Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by satans_banjo, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2005
    SE London
    Does anyone know about this multi-platform programming language? This is what I know already:
    • It is made by the same people that made Blitz3D
    • It works on Windows, Mac and Linux
    ..and that's pretty much it.

    After moving to OS X I e-mailed the maker of the game CS2D (a 2D top-down version of CounterStrike which is free and quite a laugh) asking if there was any plan for a Mac version, and he said he was thinking of porting it to BlitzPLUS from Blitz3D if he ever got around to purchasing BlitzPLUS. And now I'm thinking of doing that myself, because it is quite a good game and the original version is open-source.

    However, I'm not sure how similar these two languages are. I was thinking I could just copy-paste from one program to another and modify the new one to fit in with the new syntax (I understand it would be harder than that, but that's the basic idea). Is it that simple? And is it worth getting BlitzPLUS or just making games in C++ or Python?
  2. macrumors 65816


    Sep 16, 2003
    Stavanger, Norway
    BlitzMax, as I believe you're referring to, is really a great language for making games. You can check it out at

    I don't think it would be as trivial as just copying and pasting to port it from Blitz3d to BlitzMax, but I've never tried Blitz3d so I couldn't say for sure. I believe they are quite different languages. BlitzMax is more powerful for games than your average Basic-editor, so I suggest you check it out if you're new to making games. :)
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Sep 12, 2005
    SE London

    yeah, blitzmax is what i was referring to. i think i'll get a copy
  4. Guest

    We have a good number of members using BlitzMax on Mac OS X in our forum (, and they all seem to be pretty happy. Worth the money. Also, TNT Basic is now FREE, so give that a look (2D only)


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