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by SlowCoder
Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Difference between QB45 and QB71?
Replies: 2
Views: 6668

Wow, no info on this?
by SlowCoder
Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:12 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Difference between QB45 and QB71?
Replies: 2
Views: 6668

Difference between QB45 and QB71?

Wow! It's been a Looooong time since I've been here. Life will do that to a man!

I've been going through my archives and ran across a copy of QB71. I'm trying to discern the differences between QB45 and QB71. What are the benefits of QB71 over QB45?
by SlowCoder
Fri Oct 17, 2008 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VB for DOS - Screen Modes
Replies: 3
Views: 5237

M$ also likes to ignore backward compatabilities in the last 8 years and soon will try to get rid of OLD stuff to make more money. M$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ This is a no-brainer. But it looks like it's finally starting to catch up to them. Open source is catching up, and on, and organizations a...
by SlowCoder
Tue Oct 14, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VB for DOS - Screen Modes
Replies: 3
Views: 5237

VB for DOS - Screen Modes

For those of you "lucky" enough to have used VB for DOS ... Can't figure this one out. I want to display my VB forms in a screen mode other than 0. I can use the "screen 13" statement in a .BAS module to change the mode, but then the forms do not display. Any attempt to display the forms in a mode o...
by SlowCoder
Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: QBasic 7.1
Replies: 6
Views: 15840

Long live DOSBOX (not entirely true, or ofcourse the boot from USB/HD/etc. if you can still get your hands on MS-DOS....) Vista still has a cmd... but not like XP... Yeah, I've got an old copy of DOS 6.22, but don't really use it for anything at this time. Maybe one day I'll install it as a VM. Whi...
by SlowCoder
Sat Oct 11, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Timeouts
Replies: 8
Views: 10179

burger2227 wrote:So MANY questions LOL.
Well, this is a forum, eh?

I'm actually rather excited that QB forums are still in existence, given the age of QB itself.
by SlowCoder
Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Forum Timeouts
Replies: 8
Views: 10179

Forum Timeouts

I keep having to re-login after attempting to post. Seems the login timeout is set very low. Any way to fix that?
by SlowCoder
Fri Oct 10, 2008 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QuickBasic/FreeBasic/QB64
Replies: 6
Views: 12186

QuickBasic/FreeBasic/QB64

Just an innocent question (and some comments afterwards :)) ... I'm only just recently coming back to QB after a 15 year absence. Now I see that there is the free FB compiler, and the QB64 (which I haven't looked at yet). But users of these different programs seem to be rubbing each other in the wro...
by SlowCoder
Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: SlowCoder's BASIC Programs
Replies: 5
Views: 9887

There is some interesting stuff. Keep this online ;) Goin to link this site to ascii-world.com I appreciate the interest! Just so you know, I probably won't be able to keep the stuff on my site for long, as it is on a personal ISP, and I don't want to overextend my bandwidth. I am looking for an ap...
by SlowCoder
Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:41 am
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: SlowCoder's BASIC Programs
Replies: 5
Views: 9887

SlowCoder's BASIC Programs

I am submitting my BASIC/QBasic code archive to you.

Check out my site: http://www.slowcoder.net/BASIC

I've listed a number of my own programs, along with others I can't directly take credit for.

Let me know what you think about them.

Thanks!
by SlowCoder
Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Say hello to the newcomer!
Replies: 2
Views: 4612

Say hello to the newcomer!

Hey, all! I've already posted some technical questions to your board, and am relatively happy with the results. I think it's time to introduce myself. I live in south-USA, and have been a programmer since the mid-80's when the Colecovision ADAM was brought into the house. I learned to program on the...
by SlowCoder
Wed Oct 08, 2008 8:37 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How much is QBasic still used?
Replies: 8
Views: 10263

I do have some old software source I would like to contribute. Where is the most appropriate place to post it?
by SlowCoder
Wed Oct 08, 2008 7:05 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: QBasic 7.1
Replies: 6
Views: 15840

That's what I'd fiigured. :(

By the way, thanks for changing from "Nope" to your current explanation. :)
by SlowCoder
Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: DirectQB library errors
Replies: 2
Views: 4422

I figured it out. My QB libraries are not in the main QB path that is asked for by the DirectQB library builder. I had to copy the libraries to the root of my QB directory. Something I guess the author didn't consider.
by SlowCoder
Tue Oct 07, 2008 3:37 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How much is QBasic still used?
Replies: 8
Views: 10263

Don't worry. That is my philosophy. I don't believe in doing work for others. :)
by SlowCoder
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Need help jpeg files open read ect.
Replies: 3
Views: 5218

I recommend you begin by studying the JPG file format.
by SlowCoder
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How much is QBasic still used?
Replies: 8
Views: 10263

Only last year, we were still seeing signs of high school kids being taught QB and VB. Now, I hardly see request for help from that source. And, with icrosoft's not supporting VB anymore, we will be seeing less and less people using the BASIC-based languages. There are a few small groups of very go...
by SlowCoder
Tue Oct 07, 2008 2:02 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: QBasic 7.1
Replies: 6
Views: 15840

QBasic 7.1

To Pete's QB Site: Now that I've found you, I intend to USE YOU! :)

It appears there are some benefits within 7.1 over 4.5.

Is QBasic 7.1 legally free to download (abandonware)?

Any other things to consider?
by SlowCoder
Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Scrolling tile RPG
Replies: 45
Views: 39738

I agree that the easiest, and not worst way, would be to GET half tiles. Then, if the coordinate you plan to place a tile at is greater than screen width minus full tile width, place the half tile, instead. Also, if you don't want to rePUT the entire screen you can create a 2nd array that holds the ...
by SlowCoder
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: DirectQB library errors
Replies: 2
Views: 4422

DirectQB library errors

Browsing your threads, I found a reference to DirectQB. I downloaded it, and ran the DQB manager to create the QLB and LIB files. No errors. When I run "QB /L DQB" from the DirectQB directory, I get the following error: "Error in loading file (DQB.qlb ) - Invalid format. I have tried a few times to ...