Friday, June 06, 2008

Dogwaffle DIY Devlopments

Friday June 6, 2008

Greetings again! The topic for tonight is graphics and the focus is on creating your own extensions for Project Dogwaffle. I recently acquired and started using the tBDW thinBasic Dogwaflle scriptable interface. This package allows you to create your own plug-ins for Project Dogwaffle using the ThinBasic scripting language. There are only about a half dozen statements and a like number of equates to get your head around, so getting started is relatively easy. Your thinBasic script can either render a completely new picture or modify an existing one. I've written some simple scripts to convert color pictures to b&w and to generate mathematical patterns. It's fast, fun, and easy so I'll recommend it to anyone looking to expand the basic functionality of PD.

The picture of the week was created using Project Dogwaffle.

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The loops of the week are some boogie drum loops.

The PC game of the week is still FreeCiv. This TBS game is an open-source clone of the classic Civilization 2 PC title.

Send your comments and feedback and I’ll read it all and respond to some of it.
Bye for now!