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Can I use labels in SUBs
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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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  V Planet! archive now available at Pete's QB Site
Posted by: wildcard - 10-12-2018, 02:18 PM - Forum: QB/FB News - No Replies

V Planet!, the online QB magazine, is now back online with an archive thanks to Pete from Pete's QB site. http://vplanet.petesqbsite.com/

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  Just updated Pete's QB Site... 20 year anniversary :)
Posted by: Pete - 10-12-2018, 11:42 AM - Forum: General/Misc - Replies (3)

It's the first update in 10 years, but hey!  It's an update!


I also restored an archive of V Planet!  The site hasn't been online in nearly 10 years, aside from archive.org.


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  QBRpgs.com archive online
Posted by: wildcard - 01-01-2018, 01:43 PM - Forum: QB/FB News - Replies (2)

Fling-master has uploaded an archive version of QBRpgs.com to http://qbrpgs.blarg.ca/. It's in read only mode but contains a lot of great information.

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  I just discovered that QB Games in the Browser is a thing
Posted by: Rokkuman - 09-14-2017, 06:00 AM - Forum: General/Misc - Replies (1)

And it's ridiculously awesome.  So many of our classics, mere clicks away!

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Though evidently, this news isn't quite breaking!

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  Removed links to sites that are no longer active or QBasic related
Posted by: wildcard - 09-03-2017, 12:14 AM - Forum: QB/FB News - Replies (2)

It's been a long while since the last update to the website but I've finally checked the links on the front page. It's unfortunate several high profile sites are no longer working or have been replaced with spam or unrelated content. If you notice anything wrong or looking strange on the website please leave a comment below or email  me. Qbasic may be a little less popular than it used to be but I'm keen to keep this site running well even if it's a little quiet.

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  Relsoft needs help... for real.
Posted by: Dr_Davenstein - 03-20-2017, 12:44 AM - Forum: General/Misc - Replies (1)

His wife has cervical cancer and he's being forced to sell his property to pay medical expenses. You guys know him and how good of a person he is. How many of us has he tutored for free? Let's show him how much we appreciate that. Not only that, but it's just love. I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I've gotten so close to him over the years, he's like my brother. Let's see how much we can help. Please contribute if you can. Don't feel bad if you can't.


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