Latest Uploads
Invasion V ... prototype

rychan

Invasion V ... Prototype

rychan

Shields 64x64

Pakz

Ffs_Spam

Jayenkai

Hives Screen shot

rychan

Rpg Potion Sprites

Pakz

Forum Home

Swift Playgrounds

UserMessage
Posted : Thursday, 15 September 2016, 23:41 | Permalink
Jayenkai


WW Entries : 106
I downloaded it, yesterday, to have a nosey.

At first sight, it seems fairly competent.
There's a nice new keyboard that makes coding vaguely do-able, and there's a bunch of tutorials.

So, I thought to myself, why not attempt SpikeDislike!?!

Things I need.
1. Game Loop
2. Loading art.
3. Drawing art to screen.
4. "Is Screen Touched"

1 was easy.
2 was easy.
3 .. ..
.. Where's my screen?
There doesn't appear to be a "Graphics ", or similar command to quickly and easily create a "screen" or canvas, or whatever.
From what I can tell (it doesn't tell you this anywhere, so I'm having to guess) you need to include a UIView, ViewController and more, just to get a "screen" to work.

I gave up for the day, having seen how chaotic they'd actually managed to make things.
The included "Breakout" tutorial has 17 .swift includes, ranging from Ball to UIViewController and everything inbetween.

If Apple were aiming to make something simple and easy to use, they sure as hell haven't bloody well managed it.

It might be nice to tweak the 3 or 4 lines of code that are available in the tutorials, but they don't reveal the true horror of the language itself.

It's no BASIC.
It's no Blitz.
It's no PlayMyCode.

.. It's not what I wanted :\

-----
''Load, Next List!''
Homepage : http://AGameAWeek.com
Posted : Thursday, 15 September 2016, 23:50 | Permalink
Jayenkai


WW Entries : 106
Whoever thought that this was a good, quick, simple, and easy to use for kids?
I mean, seriously. Who??!!

-->

-----
''Load, Next List!''
Homepage : http://AGameAWeek.com
Posted : Friday, 16 September 2016, 00:02 | Permalink
Jayenkai


WW Entries : 106


I preferred "Graphics 800,600" myself, but maybe I'm crazy!?!

-----
''Load, Next List!''
Homepage : http://AGameAWeek.com
Posted : Friday, 16 September 2016, 00:44 | Permalink
rychan


WW Entries : 1
Eurghhhhhh, looks more like old days of DirectX coding!

-----
Web / Game Dev, occasionally finishes off coding games also!

Refresh Games - Game Dev Blog
Homepage : http://www.refreshgames.co.uk/
Posted : Friday, 16 September 2016, 01:05 | Permalink
rockford


WW Entries : 3
Pass me the bucket, I'm feeling a bit... ick!

C++ is quicker and easier to learn than that!

Another piece of "great" software from Apple. Yay.
Posted : Friday, 16 September 2016, 01:11 | Permalink
rychan


WW Entries : 1
I'm delving into ASM shortly myself, that looks like it makes more sense than whatever that swift thingy is meant to do.

LDA #$01
STA $0200

-----
Web / Game Dev, occasionally finishes off coding games also!

Refresh Games - Game Dev Blog
Homepage : http://www.refreshgames.co.uk/
-=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- (c) WidthPadding Industries 1987 692|0 -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=- -=+=-
Latest Posts
New Site - Tomorrow?
steve_ancell Wed 17:46
Atari Flashback Portable
Jayenkai Wed 13:10
SNES Classic
spinal Wed 11:13
CSS-Me-Do - SoCoder2
Jayenkai Wed 05:23
Music App
hardcoal22 Tue 13:27
For Greed
rockford Tue 10:52
Suppliers
Jayenkai Tue 10:48
Update All Objects in Array?
Jayenkai Tue 06:00
AGameAWeek : 2017 - Part One
Jayenkai Mon 09:28
Puff Dog
spinal Mon 02:42
More

Latest Items
Showcase : Thwackity Puttz
rskgames Wed 00:47
Blog : Rewatching ''1 Litre of Tears''
Jayenkai Tue 17:28
Snippet : Twitter BBCode
Jayenkai Sun 02:44
Link : Learn C++
Pakz Sat 20:33
Dev-Diary : My Journey into NES Development
Jayenkai Thu 03:58
Showcase : A Civilization Clone v0.65
rychan Thu 03:27
News : Newsletter #320
Jayenkai Tue 18:47
Blog : sadas
hardcoal22 Tue 02:50
Showcase : Flappadiddle
Jayenkai Mon 08:20
Article : Cookie Information
rychan Sun 12:28
Dev-Diary : Wii to N64 adapter
spinal Sat 11:50
Link : MonkeyX code examples
Jayenkai Sat 06:42
Link : Available Languages
Jayenkai Thu 13:22
Showcase : Hives
zzoom Fri 16:10
More

Who's Online
Pakz
Wed, at 19:43
9572AD
Wed, at 18:38
steve_ancell
Wed, at 18:28
Jayenkai
Wed, at 18:14
rskgames
Wed, at 18:13
rychan
Wed, at 17:26
GfK
Wed, at 16:50
rockford
Wed, at 16:10
spinal
Wed, at 14:54
Krakatomato
Wed, at 14:48
Link to this page
Site : Jayenkai 2006-Infinity | MudChat's origins, BBCode's former life, Image Scaler.