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December 6th 2009, 09:40 PM
Peasant Male Australia
Let me heat that up for you... 
PureBasic is paid software, yes. But it does allow you to write and compile programs with a line limit of roughly 600 lines (even though it states 800). The demo is freely downloadable, and I will be using that until I can convince myself to buy the full version. It is also mostly crossplatform compatible, and can be installed on Windows, Linux, and Macintosh (there even used to be an Amiga version, but it was discontinued)

Most PureBasic applications can be ported just by installing the compiler on another OS and compiling the same source code.

I know I should use a more freely available software, but I've used PB for so long now that I've grown accustomed to it, and the MS Visual Suite now only comes in trials, so I can't use them.

As far as I am concerned, the server will continue to be written in PureBasic, the client hasn't been written yet. If anyone wants to pitch in and help, that would be great, I can send over source codes and specifications if neccesary. I will probably design a mock-protocol to see what I will need in both server and client.