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by AlienQB
Wed May 31, 2006 4:15 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: QBASIC SVGA in Windows XP
Replies: 10
Views: 8901

As always, I wish to lobby for virtual machines (VM). With today's computers, running a VM is easier than ever. A pure DOS environment can be accomplished through a VM, regardless of what OS you're running. For example, I'm on a mac, but I can run both Windows and pure DOS through my virtualization ...
by AlienQB
Wed May 31, 2006 3:40 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How to make a ball bounce in a parabola?
Replies: 6
Views: 7321

Isn't that exactly what my program does? :P

Besides, if one writes apps systematically, they're easily expandable to include not only bouncing balls but a whole bunch of dynamics stuff.
by AlienQB
Tue May 30, 2006 1:19 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How to make a ball bounce in a parabola?
Replies: 6
Views: 7321

I think I can help you out a bit here. :) You need to let go of the (x,y) thinking. A ball is not simply described by where it is, but where it's going and how fast that's changing. It's these relationships that causes the parabola to appear. This can be accomplished in 3 steps as shown below. Step ...
by AlienQB
Sat May 13, 2006 3:22 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Making a spider bounce in qbasic
Replies: 8
Views: 7545

I'd love to give it a shot ? after this term's exams ! Mechanics for the win, but right now they're forcing me to learn electormagnetism and differential equations. :wink:
by AlienQB
Fri May 12, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Making a spider bounce in qbasic
Replies: 8
Views: 7545

How to make a spider bounce of a wall? You asked for it... For a more realistic approach, you'll need to use newtonian mechanics that takes in consideration both the mass and momentum of the spider as it bounces off the wall. This way the spider will bounce off the wall differently (and realisticall...
by AlienQB
Wed May 10, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: QB Express #19
Replies: 3
Views: 10161

Alrighty. Looking forward to it. (Hi Pete ? long time no see!) :)
by AlienQB
Tue May 09, 2006 9:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New programming language...
Replies: 11
Views: 11533

If you're into used to a static environment, like QB, an approach to an object-oriented language (C++, Java...) can be quite confusing. Learning a new syntax isn't hard, but adjusting how your brain normally thinks is. :)
by AlienQB
Tue May 09, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Programmers Day
Replies: 12
Views: 12835

Either Dec 24 or Oct 30 ... wait ? that's the same ! :roll: