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by Stoves
Sun Aug 19, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Screen Mode 7 (0dh) documentation question
Replies: 1
Views: 2843

Screen Mode 7 (0dh) documentation question

Is anyone familiar with some decent documentation on video memory in screen mode 7 (also referred to as mode 0dh)? Especially on anything about accessing the 4 bit-planes. Most of what I've found online focuses on assembler code and doesn't go very deep at that.
by Stoves
Fri Aug 17, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New kind of maze/world?
Replies: 20
Views: 22365

Your posting privileges ... revoked for 5 minutes!
by Stoves
Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How to make a programing language....
Replies: 17
Views: 14000

I would like to try but im guessing i would have to use some kind editor and understand hex etc.... Nah, no hex editing necessary. The code I posted earlier allows you to read contents of a text file and write text to a file, so all you need to do is learn what to do with the text that's read in. T...
by Stoves
Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Possible to make a auto clicker???
Replies: 4
Views: 4928

Just a stab in the dark...

Are you asking if it's possible to make a program that simulates clicking on a button on a given website in a browser?

If so, probably yes depending on which website(s).
by Stoves
Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:18 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Bigger window
Replies: 9
Views: 8856

You could also edit your code in a text editor like SciTE http://scintilla.sourceforge.net/SciTEDownload.html and then switch to run the QBasic ide when you want to test and debug your code. Then you'll be able to see a lot more of your code and (at least if you're running XP) you won't have to worr...
by Stoves
Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: QB Express #23
Replies: 14
Views: 42563

Fantastic issue! Once again, thanks for all the hard work!

Good luck with your move to LA and transition to life in the TV industry, Pete!
by Stoves
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:07 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Maze algorithms
Replies: 5
Views: 5576

Interesting maze algorithm discussion and reference page: http://www.astrolog.org/labyrnth/algrithm.htm
by Stoves
Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: QB graphic library for C++
Replies: 6
Views: 6227

Google is a wonderful thing...

Download the free OpenGL 1.1 package: http://www.freedownloadscenter.com/Util ... nload.html

Release notes and info from Microsoft: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/154877
by Stoves
Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Defining Code Purity
Replies: 9
Views: 8182

How about resources? Like sound files and images? If your code can use gifs, jpgs, bmps, wavs, mp3s, or whatever, what do you think about using professional tools to create the images and sound to use in your QB code? Or, what if, like me, you're not an artist, what do you think about just ripping g...
by Stoves
Sat Aug 11, 2007 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nice graphics formulas reference page
Replies: 1
Views: 3852

Nice graphics formulas reference page

http://www.faqs.org/faqs/graphics/algorithms-faq/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Table of Contents ---------------------------------------------------------------------- 0. General Information 0.01: Charter of comp.graphics.algorithms 0.02: Are the postings t...
by Stoves
Fri Aug 10, 2007 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Defining Code Purity
Replies: 9
Views: 8182

Good point. When I'm not just coding for fun, from a business perspective I'm definitely more of the mindset that anything within legal bounds goes.
by Stoves
Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:50 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How to make a programing language....
Replies: 17
Views: 14000

Well, here's some blocks of code that should hopefully get you started: This code reads in a file line by line: 'Ask for the file. INPUT "Filename"; filename$ 'Get a free file number. f = FREEFILE 'Open up the file OPEN filename$ FOR INPUT AS #f 'Read in the next line of code to process until the en...
by Stoves
Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How to make a programing language....
Replies: 17
Views: 14000

Cool. This sounds like a fun project. First step will probably be to decide on a list of simplified commands for your new language. Like CLEARSCREEN, DRAW SQUARE, MOVE, etc. Then work out how that simplified code would look in QBasic. The second step could be to work on the engine that reads in the ...
by Stoves
Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How to make a programing language....
Replies: 17
Views: 14000

Ah, ok, I think I understand what you're going for now. Before discussing your code, let me make sure I'm on the same page... So, I take it ideally you'd like someone to be able to open Notepad and type something along the lines of: CLEARSCREEN PRINT "Ball Program" AT 30,30 PAUSE FOR 2 SECONDS CLEAR...
by Stoves
Fri Aug 10, 2007 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Defining Code Purity
Replies: 9
Views: 8182

Along the same lines of the topic question, what do you think about using libraries like directqb which are written by someone else and often call code written in a different language? While it's not the easiest thing in the world to implement (the manual for directqb is 150 pages), it still feels l...
by Stoves
Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Influential QBasic Programs
Replies: 8
Views: 13560

Influential QBasic Programs

List a QBasic program or two that did any of the following for you: (along with a screenshot, a link to the source code, and a brief explanation if at all possible please!) *Inspired you to start programming *Impressed you about what can be done in QBasic *Amazed you about the skills of the programm...
by Stoves
Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Defining Code Purity
Replies: 9
Views: 8182

Defining Code Purity

This topic is intended to discuss everyone's feelings about the use of tutorials, libraries, and example code when programming. I personally don't like using libraries at all, but I'll read over the code until I understand it and then implement what I like in my own way. Tutorials with coded example...
by Stoves
Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Pete's QB Site News
Topic: QB Express #23 Needs Submissions!
Replies: 19
Views: 49650

Here's a topic dedicated to tutorial requests and other QBExpress submission ideas: http://www.petesqbsite.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=745. As stated above, submissions can be emailed to QBExpress@gmail.com.
by Stoves
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New here
Replies: 5
Views: 7682

Pete's List of Challenges http://www.petesqbsite.com/sections/cha ... nges.shtml is a good place to start for program ideas when learning QBasic.

As far as the errors, many are probably due to needing particular library files, but what version of QBasic are you running?