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10th June 2018

First beta of PureBasic v5.70 released + new Privacy policy on PureArea.net


Last week Fred released the first beta version of PB5.70. To their most important innovations belong the support of the "Qt" sub-system on Linux, "DPI aware" support on Windows and many new 3D commands (OGRE). More informations and the complete list of functions in the related thread of the English PB forum.


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11th May 2018

GFX Wizzard BF now hosted on PureArea.net - PureBasic 5.70 on the way and PureVisionXP extension for SpiderBasic available!

 

BF Screenshot 1
I'm proud to announce, that the awesome GFX package for PureBasic "GFX_Wizzard_BF" by Werner 'walbus' Albus is now available on PureArea.net.
While it was continuously developed during the last 1.5 years, it's now finished for the current PB5.62 versions.

It has an impressive function set (completely coded in PB itself!) - just to name a few:
BF Screenshot 2
  • hundreds of functions to create fantastic GFX effects, sprites with alpha-blending, flicker-free animations (also on Canvas gadgets)
  • enhanced GIF handling functions
  • output the graphics whereever you want (Canvas, Image, Sprite, Screen)
  • use and combine functions for rotating, mirroring, recoloring,  texturing,  resizing, scrolling, etc.
  • powerful Sprite editor tool
  • create Sprite and CSS sheets
  • all available as PB module (source-code), with many examples, running on all three OS (Win, MacOS, Linux)
BF Screenshot 3 Download: GFX_Wizzard_BF.zip

PB Forum Thread: GFX_Wizzard_BF - [Modules - All OS]

While PureBasic currently stays at version 5.62 (latest feature set of v5.60 and following bug-fixes) and PB's sister product for mobile development SpiderBasic reached version 2.2 now, rumours say that a new PB version is on the way. I can't tell you, when PB5.70 will arrive (you know: "when it's done..."), but stay tuned... :-)

 

The professional GUI designer PureVisionXP is also regularly updated by ReelMedia and just got a new extension module to create SpiderBasic GUI's too. Like all SpiderBasic and PureBasic versions (including business and eductional licences) you can order it here - just take a look on my updated order site!

My own project (working title 'GeoWorld') grows well, I invest all my free time and hope to have a first beta later this year. Stay tuned!

On the right you can see an updated screenshot of the loading screen...

GeoWorld Loading screen v0.60
GeoWorldEditor MapLocator

And here another view on my self-written editor tool...
(all done in PureBasic)

 
19th January 2018

PureBasic 20th Anniversary & new version 2.2 of SpiderBasic

 

PureBasic recently celebrated a great anniversary - 20 years of continuous development & always free updates! Read more in the PureBasic-Teamblog!

 

While we could only speculate about the improvements of the next PureBasic for now (see Fred's famous saying 'When it's done...'), occur bug-fix updates on the current versions at this time - currently there are v5.62 and v.5.46 LTS.

 

The sister product SpiderBasic reached the version 2.20 with many improvements (many new libraries and InApp Purchase Support).

 

It's not the time yet for a beta release, but my own PureBasic project 'GeoWorld' (cross-platform for Windows and MacOS!) is also progressing well. For the creation of the GFX effects the PureBasic graphics package "BucketFill advanced" served well - for more informations and source code see the topic in english PB forum.

 

GeoWorld - Intro / loading
screen on  MacOS
GeoWorld - Intro MacOS
GeoWorld - Städte-Info MacOS GeoWorld - country/city info with
picture preview on MacOS
GeoWorld - Intro / loading
screen on Windows

GeoWorld - Intro MacOS

 

My remaining time I put completely in 'GeoWorld' (working title) - so there will be not much news here in the next time, sorry!

 

The ordering support für PureBasic & SpiderBasic and PureVisionXP continues as usual of course :)
17th March 2017

PureBasic 5.60 and 5.51/5.44 LTS released -

sister product SpiderBasic v2 available!

 

While SpiderBasic is already available since December in the massively extended version 2.00 (e.g. now with iOS and Android app support!), also PureBasic got several updates during last months.

 

In the new version 5.60 many, partly already long time existing, user wishes were fulfilled. See the complete  'News' announcement or in the updated Online-manual.

 

The fact, that you can easily realize your own projects with PureBasic, I want to show you with the following screenshots of my 'GeoWorld' (working title) project. This one takes my  entire free time and it should be released this year in a first (beta-) version if possible:


GeoWorld - Infofenster und Länderinfo GeoWorld - About window &
Country info with flag
GeoWorld - Country &
Car signs
GeoWorld - Autokennzeichen
GeoWorld - Städteinfo mit Bildern
GeoWorld - City info
with pictures
GeoWorld on MacOS - Recordlists & City info GeoWorld - Rekordliste MacOS

 

Me and many others benefit at this purposes from the help of the active PureBasic community. Here I would like to present three 'includes', which are very useful for me in GeoWorld or related tools:
- PBMap - OpenStreetMap in a CanvasGadget
- DynamicDialogs - easy creating of dialogs/GUIs
- VectorIcons - create vector-based icons 'on-the-fly'

 

The purchase of PureBasic licences (as well PureVision and SpiderBasic) is possible unchanged, on request also via PayPal - pay attention to the informations here!
30th October 2016

PureBasic 5.50 and 5.43 LTS released - sister product SpiderBasic nearly reaches v2!

  

Not much news on PureArea.net due to my on-going problem with very limited time and concentration on my own PureBasic project "GeoWorld" (working title, may change due to licence rights later...). Of course I'm still selling PureBasic licences (PureVision and SpiderBasic too) - so the informations here are still valid!

  

PureBasic itself is of course still alive and reached the v5.50 this year. While the 3D side was improved again (e.g. with a Vehicle library), it got several further improvements, and the most important change: PureBasic is now "Unicode-only" with PB5.50+

  

Starting with this version PureBasic always compiles source code into Unicode programs.

 

Myself I switched my project development into Unicode mode too - and it was easier than I thought, and now my project can display special chars with ease

  

If you want to stay with ASCII development you can still use the LTS version of PureBasic, which was updated (only bug-fixes, no new functions) to v5.43.

  


For creating well-designed and flexible GUI's in PureBasic I strongly suggest PB's dialog library and the free DynamicDialogs framework. What can be done with it, you can see here (very complex editor for my project).
 

Currently Fred is concentrating on finishing the v2.0 of PureBasic's sister product SpiderBasic - making possible powerful web development.  

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