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by angros47
Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Should I stop making my RPG?
Replies: 15
Views: 19632

If you need a better dos emulator than the one included in winXP, use dosbox http://www.dosbox.com , it allow you to run your old programs in the original qb (so even external libraries can be used). Should work even in vista (even 64), and emulates 16-bit modes even if the os doesn't support them. ...
by angros47
Fri Jun 19, 2009 4:20 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: UNZIP IN QB 45 BETA Source
Replies: 4
Views: 9617

Please finish it! It would be very useful: QB is very easy to read, so learning how zip works is easier from a sample in basic than from a sample in C
by angros47
Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: UNZIP IN QB 45 BETA Source
Replies: 4
Views: 9617

Great!

It works even in FB, with a little change (http://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewtopi ... 038#121038)
I could not believe that there was no unzip subroutine in QB, your work is really appreciated
by angros47
Sat May 30, 2009 7:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Text screen again...
Replies: 6
Views: 11143

Use PRINT CHR$(...); to display special characters (see QBasic help--ASCII character table) Use COLOR foreground, background to display colors (a foreground bigger than 16 will make blinking text) Remember that if you are using your program under windows, maybe when it ends the window will close too...
by angros47
Wed May 13, 2009 3:31 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Another little game of my
Replies: 3
Views: 4792

What "Mower.exe" is supposed to be? If you compiled the game to "mower.exe", and used the line: SHELL "Mower.exe" to restart it, you made a mistake, because: 1) this feature will work only when the game is compiled (or else you'll get a "file not found/bad command or filename") 2) If you compile the...
by angros47
Tue May 05, 2009 5:52 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: OS
Replies: 10
Views: 12813

You can write a program that works outside windows, since qbasic requires only dos. You can even write a GUI shell, with a windows-like interface (the most known one is GIMI) You cannot write a real OS, since qb runtime library (needed for memory management, strings, file I/O, graphics...) uses some...
by angros47
Sun May 03, 2009 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SGOS Worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 7884

It seems very similar to DexOs (http://www.dex4u.com). Have you already checked it?
by angros47
Mon Apr 27, 2009 6:29 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: run another program within qbasic
Replies: 9
Views: 10767

If you are using a program written in qb, you can load it over DOS, and shell will work (but you won't be able to use long file names). If you are going to write your own kernel, you'll need something like bootprog to load it directly from the boot sector, but you have no dos services (so, no file c...
by angros47
Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GameBasic a good idea?
Replies: 10
Views: 13815

Well, a game-oriented basic compiler is needed for DexOs ( http://www.dex4u.com ). DexOs is a tiny, dos-like 32-bit OS with an original GUI, that instead of using a window interface tries to simulate a gaming console. It's 100% written in ASM, so if you are a good ASM coder maybe it could be your ta...
by angros47
Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GameBasic a good idea?
Replies: 10
Views: 13815

To be honest, I'm not much interested in a shareware. Also, XST Basic for DOS is already a good solution, and it's free. It can be found at http://www.geocities.com/snakessoft/xst.html or at http://www.geocities.com/snakessoft/vault.html . It provides an interpreter, a c emitter, 2d and 3d games cre...
by angros47
Fri Apr 10, 2009 5:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GameBasic a good idea?
Replies: 10
Views: 13815

How are you going to do it? It will have a RAD/IDE or a command line? It will be an interpreter, a P-code compiler/interpreter, or a true compiler? An interesting idea could be a compiler that create flash or java executables (emitting java/actionscript code) so that games can be developed for inter...
by angros47
Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GameBasic a good idea?
Replies: 10
Views: 13815

Why doing it only for dos? Why don't you build a multiplatform?
by angros47
Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Future of Windows 7
Replies: 13
Views: 19230

Maybe there will be again a microsoft basic embedded in the OS? M$ is developing a language called SmallBasic ( http://www.smallbasic.com ), and someone is asking about embedding it in Win 7 Read about it: http://services.social.microsoft.com/feeds/FeedItem?feedId=00000000-0000-0000-0000-00000000000...
by angros47
Mon Jan 12, 2009 3:46 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: qb in explorer under html
Replies: 6
Views: 9159

Why don't you post some exaples of your code, so we can test it? I'm not sure that I understand what did you do: you open qb from a HTML page, or you run qb commands inside the browser? (IE has VBscript, that is similar, for some aspects, to QB... did you use VBscript?) Qb inside web pages seems ver...
by angros47
Fri Dec 26, 2008 4:25 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: QB64 8.1 is out
Replies: 7
Views: 13329

QB64 8.1 is out

The new version of QB64 is available, with IDE similar to QB and support for linux
by angros47
Sat Oct 25, 2008 6:50 am
Forum: Freebasic Questions & Answers
Topic: QB/FB discriminator
Replies: 1
Views: 14944

QB/FB discriminator

This little piece of code allows to understand if a program has been compiled in FB (-lang QB) or QB. Declare Sub TestVersion () Dim Shared Version TestVersion: If Version = 1 Then Print "This is FreeBasic" Else Print "This is Quickbasic" Sub TestVersion Version = 1 End Sub Test it under both compil...
by angros47
Sat Oct 18, 2008 2:57 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: HTML to QB Colors
Replies: 4
Views: 5966

Here is an old program i wrote, to convert HTM files to ANSI TXT files (it needs ANSI.SYS loaded in dos) I hope it could help ' HTML to TXT filter Comm$ = RTRIM$(LTRIM$(COMMAND$)) M = INSTR(Comm$, " ") IF M = 0 THEN PRINT "Please enter input and output files": END In$ = LEFT$(Comm$, M) Out$ = MID$(C...
by angros47
Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: PAINT command
Replies: 3
Views: 5622

The usage depends of screen mode. In monochrome (screen 2, screen 11...) the usage is very easy: The tile MUST have a width of 8 bit, and can have a variable height. You draw the tile by converting the bit-matrix to bytes. Example (drawing a cross): 00001000=8 00001000=8 00001000=8 11111111=255 0000...