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QuickBasic for Mac?

Post by Rocket Boy » Mon Sep 12, 2005 4:56 pm

Anyone know of possibly some version of QB for Mac System 6? I think Microsoft may have released QuickBasic 1.0 for it... but I cant find it online. Also, if anyone knows where I can get VBDOS or VB's that run under Win 3.1 that'd be cool too... thanks!

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Post by {Nathan} » Mon Sep 12, 2005 5:44 pm

I highly doubt that they did. But I do know you can get a DOS emulator then just run QB from there.

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Post by MystikShadows » Mon Sep 12, 2005 7:37 pm

Hi Rocket Boy,

I don't know of any QB for the Classic Macs of any kind.

For the other part of your post you can find ALL Qb, VB-DOS and VB 16 bits (1, 2, 3 and 4 16 bits and 32 bits) right here.

http://www.ojodepez-fanzine.net/network/qbdl/

I do have the equivalent of VB for the Mac however, call VisualMacBasic look it up and let me know if it can do the job.
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Post by SebMcClouth » Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:48 pm

I know there was a basic-version for the Amiga which had the possibility to make your computer talk!

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Post by Nodtveidt » Tue Sep 13, 2005 3:02 pm

There was in fact a QBASIC for Macintosh because I had it...but I never got a chance to run it on a real Mac. I am not sure if it's anything like the QBASIC we all know, but rest assured...there was indeed a QBASIC for Mac.

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Post by Patz QuickBASIC Creations » Tue Sep 13, 2005 3:30 pm

Since they are developing an Intel based MAC, maybe the Freebasic team would be able to then make a version for MAC
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Post by Antoni » Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:03 pm

A 90% of the "known issues" in the QB Knowledge base applied to QB for Mac, so probably it's not a great piece of code.

About FB for Mac, yes, the developers are waiting for Apple to switch to Intel processors, this way the assembler emitter will not need changes. The second problem is none of the developers has a Mac....

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Post by DrV » Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:23 pm

PQBC wrote:Since they are developing an Intel based MAC, maybe the Freebasic team would be able to then make a version for MAC
Just a little something that bugs me - MAC = Media Access Control, Mac = Macintosh (type of Apple - get it? :) )

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Post by SebMcClouth » Wed Sep 14, 2005 1:57 am

Good thing FB can still go Linux... and I've heard that Linux can run on a MAC...

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Post by Macric » Wed Sep 14, 2005 4:33 am

Antoni wrote:A 90% of the "known issues" in the QB Knowledge base applied to QB for Mac...
nope, the quickbasics knowledge has some more of 2,OOO articles, 475 of them are for quickbasic for Apple Macintosh. i never have had a macintosh but i sigh for that version of quickbasic because it has many capabilities including multitasking. i sigh again.

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Post by Patz QuickBASIC Creations » Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:06 pm

I can't find it for download either.

http://www.emsps.com/OLDTOOLS/msbasv.ht ... rpretermac

It says that it was abandoned in 1995 when MACs became 32-bit and had compatibility problems. You can still buy it though. It will NOT work on G3, G4, or G5 MACs at all.

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Post by Nodtveidt » Sat Sep 17, 2005 3:14 pm

Funny detail about that site...they took information from another site for their QBASIC description...a site with incorrect information (saying that QBASIC 1.1 was succeeded by QB, and as we all know, that's simply not the case).

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