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by The Walrus
Mon Sep 04, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: One heck of a problem!
Replies: 4
Views: 3213

It will only take 99% of the CPU when the other programs you have running aren't using CPU. When another program wants to do something, NTVDMs CPU usage drops automatically. It's no problem, unless you're using a laptop on battery (heavy CPU usage drains the battery faster).
by The Walrus
Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:16 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: LOCATE question
Replies: 3
Views: 2929

Look up the CSRLIN and POS functions in the qb help file, they should do the trick. You can use them to determine where on the screen the cursor is.
by The Walrus
Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: View Ports (no, not that question down at the bottom)
Replies: 11
Views: 6975

The version of my GUI you tried out is outdated, it was released about half a year ago and doesn't have a windowing engine (it just draws windows so it looks like it does). It doesn't use VIEW and WINDOW, and it doesn't do much. The reason nothing has been released for such a long time is that I've ...
by The Walrus
Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: View Ports (no, not that question down at the bottom)
Replies: 11
Views: 6975

You can't, you can only have one viewport. But you can change the coordinates of the viewport each time you draw a window. That's the method I use in my GUI.
by The Walrus
Wed Jun 14, 2006 5:06 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: View Ports (no, not that question down at the bottom)
Replies: 11
Views: 6975

What I'm doing is this: I draw the window, and set a viewport where the controls on it should be. Then they won't go outside the window. Then I do the same with the next window, and so on. So I call VIEW each time I draw a window.
by The Walrus
Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:46 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: A new project I've been busy with.
Replies: 5
Views: 5906

That looks awesome, I'll definitely use it when you release it :D
by The Walrus
Tue Jun 13, 2006 7:40 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: View Ports (no, not that question down at the bottom)
Replies: 11
Views: 6975

One example is in a GUI, where you can set a viewport when drawing a window. That way controls won't go outside the window, but will get clipped instead. I find that pretty useful.
by The Walrus
Wed May 17, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Need a PLAY code... (read to find out which one)
Replies: 29
Views: 14224

Is this the sound you're looking for?

wawawawawaaaaa.wav

I found it on Google. I can't give you the PLAY code for it, but maybe someone else can now that they've heard it (if it's the right sound, that is).
by The Walrus
Thu Feb 23, 2006 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anything wrong with QBasicNews.com?
Replies: 3
Views: 2522

It works again now. Strange, while I was browsing the site last nigh my browser suddenly gave me 404 errors on the entire page, and until 10 minutes ago I weren't able to see anything.
by The Walrus
Thu Feb 23, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anything wrong with QBasicNews.com?
Replies: 3
Views: 2522

Anything wrong with QBasicNews.com?

I haven't been able to visit QBasicNews.com since last night, is anybody else having problems with the site?
by The Walrus
Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:39 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: QB45-XP-LCD screen
Replies: 4
Views: 3220

It's the LCD screen that does it. My LCD monitor has an "AUTO" button, which will align the image correctly. If your screen doesn't have such a button, try going through the on-screen menu on it.
by The Walrus
Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: dll error
Replies: 1
Views: 1686

According to Google, gpib-vdd.dll is a 16-bit Windows file. So I'd say it's your friends computer, not your program, as QB 4.5 doesn't use Windows DLLs.
by The Walrus
Thu Jan 05, 2006 8:00 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: printing
Replies: 20
Views: 8399

It's only in NT based Windows versions you can't use Print Screen in fullscreen modes.
by The Walrus
Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ASCII Kiwi-bird
Replies: 13
Views: 8299

Didn't notice that.. But they'll fit on 80x50, almost all computers support that. If he wants to use 80x50, that is.
by The Walrus
Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ASCII Kiwi-bird
Replies: 13
Views: 8299

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by The Walrus
Sun Nov 27, 2005 2:10 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: QB Express #16 Now Available
Replies: 3
Views: 7228

Needless to say a great issue :P
by The Walrus
Wed Nov 23, 2005 1:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QB Express #16 Submissions
Replies: 11
Views: 6336

I'll see if I can find the time to write something.
by The Walrus
Tue Nov 22, 2005 4:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's with QbasicNews.com?
Replies: 8
Views: 4820

It's up and running again :o :D
by The Walrus
Tue Nov 22, 2005 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's with QbasicNews.com?
Replies: 8
Views: 4820

What's with QbasicNews.com?

Suddenly www.qbasicnews.com just shows a white page saying the site has been suspended and that the owner should contact the hosting service.
by The Walrus
Fri Nov 04, 2005 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: website? need hosting?
Replies: 10
Views: 5371

PQBC wrote:I was wondering where everyone was getting .tk addresses (ex. Jacob [The Walrus]). Now, what would sound better, PQBC.tk or PQBC.be :D :P


I don't a a .tk domain - I have a .dk domain (for Denmark). Free? Not really :)

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