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Advanced Basic - BASICA

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:58 am
by pch4327
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!


Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 5:32 pm
by bungytheworm
I bet you have some demo version of it or something.
Do changes on notepad (or similar) and try then.

Or are those files write protected maybe?

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:34 pm
by MystikShadows
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.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:12 am
by pch4327
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!


Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:39 am
by bungytheworm
Are those .BAS files in normal text mode? If so, use notepad etc. to edit them.

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:46 am
by pch4327
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..


Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:34 am
by relsoft
Press F2

Code: Select all

save "filename.bas", A
Then you can view it in Notepad

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:48 am
by pch4327
WOW!! That did it relsoft!! Yo are a life saver!! Thank you so much!