I am glad to hear you want to get a handle of 4coder, and, although it might not be well tuned to beginners, that's not a deliberate design choice as much as a lack of time on my part to make properly helpful information and tutorials. I'll be happy to help you through it here or, if you ever want to share something you'd rather keep private, code that is causing a problem, computer specs, etc, you can also get my help at [email protected]
Now, please keep in mind that there is every possibility that I
am the one who is screwing up here, and not you. It would be helpful to me if I knew what your blank screen looks like. Since you are on Mac I am nervous that you might be on a version of Mac where 4coder plainly doesn't work. I have refused to update since the deprecation of OpenGL, because I haven't had the time to write new renderers yet. However, it might be something else too... send me that screen shot of your blank screen and I will know more.