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Author Topic: Anyone still got plain Blitz Basic/B2D?  (Read 412 times)

Offline Adam Novagen

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Anyone still got plain Blitz Basic/B2D?
« on: March 08, 2018, 08:02:20 PM »
Title says it. I'm in the process of fixing up an old ThinkPad 600E, running Win98SE on a 166MHz Pentium II, and of course I just had to install the old Blitz Basic demo and dick around with it. Turns out that Blitz is pretty phenomenal even on that old hardware, though obviously I'd never trust it to something like Blitz3D (will try BlitzMax later but I don't think that works on pre-NT systems, anyone to confirm/deny?).

However, the demo is of course limited to the fact that it will compile and run the code, but not build standalone EXE files. Not a huge problem in and of itself, I could just slap the code in Blitz3D and build it there, but I'd like the EXE to be smaller than the 1.3MB that B3D creates... Mostly because I'm a huge nerd and would like to make a small arcade-style game that will fit on a 1.44MB floppy. Does anyone happen to still have an installer kicking around for the full version of old Blitz2D that they could shoot my way?

Offline RemiD

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Re: Anyone still got plain Blitz Basic/B2D?
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 08:23:48 PM »
You mean BlitzPlus ?
here : https://blitzresearch.itch.io/blitzplus
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Offline Adam Novagen

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Re: Anyone still got plain Blitz Basic/B2D?
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 09:04:49 PM »
Nah man, I have BlitzPlus and I will use that if need be, but BP requires the extra hassle of fiddling around with the UI and canvas. I'm just looking for ol' B2D.

Offline meems

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Re: Anyone still got plain Blitz Basic/B2D?
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2018, 09:41:17 PM »
https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc3af0kdcavln1h/Blitz%20Basic.rar?dl=0

archived my installed version into my dropbox, the latest version of BB. works on mine, untested on others.

Offline Adam Novagen

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Re: Anyone still got plain Blitz Basic/B2D?
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2018, 09:45:35 PM »
Very nice, works perfectly! EXE file so far is just over 620kB, which should work quite nicely on floppy. Thank you!  :)