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by Erik
Mon Oct 17, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: Forum Upgraded to PHPBB v3.3
Replies: 4
Views: 1877

Re: Forum Upgraded to PHPBB v3.3

Thanks Pete!
by Erik
Mon Apr 11, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Columns in QB - Release
Replies: 4
Views: 2311

Re: Columns in QB - Release

Wow! This is some incredible work. That looks and plays fantastic! It's been many years since I last played Columns so I don't know if it's in the original but I did like the grace period when the column lands where you can quickly still switch the jewels around or slide it to the side. It was espe...
by Erik
Thu Mar 03, 2022 4:15 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: WorDOSle -- Wordle for DOS made in QB!
Replies: 6
Views: 3003

Re: WorDOSle -- Wordle for DOS made in QB!

Nice job! I had a lot of fun with this game so far. I've never really played the original WORDLE game so this was new to me. :) I loaded it up on my IBM XT and ran it off a 360Kb floppy and then off the CF hard drive (MFM drive is sticking so I wasn't able to try that today... need to go in and manu...
by Erik
Mon Jan 24, 2022 1:20 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: New Qbasic Christmas Game: Santa's Delivery Rush
Replies: 2
Views: 2368

Re: New Qbasic Christmas Game: Santa's Delivery Rush

Thanks Pete! Happy Belated Christmas to you too!
by Erik
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:13 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: New version of my old DOS GUI, Costa
Replies: 3
Views: 2645

Re: New version of my old DOS GUI, Costa

This looks awesome! I can't wait to try it out on my 486!
by Erik
Sun Dec 26, 2021 10:44 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: New Qbasic Christmas Game: Santa's Delivery Rush
Replies: 2
Views: 2368

New Qbasic Christmas Game: Santa's Delivery Rush

Hi All, A few years ago, I made Santa's Christmas Rescue . Which was a challenge I made for myself to create a Christmas themed game from December 1st to Christmas Day. This year, I decided to try doing the same again but went for a bit more ambitious game. In this game, you're again playing as Sant...
by Erik
Wed Aug 25, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Missing game: Hackman
Replies: 1
Views: 3347

Re: Missing game: Hackman

I tried searching the web too but wasn't able to find any working links for anything besides 2&3. I also checked all my stuff that I have on my computer and I don't have a copy of it. (Unless it's floating around on an old hard drive I have stacked away). Closest thing I could find was his YouTu...
by Erik
Mon Aug 02, 2021 11:51 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: File search in QB without crash
Replies: 2
Views: 4821

Re: File search in QB without crash

What if you cached your directory "database" array to a file? That way you could write chunks of it to disk before it hits the max string space. For example, say the full directory structure will take 2.5x the max string space, once you get close to maxing it out, flush that data to a file...
by Erik
Mon Apr 19, 2021 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Left The JOKE! Forum https://www.qb64.org/forum By Anthony.R.Brown
Replies: 5
Views: 9884

Re: I Left The JOKE! Forum https://www.qb64.org/forum By Anthony.R.Brown

I just realized I mis-read your original question. I thought you were asking how we feel about this forum instead of QB64's. I've never actually used the QB64 forum before and only recently tried the QB64 IDE itself out for the first time. I still just use QB 4.5 and DOS. From what I saw with QB64, ...
by Erik
Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Microsoft released a modern Qbasic for Windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 9712

Re: Microsoft released a modern Qbasic for Windows 10

Oh wow. That's a real bummer. Thanks for the heads up on it's sketchiness.
by Erik
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Microsoft released a modern Qbasic for Windows 10
Replies: 4
Views: 9712

Microsoft released a modern Qbasic for Windows 10

Not sure if this was mentioned, but it looks like Microsoft released a version of Qbasic for Windows 10. From the screen shots, it looks like the IDE is a modified version of VS Code. I don't currently own a Windows 10 computer to try it out but could be useful for someone on Windows 10 that doesn't...
by Erik
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: properly formatting asm code to make it QB ready
Replies: 2
Views: 7278

Re: properly formatting asm code to make it QB ready

I'd probably write something in python or perl that took the output from od and formatted it correctly to paste into the qb program. Probably could also use a straight bash script but I'm not really familiar with od so I'm not sure how much parsing of the output you need to do and it might just be e...
by Erik
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I Left The JOKE! Forum https://www.qb64.org/forum By Anthony.R.Brown
Replies: 5
Views: 9884

Re: I Left The JOKE! Forum https://www.qb64.org/forum By Anthony.R.Brown

It's pretty dead here these days but some of us still float around. :mrgreen:
by Erik
Tue Feb 23, 2021 1:03 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Qbasic SHELL command and environment limit
Replies: 1
Views: 5888

Re: Qbasic SHELL command and environment limit

Are you getting "Out of environment space" error messages with the set command in your batch file? You can bump that size up in the config.sys at the expense of losing some conventional RAM by adding something like this: SHELL=C:\COMMAND.COM /e:2049 /p I haven't tried in DOSBox but it work...
by Erik
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:23 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Is it Possible to Password protect a Program External DATA File ?
Replies: 4
Views: 8537

Re: Is it Possible to Password protect a Program External DATA File ?

It's not password protecting but what about using BSAVE/BLOAD to save and load the data files? That way it's stored in binary so you can't just open it up in a text editor to see the contents and it's also faster than regular reading/writing to text files using the old "OPEN filename for INPUT ...
by Erik
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: zero byte output after executing program
Replies: 1
Views: 5352

Re: zero byte output after executing program

That's weird. Tried the same exact thing in DOSbox here in QB1.0 and QB4.5 and it returned a LOF = 17. TEST.BAS: PRINT "TESTING 123 ABC" SYSTEM TEST2.BAS: CLS SHELL "qb /run test.bas > test.out" SHELL "type test.out" OPEN "test.out" FOR BINARY AS #1 PRINT &quo...
by Erik
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: Well, is this the end?
Replies: 17
Views: 52110

Re: Well, is this the end?

That is super cool!!!

I noticed on Rubber Mallet's website, they said the web server version only allows one connection at a time, but I guess that's not an issue because you only have the one system talking to it or was that updated as well?
by Erik
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: Revitalisation
Replies: 3
Views: 14605

Re: Revitalisation

I still use my 486 and QB4.5 to program in QB. I also have my main computer (Ubuntu) set up with DOSBox so I can also use it there if I want. I just tried QB64 for the first time today. It's not bad but I feel like the IDE is missing a lot of the debugging stuff that's in QB4.5 for DOS. (I guess tha...
by Erik
Mon Dec 07, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: PlayMATE - a PLAY composer
Replies: 3
Views: 8269

Re: PlayMATE - a PLAY composer

I'm looking forward to giving this a try! I'll let you know once I get a chance to load it up (being 2020... things have been a mess as always... :) )
by Erik
Sun Nov 01, 2020 3:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SpaceX Starlink public beta begins: It’s $99 a month plus $500 up front
Replies: 2
Views: 7810

Re: SpaceX Starlink public beta begins: It’s $99 a month plus $500 up front

I forgot this was a thing. Cool to see it's finally coming out. It will be interesting to see how it fairs.