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Featured Small Basic Article - Leap Year Checker
Ed Price - MSFT
Today I'm featuring this Wiki article: Small Basic Sample: Leap Year Checker Here is the overview from that article: For example, let’s say you want to create a program that checks whether a given year’s a leap year or not. It’s a leap year if the year’s evenly...
29 Dec 2015
Sample of this week: Snake Bite
Snake Bite is a game created by Davey Wavey , inspired by the SNAKE BITE game on the ZX81. Check out the program listing and an online playable version of this game at: http://smallbasic.com/program/?SNKBITE If you have Small Basic v0.8 , you can download and edit this game by importing SNKBITE.
22 Feb 2010
Small Basic Programs in 25 lines
Note: All the programs listed below can be downloaded directly into Small Basic. Just import the programs using their published Id. What started as a fun challenge in our Small Basic Forums , quickly turned into a repository of very interesting programs, all conforming to a 25-line limit. ...
14 Nov 2009
Collision Physics With Small Basic
LitDev is an expert in real-world physics programming, and he frequents the Small Basic forums providing answers to people's queries. One of his sample programs, the collision box, best demonstrates the expertise of LitDev and capabilities of Small Basic. This program can be directly imported into...
11 Sep 2009
Star Gates: Sample of the Week
This week's sample is an adventure in Space - a game called Star Gates, developed by BigDaddyo . This exciting and fun game takes game programming in Small Basic to the next level - with amazing sound and graphics effects. You can find the program listing at: http://smallbasic.com/program/?STARGATES...
15 Jul 2009
Sample of the week: Gorillas
About 20 years ago, Microsoft released MS-DOS 5, and with it shipped a programming language called QBASIC . One of the samples that came with QBASIC is GORILLAS.BAS . The game used real-world Physics to make players hit each other with... wait for it... bananas. Come on, what did you expect from a game...
1 Jul 2009
Color Picker by Suduadib is an example that shows the usage of arrays in Small Basic. You can import this program using the id: SGS247 . Program listing is available at: http://program.smallbasic.com/?SGS247
23 Jun 2009
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
14 May 2009
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...
12 May 2009
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:
27 Mar 2009
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:
13 Mar 2009
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
13 Feb 2009
The Turtle says Happy New Year
Check out http://bluewatersoft.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2009/01/post-ffce.html
4 Jan 2009
Snake in Small Basic
This week's featured sample is the arcade classic Snake! And it comes from PlayDeez , who has also written other interesting Small Basic games (check out the Small Basic forums for more such hotness.) Here's the screenshot, followed by the source listing. Initialize() While (GameState <>...
7 Dec 2008
Sample of the Week, II
This week's featured sample comes from Jeff Sidlosky . It is a star field simulation - you know the one where it appears like you're moving fast through space, with stars whizzing past you. ' Star-field simulation Initialize() Main() Sub Initialize GraphicsWindow.Title = "Super Star Field...
17 Nov 2008
Using Command Line Arguments
The Arguments object in the standard library allows you to work with Command Line Arguments from inside a Small Basic program. The Arguments object includes a Count property that gives the total number of arguments passed to the program, and a GetArgument(index) operation that allows you to access each...
6 Nov 2008
Sample of the Week
This week's featured sample of the week comes from mcleod_ideafix . This is a fun little point and shoot game, involving the Turtle in a clever way. 'Point-and-shoot '(C)1989 McLeod/IdeaFix. http://www.zxprojects.com 'Target size TargetSize=30 winner=0 wanttoplay=1 'A vector-screen...
1 Nov 2008
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