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HoboBen
Created : 15 September 2006
Edited : 16 November 2006
System : Windows
Language : QBasic

The Basics of QBASIC

Basic was never basic-er.

A "REM" is a comment or reminder. You need QBasic or comptable BASIC running program to, er, run. (Old micros and Windows 95 machines have 'em all ready, but you can grab M$ QBasic here) The rest speaks for itself - it's pretty much English!

This has really been included for your interest only, and I wouldn't reccomend starting to write games in QBasic today when there's so much else available. Microsoft QBasic doesn't compile its code for you either, so you're stuck with source only distributions.


 

Comments


Tuesday, 06 March 2007, 13:14
dna
What's the difference between QBasic and FreeBasic?
Friday, 09 March 2007, 15:38
HoboBen
I think QBasic is just older, is all.

Freebasic has GUI functions, doesn't it?

QBasic Wikipedia
FreeBasic Wikipedia
Saturday, 10 March 2007, 22:32
power mousey
yes hobo,

QBasic is older than FreeBasic.
And even before them....GwBasic and variants of
Basic that the young upstart Microsoft wrote
for companies such as:

Apple.....Apple Basic
IBM....a Basic for the IBM PC jr.
Tandy....Tandy Basic
and also for the first original home computer
kit for the masses-->MITS Altair 8800.

and the first original Basic from Dartmouth College.

and hey everybody,

I even remembered when I used to have and playing
video games on my Atari 2600....many years ago.
I bought Atari Basic for the 2600. Crappy language in
a cartridge. You could only display text and make and print
math calculations on the screen. And very basic different colored blocks and lines on the screen.
I bought it over at Longs Drugs store and I took it
back after using it for a few hours. I fortunately
got a refund and used the money to eat at McDonalds and for some gas for my car too.

cheers,