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by Harry Potter
Tue May 12, 2009 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I have my computer back!
Replies: 0
Views: 6384

I have my computer back!

Good news: I got my computer back last Thursday! :D Unfortunately, I didn't get my disks back yet. :( I have yet to be able to upload software or do e-mail.
by Harry Potter
Tue May 05, 2009 11:41 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: bigger QB programs?
Replies: 3
Views: 4899

After creating Template Creator for DOS , I thought that, by separating the template database into multiple files, one each for all the templates of a file type, I could cut down the size in memory of the file type database. Try that: separate data into smaller pieces and load them from files, one a...
by Harry Potter
Mon May 04, 2009 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SGOS Worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 8337

SGOS is not written in BASIC but mostly written in assembler and perhaps in C/C++. BTW, I just checked the DexOS site. It looks better than my plans. Worse yet, SGOS is 16-bit--even though for a 386 using V86 mode. Maybe I'll download DexOS when I get a chance. Of course, SGOS can use sfx. Some pla...
by Harry Potter
Fri May 01, 2009 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: SGOS Worth it?
Replies: 6
Views: 8337

SGOS Worth it?

SGOS is short for Simple Game Operating System . It is an OS for the PC designed for games. It is DOS-like but has many enhancements over DOS. It has a memory-banking system like EMS but can do it in any program's address space. It will have drivers for EGA, VGA, Mode-X, SVGA, Sound Blaster, joysti...
by Harry Potter
Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:59 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: HomeRobber
Replies: 37
Views: 26920

Try one of two things: 1. If you're using PUT with the XOR method to paste an image to the screen, write the image to the screen once. When you need to move it, write again in the original position, then write to the new position. 2. If you are using the PSET method or ANDing a mask to the screen th...
by Harry Potter
Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Useful Templates for Basic programs?
Replies: 4
Views: 7753

burger2227, you're right. I am[/] As to the template format, the format is the same as the original file. All TmpCreat does is copy it under a new name. I am looking for anything that somebody is likely to use. I have a few ideas written down, but I can't type them in now. For the purpose of this fo...
by Harry Potter
Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Text Screen in QB4.5/VBDOS?
Replies: 4
Views: 6304

Okay...so: How do I create the text screen? I could use 256Paint to draw a VGA256 screen, but I want a text screen. Also, what about a VGA16 or EGA hi-res screen?
by Harry Potter
Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Useful Templates for Basic programs?
Replies: 4
Views: 7753

Useful Templates for Basic programs?

Does anybody here have any useful QB-related templates for use with Template Creator for DOS (TmpCreat)? Please post about them here. They will give users more of a reason to download TmpCreat. Thank you.
by Harry Potter
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Advertizing Template Creator for DOS
Replies: 0
Views: 6353

Advertizing Template Creator for DOS

Where can I advertize Template Creator for DOS ? Template Creator for DOS is a program that stores templates created by the user and allows the user to create new files based on those templates. It works in Win32, but without long filenames. It includes Visual Basic for DOS Pro 1.0 source code. it ...
by Harry Potter
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floppies Banned from Program issue
Replies: 8
Views: 11889

False response: the Administrator said no. :(
by Harry Potter
Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Text Screen in QB4.5/VBDOS?
Replies: 4
Views: 6304

This gives me ideas. Of course, ASCII text with color is good enough. I mean I used it with Template Creator for DOS to advertize works-in-progress. I could use a VGA16 graphics screen with a lot of work, but I want to do text. Are there any programs to edit and display text screens in QB4.5/VBDOS? ...
by Harry Potter
Tue Apr 14, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floppies Banned from Program issue
Replies: 8
Views: 11889

Thank you for responding. I was expecting a negative response. :D All of you are right, of course. I made progress, though: the Administrator said he'll think about it.
by Harry Potter
Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floppies Banned from Program issue
Replies: 8
Views: 11889

Floppies Banned from Program issue

Don't mind me or this post; I'm just complaining. :) During the weekdays, I go to a special program. This program has computers for internet use. However, floppies have been banned from the program. This is partially my fault, for I broke one of the computers when I tried to install something on the...
by Harry Potter
Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Text Screen in QB4.5/VBDOS?
Replies: 4
Views: 6304

Text Screen in QB4.5/VBDOS?

Namely, how do I create one? I know I can use the COLOR command to set the text color and PRINT to display the text. However, I see a lot of old DOS Shareware games which display an ad screen at exit. PRINT and COLOR aren't enough to create such a screen. How do I write such a screen, and how do I d...
by Harry Potter
Fri Apr 10, 2009 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VBDOS Custom Controls?
Replies: 5
Views: 8006

Again, how do I make a custom control in VBDOS?
by Harry Potter
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:22 am
Forum: QBASIC and QB64 Questions & Answers
Topic: QB/VBDOS IntX library name?
Replies: 9
Views: 9212

Thank you.
by Harry Potter
Fri Apr 10, 2009 10:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GameBasic a good idea?
Replies: 10
Views: 14613

It is planned to be Shareware and include both an interpreter and a compiler. It should have an IDE, but I could use a prompt-based compiler/linker/librarian.
by Harry Potter
Thu Apr 09, 2009 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GameBasic a good idea?
Replies: 10
Views: 14613

Maybe I could.... A Win32 version would be nice--if I had the knowledge and experience.
by Harry Potter
Tue Apr 07, 2009 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: GameBasic a good idea?
Replies: 10
Views: 14613

GameBasic a good idea?

Sorry for the SPAM, but I just want to know: GameBasic for DOS is to be a version of BASIC for games. It is to contain built-in graphics with sprites, transparencies, clipping, sfx and better drawing routines . This will be for EGA, VGA, Mode-X and SVGA . It will also include digital sound for AdLib...
by Harry Potter
Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: classic basic lovers!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 13460

What good will an Atari BASIC program do here? Try translating the program to QBasic or QuickBasic. Just a hint! :)