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  Holy **** it's been 8 f---kin' years!
Posted by: TheBigBasicQ - 05-12-2011, 11:01 AM - Forum: General/Misc - Replies (14)

Ye olde timers will know me. This place is looking like it's falling apart. What the heck happened to QB? Is it dead / dying or is it just this forum? I think I left this forum atleast 8 years ago and briefly checked a while back. Was feeling nostalgic and I find some familiar names on the forum. I see wildcard's posts. Who is running this forum now? Last I knew SumoJo was supposed to be the admin. Wildcard left. Zire was running amuck...! It's been a LOOOOOONG time.

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  old programs stopped working in XP or in QB64
Posted by: jacobb - 01-06-2011, 10:45 PM - Forum: QB Discussion & Programming Help - Replies (1)

I haven't programmed for years, I've started with the old original basic and ended up using QB 7.1 (bc7) and even integrated them with sub routines in assembler (mach.qlb).  I still use my compiled programs with XP SP3 and even in Vista without any problem.
But I confess I lost the programming feeling and even forgot many details.
The first mistake I probably made was, when re-installing bc7 in my computer, to choose the wronng parameters regarding extended/expanded whatever.
The fact is that I can't even run my non-compiled programs, independently of their size. When I try to run then while in bas format, they respond with "out of memory" or "out of string memory". Why? is it possible that SP3 is limiting the memory much more that SP and SP2? Or, as I think, I forgot how to setup bc7 during its installation?
Then I tried to use QB64. A mess for me. Any program, even one that doesn't use any database, gives me "ide module error". Behind this message, I see a bunch of non recognizable characters. Is there a converter from qb to qb64?
Any help. please please?

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  QB64 V0.91 is released (source code too!)
Posted by: Dav - 08-12-2010, 02:46 AM - Forum: QB/FB News - Replies (2)

The QB64 project is moving right along with a new release!  This new version includes an update feature that updates the compiler package when new files are added/changed.  It comes with a "classic" Qbasic looking IDE made in QB64 and SOURCE CODE IS INCLUDED!  

The project has a growing community of active & helful Qbasic fans and a decent wiki. Most Qbasic/QB BAS code will compile with QB64.

For details on this release and for a QB64 download just go here:

- Dav

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  Let's Build a Roguelike
Posted by: rdc - 07-27-2010, 09:06 PM - Forum: FB Discussion & Programming Help - No Replies

I am currently working on an electronic book that will cover building a roguelike game using FB from conception to completion. It will cover virtually every aspect of a basic roguelike games as well as some advanced topics (like directional FOV and Action Objects).

I am doing this chapter by chapter so that folks can following along if they want. You can find the wip on the FB forums if you are interested.

The text is a bit rough and will be cleaned up in the final version. There are some screenshots as well as wip downloads of the game.

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  XP Compatibility
Posted by: tox_von - 07-23-2010, 06:00 PM - Forum: QB Discussion & Programming Help - No Replies

Does QB work on XP SP2 properly?

i had it working on xp without sps but my disk broke and i got xp sp2. Now qb4.5 gives me 16 bit dos errors and qb7.1 works but wont run my program it just goes to black screen.

does qb work with windows 7?

if the answers to this are somewhere else please link to them.

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  QB64 V0.872 released
Posted by: wildcard - 04-27-2010, 12:42 PM - Forum: QB/FB News - No Replies

QB64 Version 0.872 (April 16th) has been released with the following updates:

- QB64 compiler/ide source code released!  (.bas file located in download in qb64\source\ folder)
- Implemented REDIM _PRESERVE array-name(...)
(QB64 uses _PRESERVE to dynamically scale itself and can now compile even larger programs)
- New commands added to control/automate the desktop
i=_SCREENIMAGE 'creates a new image of the desktop (always a 32-bit image, don't forget to free it later)
_SCREENCLICK x,y 'simulates a left mouse click on your desktop at x,y
_SCREENPRINT "hello" 'simulates typing on your keyboard
- Multiple instances of QB64 can be run at the same time
- If an exe file is in use, the QB64 IDE will build filename(2).exe, or filename(3).exe etc.
- Further improvements to file LOCKing & error system
- Many bugs/incompatibilities fixed

For more information and to download visit http://www.qb64.net/forum/index.php?topic=870.0

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  memory/data errors
Posted by: tox_von - 04-19-2010, 06:21 PM - Forum: QB Discussion & Programming Help - Replies (4)

I've been getting out of data space and out of memory errors.

The second time i run my program i get these.

Is there any way to clear the memory when the program starts. i searched the tutorials for this but couldn't find anything.(or is there any other way to get rid of these.)

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  Newbie glad to have found you
Posted by: StuartG - 02-23-2010, 07:44 PM - Forum: QB Discussion & Programming Help - No Replies

I stopped using QBasic some 6 or 7 years ago, but still have some moderately large programs which I use regularly.
I had to go back to make some modifications to one of them.  I kept getting various error messages and could only straighten out some of them. I despaired of finding help on the net but tried Google and  found this forum.
At first I was disappointed as everything appeared to be very old and not much traffic but I looked at the FAQs and almost immediately found an answer to one problem that had been bugging me - Error Message "Parameter type mismatch". Message Q28857 from 10 january1991 gave me the answer.
I still have more problems.  Thanks very much.  I'll be back.

Stuart Grant

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  FreeBasic Games Directory updates!
Posted by: Lachie Dazdarian - 02-10-2010, 12:55 AM - Forum: FB Discussion & Programming Help - No Replies

FBGD has been updated with 9 new games, which brings us to 146 games total in our directory. The games from the last update are:

Robots - 09/20
Sonic the Hedgehog - 12/20
Yablon - 10/20
Loggik - 06/20
Revenge of the Bricks - 8/20
Pac-Man: Ghosts - 12/20
Bowser's Story - 14/20
Slime Quest (Antagonist competition winner)- 14/20
Amarnath - 13/20

Visit the main page for descriptions and downloads: http://games.freebasic.net/index.php

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  What's up?
Posted by: PeterJohnson - 01-22-2010, 05:56 PM - Forum: General/Misc - Replies (1)

Hey everyone, what's up? My name is Peter and I'm new here. I'm from Lynnwood, where are you guys from?

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