What is PlayBasicFX ?
A. This is the second generation of the
PlayBASIC language. You can think of it as PlayBASIC 2 if
you like. It's designed to retain the familiarly with the
original product, while opening up the flexibilities of our second / third
generation runtime technologies. This not allows for faster
execution and complex programs, but it finally gives a true plug and play nature to
the platform infrastructure. Allowing users to add 3rd party
commands sets and entire engines if required.
Will the PlayBasicFX command set be backward compatible ?
A. Mostly. The first
editions of the command sets (graphics engine) will focus on giving
fallback compatibility with PlayBASIC. Obviously this is
important for ensure that the migration of user code is as simple and
painless as possible However, due to differences
between the two products we can't guarantee that all old code will
import and run without modification. So users should expect to need
make changes and be pleasantly surprised if their program runs without
Are there more graphics modules planned and what API's will they use ?
A. Yes, this is one of the
features of the new design. It allows the core command sets to
be replaced as plug ins. Therefore alternative versions of
command sets can be produced either in-house or by 3rd parties
running on the graphics API of your choice (Direct3D, OpenGL etc).
Isn't PlayBasicFX already released ?
A. No. At the time
of writing, there are only work in progress editions that have been
made available to registered PlayBasic users. These
editions encompass a hybrid of our first and secondary generation runtime technologies
mixed together, combined an experimental replacement command set.
When will a PlayBasicFX final be available ?
A. Unfortunately, we can't give a
set deadline. It'll be done, when it's done. However, we will
be focusing more energy into it's development as time progresses.
Can I be a beta tester ?
A. No sorry we're not looking
for beta testers at this time.
Where Can I Download The Original PlayBASIC ?
A. You can download the latest
edition of the PlayBASIC learning edition from
www.PlayBasic.com web site (
Download PlayBASIC )
Where Can I Learn More About PlayBASIC & Programming ?
A. Everything you'll ever need to
know about PlayBasic can be located on the
www.PlayBasic.com home page and