+Random Terrain Posted April 26, 2011 Share Posted April 26, 2011 Here are a few general posting tips for new bB users that might be helpful: A good attitude is important. If a guy storms into the bB forum demanding instant answers, people will be less likely to help him. Nobody has to help, so we might want to be thankful when they do. When somebody can find the time to help, it's a good idea to reply so they can tell if their help was useful or not. It will also help other bB users with a similar problem or question._ Please do not post the same question in multiple threads or forums. Give people a chance to reply and be sure to look back for a reply. While you're off posting the same question in 20 different threads, a reply to your first post could be sitting there waiting for you to read it._ Be sure to name your program files something other than 'default' in case you need to post them in the future. Even if you don't know the name of the game yet, you can always use your username mixed with the type of project. For example, if your username is Mr. Giggle Snort and you're working on an unnamed maze game, you could call it "giggle_snort_maze_game_2011y_04m_28d_1002t.bas". For more about naming your files, see Easy Software Versioning._ If you are having problems with your code, the more information you supply about the problem, the easier it will be for others to help. Attach your .bas file and if your program is generating compile-time errors, post a copy of the errors too. When you want people to see some odd behavior on the screen, be sure to attach the .bin file too (instead of expecting them to compile your code)._ Having a sense of humor and trying not to be too touchy is always beneficial. If the slightest hint of criticism has a guy running for the razorblades, it might be time for him to think about getting a new hobby such as stamp collecting or gardening. Or he could grow a fuzzy pair, get motivated, and make some high-quality games that are so fun it will make rainbows cry. If we can learn to appreciate criticism instead of running away from it, we'll be a lot better off._ No matter how tempting it might be when you're stuffed full of pizza and high on caffeine, you might want to avoid making any grand proclamations about the earth-shattering games you're going to create. People aren't impressed with chest-beating. They'd rather have a .bin file to try, so it might be a good idea to wait and let your work speak for itself. (If your work actually starts speaking to you, back away from the caffeine. You've had one Mountain Dew too many.)_ It's easy to get results with batari Basic. It's also easy to forget that our favorite classic games needed months of work to accomplish. Fellow enthusiasts can tell if you're in it for the long haul. Expect support to be in proportion to your commitment and willingness to accept critique. Related Links: How to Attach Files and Images Easy Software Versioning Keeping Track of the Scanline Count with Stella 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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