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by angros47
Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Microsoft released a modern Qbasic for Windows 10
Replies: 3
Views: 1561

Re: Microsoft released a modern Qbasic for Windows 10

It is an open source program, written in javascript (with some WASM and TypeScript). It can be downloaded for free here: https://github.com/IshikawaMasashi/QBasic It is not windows only, it can be used also on Linux. It seems to be based on this old demo: http://stevehanov.ca/blog/?id=92 , that hasn...
by angros47
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Clearing half a screen fast
Replies: 2
Views: 993

Re: Clearing half a screen fast

Code: Select all

VIEW PRINT 1 TO 15
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by angros47
Sun Feb 07, 2021 5:50 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: shortening loading time for call absolute
Replies: 4
Views: 2615

Re: shortening loading time for call absolute

Can't you compile it to a .OBJ file, then make a QLB and a .LIB file? Or link it directly?
by angros47
Sun Feb 07, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Making QuickBasic 1.1 use less memory
Replies: 1
Views: 1309

Re: Making QuickBasic 1.1 use less memory

Yes, there is: don't use SHELL. If you want to execute other DOS programs, after your QB program, you should use a .BAT file that calls your program, and after that calls the other one. If you want your QB program to send a message to the .BAT file, you can use something like: DECLARE SUB ExitWithEr...
by angros47
Mon Dec 07, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: A bug in QB? Or is this a feature?
Replies: 4
Views: 9628

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

Here's an interesting bug I've found messing with my old QuickBASIC programs. ..... Then run it in any ORIGINAL DOS QuickBASIC (QBasic/QB4.5/PDS/VBDOS) and be shocked with its "correct" answer (10 10 10 2 :shock:) Interesting thing: I tried it in QB45, and indeed it happens like you described. Then...
by angros47
Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: A bug in QB? Or is this a feature?
Replies: 4
Views: 9628

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

Wow! It's the first time in about 10 years that I see something new about QB, on this forum.
by angros47
Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: Well, is this the end?
Replies: 17
Views: 33264

Re: Well, is this the end?

burger2227 wrote:This site can still be used for many programmers using QB64 who need ideas or help.
Can. But it isn't.
by angros47
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: Well, is this the end?
Replies: 17
Views: 33264

Well, is this the end?

Ten years ago this site celebrated the fact that it was ten years old. Now, that announcement is still the most recent one: in the last ten years, nothing new has been done. So, I'd say that petesqbsite could be considered officially abandoned, and just an historical archive.
by angros47
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: Been a real long time
Replies: 19
Views: 54239

We could use an update in participation around here! All I do anymore is control spammers. This forum has become a satellite of QB64 forum. Is there anybody, here, who still use qbasic? Or everybody uses qb64? Because, for qb64 users, there is no point in using this forum. Also, the site is almost ...
by angros47
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DOS-based IDE?
Replies: 2
Views: 7539

A very good IDE in dos already exists:

http://www.rhide.com/
by angros47
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: CODES OPENER
Replies: 11
Views: 14838

Are you sure you're trying to open YOUR folders? Or you are trying to crack somebody's else folders?
by angros47
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Seb McClouth is back
Replies: 5
Views: 20974

If you use freebasic, you could code a real operating system:

http://wiki.osdev.org/FreeBASIC

http://wiki.osdev.org/FreeBasic_Bare_Bones
by angros47
Thu May 10, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: VBDOS executable size?
Replies: 3
Views: 8663

You complain about a file of 150 kilobytes ? Nowadays there are hard drives with a storage of 1-2 Terabytes , and files of 1-2 Gigabytes can be downloaded in half an hour, and you care to spare 20 kb? Well, the compiled file is so huge because it include also some runtime libraries (i.e. all the stu...
by angros47
Sun Nov 13, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: qbasic on android phones
Replies: 2
Views: 10182

QBASIC is for 16 bit x86 processors, smartphones use 32 bit arm processor. And qb cannot be recompiled for smartphones because nobody here has the source code (only microsoft has it); there is a pseudo-source code of qbasic, but it's in assembly so it's still processor-specific. QB64 can, in theory,...
by angros47
Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Calling function by reference for QB4.5/VBDOS 1.0?
Replies: 2
Views: 7734

In FreeBasic, you can do that by using a function pointer.

In QB, you'll have to use CALL ABSOLUTE... but your function needs to be written in assembly (qb itself doesn't allow function pointers)
by angros47
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QB legacy
Replies: 1
Views: 6633

QB legacy

QB64 is considered the heir of qbasic. But there were other offrings: the most know is FreeBasic, but do you remember XBasic? Xbasic, like QB64 and FreeBasic, has been originally written in QB, then it became self-hosting; and, from it, originated XBlite. And who recall less fortunate compilers writ...
by angros47
Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Uploading problems...
Replies: 3
Views: 8870

Wow, Harry, you are alive!

I'm glad to see you are coming back.
by angros47
Sun May 22, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Once upon a time... QBasic
Replies: 1
Views: 6635

Once upon a time... QBasic

I was looking some old qb e-zines (my favourite was QBCM), and a thought came in my mind: in year 2000, there was a lot of speculations and previsions about the future of basic. Somebody said qbasic was dying, and somebody proposed solutions. There was no dosbox, no qb64, no freebasic... there was o...
by angros47
Thu May 19, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TrueQB
Replies: 1
Views: 7135

dead site :cry:
by angros47
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anybody have a 98 machine?
Replies: 6
Views: 11289

Have you tried booting your machine in DOS mode? You should be able to do that using mouse only, from windows. If your keyboard works in dos, it's a setup/driver problem, otherwise, it could be an hardware problem. If it's an hardware problem, you can determine if it depends on computer or on keyboa...