The limits of QB (and FB?)

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The limits of QB (and FB?)

Post by Agent_Firestalker » Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:40 am

During my programming of The Asylum, a resident-evil esque game in QB, I started to wonder what kinds of things people have made in these languages. Could an internet browser be made? How about a fast FPS with multiple weapons, enemies and variable levels.
My question is, how far can these Q-F(B) languages go? Is the browswer idea too farfetched? I've seen OS's, so it doesn't seem too crazy.

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Post by Kyle » Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:58 am

With freeBASIC, you could make a browser and a decent FPS.
I've seen OS's, so it doesn't seem too crazy.
They are GUI's (Graphical User Interfaces), not real OSes.

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Post by {Nathan} » Fri Apr 29, 2005 2:36 pm

Yes, you could make a broswer. It has been done in QB!
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Ahhh if only Nathan would have been here sooner....;-) LOL
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Post by mundofr » Fri Apr 29, 2005 4:55 pm

umm.. i would like to see a browser in QB hehe, i can think of a way to do a GUI but not a way to make a browser
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Post by Z!re » Fri Apr 29, 2005 5:07 pm

Theres been atleast two browsers that I know of


As for FPS games check Contact: http://www.freewebs.com/wallacesoftware



And in FB... whatever you want, it's the same limits as C or C++.. pretty much unlimited within normal computer bounds ofcourse (like, you cant access over 4GB ram etc.. YET!)
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Post by {Nathan} » Sun May 01, 2005 8:30 am

I know of two browsers too. One is sorta new, and one comes bundled with GIMI. They either use winsock or directly access the modem through port access. Winsock port is probably easyer though.
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Post by Kyle » Sun May 01, 2005 9:07 am

The browser that comes with GIMI uses a custom Windows program called GetWeb. All the browser does is write to a file with the URL, and read from a file with the html code or whatever.

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Post by {Nathan} » Wed May 04, 2005 7:45 pm

... even if it DOES use getweb, it is STILL a BROWSER in QBASIC. It gets the web... so it IS a browser!!!
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Post by {Nathan} » Sun Jul 03, 2005 3:09 pm

and yes, I did know about GETWEB... I have *tried* to use it before.. but failed miserably.
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