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Post by Hrothgar » Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:55 pm

While I was browsing through this forum I noticed a hell of a lot of praise for FreeBASIC and so I decided I'd go see what the fuss was about. The specs looked awesome and so I downloaded it as quickly as i possibly could. After much salivating while waiting for it to install I was really let down by the fact that it's command line operated. :cry:

I'm a really lazy bastard and I love being able to use "?" as a shortcut for "PRINT" and just being able to hit F9 to quickly run and find out if what i'm doing works or not rather than having to compile the whole thing. Is there any way I can have some kind of nice pretty qb45 style interface for it that still lets me make use of all of fb's juicy 32 bit goodness?
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Post by Guest » Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:28 am

yes, there is a fb ide, it can be found on the freebasic website

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Post by kalc » Wed Nov 23, 2005 5:14 am

Hey, your an Aussie! I am to, I live in Tasmania. I've seen a few Aussie's on this board, more than I'd expect in fact.
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Post by Guest » Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:11 am

WOOHOO!!!! thank you. I was really dreading having to go through all the effort of writing .bas files in notepad or something.

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Post by Hrothgar » Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:07 am

ugh! what's with that guest thing, keeps signing people out.

I'm having trouble loading some of my stuff from QB45 on FB. Is it possible?
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Post by {Nathan} » Wed Nov 23, 2005 11:41 am

What do you mean loading? Do you mean loading as in running or loading as in opening the .bas file. If your issue is in loading a .bas file, please tell us the specific issue.

Haha... issue... thats a funny word...
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Post by Antoni » Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:14 pm

If by loading you mean the program does not compile or does not run as expected, FB and QB differ in some aspects, you have the list here
http://www.freebasic.net/wiki/wikka.php?wakka=LangQB

BTW: A .bas file must be saved in text format to be readable by anything else than QB.

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Post by moneo » Wed Nov 23, 2005 8:28 pm

Nathan1993 wrote:.....
..... please tell us the specific issue.

Haha... issue... thats a funny word...
Issue is not a funny word, it's a fine word. You've just been getting an education by hanging around Pete's Qbasic Site. :wink:
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Post by {Nathan} » Thu Nov 24, 2005 10:04 am

but it is a funny word... and whats an education? i get learned and schoolerd, not this "educated" thing... :lol:

really, I get learned. My school is too poor for education.
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Post by Nodtveidt » Thu Nov 24, 2005 1:33 pm

Hrothgar wrote:I'm having trouble loading some of my stuff from QB45 on FB. Is it possible?
If you're referring to compiling QB4.5 programs, then do as they said. If you're having problems just loading program code into FBIDE, then what you need to do is to go back to the QB IDE and save your source in text format rather than QB's wanked-up Binary format. It saves in the wanked-up Binary format by default, you need to specifically save it as text instead.

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Post by Hrothgar » Thu Nov 24, 2005 6:43 pm

AHA! that did the trick, thanks nekro :D
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