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  No Printer Driver
Posted by: GordonSweet - 04-15-2012, 03:39 PM - Forum: General/Misc - No Replies

Like some other Baisics I believe there is a way of persuading a printer to printout just text, even if you have no printer driver installed or perhaps the wrong driver.

Does anyone know the code please.

Gordon

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  Issue 5 of BASIC Gaming released
Posted by: wildcard - 03-18-2012, 01:45 PM - Forum: QB/FB News - No Replies

The fifth edition of BASIC Gaming has been released, read about the latest developments/project in the BASIC gaming scene at http://games.freebasic.net/BASICGaming/I...index.html.

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  Pds71 and Mac Computers
Posted by: jag - 03-07-2012, 04:21 AM - Forum: General/Misc - Replies (2)

A few years back I wrote some programs(non game) which input data, write it to files, read these files and do different processes and print them/drop them into files which I could email the results out.  Now the wife bought an IMac.  So my question is, what programs are out there that are free/close to free, which are similar to qbasic/pds71 that i can rewrite my existing programs that will work on a mac?  I am no longer a computer guru (mabe 25 years ago, I used to write programs in business basic, but things change fast), so it would have to be something that is easy enough for me to do.

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  Issue 4 of BASIC Gaming released
Posted by: wildcard - 01-30-2012, 02:03 AM - Forum: QB/FB News - Replies (2)

The foruth edition of BASIC Gaming has been released, read about the latest developments/project in the BASIC gaming scene at http://games.freebasic.net/BASICGaming/I...index.html.

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  Issue 3 of BASIC Gaming released
Posted by: wildcard - 11-21-2011, 12:09 AM - Forum: QB/FB News - Replies (1)

The latest edition of BASIC Gaming has been released, issue number 3, check out the amazing new projects/developments/tutorials now at http://games.freebasic.net/BASICGaming/I...index.html to read it now.

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  Issue 2 of BASIC Gamer released
Posted by: wildcard - 09-24-2011, 11:11 PM - Forum: QB/FB News - Replies (2)

The latest edition of BASIC Gaming has been released this week, issue number 2. It showcases several interesting new projects in news brief (including some amazing ones by Dr_D), head on to http://games.freebasic.net/BASICGaming/I...index.html to read it now.

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  QB converter to BBC Basic
Posted by: GordonSweet - 09-21-2011, 03:52 PM - Forum: General QB "like" - No Replies

If you have some experience at using BBC BASIC developed such as for Schools in the UK many years ago, long before Windows and the Internet, and centered around proper Structured Programming, then you will find excellent free software for converting much of Qbasic to today’s BBC Basic for Windows at http://www.rtrussell.co.uk/

Gordon

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  A QB Online Help Online (QBOHO) for the 21.1st century
Posted by: Jofers - 09-11-2011, 08:35 AM - Forum: QB Projects - Replies (1)

About a decade ago I was learning perl, and programming QBASIC, and so I took a stab at making this:
http://qbasicnews.com/qboho

It was basically a translation of the old QuickBasic 4.5 online help files to HTML.  Wildcard agreed that it was ballin' and put it up for the world to see.

At the time, it was a huge project for me.  I tried so hard to find information about the Quickhelp format that I somehow contacted Ralph Walden of Microsoft about it. He actually replied by email, basically telling me that he lost the 1980s-era source code between his couch cushions and that I should find a girlfriend or something.   What I ended up creating was a mix of regular expressions, IE's propietary DOS codepage support and horribly broken IE-only shtml that would make your face melt away Raiders-style if clicked "view source".

Of course, since then I've acquired many a job and degree and my better half that normally keeps my stupid-project-starting in check is out of town.  So I thought it would be a cool labor day project to revamp the old girl, and give her some friends:

QuickBASIC 4.5
http://betterwebber.com/projects/qoho/qb...!h.default

QuickBASIC 7.1
http://betterwebber.com/projects/qoho/qb...!h.default

QBASIC 1.1
http://betterwebber.com/projects/qoho/qb...asic!h.pg1

DOS 6.22
http://betterwebber.com/projects/qoho/do...help!h.pg1
http://betterwebber.com/projects/qoho/do...mdcontents

This time around I wrote a full-on RTF parser, and HTML emitter that keeps track of tag order uses Unicode instead of hoping that you're just using a dos-based browser.  It's in Python, while it's contradictory to write a QBASIC love letter in Python, it gets the job done.  Gets the job done about as fast as a handicapped turtle climbing upstairs to pass a reform bill through congress, but it gets the job done.

Source code:
http://betterwebber.com/projects/qoho/qoho.zip

I was hoping to use just straight-on UTF-8 encoding and the white-space: pre CSS tag, but IE8 hasn't really gotten it's act together with CSS 2.1 support and MySQL doesn't like non-BWM unicode pages so I'm stuck using HTML special tags for everything.  But it's flexible enough to produce output however you like.

If anyone is interested in hosting a copy on their website, including the proprietor of this fine website, all the machinery necessary is included in the source code.  I'd be happy to provide support if there are issues.

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  BASIC Game Issue 1 released
Posted by: wildcard - 09-08-2011, 10:06 PM - Forum: QB/FB News - Replies (2)

Lachie has released the first edition of BASIC Gaming, a "FB/QB64/QB games dedicated ezine". You can read it online at http://games.freebasic.net/BASICGaming/I...index.html. The second issue is due out in September so get your submissions in quick, http://www.freebasic.net/forum/viewtopic...ht=#162976.

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  WHERE ARE THE ZIPS?
Posted by: Opresion - 08-21-2011, 09:12 AM - Forum: QB Discussion & Programming Help - Replies (1)

I WOULD LIKE TO DOWNLOAD ALL THE POSTS OF THIS SITE ALREADY ZIPPED.
WHERE CAN I FIND THEM?

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