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Post by Husker41 » Sun May 20, 2012 7:52 pm

Hi! I'm an old oldtimer, but new to QBASIC. I've been writing programs in GW-BASIC for fun and usefulness ever since the language was invented. I recently wrote a GW-BASIC Reversi program for my wife, but she didn't like the DOSBOX interface, thought the graphics were poor & wanted to use a mouse in the program - darn modernists! So I moved the program to QBASIC 1.1, added screen 12 graphics and mouse I/O. I compiled it using QB64, put it on her computer, and made her happy with the program. The code is a mess, but the program works fine.

Never tinkered with QBASIC before, so I looked around the net to see if anyone was still enjoying QBASIC hobby programming, and was happy to find this site. Looking forward to meeting you all!

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Post by burger2227 » Mon May 21, 2012 10:55 am

Yep, QB64 is the way to go! Welcome aboard.
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Post by bongomeno » Mon May 21, 2012 1:01 pm

Welcome to the awesome world of QBasic!
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Thanks!

Post by Husker41 » Mon May 21, 2012 1:14 pm

Hi, Bongo & Burger! Thanks for the welcome. I'll be taking a look at your websites, too.

I no longer maintain my own website, but did put one up for my wife, who is a writer. The site has some broken links & needs updating now that we've moved to California, but if you want to look at it, here it is:

Removed as advertisement

I was surprised, but pleased, when QB64 immediately compiled my mishmash of a Reversi program. It ran right away, no problems.

Lots to look at on this QBASIC site, when I get time to do it. Be seein' ya!

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Post by burger2227 » Mon May 21, 2012 2:59 pm

Husker we do not permit links to commercial advertisements on these forums. Please refrain from attempting to post them here or in your Web site link.

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OKAY!

Post by Husker41 » Mon May 21, 2012 3:12 pm

OK, I'll watch it. Didn't really think of that as an advertisement, but since she does sell books there in addition to publishing entertaining articles, I guess it is. She is a professional writer, after all.

She also has a blog, which I think is totally non-commercial. Please let me know if you consider it otherwise, and I'll refrain from mentioning it again. Here it is: http://kate-burke.blogspot.com/

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Post by bongomeno » Mon May 21, 2012 3:44 pm

You can share it on my site in the appropriate section.

Thanks for the email by the way. I think the problem is fixed.
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Post by Husker41 » Mon May 21, 2012 3:48 pm

Yep, comes up OK now, thanks!

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