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by Theophage
Fri May 26, 2006 1:06 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: QBASIC SVGA in Windows XP
Replies: 10
Views: 9739

Ummm....FreeBASIC for DOS? Why not just FreeBasic for WindowsXP? It works just fine.
by Theophage
Fri May 26, 2006 1:03 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: one more question
Replies: 6
Views: 6875

I'm afraid either you or I still are unclear. A mouse driver[/] is a program that Windows uses to control the mouse. Such a program does nothing for QBASIC. QBASIC has no commands for using the mouse, and using the mouse requires using Assembler language routines written especially to read and write...
by Theophage
Fri May 26, 2006 2:59 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: one more question
Replies: 6
Views: 6875

mouse input is not easily done in QBASIC without an included library. Are you going to use one of those? You know, FreeBasic has mouse commands already there...
by Theophage
Thu May 25, 2006 5:01 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How do I get data from a web site into my program?
Replies: 12
Views: 14070

What??? HERETIC!!!




me neither...
by Theophage
Thu May 25, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Copy files from a: to c: drive using qbasic
Replies: 7
Views: 8009

Re: Copy files from a: to c: drive using qbasic

Next time, please be more specific with your specifications.
How can I rule the world using QBasic, a cable internet connection, and half a one-liter of Mountain Dew? (please note that ruling a significant portion of the world is good enough for this exercise)
by Theophage
Wed May 24, 2006 2:36 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Millionaire
Replies: 2
Views: 3268

Well, here is an example the locate command: LOCATE row , column COLOR 10 PRINT "Blah, blah, blah" Where row is a row on the screen from 1 to 25 and column is a column from 1 to 80 (I think it's 80 column text, isn't it?) The other two statements change the printing color to bright green (the color ...
by Theophage
Wed May 24, 2006 2:25 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Making a spider bounce in qbasic
Replies: 8
Views: 8238

I started a post pointing out the errors in your code, Jason, but gave up. Let's just say, it's quite a mess :) Given this, It might be better if we start over from the beginning. From what I could gather, you want to make a program that: 1) Randomly places a spider graphic on the screen, 2) assigns...
by Theophage
Mon May 22, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: How do I get data from a web site into my program?
Replies: 12
Views: 14070

First, the bad news: I don't think you can access any part of a website directly from QBASIC. Others may correct me if I am wrong, but I'm pretty sure I'm right. Next, the good news: QBASIC can read things out of a file on your computer. If there are many figures, you can cut and past the lot of the...
by Theophage
Sun May 21, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Need help with RPG!
Replies: 11
Views: 8538

Just email the creator, he's a nice guy.
by Theophage
Sat May 20, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Need help with RPG!
Replies: 11
Views: 8538

crazydrivr, I know it is more fun to make an RPG from scratch, but here is a program that called "ASCIIQUEST Editor" by Jace Masula that you might be interested in anyway. It is a (relatively) simple RPG maker written in QBASIC that uses colorful ASCII text as the graphics. Check it out here: http:/...
by Theophage
Fri May 19, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Help with saving a game
Replies: 5
Views: 4690

I just happened to have run across a some tutorials explaining how to work with files: http://fbtk.net/phpBB2/articles.php?cat=1 (you'll want either the sequential files one or the binary files one)

I hope that helps!
by Theophage
Fri May 19, 2006 12:57 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Help with saving a game
Replies: 5
Views: 4690

Like Patz said, you need to learn how to open a file, write to it, and input from it. Look up OPEN, WRITE, and INPUT in the Qbasic help.
by Theophage
Fri May 12, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Making a spider bounce in qbasic
Replies: 8
Views: 8238

I hate to ask, AlienQB, but could you throw the vector idea into a little ball bouncing program for me? I'd like to see it in action while I disect the code. It sounds pretty spiffy...
by Theophage
Thu May 11, 2006 9:25 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Making a spider bounce in qbasic
Replies: 8
Views: 8238

ummmmm....Get him drunk?
by Theophage
Thu May 11, 2006 4:10 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: TI-BASIC program - Need suggestions.
Replies: 25
Views: 24790

Fear the Lawn!

It is the true and original source of the Almighty Grass Tile!

(besides, we're so off topic now, I'm sure we're on somebody's lawn...)
by Theophage
Tue May 09, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Programmers Day
Replies: 12
Views: 13797

Can you believe it took me a few minutes of going "What the hell?" to figure that one out?

Damn I'm old...
by Theophage
Sun May 07, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Need help with RPG!
Replies: 11
Views: 8538

Okay, right before the DO loop that checks the INKEY$, I would put this: IF INT(RND*10)=9 then wanderingMonster This gives us 10 possibilities (0-9) and if the result is 9, go to the wandering monster sub. This makes a wandering monster appear approxiamately one out of every 10 steps the player make...
by Theophage
Sun May 07, 2006 10:18 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Need help with RPG!
Replies: 11
Views: 8538

Okay, first off I noticed that the code as written won't run. I don't know if that is the case with what you've actually got or whether it is just a problem with the copy you posted here. So I've taken the liberty to fix some stuff to make it able to run. I'll explain what I added (or deleted) after...
by Theophage
Sun May 07, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Help with Invoice Program
Replies: 9
Views: 7055

well, it looks like you either need arrays for your item, specs, and price variables, or you need to put your print statements inside your WHILE / WEND loop...
by Theophage
Sun May 07, 2006 8:27 pm
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: Need help with RPG!
Replies: 11
Views: 8538

Hmm...

Can you copy and paste some of your code? It's easier for me to edit already written code than to come up with it from scratch.

Remember, to get a random number from one to ten, you would write something like:

Number = INT(RND*10)+1