Ok, so I know you all hate me and all, so this should come as good news. I FINALLY got a mac, and at first I experimented with ways to run MMF on a Mac (Dual Booting Windows, Virtualization, Emulators), but I finally decided I wanted to be a mac developer, not a windows developer using Mac. So I went out and found a thing called RealBASIC. It's kinda like VisualBASIC except it runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux, and isn't a piece of crap. For anybody interested, you can get a 30 day free trial at RealSoftware.com . I have already learned a lot about REALbasic. As a final thing for TDC, i'm gonna make TDC Downloads Downloader for Mac! Ok, so maybe not, but I tried to make something like it and it's screaming fast (Partly because REALbasic compiles your apps, and partly because it's running on Mac OSX).
So, if anybody cares, you will be able to keep up with me on http://www.keatontech.com (Soon to be redesigned ... AGAIN). I think i'll save 400 bucks and not get REALbasic Pro, which means that my apps will only run on Mac OS X. I might drop by every once and awhile, but I think i'll migrate to the REALbasic forums. Buh-Bye. *Walks into the sunset without looking back*
I've got to disagree - it's very easy to pick up a new programming language even if you arn't very good at MMF. Fact is, there are books, articles and courses on programming languages - while there are hardly no books on MMF, plus you can't take courses on MMF..
So good luck Keaton - hope you're new coding projects are good and everything. Although I don't have/want a MAC so I won't be able to use whatever you make
The only reason we're really here is because we're too lazy to learn proper coding (plus MMF is quicker and easier). If you actually spend time on it, then learning to code isn't hard at all (anybody can do it). It's all the maths stuff that's the hardest bit in my opinion (and MMF isn't the only thing that uses maths).
I've got books on C and all kinds of other languages - I just don't have the time to read them and learn them. Plus I'm too lazy
MMF != real programming. MMF is a lot easier with simple graphical stuff, but real programming is a lot easier when you don't want to worry about animations and collisions.
You'll be back. Soon enough you'll miss the thrill of releasing a piece of crap game in 3 hours compared to the 3 months it'd take with a real programming language
Disclaimer: Any sarcasm in my posts will not be mentioned as that would ruin the purpose. It is assumed that the reader is intelligent enough to tell the difference between what is sarcasm and what is not.
I think I tried realBasic or whatever it's called. It was a little shit. fuck, with a Mac you get XCode2 so go forth and use that. XCode3 is due out with Leopard.
Funny isn't it Keatonguy, before you get a mac you plan out how you can still run MMF (Virtual PC, virtualisation, Boot Camp)... but once you have it you don't care for it since you have XCode and other grander options available.
"Itís designed to facilitate development of applications, tools, frameworks, libraries, plug-in bundles, kernel extensions and device drivers. Xcode supports developers using C, C++, Objective C, AppleScript and Java." It's everything. Like MMF in it's simplicity but can do oh-so much more.