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by mikefromca
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:21 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: seeking tcpip info for qb45
Replies: 15
Views: 9334

Re: seeking tcpip info for qb45

Here's your answer with source codes:

http://rubbermallet.org/software.html
by mikefromca
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Is there a way to delay less than a second?
Replies: 3
Views: 4055

Re: Is there a way to delay less than a second?

That makes a delay of 0.1 seconds (1/10th) of a second. Adjust the number to suit your fancy.

Code: Select all

start#=timer
Do
loop until (timer - start#) >= 0.1
by mikefromca
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: is there a hot key to break an endless loop which is running
Replies: 9
Views: 13019

Re: is there a hot key to break an endless loop which is running

you could try CTRL+C but then its like CTRL+BREAK but you'd lose status. In a Qbasic program you need to modify your endless loop from: Do **insert whatever Loop To: Do **insert whatever if inkey$="X" then reset system end if **insert whatever Loop but replace "X" with the actual key or scan code yo...
by mikefromca
Fri Oct 18, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Parallelport communication.
Replies: 4
Views: 2486

Re: Parallelport communication.

the beyondlogic.org used to host information about the PC parallel ports but they have since changed their whole site around. Luckly I found a copy of such a resource on the net still. Have a look: http://wearcam.org/seatsale/programs/www.beyondlogic.org/spp/parallel.htm Parallel port has 3 modes of...
by mikefromca
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Excessive QB volume on Dell Latitude computer
Replies: 2
Views: 2055

Re: Excessive QB volume on Dell Latitude computer

From a general QB programming standpoint, volume is always fixed and sounds using qbasic commands only will go through the PC speaker. Now if you want to get crazy with hardware, feel free to open your computer, and add a resistor (electronic part) in series with the speaker so that it can be quiter...
by mikefromca
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: qbasic won't start
Replies: 5
Views: 3056

Re: qbasic won't start

Well if the poster returns, what I suggest is to download Qbasic from the internet and put it in its own folder then download DosBox. then run DosBox and run Qbasic from within it.
by mikefromca
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: exe files
Replies: 1
Views: 2428

Re: exe files

I'm guessing you want to set the path of a new exe file you're compiling with Quickbasic. In that case, you would have to specify the entire filename in the prompt that appears when it asks you for the filename, not just the filename itself. Example: c:\path\to\new.exe Not: new.exe But if you want t...
by mikefromca
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Finding little-endian values of 24-bit numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Re: Finding little-endian values of 24-bit numbers

I was thinking more endian on byte-level not bit level.

For example,

Converting &H0000FE to &HFE0000 programmatically with simple commands, not multiple for-next loops going through each ascii character.

Perhaps I should learn more 8086 assembly and use call absolute more.
by mikefromca
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Greatest resources of the QBASIC.EXE file so far
Replies: 0
Views: 1078

Greatest resources of the QBASIC.EXE file so far

Not only does it contain Qbasic, but its all setup as a boot image as well. See: https://www.allbootdisks.com/download/dos.html And looking at the contents listing at: https://www.allbootdisks.com/disk_contents/dos.html I find that if you download DOS 5.0 or higher, you'll get QBASIC.EXE and QBASIC....
by mikefromca
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Images stored on photobucket are not hot-linkable
Replies: 1
Views: 480

Images stored on photobucket are not hot-linkable

I was just browsing a few posts here and some contained direct links to image files stored on photobucket.com but when I looked at them, the images were extremely blurry and have the grey photobucket logo stamped on them. Its too bad there isn't a better service to share real images out there withou...
by mikefromca
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Anyone want to use networking in Qbasic?
Replies: 0
Views: 1809

Anyone want to use networking in Qbasic?

This guy has some pretty good software you can use to interface with DOS TCP/IP and Quick Basic. All that's needed to be loaded is the network packet drivers and Trumpet TCP ntcpdrv.exe then this web server is a beauty to serve single-pages. Heck, if you know enough programming, you can tweak it to ...
by mikefromca
Wed Oct 16, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Finding little-endian values of 24-bit numbers
Replies: 2
Views: 546

Finding little-endian values of 24-bit numbers

I'm doing a project in which data is sent from the PC to my own custom hardware via a serial port. I coded my own hardware so that any numeric parameters needs to be in little-endian format. But I'm finding the PC likes to deal with numbers in big endian format. Nice thing with Qbasic (which seems t...