QBASIC, QUICKBASIC & FREE BASIC

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Beware DOS programs such as these may no longer run with the latest Windows unless you install the free Dosbox at http://www.launchbox-app.com/download or http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/

In this age dominated by Windows, it is surprising there is still an interest in DOS programs such as those created by QBASIC, and the expanded compiler version QUICKBASIC. Shareware distributors will often no longer handle DOS programs, and 64 bit version of Windows will no longer run any 16 bit DOS software unless you install DOSBOX above. Here some programs produced by either me or others. Some of mine are based on early programs produced by the UK BBCBASIC. See details of this and the Windows version at HERE. You may do whatever you wish with the code below. It can be viewed with any ASCII viewer such as NOTEPAD. QBASIC can be found in OLDDOS.EXE from ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/softlib/MSLFILES QuickBasic is available from various sites. There is also a more comprehensiv FreeBasic at htttp://www.freebasic.net/

Those with experience at using BBC Basic will find a free converter at http://www.rtrussell.co.uk/ for converting much QB code to BBC4W

QB Tutorials Tutorial 1 intended for absolute Beginners to Basic programming.Tutorial 2 is far more comprehensive

Tips on converting QB to Liberty Basic or Just Basic to   BBC BASIC for Windows

UTILITIES List of nice EXE programs freely available from Edward Moneo moneo@prodigy.net.mx

VARIOUS BIORHMS CALENDAR CD&DLOAD COILTURN COLRMIX CPRTEST DATABASE DBSORT DOSHELL DOSTIPS DPRINT ENIGMA EPSONTP FORMATR GRAPHS HAMHELP HPDESKJ IQEVAL JOYTEST JULIAQB LABELS LOANS MAILDB MONEY MORSEABC OFICTOOL OPTICS PALETTES PATTERNS PHONEDIR QBMENU SINES SORTDEMO SUNRISE1 TUNES VGAPTRN WORDTEST

GAMES ATTACK BATMUN CIVILWAR GORILLA LIFE MATCHES & SELECTION OF TEXT GAMES also Artificial Intelligence program ELIZA

DOSQB LONGNAMES of files FILELST list all files by .ext TCONVERT attempts to convert some files to ASCII. MORSETST trainer. These need Quickbasic Startup as QB /L QB filename

ALtquick Small AUCTION DB VCHANCE racetrack, Bingo caller,and Lottery selector, DRIVE game, SHOOT game. These also need Quickbasic and the ALTQUICK Library included. Startup as QB /l altquick /run filename

HDMENU Both Keyboard and Mouse controlled menus able to run over 500 DOS Programs or Games ( even Windows 3.1 ). Note the instructions the system must be run from the .BAT file to conserve RAM . These also need Quickbasic Startup as QB /L QB filename. Also the PCA DOS filemanager.

MODPLAYERS Here are three old MOD etc players, none of which are likely to run form the latest Windows, and also need DOSBOX from above.

FBPLAYERS These are MOD,MID,MP3 players compiled with the excellent Free Basic accompanied by pattern generators.

FB to LINUX This is the code used at LINUX FREEWARE which also runs under Windows.

PROCYON An old Freeware Windows MIDi/SNG/DRM player, which no longer appears available. Printouts of Music Score is one of the options

FILE SPLITTERS Useful for breaking down a large file to either copying onto Floppies or emailing in small attachments etc.

ZIPPERS Programs to Zip or Unzip files using PKZIP.COM and PKUNZIP.COM

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