Good old days.

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Good old days.

Post by seaBiscuit$ » Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:04 pm

GarryRicketson mentioned in another thread that a "good old days" discussion would be cool, so i thought i'd start it out. i'm also curious to see who's using this site and meet the new people too (i haven't been here in years. :( )

i learned about QBasic maybe around 2000 (far from the good old days) from Mallard's tutorials over at the original i downloaded and played just about every game there. They were awful, but so much fun because they were understandable, modifiable, and there was a sense of connection with the authors since they were just bored kids like me.

The QBasic zines were always great. Are there any still going?

Come on! Let's have a nostalgia thread...
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Post by ComputerWarrior » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:52 am

Nice to see you back, seaBiscuits, as you mentioned you haven't been here in years. Yes, I am new and learned QBasic from this site in 2008. Never really used the forums until a couple days ago.

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Post by UWLabs » Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:26 pm

Well, it is the Christmas Season, and it has been years since I've programmed anything significant in QB - but I thought I'd drop by and see if the dust has accumulated too deeply on all things QB.

All the 'kids' have grown, and old-timers like myself, are just plain old codgers.

But none-the-less, Merry Christmas! :D
And a Happy QB to all.

- UnderWare Labs
aka: Steelcharm
(Lester) First QB'd in 94

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Post by msdos622wasfun » Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:35 pm

One of the first major projects I ever completed in QuickBASIC was in 1989 or something like that, and it was a text editor called "The Better Line Editor." Of course, you guessed it, it was not a full-screen word-processing type of editor, bur rather, a line-oriented editor. The goal was to make it more user-friendly than EDLIN, which is what came with MS-DOS.

Looking back, I think there were quite a few ways I could have improved on it. The interface was kind of nice, but the underlying code was a bit sloppy, and back then the things I did still had a very amateur feel to them. I'm almost tempted to re-write it just for the sake of re-writing it, to see if I could really make it into the improved version I have in mind now of what it could have been.
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