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by Erik
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Microsoft released a modern Qbasic for Windows 10
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

Re: Microsoft released a modern Qbasic for Windows 10

Oh wow. That's a real bummer. Thanks for the heads up on it's sketchiness.
by Erik
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Microsoft released a modern Qbasic for Windows 10
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

Microsoft released a modern Qbasic for Windows 10

Not sure if this was mentioned, but it looks like Microsoft released a version of Qbasic for Windows 10. From the screen shots, it looks like the IDE is a modified version of VS Code. I don't currently own a Windows 10 computer to try it out but could be useful for someone on Windows 10 that doesn't...
by Erik
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: properly formatting asm code to make it QB ready
Replies: 2
Views: 2315

Re: properly formatting asm code to make it QB ready

I'd probably write something in python or perl that took the output from od and formatted it correctly to paste into the qb program. Probably could also use a straight bash script but I'm not really familiar with od so I'm not sure how much parsing of the output you need to do and it might just be e...
by Erik
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Left The JOKE! Forum https://www.qb64.org/forum By Anthony.R.Brown
Replies: 2
Views: 1572

Re: I Left The JOKE! Forum https://www.qb64.org/forum By Anthony.R.Brown

It's pretty dead here these days but some of us still float around. :mrgreen:
by Erik
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Qbasic SHELL command and environment limit
Replies: 1
Views: 1625

Re: Qbasic SHELL command and environment limit

Are you getting "Out of environment space" error messages with the set command in your batch file? You can bump that size up in the config.sys at the expense of losing some conventional RAM by adding something like this: SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM /e:2049 /p I haven't tried in DOSBox but it worked for me ...
by Erik
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Is it Possible to Password protect a Program External DATA File ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1470

Re: Is it Possible to Password protect a Program External DATA File ?

It's not password protecting but what about using BSAVE/BLOAD to save and load the data files? That way it's stored in binary so you can't just open it up in a text editor to see the contents and it's also faster than regular reading/writing to text files using the old "OPEN filename for INPUT AS #1...
by Erik
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: zero byte output after executing program
Replies: 1
Views: 1119

Re: zero byte output after executing program

That's weird. Tried the same exact thing in DOSbox here in QB1.0 and QB4.5 and it returned a LOF = 17. TEST.BAS: PRINT "TESTING 123 ABC" SYSTEM TEST2.BAS: CLS SHELL "qb /run test.bas > test.out" SHELL "type test.out" OPEN "test.out" FOR BINARY AS #1 PRINT "LOF ="; LOF(1) CLOSE #1 END Output: TESTING...
by Erik
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: Well, is this the end?
Replies: 17
Views: 33297

Re: Well, is this the end?

That is super cool!!!

I noticed on Rubber Mallet's website, they said the web server version only allows one connection at a time, but I guess that's not an issue because you only have the one system talking to it or was that updated as well?
by Erik
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: Revitalisation
Replies: 3
Views: 2512

Re: Revitalisation

I still use my 486 and QB4.5 to program in QB. I also have my main computer (Ubuntu) set up with DOSBox so I can also use it there if I want. I just tried QB64 for the first time today. It's not bad but I feel like the IDE is missing a lot of the debugging stuff that's in QB4.5 for DOS. (I guess tha...
by Erik
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: PlayMATE - a PLAY composer
Replies: 3
Views: 2700

Re: PlayMATE - a PLAY composer

I'm looking forward to giving this a try! I'll let you know once I get a chance to load it up (being 2020... things have been a mess as always... :) )
by Erik
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SpaceX Starlink public beta begins: It’s $99 a month plus $500 up front
Replies: 2
Views: 2822

Re: SpaceX Starlink public beta begins: It’s $99 a month plus $500 up front

I forgot this was a thing. Cool to see it's finally coming out. It will be interesting to see how it fairs.
by Erik
Fri Aug 21, 2020 1:06 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: NE File Utility - File Manager Like Utility Application
Replies: 0
Views: 6502

NE File Utility - File Manager Like Utility Application

NE File Utility is a file management utility I wrote in QB 4.5 that is similar to File Manager found in Windows 3.x or DOS Shell found in DOS 5.0. The application allows you to copy/move/create/modify/rename/etc your directories and files. It also gives you a visual way to navigate your hard drive i...
by Erik
Sun Jun 21, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: A bug in QB? Or is this a feature?
Replies: 4
Views: 9653

Re: A bug in QB? Or is this a feature?

Interesting! So it basically treats the "v" parameter as a local variable in the SUB and doesn't actually update the value of the array element passed until the code is returning from the SUB. Passing in the whole array works as expected. The source array is updated when the parameter array gets upd...
by Erik
Sat Jun 20, 2020 3:03 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: how to share Common declare between modules
Replies: 6
Views: 31068

Re: how to share Common declare between modules

Awesome. Thanks for the info!!
by Erik
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:59 am
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: Well, is this the end?
Replies: 17
Views: 33297

Re: Well, is this the end?

I don't even own a recent Windows computer and I still use QB for some of my hobby stuff. For regular QB programming I use my 486 or my IBM XT. (same 486 I used back in the 90s). When writing on my main computer (Ubuntu) I just use DOSBox. DOSbox works great with QB. You can full screen, set the CPU...
by Erik
Sat Jun 20, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Digger clone in QuickBASIC
Replies: 14
Views: 26492

Re: Digger clone in QuickBASIC

Thanks for the updated link! (You have at least one person that cares lol)

I'll give it a go sometime in the next few days.
by Erik
Tue May 12, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Panda BLAST!
Replies: 23
Views: 33093

Re: Panda BLAST!

Still locks up if I press the space bar too quickly while a previous sound is being played. :( I tried added some debug print statements to the audlib.bas file and then rebuilding the library file with them but ended up getting "sub not defined" errors in wavetest using the new lib. (Must have broke...
by Erik
Wed May 06, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Panda BLAST!
Replies: 23
Views: 33093

Re: Panda BLAST!

But at least there's sound, so it's getting somewhere... I should probably stop the DMA transfer manually, or maybe attempt auto-init DMA transfer, which would also provide sample mixing... I'm just not sure how to do it yet... I'll look into it, thanks again for your help! You're welcome. Glad to ...
by Erik
Mon May 04, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Panda BLAST!
Replies: 23
Views: 33093

Re: Panda BLAST!

I ran wave test and had interesting results. Not sure if it's needed, but this is what the header section had in it: Segment: 9C11 Length: 16103 If I play the sounds slowly and let the previous sound finish completely before hitting space bar and triggering the next sound clip to be played, it doesn...
by Erik
Sat May 02, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Microsoft already killing off Windows 7?
Replies: 20
Views: 65702

Re: Is Microsoft already killing off Windows 7?

My work computer was finally force upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10 after many failed attempts. I was hesitant to do the swap because with my job I work on a very very very old code base (90s) and was afraid my tools would no longer work. Glad to say that everything moved over okay to Win 10. Still mis...