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by Xerol
Wed Aug 17, 2005 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: more lines?
Replies: 3
Views: 4187

Actually, you may. Some DOSes I've worked with start up in Screen 12. It's there just in case you aren't in Screen 0.
by Xerol
Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QB Express #13 Deadline
Replies: 12
Views: 10041

The deadline's passed, can we expect the next issue soon?
by Xerol
Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: more lines?
Replies: 3
Views: 4187

You could put a small QB program in your autoexec:

Code: Select all

SCREEN 0
WIDTH 80, 50
SHELL
I'm pretty sure you'll be able to run dos in 50 lines now.
by Xerol
Sat Aug 13, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: Spamming Today -- Site Database Corrupted
Replies: 6
Views: 10287

Rattrapmax6 wrote:And, some of the downloads for the released game are URLs.. that be a problem if they wern't allowed, :wink:
I think he meant that specific URL. I think so far every single spam post was pointing to the same site.
by Xerol
Tue Aug 09, 2005 8:15 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: QB45 Draw Command Help
Replies: 9
Views: 5719

Re: see that's the kind of thing

there's a lot of people on this forum (maybe everyone) that know more about programming than i do. and i'm sure you know more about php, css and the like, pete. i'm kind of surprised you didn't know point() but that's just it. sometimes people don't know some really important commands. point is on ...
by Xerol
Sun Aug 07, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tivo for qb?
Replies: 13
Views: 9271

Darn... hmm... I will think of something else to do with this crap then... theres gotta be something that I can do to prove the power of dos... wait... isn't this engineering? this is what my dad originally took in college... but he dropped out... he said it was too hard... haha... i wanna be victo...
by Xerol
Sun Aug 07, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tivo for qb?
Replies: 13
Views: 9271

Not to mention you'd be taking analog signals in through the com port, so you'd have to convert the raw info coming in to a data format that you could work with, and then you'd either have to display it or compress & save it (direct saving would last maybe 10 seconds before a 2 gig hard drive would ...
by Xerol
Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:21 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Graphic stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 4823

Believe it or not, there's a slight holdover from GWBasic still in QBasic. If anyone remembers GW, there was the line of 'hotkeys' at the bottom. "KEY OFF" at the beginning of the program would turn that display off and allow you to PRINT to that line. This also fixes the line 25 scrolling problem i...
by Xerol
Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: QB Express Article Requests
Replies: 140
Views: 321045

true. this is the type of system we are using in our game (me and bluekeyboard) so I wounldn't mind if someone wrote an article on it, to make sure we didn't miss anything. The only thing ours doesn't do atm is make sure the new position can be reached by a straight line from the old position (impo...
by Xerol
Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: QB Express Article Requests
Replies: 140
Views: 321045

Yes, but there's other concepts involved as well, such as collision detection, that are a little more in-depth. And there's ways to improve the performance of it a little as well.
by Xerol
Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:46 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: QB Express Article Requests
Replies: 140
Views: 321045

Could you please swap out Squares for Future Siege (Link)?

Also, I'd like to request an article on time-based motion - it's one I've been wanting to do for a while, but haven't had the time for, and someone else probably knows more about it than I do.
by Xerol
Wed Jul 20, 2005 9:00 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: QB Express Celebrates One Year: Issue #12 Released
Replies: 15
Views: 19264

I just worked it out though, and in order to be born in the last week of July, you'd have to be conceived around mid-october, not the end, unless you're 2 weeks early.
by Xerol
Wed Jul 20, 2005 5:51 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: QB Express Celebrates One Year: Issue #12 Released
Replies: 15
Views: 19264

ha! My bassist's is on the 25th... It really is the fork birthday months, what happens every year 9 months ago? matt That's what I'm trying to figure out - me and 2 other people on the same forum (and it's not a very big forum) all have July 24th as a birthday. The closest thing I can think of is H...
by Xerol
Fri Jul 08, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QB45 down?
Replies: 2
Views: 3618

QB45 down?

I can't get to the site, anyone else having problems?
by Xerol
Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QB Sprite Lib
Replies: 7
Views: 6728

I'm still willing to host it and provide a few tiles myself, but being bogged down with other projects (I just got commissioned to write code for a small online game) someone else is going to have to code it.
by Xerol
Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QB Sprite Lib
Replies: 7
Views: 6728

If you're talking about this it never really got off the ground.
by Xerol
Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QB Sprite Lib
Replies: 7
Views: 6728

by Xerol
Tue Jul 05, 2005 1:55 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Poker program (My "triumphant return" to QB coding
Replies: 11
Views: 8116

Does anyone play on PartyPoker? We oughta get a game going sometime.
by Xerol
Mon Jul 04, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Poker program (My "triumphant return" to QB coding
Replies: 11
Views: 8116

I think the best way to implement the hand ranking would be as follows: 1) Determine WHAT the best hand the player has is. Assign these values in terms of 1000's: High Card: 0 One Pair: 1000 Two Pair: 2000 Three of a Kind: 3000 Straight: 4000 Flush: 5000 Full House: 6000 Four of a Kind: 7000 Straigh...
by Xerol
Mon Jun 27, 2005 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What kind of car do you drive?
Replies: 16
Views: 17228

Um... a 1994 Buick Skylark that I got from my grandparents. Lamest. Car. Ever. I'd love to have a Buick. As it is I'm stuck with an '89 Ford Escort that probably only has a few thousand miles left in it. Bad news because I drive a couple thousand a month on average. Can't complain about the gas mil...