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xx Where to start with LB
« Thread started on: Nov 8th, 2003, 12:43am »

Are you new to progamming?

Are you new to Liberty Basic?

Are you wondering where to get started?

Does it all seem just very confusing?



Good News! This message is just for you! smiley grin cool shocked


Today - more than ever - there are enormous numbers of places to get information to get started. Let me point you to a few:

The Liberty Basic Newsletter in general is an awsome source of information: http://babek.info/libertybasicfiles/lbnews

There is a nice tutorial that is stretched out across several newsletters - it starts at zero programming knowledge and walks you through the beginings. It begins here: http://babek.info/libertybasicfiles/lbnews/nl104/15.htm (Use the Newsletter Index or Contents to locate the other installments in the series!)

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To get the most from the newsletter, use the table of contents and index which are linked from the main newsletter page!

There is a good tutorial linked right from this forum - read this thread: http://libertybasic.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=novice&action=display&num=1045169900

If you have had a little experience programming and just want to get the crash course (and definative Liberty Basic language guide) then download the AWESOME ebook by Alyce Watson called Mastering Liberty Basic. It is shareware and will cost $15 to unlock and unzip it, but it is worth every penny - I promise! Get it here:http://alycesrestaurant.com/master.htm (By the way - if you really want to save - you can buy BOTH the ebook and a registered version of Liberty Basic from Alyce's site!)

If you want to learn at a bit quicker pace than the Beginners Series in the Newsletter, then go through the Liberty Basic Tutorial in the LB Helpfile (do it even if you are going through the begginers series in fact!).

Speaking of the HELPFILE - use it! It is there to help you be a good programmer. Sometimes I just browse through it, reading and learning. After seven or so years I am still learning from it. I have heard many people say they print their helpfile out to have it handy. That is worth considering.

Want to get your Basic Progamming education from the "horse's mouth" so to speak - well you are in luck! Carl Gundel - creator of Liberty Basic is holding regular programming courses online at Liberty Basic University - Just point your web browser toward this URL http://www.libertybasicuniversity.com/!

Hey did you know Liberty Basic comes with example files? It does. They are there to show you how things are done. Load them up. Run them. Play with them. Change them. See what happens. Experimentation is a great way to learn.

There are many more suggestions, and you can find a couple beginner references in the LB Newsletter. They were written for much that same reason I have written this - to help you find your way as you approach a new language. Here is one such resource: http://babek.info/libertybasicfiles/lbnews/nl101/3.htm

Have fun. Brad
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« Reply #1 on: Jan 9th, 2005, 4:04pm »

I want to develop a game, so I'm looking for an easy-to-understand-for-stupid-people (ie me) programming something (see I dont even know what the correct terminology is!)

Soooo, I came here for a look, and I opened that "beginners series" whatsit ... i have hit an impasse

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We will begin by simply saying hello. This is one of the usual begin programs that any new student will write when they come to a new language. Type in the following code:

Print "Hello"


Type that in where? embarassed
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« Reply #2 on: Jan 9th, 2005, 4:15pm »

when you open up liberty BASIC there is a Text box that takes up most the window, type it in there and click on that blue running man.
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« Reply #3 on: Jan 9th, 2005, 4:15pm »

Open Liberty BASIC. If a file such as welcome.bas is loaded, go to the File menu and select New so that you have a blank texteditor. Type your code. Go to the RUN menu and choose to RUN the code.

You might start with the LB interactive tutorial. Go to File->Open and open "lb4tutorial.lsn" and work through that.
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« Reply #4 on: Jun 23rd, 2005, 6:57pm »

question:
are the commands for liberty basic the same as just the normal BASIC?
if so, thanks
also, if they are, someone could be nice and suggest a site with a whole bunch of tutorials & stuff

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« Reply #5 on: Jun 23rd, 2005, 7:53pm »

on Jun 23rd, 2005, 6:57pm, wonofdaweefolk wrote:
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are the commands for liberty basic the same as just the normal BASIC?
if so, thanks
also, if they are, someone could be nice and suggest a site with a whole bunch of tutorials & stuff

thanks,
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Some commands in LB are the same as some other basics, some are different. Why would you want to look for a website with tutorials for a different BASIC? Why not read this thread and do as it suggests? Start with the tutorial for Liberty BASIC. It's an interactive six week course that was taught at Ziff Davis University. You can't get any better than that. Then check the newsletters, especially Brad's beginner's series of tutorials. (There are 11 or 12 installments so far.) There are many, many articles in the newsletters to get you started. Look for "tip corner," "sprite byte" and any articles designated as novice level.

Brad has given you links. Use them. You'll be glad you did.
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« Reply #6 on: Jun 23rd, 2005, 8:46pm »

sounds good. i'm finding LB as i type
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« Reply #7 on: Feb 25th, 2006, 2:11pm »

Re Where to start, etc.
I got parts 1 and 2 of Brad Moore's article. Part 1 is fine-it covers things that I've already seen in the tutorial in LB4.02, before it went haywire. But I'm baffled by part 2 which seems to use a lot of terms I haven't heard of as though I should be familiar with them. Is the rest of part 1 missing (I got pp1 - 9)?
I count myself a novice, tho' I wrote my first prog. a long time ago (I've still got it, on tape - made of paper with holes in it).
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« Reply #8 on: Jun 28th, 2006, 04:50am »

Of course there are many ways to get started the important thing is to dive in and have fun doing it.

One of the things i've found enjoyable is looking at what others have done and see if you soak up some of their knowledge..

I too, plan to check out Brad's eleven part series from the LB newsletters. It starts in issue 104 and continues in issues 106, 107, 109, 110, 113, 117, 120, 124, 127 and 132.

If you haven't already visited the new LBPE (Programmer's Encyclopedia) you really owe it to yourself to take a look. All of the past newsletters are there plus new articles as well.
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« Reply #9 on: Jul 25th, 2006, 06:34am »

http://basic.wikispaces.com/Liberty+Basic+FAQ
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« Reply #10 on: Feb 3rd, 2007, 7:40pm »

Oh boy !

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Are you new to progamming?
Are you new to Liberty Basic?
Are you wondering where to get started?
Does it all seem just very confusing?


Shouldn't the first Q be how to get the nag screens & stuff off Liberty basic ? Am I supposed to get some kind of password or what ? I've been expecting something through e-mail but only received a receit.. order No... ?

Sorry... thanks.
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« Reply #11 on: Feb 4th, 2007, 03:47am »

Seems I'm just too impatient. I did reveive my groceries. Thanks for your patience...
Probably a good thing you were all out fishing or something...
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« Reply #12 on: Mar 19th, 2007, 02:56am »

how do i get to beginners series part two by brad moore?thanks ron
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« Reply #13 on: Mar 19th, 2007, 05:18am »

on Mar 19th, 2007, 02:56am, ron123 wrote:
how do i get to beginners series part two by brad moore?thanks ron


ron123, you've asked many times about finding this series of tutorials. Here's an idea. Bookmark this page:

http://basic.wikispaces.com/Are+There+Any+Tutorials

It lists and links to that series and other tutorials. If you add this link to your list of favorites in your browser, you'll always be able to find the tutorials easily.

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« Reply #14 on: Mar 19th, 2007, 08:54am »


Hello Ron123,

Here it is.
From the master himself
http://lbconnection.copiasystems.com/?Welcome

To be exact
http://lbconnection.copiasystems.com/?Featured_Items:Beginning_Programming_Series

Good luck.
You'll love it.

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