Linked by DaniŽl Mantione on Mon 16th May 2005 18:38 UTC
General Development After five years of development, Free Pascal 2.0 is ready. With the new compiler, its authors believe they are ready to become a larger open source development platform. In the MS-DOS world, Pascal was one of the major programming languages and is by means of Borland Delphi an important programming language in the Windows world. In the open source world, Free Pascal is the leading Pascal compiler and while open source is a bit biased using the C language, the Pascal language has a lot to offer to open source programmers.
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RE: Lentilwars
by Almindor on Tue 17th May 2005 08:20 UTC

I'm the author of that thing ;)
The game is not yet ready but a playable 1st beta will be available on soon. The sf homepage is not yet finished(it's more like a tech demo of the page now).

You can see more screens here:

The game is already playable and available for download but it's on a very unreliable server. If you're really interrested you can contact me, otherwise wait some week or so for the official 1st beta.

As to Free Pascal, I've started using it after I switched to linux. Kylix was just too buggy(the compiler itself) and bloated. I first started with pure FPC and then went on with Lazarus as IDE(I use it to make my level editor currently).
What I really LOVE about FPC is that it's so easily cross-platform. I just go to windows press F9 and viola.
I can also cross-compile from both platforms to any other.

Also bear in mind this is my 1st project ;)
When I started this I had no idea how to work with 2d arrays or classes.