Advanced Basic - BASICA

If you have questions about any aspect of QBasic programming, or would like to help fellow programmers solve their problems, check out this board!

Moderators: Pete, Mods

Post Reply
pch4327
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:56 am

Advanced Basic - BASICA

Post by pch4327 » Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:58 am

Hello All,

I have no prior experience with basic at all, other than the newer technologies like vb.NET and so on. I am presented with a project that is written in Advanced BASIC-86 Version 3.30.0JS. In the DOS based interpreter I can load the .BAS file fine, but when I make modifications to the code they will not save when I run it. Even if I save the instance of the file that I?m working on as a new file it will not save the changes and resort back to the original file. Any help would be much appreciated! Thank you in advance!

-Ryan

bungytheworm
Veteran
Posts: 288
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:02 pm

Post by bungytheworm » Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:32 pm

I bet you have some demo version of it or something.
Do changes on notepad (or similar) and try then.

[edit]
Or are those files write protected maybe?

MystikShadows
Veteran
Posts: 703
Joined: Sun Nov 14, 2004 7:36 am
Contact:

Post by MystikShadows » Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:34 pm

I think E.K. nailed it...the .bas file is probably read only.

1. go to Windows File Explorer.

2. go to the folder where your bas file is.

3. right click on the .bas file and select the properties option.

4. you should see the "read only" attribute checkbox and it is probably checked. just uncheck it and clock ok.

And you should be good to go.
When God created light, so too was born, the first Shadow!

MystikShadows

Need hosting? http://www.jc-hosting.net

Interested in Text & ASCII development? Look no further!
http://www.ascii-world.com

pch4327
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:56 am

Post by pch4327 » Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:12 am

Hey Guys,

Thanks for your responses, but the file permissions are not the issue. I just checked them out. I even resorted to tying to use the original Toshiba T1200 DOS machine, because I thought that I may be a DOS version issue. But no luck! I think that I am missing a step along the way so that my changes will be taken into effect. If any more ideas at all come up please do not hesitate to post! Thanks again!

-Ryan

bungytheworm
Veteran
Posts: 288
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 4:02 pm

Post by bungytheworm » Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:39 am

Are those .BAS files in normal text mode? If so, use notepad etc. to edit them.

pch4327
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:56 am

Post by pch4327 » Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:46 am

I can open them with notepad, but they are in a cryptic format. The only way that they appear in normal text is when I open them with the BASICA interpreter. I?m really stumped. But it probably doesn?t help that this language was popular when I was like three. Haha..

-Ryan

relsoft
Coder
Posts: 24
Joined: Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:04 pm
Location: Philippines
Contact:

Post by relsoft » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:34 am

Press F2

Code: Select all

save "filename.bas", A
As in ASCII
Then you can view it in Notepad
Hello. :*)

pch4327
Newbie
Posts: 4
Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:56 am

Post by pch4327 » Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:48 am

WOW!! That did it relsoft!! Yo are a life saver!! Thank you so much!

-Ryan

Post Reply