003 – Space Shooter!

I’m back! Apologies about my previous two shitty posts.

During my absence, I’ve been rather busy, but in my free time I’ve coded an RSS-based reddit bot in python, I made a simple winforms hangman game, and a Pong game in Unity that may or may not have a few bugs…. (Just kidding, I fixed that part later)

 

I didn’t like Unity2D very much, so I’ve stopped using it. I’ve begun to use Monogame as of a few days ago, and I’m very happy with it so far – It’s intuitive, easy to use, and it’s all through Visual Studio. I’ve begun making a simple Shooter game. Here’s a GIF from a short while back:

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I’ve made some changes since, and I’ll post more about the game in the future if it continues. I finished coding in looping borders (Going through top side of screen loops you to the bottom of the screen, and vice versa) and I plan on making some basic enemy drones next (Along with a health and scoring system).

 

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002 – “Ari’s Notepad v1.021”

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I wasn’t yet satisfied with the previous application, so i made multiple changes to it. The program now allows you to edit the entire text file, rather than just instert a line. Also, it now contains three different text files, rather than just one.

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I added keyboard shortcuts, but I realized too late (that is, just now) that making the ENTER key save the file means that you can’t go to a new line.

I’ll undo that later, (EDIT: Fixed, ENTER key now makes a new line), but for the time being I’m content with my very first program. If, for some strange reason, you want to download it, you can do so from the Projects page.

 

001 – “Ari’s Notepad v1.000”

For my first solo project, I started out small – I decided to slightly test out how Windows Forms and FileStreams work out. I also learned how to compile programs. The app is very simple, allowing you to input text, wipe the stored text, or view the text (unfortunately the text is displayed in a MessageBox.. I might make a few revisions in the future).

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In truth, I only made this program to exercise the use of FileStreams, as saving data is something I wished to learn ASAP.

Hopefully, I now have enough knowledge to make a simple Hangman game, where the goal is to guess a randomly-selected word from a randomly-selected category. I might still need to touch up on collecting and storing data, however.

That’s all for now. Thank you for reading my first blog post!