In the current version of DarkBASIC we have a low-resolution program editor. Lots of people like it because it's not based in a Windows environment and allows fast development swapping between your program and your game. However there are just as many people who don't like it because it's not a typical Windows application. The solution is to use one of the free third party DarkBASIC editors.
DarkBASIC is our flagship product, we even named the company after it! So we're totally committed to ensuring it develops and grows every year. We aim to continue selling and translating the current version, and we will always offer free patch updates to fix any issues - the current version is now v1.13. The development team are very busy working on DarkBASIC Professional, this will be the next major milestone for the technology and will offer many new and exciting features.
We have succesfully translated DarkBASIC into French, German, Italian, Russian, Brazilian, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.
Yes, we offer a free trial version which will operate for 15 days or 15 uses (whichever limit is reached first will end the trial period). This is available now from the download area of our web site.
We sell a Lite version of DarkBASIC. This has all the commands of the full version but it does not allow the saving of standalone exe files. This is ideal for anyone who wants to spend a long time developing with DarkBASIC without needing the save exe option. You can easily upgrade to the full version at a later stage. Visit our secure on-line shop for purchase details.