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Default Variable - 08-03-2011, 06:00 AM

Hello all.

I'm very new to this world as I try and teach myself Objective C. I have a very very basic question so I apologise in advance. I am using the book Objective C for absolute beginners which uses Alice. But I am having to run Alice 3.0 on my new Mac. Therefore some differences appear between the book and my version of Alice. Anyway my question is how do i "Create a New Variable" in Alice 3.0? `From my textbook of the older version there from what i can see used to be a button under create new parameter. My version does not have this.

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Default 08-03-2011, 10:50 AM

Alice 3 is not capable of a lot of things. It is still in Beta to. I suggest use Alice 2.2 because you won't be able to make a game in Alice 3. You can't even undo which will get very annoying.


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Default 08-03-2011, 11:03 AM

Thanks for the reply. But could you advise how i could get 2.2 installed on OS Lion? I did attempt this aft first but struggled and read someplace that 2.2 is not supported in Lion due to Rossetta?
   
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Default 08-03-2011, 12:59 PM

It can't be run on Lion. It runs on Snow Leopard and below.
Alice 2.2 is written in PowerPC code.
Hopefully, they will update it soon to Intel code.


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Default 08-03-2011, 01:40 PM

Thanks. I was hoping you would not say that, looks like its back to the drawing board to find a way to learn Objective C.
   
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Default 08-03-2011, 01:45 PM

Can't you use Xcode 4? I have heard that it makes certain things easier now.


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Default 08-03-2011, 02:10 PM

Well that was the original plan as i had bought a "for dummies" book on iPhone app development but it got a bit heavy as i have no previous programming or coding knowledge in any language. So i ended up with a Objective C for Absolute beginners book which was a lot better as it was going through the basics using Alice. I will see if any other books are out there which start at the very basics but use Xcode 4 etc.
   
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Default 08-04-2011, 08:59 PM

Alice 2.2 now works on Lion! Just make sure you install Java first.


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Default 08-05-2011, 04:25 AM

Ah! Really appreciate the heads up on that. I will try and install it now!
   
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