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Free basic for mac? - TimMcD - May 31, 2009 08:43 AM

I just got a copy of 'Game Programming for Teens' by Maneesh Sethi. In the book, he uses BlitzPlus, which doesn't work on Mac. Anyone know of a good alternative basic?


Free basic for mac? - mikey - May 31, 2009 09:10 AM

I'm not familiar with 'BlitzPlus', is that like BlitzMax?

You may be also interested in:-

Chipmunk BASIC
TNT BASIC
Future BASIC (Formerly ZBasic)

Hope that helps!


Free basic for mac? - igame3d - May 31, 2009 09:43 PM

The book you have is old, the new version has BlitzMax.


Free basic for mac? - TimMcD - Jun 1, 2009 09:58 AM

No, on the blitz website (http://www.blitzbasic.com/Products/blitzplus.php) BlitzPlus is for more simple 2d things. Thanks for the suggestions tho, I'll check em out.


Free basic for mac? - stevejohnson - Jun 1, 2009 10:07 AM

TimMcD Wrote:No, on the blitz website (http://www.blitzbasic.com/Products/blitzplus.php) BlitzPlus is for more simple 2d things.
BlitzMax and BlitzPlus are similar, but BlitzMax is the more recent and more actively maintained product. It's generally better, and if you have to put money into one of them, choose BlitzMax and just read the docs and ask the forums if you get stuck.


Free basic for mac? - TimMcD - Jun 1, 2009 12:39 PM

Ok, thanks.