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by Ralph
Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Scrolling tile RPG
Replies: 45
Views: 43731

MilesAway1980: I just saw a copuple of nice program snippets, one for saving an array with a tile by using BSAVE, the other for retrieving the array by using a BLOAD and then PUTing it to screen. That got me thinking of your large program, and your quest for memory. So...Are you into BSAVEing and BL...
by Ralph
Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How much is QBasic still used?
Replies: 8
Views: 11384

One thing more, maybe the most important one! Do try to answer and participate in helping those who do ask questions here. Don't help by posting your program as the answer, rather, try to give hints and direct the original posters (OPs), so they can develop their own code. From time to time, we get ...
by Ralph
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Program Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 6834

I think your next step is to design a menu with your cities listed. I would load my array by reading the data, then sort it alphabetically. Now, as Sid6.7 has stated, prefix them with, say, the digits 0 to 9, if you have 10 or less cities, or with the letters A to Z, if you have more than 10 cities....
by Ralph
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How much is QBasic still used?
Replies: 8
Views: 11384

Only last year, we were still seeing signs of high school kids being taught QB and VB. Now, I hardly see request for help from that source. And, with icrosoft's not supporting VB anymore, we will be seeing less and less people using the BASIC-based languages. There are a few small groups of very goo...
by Ralph
Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Error Handling Inside Function
Replies: 15
Views: 12174

I understand, now. Yes, but, with my eyesight getting worse by the day, I think I may be forced into using only SCREEN mode 13, width 40, height 25! Or, I might just change my present 19" monitor for a 24" one, if I can find one and can afford the price.
by Ralph
Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Error Handling Inside Function
Replies: 15
Views: 12174

Ted, I don't follow you. What works with WIDTH columns and rows, too?
by Ralph
Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:07 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Error Handling Inside Function
Replies: 15
Views: 12174

Thanks, Ted

Thanks to you, I have now improved the program a little, and corrected the total number of rows that your oritginal code provided, by adding 1, as you suggested. Here is the new code: GOTO RAE 'Program by "burger22", alias Ted, on 10/02/2008, as posted on: 'http://www.petesqbsite.com/forum/viewtopic...
by Ralph
Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Program Help!
Replies: 6
Views: 6834

Aviatrix, I think you are doing very well! I also think Sid is the one to continue to help you, he's doing a fine job of it. Me, I just want to add one thing here, regarding DIMming a number of arrays with of the same size. In case you have to change the size more than once, it saves time and effort...
by Ralph
Fri Oct 03, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Error Handling Inside Function
Replies: 15
Views: 12174

Ted, I liked your basic program kernel very much, and added some code for myself, to go through all screen modes without having to do a manual change each time. I thought someone else might like to use it, so, here it is: GOTO RAE 'Program by "burger22", alias Ted, on 10/02/2008, as posted on: 'http...
by Ralph
Thu Sep 11, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Graphics question
Replies: 16
Views: 18088

dkobayas: Have you tried Start, Run, msconvig, then the Startup tab, then the disable all button at the bottom, Apply (or OK). Now, restart you computer. Does QB now accept the graphics screens (1,2,7-13)? This worked for me. More later, if this works for you.
by Ralph
Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:44 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Graphics question
Replies: 16
Views: 18088

Ted: Isn't it easier to use QuickBASIC directly in XP, rather that using DosBox to run QB? And, does DosBox/QB allow faster program running than QB/XP? I ask you, because I would have o start by getting DosBos up and running, and learning the ropes. So, it would certainly be much better if someone w...
by Ralph
Fri Sep 05, 2008 6:00 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Graphics question
Replies: 16
Views: 18088

MysticShadows: I tried DosBox some three years ago, and found it to be extremely slow for the graphics I was trying to run. As to running QB graphics in XP, there are many folk who report no problem, while others have had problems, me included. dkobayas: Today, using QuickBASIC 4.5 under Windows XP,...
by Ralph
Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Cross Reference update
Replies: 13
Views: 15947

If you simply MUST have "more than 15" files OPEN at the same time, my first thought would be to combine two or more files into one, so as not to exceed the allowable limit,then separate the two or more parts withing the probram, as required. Would this work for you?
by Ralph
Sun Aug 24, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: No " .exe" !
Replies: 23
Views: 24268

W1nt0p: The thought of offense never entered my mind! And, I certainly agree that you are doing a good job. I just thought talking about paths might confuse the OP even further. Perhaps addressing the person you are referring to would have not brought on my request to you and Seth. I thought youwere...
by Ralph
Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: No " .exe" !
Replies: 23
Views: 24268

Seb: Thank you! Legrand: You wrote, in your first post: "I cannot understand codes like 6E72 followed by 02B6 etc. " The characters 6E72 02B6 form an 8-digit number in the hexadecimal system. From the Wordopedia, I quote: "HEXADECIMAL refers to the base-16 number system, which consists of 16 unique ...
by Ralph
Sun Aug 24, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: No " .exe" !
Replies: 23
Views: 24268

Win10p and Seb: PLEASE don't muddle the waters evern more for the OP, who is having beginner's problems. If we can just get hem going on his one problem, not being able to compile a program, he will be 100% the better for it. He is having problems understanding what we would think is a simple thing,...
by Ralph
Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Scrolling tile RPG
Replies: 45
Views: 43731

I guess you are just "miles ahead" of me. :D I thought that up AFTER my post on the DRAW at the edges thing. At that time, I was just thinking you wanted to introduce some new tiles, not those relating to the background or the castle... But, you made the quantum leap from my original thoght, and you...
by Ralph
Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Scrolling tile RPG
Replies: 45
Views: 43731

One more thing. If PUT works faster then DRAW for the background tile, perhaps you could use PUT for ALL tiles, including the background, and just use DRAW for all the edge tiles? Maybe you already have done this!
by Ralph
Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Scrolling tile RPG
Replies: 45
Views: 43731

Hey, I'm just happy I could shed some light on your problem. Real glad you got it to work, even though it will require doublein of your tiele storage.
by Ralph
Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:01 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Scrolling tile RPG
Replies: 45
Views: 43731

MilesAway1980: I remember you had a problem with tiles hitting theedges and creating errors. Have been thinking on that problem, and have a solution. Just use the DRAW statement for your tiles. For instance, in your snipet, the castle has no problem disappearing gently into the edges, nor does the b...