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Blitz Research FAQ

General

Who are Blitz Research?
What happened to Blitz2D?

Purchasing

Is there a boxed version of Blitz available?
Are there any 'upgrade' discounts available?
Can I make a commercial game with Blitz and are there any royalties to pay?
Blitz looks good, but I really need feature xyz - when's it coming?

Support

How do I register my Blitz purchase?
Where can I get updates to my version of Blitz?
I've purchased MaxGUI - where is it??

Technical - Installation

What platforms does Blitz run on?
Can I have different versions of Blitz installed on one machine?
Do I have to install all Blitz updates or just the latest?

Technical - Executables

Does Blitz compile programs into pure machine code?
Why are Blitz3D/Plus programs so large?
How can I reduce the size of my executable file?
Can I include/bundle my data files with my executable?
How do I change the icon of my Blitz program?

Problems

A Blitz executable crashes, but works fine in the IDE.
Blitz says that it needs Internet Explorer 4 installed but I have IE 6!
The Blitz IDE crashes when I close it (or close a tab).
How should I report a bug in Blitz?

Website - General

What were the Terms Of Use I agreed to when I signed up at blitzbasic.com?
I log in to the web site, but it acts as if I'm not logged in; why?
I've forgotten my site password - what now?

Website - Forum

How do I post on the forums?
What are the forum codes?
Can HTML be used in forum posts?
What is the acceptable size of signatures?
Why did my post get deleted or locked?
If I enter an email adress on the Blitz forum, is it safe from spam bots?