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  RecroCoders Community - a new freeBASIC forum
Posted by: ron77 - 02-26-2022, 03:12 PM - Forum: FB Discussion & Programming Help - No Replies

RetroCoders Community - C / C++ / FreeBASIC / Other Programming Languages


invitation to whoever is interested in visiting or joining and participating


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  New version of my DOS GUI, Costa
Posted by: The walrus - 01-07-2022, 08:41 PM - Forum: QB Projects - No Replies

Oh, how the years have rushed by. To think that it's been some 16 years since I last posted in this forum!

I hadn't been working in BASIC for a long, long time. But, after I got my hands on an old IBM PS/2 computer, I thought it could be fun to use my old GUI, Costa on it. But as it turned out, it did not run well at all - far to much disk activity for such an old PC, which caused waiting times far too long to tolerate. So, my old copy of VBDOS was dusted off and brought back to life, and from time to time I've been able to get some work done on the GUI. It now runs pretty decently on this old 16 MHz i386, and I use it as a launcher for all the games and applications I have on the machine.

I know there will likely be next to no one interested in actually using it, but maybe someone will see a usage for it in DOSBox or on an old PC. If nothing else, maybe some of you will find it interesting. I've open sourced it and put in on GitHub, so you can poke around in the code - just remember that most of it was written when I was young and inexperienced, so don't judge too harshly  Rolleyes

If nothing else, I've had fun getting backup into BASIC and trying to optimize old code for low-spec hardware.

More information and downloads on https://costa.jacobpalm.dk


Jacob Palm

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  Project looking for Programmer (I can't do it myself)
Posted by: Daniel3D - 09-20-2021, 02:45 PM - Forum: QB Discussion & Programming Help - No Replies

Hi everybody.
I'm Daniel, 41 years old and terrible at programming in any language. (not for lack of trying, Just too Dyslectic)
But I have ideas and I often find someone to build it.

I still play a 1991 DOS race game (stunts) and that has an active (modding) community, but the few programmers there are short on time.
Is there anyone interested with helping in writing part of the new SETUP program for the game.
The basis is already written in Qbasic.

I need a Installer function. First just for the game (a relative simple copy form source to destination)
Later to be expanded to install and remove mods.
The game supports 32 cars (it came with 11) but we are getting close to 100 now,
we need a tool that can move cars (4 files each, 5 if we include a graphic or metadata) from the game dir to a garage and back.

A lot of information can be found on the forum (forum.stunts.hu
So if anyone wants to program but is looking for a project. 

I apologize if I offended anyone by my shameless request.
I'm just getting frustrated and feeling powerless.


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Sad Old bespoke - No Source!
Posted by: kelvinrp - 03-26-2021, 12:58 PM - Forum: QB Discussion & Programming Help - Replies (1)

I have inherited an old QBasic project. It's basically a posh calculator for estimating new product cost.

The folder with the .exe has .OBJ & .bas. 

The .bas seems corrupted or part compiled so wont open in Qbasic.

I have lots of data in .DAT files.

Two things I need advice on

How do I unload the data from all the .DAT files?

Is it possible to use what source I have to extract the data & formulae logic?

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  What Type Of Information Needed To Increase Cash App Limit
Posted by: sophiajones0 - 03-06-2021, 02:41 PM - Forum: QB Discussion & Programming Help - No Replies

Do you want to know about the essential information needed to Increase Cash App LimitFollowing are necessary things you need to share if you are looking to get the limit of your account increased:
·         Your first and last name.
·         Your date of birth.
·         Last four digit of the SSN.  

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  Neglect to activate Cash App card considering message notice issue? Contact help.
Posted by: sophiajones0 - 03-06-2021, 02:40 PM - Forum: QB Discussion & Programming Help - No Replies

On the off chance that there's an issue in the warning and you can't activate Cash App card along these lines, by then you can utilize some tech blueprints that are offered by the tech consultancies or you can watch narratives identified with particular assistance on Youtube. Regardless of that, you can contact the assistance assembling and discover uphold. 

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Big Grin Cursor avec typewriter effect
Posted by: vegetalain - 12-08-2020, 12:10 AM - Forum: QB Discussion & Programming Help - Replies (1)

Hello world, hm, my name is Alain, i'm French (sorry if my english can be weird), so i would like to make the same display like this with a cursor :

[Image: AncientHonorableHog-size_restricted.gif]

And i can do this "bas" file, now :



Curs$ = "Û"

COLOR 11, 0

COLOR 11, 0
PRINT "";: INPUT "", A$

FOR Count = 1 TO LEN(Text$)
    Start = TIMER
    COLOR 11, 0: PRINT MID$(Text$, Count, 1);
    LOOP UNTIL TIMER > Start + .01
NEXT Count
GOTO gogo

But, i don't know, how to diplay 'Curs$', after each letter of 'Text$', that the program display. And disappear at the end, to let the place for the cursor of the user...

Any idea to do that, please?

Thanks for your advice, and have a nice week Wink


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  Can I use labels in SUBs
Posted by: jhesski - 06-04-2020, 10:05 PM - Forum: QB Discussion & Programming Help - Replies (1)

I have recently returned to Qbasic after many years.
I never used SUBs before but I am attempting to learn and use them as I think they will make the code cleaner.

I moved some code from the main code to a SUB and it appears labels or line numbers are not allowed in a SUB?
I looked in the help and I don't see any place in the documentation that says this will not work.
Can someone explain if I need to do something different or why this would not work?

SUB init
  KEY 16, CHR$(0) + CHR$(1)
  ON KEY(16) GOSUB foo
  KEY(16) ON

    print "you did it"

I get an error of "Label not defined" when I try to run the code.

Thank you for your help.

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  Fixing QBOHO
Posted by: jofers_ - 03-05-2020, 09:15 AM - Forum: Site/Forum Issues - Replies (1)

New forum looks nice! Um, anybody here though?

I was doing some  nostalgia clicking, and I noticed QBOHO was in pretty bad shape:

I scraped that together years ago with a python script that parsed the rtf output of HELPMAKE.EXE and dumped it into a bunch of HTML files, which wildcard translated and uploaded. It used the IE-only "terminal" font, tables, &nbsp padding, and other horrors to replicate that loving "DOS" look, and it's all horribly broken now of course.

Nowadays browser support for Unicode, custom fonts, CSS, etc. is much better. Even the QuickHelp tooling is better. I found this C# tool which already converts quickhelp files to UTF-8 encoded HTML:

So I wrote another Python script to reprocess that a bit further. I used one of the fonts from here:

And then packed everything into one CSS-only HTML page that uses anchor links to jump between topics, and the :target selector to show one topic at a time. Having only one page should make it a little easier to embed somewhere else. Sure, it's a 1.2MB but since it's all whitespace and English, that gzips down to 240kb. And the average webpage is 3MB so who cares?

Anyway, the result:

Possible to get it updated here?

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  "A Love Letter To FreeBASIC" Competition (Oct 2018 – Jan 2019), 250 $ 1st prize
Posted by: wildcard - 10-12-2018, 02:29 PM - Forum: QB/FB News - No Replies

Lachie is hosting a FreeBASIC Competition. Details can be found at http://games.freebasic.net/forum/index.php?topic=623.0

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