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by DrV
Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Favorite MS Operating System
Replies: 26
Views: 17779

Windows XP Pro with SP2, without a doubt. When configured correctly, it's decently lightweight, and it's hands down the stablest Microsoft OS I've ever used. Plus, I've never had any trouble running a huge number of QB (and DOS in general) programs with it. Of course, there are the stubborn few, but...
by DrV
Mon Dec 19, 2005 2:58 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: Spammers
Replies: 51
Views: 58043

Z!re wrote:
Pete wrote:...or just check your IP in the Network Connections section of your Control Panel (Win XP)...
Fun fact.. thats impossible in Windows 2k, you have to use commandline and all kinds of obscure crap to find out your IP..
Uhh... ipconfig /all ? That's not exactly "obscure", and neither is it "crap"...
by DrV
Mon Dec 05, 2005 1:49 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Compatibility
Replies: 15
Views: 13255

I tested on WinXP SP2 and have the same problem... the only solution I can think of is to test if the current OS is NT/2000/XP and, if so, prepend "cmd /c " to the command line. This seems to work correctly. I can't figure it out, either - apparently there is some alternate shell that is executed wh...
by DrV
Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Can QBASIC decect your OS
Replies: 13
Views: 8805

In Windows NT-based OSes (like XP) the default command interpreter is cmd.exe, which is a regular 32-bit Windows console application, whereas 16-bit DOS apps get a classic 16-bit DOS COMMAND.COM whenever they try to execute anything, as in QB's SHELL. As for your question, I don't know of any easy w...
by DrV
Fri Nov 04, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: MBR with QB?
Replies: 14
Views: 7286

The MBR is 512 bytes: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MBR You can't really write a boot sector in QB, because the code it emits requires the QB runtime to function. You won't be able to fit it into 512 bytes. Every boot sector I've seen has been written in assembly language. You can find a minimal work...
by DrV
Fri Oct 28, 2005 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Your favorite search engine...
Replies: 30
Views: 28540

I normally use Google, but now and then I grab Pillage if I can't find what I'm looking for.
by DrV
Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:36 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: big stupid newbie questions
Replies: 34
Views: 21579

Public Relations, in this case.

Nek will tell you it's also Puerto Rico, among other things. :)
by DrV
Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Join the Linux Revolution!
Replies: 217
Views: 164208

I don't want to use C in an operating system because it is case sensitive * smacks forehead* Just because identifiers in a language are case sensitive does not mean that there are no case-insensitive string comparison functions (stricmp ring any bells?) In order to get the lowercase version of a st...
by DrV
Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Join the Linux Revolution!
Replies: 217
Views: 164208

Either lilo or grub will work just fine - I'm personally partial to lilo, having used it first, but grub is probably more powerful.
by DrV
Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: QB Express #14 Now Available
Replies: 57
Views: 63641

Um... something went a little wrong on my tut. It should say: #include <cstdio> #include <cstdlib> #include <iostream> But it just says: #include #include #include I opened up the source, and it does have the include files in the tut. So it must be mistaking it for HTML tags or somethin. In HTML, <...
by DrV
Fri Sep 16, 2005 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COM to PS/2 port... help?
Replies: 16
Views: 11495

I undestand what you're saying -- I know that most IBM laptops with PS/2 connectors only have one, which can be used for either mouse or keyboard; however, there is also a Y cable (like SebMcClouth was speaking of for Fujitsu/Siemens laptops) that allows you to connect both mouse and keyboard. I've ...
by DrV
Fri Sep 16, 2005 2:54 am
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: QB Express Article Requests
Replies: 140
Views: 247217

That's cool; you've got mail. :) (Shouldn't you be in bed? Wait, shouldn't *I* be in bed? :lol: )
by DrV
Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: QB Express Article Requests
Replies: 140
Views: 247217

I'm on it! :)

Mystik: I might get around to one of those too if I find myself being lazy and doing nothing tomorrow. :wink:
by DrV
Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Post your favorite SUBs here!
Replies: 15
Views: 10688

Just a quick note - Eclipse is also the name of a major Java IDE: www.eclipse.org Some commonly useful procedures that came to mind: function intmax(a as integer, b as integer) as integer if a >= b then intmax = a else intmax = b end if end function function intmin(a as integer, b as integer) as int...
by DrV
Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: QuickBasic for Mac?
Replies: 12
Views: 7671

PQBC wrote:Since they are developing an Intel based MAC, maybe the Freebasic team would be able to then make a version for MAC
Just a little something that bugs me - MAC = Media Access Control, Mac = Macintosh (type of Apple - get it? :) )
by DrV
Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:20 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: PTCXL 1.1 released
Replies: 3
Views: 4646

Hmm, when attempting to run the provided demo executable, it just showed the non-client area of the window and promptly crashed. :( If I figure anything out, I'll let you know. EDIT: hrm... I tried recompiling from source but discovered that ptcxl.bi was not in the archive. That could be slightly im...
by DrV
Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: QB Express Article Requests
Replies: 140
Views: 247217

I saw Pete's request for additional articles for the next QB Express, so -- any last-minute article requests, anyone? I could probably hack something together in the remaining days if it's something I'm well-versed in... I might even consider doing a game review if I can find a complete game that ru...
by DrV
Sun Sep 11, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: inches of a monitor
Replies: 10
Views: 6341

You'd have to ask the user for information like that - there is no standard way for the monitor to report its (physical) size.
by DrV
Fri Sep 09, 2005 10:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A 2d Game
Replies: 92
Views: 60699

Zamaster wrote:JA! FreeBASIC ist sehr shlect und blod!
That'd be "schlect und bl?d", but I disagree anyway. :D To each his own, though.
by DrV
Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: QB Express Article Requests
Replies: 140
Views: 247217

An article about learning C(++) would perhaps be more realistic - to really be able to understand code written in another language to the extent that one can port it to another language, one must be versed in both languages. Just my 2 cents, anyway. :) I'm considering writing an article for this one...