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by MikeHawk
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Panda BLAST!
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Re: Panda BLAST!

And thank you for keeping your site online! I think I've been visiting this place since I was sixteen or seventeen and it's one of the last that is still alive. Everything else is gone. Last year I sorted a bunch of files on an old drive and found a small pile of QBasic games. I played some of them ...
by MikeHawk
Thu May 23, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Panda BLAST!
Replies: 2
Views: 564

Panda BLAST!

It was meant to be a small tech demo for Mode Y (unchained Mode 13) which provides 4 pages of video memory to work with. I haven't seen many QB programs use it, so here's one (and it is sourced too.) The game is inferior to Monkey Blast and has a handful of tiny glitches I probably won't fix out of ...
by MikeHawk
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: LTRIM $
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: LTRIM $

I'm not sure I get it. Are you trying to do this?

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PRINT LTRIM$(STR$(TP)) + "TOTAL PARTS";
You have to convert numbers to strings before you can use LTRIM$() on them. You could also try PRINT USING.
by MikeHawk
Wed Feb 27, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Menu issues
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Menu issues

Oh that hurts. What you want to do is add an extra item to your list (so the user knows how to go back), and redirect to the previous menu (GOTO the line number that starts with CLS). Like so: 255 PRINT TAB(25); "0. Go back" 265 IF (MB = 0) THEN 110 335 PRINT TAB(25); "0. Go back" 345 IF (FI = 0) TH...
by MikeHawk
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Menu issues
Replies: 4
Views: 804

Re: Menu issues

I'm not sure I get what you're trying to do, so here's how I do menus as of late: Each menu is barely more than a bunch of items that the user can select. Each item can either execute a very specific action (save configuration, apply changes, exit program), change a setting (modify the content of a ...
by MikeHawk
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: _MOUSEX Smart Slide
Replies: 0
Views: 1251

_MOUSEX Smart Slide

Another stupid one; it's your average slide puzzle with attractive (and barely dressed) people. Features keyboard, mouse and gamepad controls, SoundBlaster effects and music, 200x200 BMP images, and customizable puzzles (you can add new pictures via a text file). Should work on low-end computers (I ...
by MikeHawk
Tue Dec 25, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Remake of "JAW in Attacking Earth's Food Supplies" (2006 - TµEE co.)
Replies: 0
Views: 1213

Remake of "JAW in Attacking Earth's Food Supplies" (2006 - TµEE co.)

It's been a while since I've coded anything in QuickBASIC, and in order to ease things out, I decided to look into existing games that could easily be remade in a matter of days. The author or JAW was so eager to have someone rewrite his code I felt compelled to do it. The original source features e...
by MikeHawk
Sat Oct 06, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Qbasic Program wont run
Replies: 1
Views: 1096

Re: Qbasic Program wont run

Try using backslashes instead of forward slashes in D1$, and remove the excess spacing for the "Print Detail" label.
by MikeHawk
Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: C++ Compilation Failed
Replies: 1
Views: 1196

Re: C++ Compilation Failed

Hi Rich. QBASIC Assignment? What year is this? "C++ Compilation Failed"?! I can't tell if this is some elaborate shitposting or if I'm missing something. I'm getting too old for the internet. I have no idea why you'd get a "C++ Compilation Failed", but there are more concerning things going on: 1. A...
by MikeHawk
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: QB45 & DOSBox question
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

Re: QB45 & DOSBox question

I’m using 0.72 and 0.74 (both Win32), there are some differences with some games, but all in all it doesn’t make much of a difference. However, regardless of the version, when it comes to QuickBASIC games there seem to be some sound issues (Super Stack comes to mind), some interrupts that are not ha...
by MikeHawk
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: QB45 & DOSBox question
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

Re: QB45 & DOSBox question

Yes you can use DOSBox to test, compile and execute QuickBASIC 4.5 programs (lately I've been using a combo of NotePad++ and DOSBox to test programs and it works fine).
by MikeHawk
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: What version of BASIC is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 1996

The code you posted is likely written in a VERY old dialect since the interpreter requires line numbers, still uses LET, direct jump with THEN, splits GO TO, may likely not support concatenation (because of line 70, 90, 210 and 230), and features CHANGE (a statement I had never heard of before readi...