help you. Search in Small Basic Forum. Ask question in Small Basic Forum. To...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic - About Monthly Challenges

    This is a few thoughts from writing Small Basic forum monthly challenges for 3 years. Initially they started as weekly challenges, here is the first , which was in response to a discussion topic posted by Kirkkaf. However, the weekly setup was just too fast a turn-over. It was difficult to create...
  • Blog Post: SBJump - Small Basic Featured Program

    A platform game SBJump has been produced by Coding Cat through Challenge of the Month - May 2014. Coding Cat said "Lots of time spent polishing the look and feel of the game, and organizing the code so it is as easy to follow as possible". Updated version: BCL208-6 The previous import ID...
  • Blog Post: Conditon in Small Basic

    Introduction Today, I'd like to write about condition in Small Basic. I hope this information make you understand Small Basic deeply. What is Conditon? In Small Basic, there are two pattern to use conditon as follows. If condition Then statements EndIf While condition statements...
  • Blog Post: History of Microsoft Small Basic - Featured Article

    Congratulations to Nonki Takahashi for winning the Small Basic Technical Guru Gold Medal for April! Nonki's cartoony self-portrait was made from a Paint-like program that he wrote himself, from Small Basic: Here is his winning article: History of Microsoft Small Basic This is an interesting...
  • Blog Post: How do you get an image for your program?

    To create your program, you sometimes need appropriate images for example game characters. You may find copyright free image from internet. But you can create images with some tools. Today, I'd like to introduce these tools for creating images. 1. Paint This program is included in Windows and...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards!! (April 2014)

    Congratulations to Nonki, Nonki, and Nonki! =^) I tried to stop the triple threat! I'll try again for May! Thanks again to Nonki for some fantastic contributions! Post your MAY contributions here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/24252.technet-guru-contributions...
  • Blog Post: Calendar Program originally written in 1986 for F-BASIC and 8-bit micro computer FM-7

    On Monday, Nonki posted What is your first Small Basic program? Based on this Small Basic forum post by Zock77 in February: post your First SB program! So I check out this Nonki's first Small Basic program is FMQ297 . He rewrote this calendar program for Small Basic v0.8. Original version...
  • Blog Post: What is your first Small Basic program?

    Following article in Small Basic Forum was written by Zock77 in this February. post your First SB program! I also would like to know your first program. Write about your first Small Basic program into the article above! Following first programs are already listed in the article. TMM460 by Zock77...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Fonts (featured article)

    This article explains fonts for the GraphicsWindow object in Microsoft Small Basic: Small Basic: Font This article was written by Nonki Takahashi . What is a Font? A Font is a designed character set. In Windows, many programs have the ability to change fonts. Many fonts are installed...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Videos

    Today, I'd like to introduce my favourite videos about Small Basic. Have fun! 1. Developer Videos Expert to Expert: The Basics of SmallBasic Intro to "Small Basic" with Vijaye Raji 2. Demo Videos Small Basic Mini Paint Small Basic External I/O with Pokeys56U (Input) 3...
  • Blog Post: Vertical Scrolling Games

    In Challenge of the Month – April 2014 , we’ve got 5 vertical scrolling games as game challenge entries. The challenge was as follows. Game Challenge Write a vertical scrolling game with obstacles that appear from above and move down. The player must dodge the obstacles by using...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Community Council started Twitter

    Hello, I'm a new writer of this blog. Today, I'd like to introduce a new Twitter account presented by the Small Basic Community Council. twitter.com/Small_Basic This account will be used to announce topics from Small Basic Blog, Small Basic Forum, TechNet Wiki, etc. The frequency of update will...
  • Blog Post: Small Basic Guru Awards!! (March 2014)

    All the awards go to Nonki this month! Small Basic Technical Guru - March 2014 Nonki Takahashi Small Basic: Centering Text in Graphics Window RZ : "Clearly written explanation with nice graphics to go with it." Ed Price : "I love having the three...
  • Blog Post: The Adventures of BARREL APE in Small Basic World!!! - by Nonki

    First, it started with the Small Basic monthly challenges from LitDev: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/221d14e0-bd05-4ac2-923f-79da577f8bf1/challenge-of-the-month-march-2014?forum=smallbasic Amongst those challenges is the Game Challenge: Game Challenge Write a simplified...
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