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by Zim
Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Suddenly very slow to open files!!
Replies: 11
Views: 10339

I'm sorry, I just can't resist. Engineers are typically looking for numerical results to calculations. At least, that's what they were looking for when I left the field. As I've said before, I've written LOTS of code in BASIC (specifically GW-BASIC and QuickBASIC v 3.0) and all, ALL, still works in ...
by Zim
Mon Sep 18, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: are you prepared for emergencies with a kit?
Replies: 32
Views: 27573

I dont hate Americans, but their mighty leaders does live in middle ages and times of witch hunt's. "in name of freedom, justice and god" Read as: Value of dollar and cheap oil for USA. I'm generally on the conservative side of a-political, but I agree that sometimes political leadership in the USA...
by Zim
Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: are you prepared for emergencies with a kit?
Replies: 32
Views: 27573

Subtract the water and add a candle, matches, and a blanket, and you have a list of things everyone north of the Mason-Dixon should carry in their cars in the winter. Here in Wisconsin it's been known to snow up to 3 feet in a matter of a day or two. Run off the road at night during a storm and you'...
by Zim
Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: TI-BASIC program - Need suggestions.
Replies: 25
Views: 21120

Although, for some odd reason, the TI-84 Plus Silver Edition doesn't run TI-BASIC files as well as the TI-84 Plus. (I have an 84P) ??? Odd... I have a TI 83+SE and my son has a TI 84+SE. We've exchanged apps, asm files, and TI BASIC programs back and forth with no problems running them at all. And ...
by Zim
Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:08 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: TI-BASIC program - Need suggestions.
Replies: 25
Views: 21120

Using the software and cable that came with it, you can back up the whole thing to a computer and restore it later if you have to. I did this when I upgraded the operating system on my 83+SE.
by Zim
Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dammmit
Replies: 20
Views: 21418

relsoft wrote:The name does not make the compiler. FB is faster thn PB. :*)
In the test of math operations that I did, QB3 was 4 times faster than QB4, but an old version of PB was slightly faster than that. However, FB blew everything out of the water. No reason not to use FB.
by Zim
Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Programmers Day
Replies: 12
Views: 12246

Theophage wrote:...For those who didn't get it, and you know who you are...
Zim raises his hand sheepishly and says, "Pretty bad for a Math teacher, huh? At least I didn't have to post the question. Thanks, Theophage."
by Zim
Wed Sep 06, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Determine the name of the running executable.
Replies: 3
Views: 3913

I know that in a batch file, %0 returns the name of the batch file. You can test this by creating a batch file containing only

echo %0

Then running it.

Does that help?
by Zim
Tue Jun 06, 2006 1:37 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: how to get input from COM1 and how to parse it?
Replies: 13
Views: 11455

Now, mind you, I'm used to doing things the old (qb v3) way, but I think you have to use the Field statement before you use Get. But then you need to open the file as Random, rather than for Input. Maybe if you just use INPUT # instead of GET #. Also, with QB 4 and higher it's easier to open the fil...
by Zim
Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:08 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: QBASIC SVGA in Windows XP
Replies: 10
Views: 8405

I'm telling you that it's impossible to get SVGA working under all computers running Windows. There's simply nothing more to discuss. I don't know anything about VM's but what I've heard is mostly good. I think whar Z!re is getting at is this: Even if YOU can get it working on YOUR machine, there's...
by Zim
Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:52 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: how to get input from COM1 and how to parse it?
Replies: 13
Views: 11455

You are welcome. Once you get output into a text file, let me see it and we'll go from there.
by Zim
Tue May 30, 2006 3:18 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Trouble making a true equation
Replies: 5
Views: 5291

As a teacher, one of the things I've noticed with students having difficulties is this. If you can force the student into an EXACT explanation of their question, many times they will spontaneously obtain the solution at that point. Forcing yourself to formulate an exact question (in writing, as on a...
by Zim
Fri May 26, 2006 3:13 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How do I get data from a web site into my program?
Replies: 12
Views: 11214

Yanno, if you want to complicate things, but only a little... realize that a web page is HTML (well, many of them) and that's just text with ASCII tags. If the page is always the same it wouldn't be hard to write a program that scans a saved copy for the starting point, then read/parse the data from...
by Zim
Mon May 22, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: how to get input from COM1 and how to parse it?
Replies: 13
Views: 11455

Well, I can't really tell you how to get this thing hooked up and talking to QBasic. The only thing along those lines that I've ever done is read data from a serial device. The manufacturer suggested some type of modem/terminal software, which worked, but I preferred to write my own and I did. Once ...
by Zim
Wed May 17, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: how to get input from COM1 and how to parse it?
Replies: 13
Views: 11455

This is the sort of thing I used BASIC for, for years! Tell me more about the "blablabla" part. Specifically, is it always the same number of characters? Is it always non-numeric, and you want to save the numbers? Do the numbers you want always fall in the same columns? Could you possibly post a sam...
by Zim
Fri May 12, 2006 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need advice from Squaresoft fans...
Replies: 18
Views: 17582

"... I'm your FATHER, Luke! Join me, and together we'll rule the universe!"
BDZ wrote:... Zim I'm talking to you, for a game as good as Final Fantasy I'll make time.
MAKE time AFTER your homework is done! Now get off the computer!
by Zim
Fri May 12, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Making a spider bounce in qbasic
Replies: 8
Views: 6889

Mathematically...

As the ball hits the edge you have to revearse the direction, so the "X" travel now gets multiplied by -1 and the "Y" travel doesn't change.

If the bounce is off the top or bottom then it's the Y that revearses, not the X.

If it bounces out of a corner, then they both revearse.
by Zim
Wed May 10, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need advice from Squaresoft fans...
Replies: 18
Views: 17582

Nathan1993 wrote:I hate FF, and probably forever will, simply because I don't really have enough time to play video games...
I don't hate 'em, but I agree with Nathan; I really don't have time for games. But then, BDZ knows this... hehehe...
by Zim
Wed May 10, 2006 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New programming language...
Replies: 11
Views: 10705

ok, I can top that! I gave up on learning C twice! Oh, and, whatever you do, don't get a book called "C For BASIC Programmers" or something like that. If you're going to learn to code in C you'll end up writing code that looks like BASIC. I did a little programming in Lisp. Sure enough, they look li...
by Zim
Wed May 10, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Need help with RPG!
Replies: 11
Views: 7395

copy and paste

Hmmm... if you're using Windows, you should be able to copy from the web page and paste into NotePad. This will create a .txt file. If you then rename the .txt file to the extention ".bas", you should be able to open it with QB (or any text or BASIC editor) and complete your paste from that point.