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by angros47
Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DREAM16 OS - The new GUI in town! =] (UPDATE!!!)
Replies: 5
Views: 9715

Interesting...

A nice feature would be to write multi-tasking apps (maybe with cooperative multitasking).

I was thinking about that: http://www.network54.com/Forum/648955/t ... nterpreted

I got this answer: http://www.network54.com/Forum/648955/m ... 9/angros47
by angros47
Thu Nov 19, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Redefining characters for TUI
Replies: 2
Views: 7557

Redefining characters for TUI

Do you remember Norton Utilities for DOS? The Text User Interface (TUI) was made with special characters, to get radio buttons, options, and much more. I tried to do something similar in QBasic, but I abandoned it: anyway, the font is nearly complete, and I hope that some of you would be interested ...
by angros47
Mon Nov 16, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Is QB public domain?
Replies: 7
Views: 9953

I am a bit confused: you said that the letter is fake, I googled for it, but I haven't found any reference about that. I find another copy of that letter here: http://www.techreplies.com/software-applications-53/back-basic-601456/ How do you know that the letter is fake? Do you know about an officia...
by angros47
Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:33 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Hey I'm new
Replies: 7
Views: 13810

Welcome!
by angros47
Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:00 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Dynamic linking in QBasic?
Replies: 6
Views: 11212

I was thinking... Maybe it could be done using TSR with some "tweaks"... I.E. every application is a TSR, the "kernel" manages the GUI and calls interrupts to activate single apps, and a segment of ram is used as "interface" (if an application has to open a window, it leave a message in the common a...
by angros47
Fri Nov 06, 2009 2:46 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Dynamic linking in QBasic?
Replies: 6
Views: 11212

Can be done in QB PDS? How? Can you tell me more?

Thanks
by angros47
Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:03 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Dynamic linking in QBasic?
Replies: 6
Views: 11212

I was thinking about a sort of cooperative multitasking in qb (in a way similar to Seal, but made in QB). To load multitasking programs, I'd need dynamic linking, and also pointers and callbacks. Has anyone ever tried something similar? I know about Gimi, and others multitasking systems in QB using ...
by angros47
Mon Nov 02, 2009 9:02 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Dynamic linking in QBasic?
Replies: 6
Views: 11212

Dynamic linking in QBasic?

Is there a way to dynamically link a library in QBasic, like it has been done in Seal? The idea is: main program: call LibEntryPoint Library 1: SUB LibEntryPoint PRINT "this is library 1" Library 2: SUB LibEntryPoint PRINT "this is library 2" And, at runtime, I wish to be able to unload library 1 an...
by angros47
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need a free compiler for 16-bit
Replies: 19
Views: 29240

Right! Even for 8 bit programs are still developed (have you heard about Contiki?)
by angros47
Thu Oct 22, 2009 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need a free compiler for 16-bit
Replies: 19
Views: 29240

Thanks anyway; in the meantime, I've found:

BASM 286, on http://www.bcxgurus.com/ (bottom of the page)

newbasic http://www.exmortis.narod.ru/comp_src/newbasic.zip

Any opinion about them?
Thank
by angros47
Wed Oct 21, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need a free compiler for 16-bit
Replies: 19
Views: 29240

Thanks, but:

PowerBasic: not free, still sold for $99, not open-source
CheeseCake: not a true compiler, only an interpreter/pcode interpreter.
by angros47
Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: need a free compiler for 16-bit
Replies: 19
Views: 29240

need a free compiler for 16-bit

QBasic is great, but it isn't free software; I'd like to write a program in basic, and compile it for 16-bit, too, under GPL: is there a good basic compiler, compatible with QB, but open source, for 16 bit (so, not freebasic or QB64)?

thanks
by angros47
Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:06 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Windows Vista and QB45
Replies: 20
Views: 41188

Or you can download and use DosBox
by angros47
Tue Aug 25, 2009 6:52 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Text Adventures
Replies: 15
Views: 16306

As far as I recall, there is a way to load FLC videos on QB. If you save your video in FLC, with resolution of 320 X 200, you should be able to use it in QB
by angros47
Tue Aug 25, 2009 1:55 am
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: CLASS 3D
Replies: 4
Views: 21857

Have a look at this: http://www.tek-tips.com/faqs.cfm?fid=336

You can sort an array, or only part of it.
by angros47
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GameBasic a good idea?
Replies: 10
Views: 13813

XST Basic for dos is now open source: http://sourceforge.net/projects/xstbasic/
by angros47
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:19 am
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: CLASS 3D
Replies: 4
Views: 21857

Your program does not sort data, it only stores data in cells with the same number. It also wastes memory, leaving a lot of unused cells. If you have to sort words of five letters, you'd need 26*26*26*26*26=11881376 cells! And you would never fill them all. To sort data, you could use a bubble sort ...
by angros47
Sat Aug 15, 2009 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speeding up the coding process
Replies: 21
Views: 23647

No, no disks at school. I can't use my mother's e-mail account: it locked up one of the computers. It isn't exactly school, though, but I don't want to discuss the details, though. Can you use USB ports? Almost all computers buit after 1998 have one (or you have an older computer? I sometimes use o...
by angros47
Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speeding up the coding process
Replies: 21
Views: 23647

Don't think about coding faster, think about coding better. Usually, the problem is not about writing fast, it's about thinking the code to write; you can't think that the computer will write the code for you (well, it could, but you'll always get similar programs, with a few changes). Make subrouti...