Day One of Andrew’ s Eight Days of Game Design has ended in success! I thought about focusing on graphics today, but for the sake of other projects the first thing I need to figure out in FreeBASIC is networking. So, it made more sense to start with sockets.
I had to work off and on in between other tasks, and a lot of that time was spent reading and generally feeling like I wouldn’t get anywhere at all with it today. Most of the remainder was spent scratching my head wondering why the example worked but my modification wouldn’t compile and run… but after a bit of code voodoo and a lot of head scratching, I wound up with a bare bones (but working) TCP/IP socket server that will accept and
snark at communicate with multiple clients. Yep. Typical day in the life for a programmer.
I’m not sure how useful this will be for the Ludum Dare, but it’s a huge step toward making that MUD codebase I’ve been wanting to build. I’ll have to add a lot to the mix in order to make it useful, but it’s a good start. I’m calling that a win for today.