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by Stoves
Wed Aug 08, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VBDOS, the lost wonder of the Basic world
Replies: 6
Views: 6748

Interesting. I'd never heard of VBDOS before.

Here's a site with some links to VBDOS libraries and info: http://www.dossolutions.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/vbdos.htm
by Stoves
Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who'd be interested in a comp?
Replies: 13
Views: 11793

Heck yes I would. I'd enter regardless of what the program category ended up being.
by Stoves
Tue Aug 07, 2007 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (Poll) Why use QBASIC?
Replies: 21
Views: 25258

1. Read all the issues of QBExpress. There's a ton of sweet tutorials and links to interesting projects.

2. Check out the tutorials section for many other helpful stuff.

3. Post on the forums often.

4. Never pet a burning dog.
by Stoves
Tue Aug 07, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (Poll) Why use QBASIC?
Replies: 21
Views: 25258

The reference to six months meant the time it would take Stoves to get fed up with it. I packed up FB after two months but that was a long time ago. Now I will hand back to Nodtveidt as the troublemaker because I have made my point and am getting fed up with this stupid argument. I guess I'm confus...
by Stoves
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Who'd be interested in a comp?
Replies: 13
Views: 11793

I like the side-scrolling shooter or over-head shooter ideas.
by Stoves
Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:49 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: PLEASE ANSWER ASAP!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 5196

Yeah, if it's an issue with code, maybe you can post the code that's giving you problems. I don't know if this is what you're looking for, but you might be able to use a DO/LOOP to return to your choices if it's a menu in your program. DO 'Code that display's menu and gets user input. SELECT CASE us...
by Stoves
Mon Aug 06, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (Poll) Why use QBASIC?
Replies: 21
Views: 25258

Yeah, it would definitely be nice to just copy and paste from QB to FB and be able to immediately start running the program. If it used to be that way, and FB code has been changed over time so that FB is no-longer that backwards compatible, then I take your point. However, I was never under the imp...
by Stoves
Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:36 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: PLEASE ANSWER ASAP!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 5196

If you're talking about this screen:

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Then the only key I'm aware of to get to it is the F2 key. You should also be able to use the menu options to get to it.

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by Stoves
Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: (Poll) Why use QBASIC?
Replies: 21
Views: 25258

What kind of changes to FB are you trying to avoid? I'm very new to FB, and so far I like the new capabilities. Even though there's a lot of tedious changes I've had to make to several QB programs to make them run in FB, I've been fairly pleased with the backwards-compatibility so far. Are there a n...
by Stoves
Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: News and Announcements
Topic: Microsoft fails to kill DOS with Vista
Replies: 3
Views: 7010

Good article. I love DosBox.

My solution has been to just stick with XP. :)
by Stoves
Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: PLEASE ANSWER ASAP!!!!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 5196

The F2 key switches between subs and the main program.
by Stoves
Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How to make a programing language....
Replies: 17
Views: 14000

Mystik beat me to it, but here's my less adequate answer... Decide the purpose of your language: creating images, scanning websites for data, processing and organizing data, etc. Choose what to implement your language in: ASM, C, etc. (even QBasic) Come up with a list of commands and operators: IF, ...
by Stoves
Sun Aug 05, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Is it possible to use command prompt commands with Qbasic?!
Replies: 5
Views: 6634

SHELL command example: SHELL "cd .." or SHELL "dir > t.tmp" etc. Code using SHELL that checks if a file exists: fileExists = 0 SHELL "dir/a/on/b autoexec.bat > t.tmp" frnum = FREEFILE OPEN "t.tmp" FOR INPUT AS #frnum DO WHILE NOT EOF(frnum) AND fileExists = 0 fileExists = 1 LOOP CLOSE #frnum IF file...
by Stoves
Fri Aug 03, 2007 11:34 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: T IMER QUESTION
Replies: 2
Views: 2795

Here's your code revamped to use TIMER to move the enemy after a set amount of time. Change the whenToMoveEnemy variable to anything .01 seconds or more to set the time between enemy movements. You'll notice there was a need to add another timer-related variable to make this work right. The first va...
by Stoves
Fri Aug 03, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: T IMER QUESTION
Replies: 2
Views: 2795

TIMER returns the number of seconds that have passed since midnight. Precision is to the hundredths of a second. The following code sets the timer to 5.5 seconds and then prints a notice when the timer expires. DIM TimeToExpire AS DOUBLE DIM SecondsToWait AS DOUBLE SecondsToWait = 5.5 PRINT "Timer s...
by Stoves
Fri Aug 03, 2007 8:09 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Include source file
Replies: 1
Views: 2576

I think it's just something like: #Include "myfile.bas" Saw some examples in these posts: http://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=76546 http://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=77997&highlight=include#77997 http://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic.php?p=77632&highlight=include#77632 htt...
by Stoves
Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Tutorials from Pete's(by Pete)
Replies: 1
Views: 2348

Well, no tutorial is perfect, because people tend to learn a little differently, but if you keep doing what you're doing - reading the tutorials and practicing implementing the code, you shouldn't have too much trouble catching on quickly. One key to keep from getting too frustrated if you get stuck...
by Stoves
Sun Jul 29, 2007 1:31 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Am I too late??
Replies: 6
Views: 5269

It's not hard to teach yourself QBasic if you map out specific goals and have good reference materials. Pete's Qb site and the other sites i linked have all you'll need in the area of reference materials to get started. The key will be deciding on specific projects that interest you. Necessity is tr...
by Stoves
Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Am I too late??
Replies: 6
Views: 5269

Also check out http://members.lycos.nl/rubynl/ for some additional helpful beginning tutorials.
by Stoves
Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: moving csv data from column to row
Replies: 3
Views: 3298

Could you post some of the contents of the original csv file? Are you trying to rearrange the data using QBasic? or some other language/program?

If I understand what you're needing, it might be easiest to just import the original csv file into Excel and then arange the data in Excel.