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    Tankinator ver 0.03 - Small Basic Featured Program

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    Zock77 completed the latest version of Tankinator! It's super addicting! Check it out! You can get it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?t8tvn4b3eyyty3g Features added: 1) Sound was added 2) Random projectiles coming out of turrets bug...
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    This Week's Featured Program

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    It's that time again! This week's featured program is SPACE INVADERS! This fast-paced alien-killing game was created by NaochanON. This program works best when played locally, but you our can try it out in your browser below!
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    Small Basic V0.5 is here

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    Read more about it: http://blogs.msdn.com/smallbasic/archive/2009/06/16/the-newest-leanest-and-the-meanest-is-here.aspx Download: http://download.microsoft.com/download/C/A/F/CAF9E062-94D3-4003-80D9-44CDF7EC7BD9/SmallBasic.msi
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    The Arrow Can See You - Small Basic Monthly Challenge

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    For the challenges this month... March Challenge of the Month Here is a challenge from Litdev... Graphical Challenge 2 Write a program with an arrow that rotates to always point towards the mouse. I'm featuring a solution created...
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    What's new in v0.4 of Small Basic?

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    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...
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    Small Basic Featured Program - Solar System

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    Today's featured program is a great animated Solar System by a young Small Basic developer. In the words of his parent, " This program, developed by my 12 years old son, Adrian, provides a planet movement simulation, with an acurate rotation period...
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    1942 - Featured Small Basic Program

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    Today we're featuring 1942 - by Laurent20 . For better performance, play the game locally by going here . Or play it online here . It's amazing how far we've come, huh? I remember playing this in the arcade. Now, in my chair. Well great...
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    Small Basic - The Gas Physics Challenge

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    As usual, LitDev has concocted some great November challenges , based on ideas from the Small Basic community! Today we're going to focus on a Physics Challenge that's challenging even to think about... The Difficult Gas Challenge! Welcome to...
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    Small Basic - Resources for Game Programming

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    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...
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    October 2013 - Small Basic Community Challenges!!!

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    Go share your results in this forum thread from LitDev: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/ad1e68b2-6b36-467f-b6c3-20671b0fd8e9/challenge-of-the-month-october-2013 These challenges are intended for people who are learning to program...
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    Small Basic Game Programming - Text adventure

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    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...
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    SBCraft - Small Basic Featured Game

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    Go check out SBCraft and leave a comment with your thoughts about the game! Download SBCraft from TechNet Gallery More information from the creator of SBCraft, Ardiezc Quazhulu : A Minecraft-like game. To play, just extract, (password is...
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    Alien Barrage - Small Basic Featured Game

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    Check here to see the discussion about LitDev's Alien Barrage! As you can see in the forum thread, LitDev picked "Alien Barrage" from my random flow of alternate names. It was originally named Space Invaders, and this is too original to be thought...
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    Small Basic is on Channel 9

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    Charles has just posted an expert-to-expert video interview on Small Basic. In this video we share lots of details around SmallBasic - the reason why it was created, what choices we as developers had and what paths we chose to take, etc. Go check it out...
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    What is the Best Programming Language to Learn?

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    Today's guest blogger is Jibba Jabba (Rick Murphy)... Jibba Jabba's Profile About Rick Murphy... amateur programmer. Began with Small Basic in Dec 2012. Last job was as a kitchen supervisor for 8 years. Now taking a break. Like cooking, love...
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    The Small Basic category on TechNet Gallery

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    The Small Basic category/tag on TechNet Gallery is growing! You can see the items that have the most downloads here: http://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/site/search?f%5B0%5D.Type=Tag&f%5B0%5D.Value=Small%20Basic&f%5B0%5D.Text=Small%20Basic&sortBy...
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    Small Basic - Database Extension

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    Over the years a few people have written simple databases in Small Basic saving data in a text file, then performing sorts or other operations on Small Basic arrays of data. There were a few recent questions on databases and sorting arrays as well...
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    Chomper Man - Small Basic Featured Game

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    Today's featured program is SB Chomper, a packman clone. It's fantastic! You can play it here: Chomper (Packman) - by Anthony Yarrell /QBasicLover Who is Anthony Yarrell (goes by QBasicLover)? Here is his bio in his own words... "I ...
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    Programming Tips - Small Basic Featured Article

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    LitDev strikes again with another fantastic article on TechNet Wiki: Small Basic: Programming Tips This article covers the basic ideas of structured programming, or some tips for writing better programs in Small Basic. 'Better' is subjective...
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    Small Basic - Hammer and Nails

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    One of the great things about Small Basic is that you have to be imaginative to solve problems, since there is such a small set of commands. This makes it fun to use even when you have quite good programming skills - it is still a challenge to get it...
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    Queens Chess Challenge - Small Basic

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    Make sure you check out LitDev's January challenges . Here's more info about Amir CPS 's Challenge: 8-Queens! The 8-Queens problem in chess is to place 8 queens on a chess board such that none of the queens is threatening any of the others. The...
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    Why Small Basic is a great programming language for kids and beginners - By Joe Dwyer

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    From Joe Dwyer: "Small Basic is a very simple, fully functional, programming language, created as an offshoot of the BASIC programming language which has been around for decades. The simplicity of it makes it a great choice for kids and beginners to...
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    Dirtbike Game from Zock77 - Small Basic Featured Program

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    Zock77 strikes again! Zock's profile: http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/profile/zock77/?ws=usercard-mini Here is the game download: Link And here are some pics: Have you played it? What do you think? - Ninja Ed
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    Small Basic Getting Started Guide - Featured Article

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    New to Small Basic? Check out this Wiki article: Small Basic Getting Started Guide Get up-to-speed quickly and learn the basics of how to program using Small Basic by using the Getting Started Guide. Use the Getting Started...
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    Small Basic Game Programming - Shooting Game

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    In Challenge of the Month - August 2013 , there were following two challenges. Game Challenge Write a DuckShoot game. Interface Challenge Write a fancy Game Opening screen for DuckShoot game - see above. At that time, I tried only opening...
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