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by angros47
Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: A question of size
Replies: 3
Views: 7874

1) A program compiled with qb contains not only your code, but also runtime code (i.e.: the PLAY command provides a true mini-language, it needs a sort of "interpreter", and it will be included in the .exe file, consuming memory) 2) use COMMAND$ variable: in your example: myprogram.exe /h COMMAND$ w...
by angros47
Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: hmmmm
Replies: 1
Views: 6434

Lately, I got back at work; also, I wrote something for Back to Basic, and now I'm messing with MiniB3D (I hope to be able to release a new version).
by angros47
Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:35 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: ILLEGAL FUNCTION,error,My2nd program
Replies: 7
Views: 11443

I haven't tested your program, but I believe the error is in section: FOR i% = 2 TO 28 Align 13, i%, "El Cielo es Caiendo!" Align 13, i% - 1, SPACE$(19) ... In fact, Align should print "El Cielo es Caiendo" at row I%, using color 13. And, in your loop, I% goes from 2 to 28; the problem is.... there ...
by angros47
Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: LOOPS, QB64, QB4.5. and dos
Replies: 6
Views: 15112

Answer to question 1: The official way to repeat a set of commands is by FOR... NEXT for i= 1 to 5 play "abcdefg" print "hello" next If you want to do the same in DO ... LOOP I=0 DO I=I+1 play "abcdefg" print "hello" LOOP UNTIL I=5 You need to use a variable (the Iterator) that is increased every ti...
by angros47
Sat Jul 24, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MY very first program
Replies: 13
Views: 19927

Save the .bas file as text, not as binary, so it can be loaded also with QB64
by angros47
Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Freebasic Questions & Answers
Topic: QB vs FB
Replies: 5
Views: 19645

If you want to have the same syntax of QB, the first line of your program must be:

Code: Select all

#lang qb
by angros47
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Petesqbsite dead?
Replies: 25
Views: 40779

I'm Italian.
by angros47
Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Basic compiler
Replies: 6
Views: 10971

by angros47
Sun Jun 13, 2010 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Petesqbsite dead?
Replies: 25
Views: 40779

As for QBasic or any other BASIC, it is not dead. Many programmers still see it as an important part of the programming world and that you are missing out i you do not learn QBasic. I've never said that: qbasic is still used (at least, on network54 there is still a community), Freebasic is in good ...
by angros47
Sun Jun 13, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Petesqbsite dead?
Replies: 25
Views: 40779

General interest in Basic coding has been decreasing since newer PC's cannot run Qbasic properly. But Network54 is still active. Plus negative people like you tend to lose my interest! I'm not negative. I like coding in basic, and I often use freebasic (have you seen my MiniB3D port? I hope it will...
by angros47
Sun Jun 13, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Petesqbsite dead?
Replies: 25
Views: 40779

Is Petesqbsite dead?

Last site update: 2008 Last QBExpress update: 2008 Forum has posting bugs. When somebody asks for help, the answer is almost the same (i.e. "how can I run QB under Windows 7? Use QB64. How can I use more than 256 colors? Use QB64. How can I use sounds? Use QB64. How ...? USE QB64!") This site was on...
by angros47
Thu Jun 10, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: GBZine
Replies: 5
Views: 12151

Because he is one of the last users still here... :(
by angros47
Wed Jun 02, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Freebasic Questions & Answers
Topic: QB vs FB
Replies: 5
Views: 19645

FB is 32-bit, it's faster, supports OOP, and can produce executable for DOS, Windows and Linux.

Beside that, it's compatible with QB.
by angros47
Sat May 08, 2010 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the qbasic/freebasic scene still alive?
Replies: 14
Views: 22631

At the end of 2008, many communities suffered (effect of the recession?) FB community is coming back to life: there are some developers working on the compiler (V1ctor came back for a while, and there is also dkls). Also, FreeBasic is now in the list of the best compilers for linux, so it should gro...
by angros47
Thu May 06, 2010 1:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is the qbasic/freebasic scene still alive?
Replies: 14
Views: 22631

Many QBasic fans have switched to QB64 (and since the success of QB64 started in 2008, that's why in 2008 the qbasic community "disappeared") Back in the past, many QB fans switched to FreeBasic, because it was very similar to QB, and very compatible; but now, Freebasic is going on its own way, and ...
by angros47
Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kindly Rat gone?
Replies: 5
Views: 13166

Re: Kindly Rat gone?

E.K.Virtanen wrote:Hi all.
There is copies of it at web.archive.org, but site at geocities does not exist anymore.
geocities does not exist anymore, it has been shut down on Oct 27, 2010.
by angros47
Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:01 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Strings
Replies: 3
Views: 7185

Use input$
by angros47
Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:24 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: What is your worst program?
Replies: 12
Views: 17204

That's what I do: I write a message, select all, copy it, and try to send: if I need to log in again, I do, then I paste the selected text and send it.
by angros47
Mon Mar 15, 2010 7:53 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: What is your worst program?
Replies: 12
Views: 17204

What is your worst program?

Looking now at my first experiments with QB (that I've written years ago), I see many errors, bad practices and spaghetti code. I'm sure that I'm not the only one: many of us have realized horrible, bad coded programs that actually work well, and only later we've understood how to code properly. So,...