You probably know about it, but just in case.
v1ctor is working on a 100% qb compatible compiler for win32. It gives you access to 4 GB of memory and can be linked with any win32 lib. The syntax is 1:1 to qb, with some additions like pointers, function pointers, inline assembly and all the other things qb was missing but C had. Be sure, to check it out. After just two months freebasic is a fully functional language and more functional then any other qb compatible compiler i've ever seen. Personally, it's everything i ever wanted from a language. And check out the win gui example and opengl example.
Also, i'd like to make it clear that i wasn't part of freebasic. It's all v1ctors code.
http://forum.qbasicnews.com/viewtopic.p ... 42&start=0