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How the **** did you learn to use smileBASIC??

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  • #1 ✎ 11 Godbluff Beginner Programmer I'm just starting out! I'm still trying to grasp the basics. Programming Strength Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Like literally I get it if someone learned super easily because they already had tons of programming experience beforehand but what I want to know is: HOW EXACTLY???? the manual doesn't explain **** and the commands page on their website is so hard to understand. so can someone just explain exactly what they did from when they first downloaded smileBASIC to being a pro. I mean..... you must have learnt it from somewhere..... Posted Edited by Godbluff
  • #2 ✎ 88 mia Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies http://smilebasicsource.com/page?pid=402 Posted
  • #3 ✎ 11 Godbluff Beginner Programmer I'm just starting out! I'm still trying to grasp the basics. Programming Strength Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself
    http://smilebasicsource.com/page?pid=402
    lol and where did the writer of that thread learn.... are they just a genius....?
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  • #4 ✎ 118 HTV04 Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength April Fool's 2017 Contest Participant I participated in the SmileBASIC Source April Fool's 2017 Contest! Programming Contest Forum Contributor Hidden Achievements
    Like literally I get it if someone learned super easily because they already had tons of programming experience beforehand but what I want to know is: HOW EXACTLY???? the manual doesn't explain **** and the commands page on their website is so hard to understand. so can someone just explain exactly what they did from when they first downloaded smileBASIC to being a pro. I mean..... you must have learnt it from somewhere.....
    I learned some of SmileBASIC just by experimenting (and help from this website). If you enter a command and press the question mark button on the bottom screen, you'll get a description for that command and how it can be used. This can be helpful at times.
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  • #5 ✎ 11 Godbluff Beginner Programmer I'm just starting out! I'm still trying to grasp the basics. Programming Strength Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself
    I learned some of SmileBASIC just by experimenting (and help from this website). If you enter a command and press the question mark button on the bottom screen, you'll get a description for that command and how it can be used. This can be helpful at times.
    ok thx but seriously? you learned how to make like menus and sprites and all that stuff from just experimenting and learning from this website?? k well maybe I'm just a dumb blonde
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  • #6 ✎ 141 Nathaniel Spring 2017 Contest Winner I won the SmileBASIC Source Spring 2017 Contest! Programming Contest Helper Received for being very helpful around SmileBASIC Source Achievements Staff Pick "Your program is one of our favorites!" - Staff Achievements I learned from an old DSI application called Petit Computer about six years ago. Every time I felt lost I'd just load up the in-game manual. And since SmileBASIC is made by the same company, it was fairly easy to figure out everything new. Posted
  • #7 ✎ 22 ChaseCZ Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself I have Smilebasic just like 2-3 weeks or so, because it released in europe like 4 weeks ago and it isn't that hard to make something... I still haven't figured out how to make a smooth collision between player and some blocks, but that's doesn't mean i can't make something... Just go to youtube watch some tutorials (mostly by Petit Professor 3D), read some tutorial on this website, use the ? button above the keyboard and you'll be alright. But you'll first need to come up with idea, then try to make it a reality. It'll take some time to learn and make something, but you'll definitely make something great one time Posted
  • #8 ✎ 163 Picy3 Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself @ChaseCZ: I first learned collision from petit professor but since then i have made my own easyer version, if you want help on stuff like that i can try to help you. Posted
  • #9 ✎ 163 Picy3 Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself oh but yeah i learned from just testing and playing around with different stuff. but yeah basically testing is the way to go when programming. Posted
  • #10 ✎ 11 eeveeStar i learned it through experimentation and reading the documentation Posted
  • #11 ✎ 11 Godbluff Beginner Programmer I'm just starting out! I'm still trying to grasp the basics. Programming Strength Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself then it is confirmed. I am just thick and suck at computer stuff Posted
  • #12 ✎ 163 Picy3 Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself well just remember that it took me/others like months before we staryed to really understand, dont try to understand it all at once, just try to take small things to start with. Posted
  • #13 ✎ 22 ChaseCZ Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself
    @ChaseCZ: I first learned collision from petit professor but since then i have made my own easyer version, if you want help on stuff like that i can try to help you.
    Yeah, thanks! But i don't need to know it right now, i'm working on a notepad with date stamp function and i think that's not needed for it.
    well just remember that it took me/others like months before we staryed to really understand, dont try to understand it all at once, just try to take small things to start with.
    You're right, since i'm new, i still don't really understand it, also i sometimes forget the basic stuff...
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  • #14 ✎ 163 Picy3 Expert Programmer Programming no longer gives me any trouble. Come to me for help, if you like! Programming Strength Avatar Embargo I didn't change my avatar for 90 days Website Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself start from what you do know and build from that- btw.. what DO you know so far? Posted Edited by Picy3
  • #15 ✎ 22 ChaseCZ Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself I know how to use the touch screen, STICK command, checking files, loading, saving, button input, SPANIM etc. Basically the basic stuff. I'm at school right now so i don't know Posted
  • #16 ✎ 11 Godbluff Beginner Programmer I'm just starting out! I'm still trying to grasp the basics. Programming Strength Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself I know how to open smileBASIC and type letters. pretty much it Posted
  • #17 ✎ 22 ChaseCZ Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself Oh... Well, tell us what do you want to learn. We may be able to help you Posted
  • #18 ✎ 11 Godbluff Beginner Programmer I'm just starting out! I'm still trying to grasp the basics. Programming Strength Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself Night Person I like the quiet night and sleep late. Express Yourself idk it's just all those weird menus and commands which seem to have no explanation anywhere, i.e. the Sprite menu, the map editor thing, and all those random tricky commands like SPVAR or BGDEF etc. I was just wandering if people learnt how to use them from anywhere in particular. Posted
  • #19 ✎ 30 seggiepants Have you tried making a Hello World program? It is a program that literally just prints out the text "Hello World!" One line of code in Smile Basic. If you can do that I can think of more skill building exercises for you. 8E7Y33G4 is my number guessing game for beginning programmers. Try reading through the code. That can be exercise two. Let me know if you have questions about the code. Posted
  • #20 ✎ 22 ChaseCZ Intermediate Programmer I can make programs, but I still have trouble here and there. Programming Strength Video Games I like to play video games! Hobbies Zelda Is Awesome! I love The Legend Of Zelda! Express Yourself Yeah... I forgot that. Try looking at the code of other games and learn from that Posted
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