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HELP NEEDED, PLEASE CONTACT SOON.

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Hello. Lookin to purchase darkBasic soon for me home computer but am unsure as to just how powerful it is. can it rend 3D characters? And if so what are the limits of the software? I want to make a game that is a cross between Zelda and Final Fantasy. Several friends and I are making it together and are also wondering how easy it is to use. Basically we want the low down on darkbasic and what it can do. Thanx very much.

RE: HELP NEEDED, PLEASE CONTACT SOON.

I'm normally a C++ programmer, but I think I can answer some of your questions.
 First of all, DARKBasic can render 3D graphics. If you have a link to thier wweb page, check out some of the demos posted on their site. For what I've seen, they are very impressive.
 Read this carefully! DARKBasic advertises itself as a 3D GameMaker, so you're asking me what are the limitations on the software. Compare this to a programmer using C++.
If you didn't know anything about 3D Game making, you would have to purchase the c++ programming language, since 3D capability is not included in the language, you'll have to find or purchase a 3D SDK such as DirectX, OpenGL, or FastGraph, or develop one yourself. This takes a lot of time and money. Once again, if you didn't know anything about 3D, you'll have to learn.  This is either in the form of books, the internet, or through friends. This also takes a lot of time. Books and the internet cost money as well, at least $40 to $50 for a book, and in some cases, $50 per month for the internet.
 Now for DARKBasic, 3D is already included in the pakage, so that can save you some money, (though you'll still have to learn some 3D basics), and DARKBasic uses DirectX out of the box, so setup time to use that is nil. With other languages, you specifically have to train your language on how to use DierctX, and while that can be a piece of cake to a trained professional, it can be a nightmare to someone just learning the craft. Since DARKBasic is based on the Basic language, it is easier to learn than C++ as well.
I hope that this information helps you.
Good Day!

RE: HELP NEEDED, PLEASE CONTACT SOON.

Important, before purcaseing it please be aware that Dark basic does not create 3D Characters you must import them. using some other you create the characters and thier actions then import them into your game.

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