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Offline Baggey

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Play Basic
« on: February 10, 2021, 18:49:12 »
Just reading about the different dialects of basic people have tried or using. To my suprise no mention of PLAYBASIC. It's a Superb language. The only thing that let's it down is it isn't  compiled into PC machinecode. The Guy on there is very active and always egar to help. Unfortunatly it wasnt quite fast enough for me to continue with.
Only time will tell.  ;D

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Offline blinkok

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Re: Play Basic
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2021, 23:20:34 »
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The only thing that let's it down is it isn't  compiled into PC machinecode
I thought there was a native code version, or they were woking on it

In my experience, at it's core, it was designed to support 1bit images. Once you get into 32 bit images it slows down a lot.

In my experience i found that AGK was quite a bit faster. Playbasic only supporting windows was a bit of a showstopper for me as well
« Last Edit: February 11, 2021, 07:45:02 by blinkok »

Offline bplus

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Re: Play Basic
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2021, 16:42:54 »
Wow! not seen this one before, but I have my head buried in SB, JB, QB64 dabbling in NaaLa and SdlBasic that have pretty much died due to creators moving on.

What a morning I am having, I am buried in Interpreter project and all these new things popping up. It's like Christmas :)

I've bookmarked some links for me at least to check out when in-between projects or on break:
DownLoad: http://www.playbasic.com/sourcecodes.php?Page=1&Order=1&Category=All&Author=All

Forum (looks fairly active): https://www.underwaredesign.com/forums/index.php

Just wondering what some simple code samples looks like and history. Are creator(s) still actively improving?

Oh yeah biggy for me anyway, the IDE how I is it? Does it do Syntax checking and formatting when Enter a line?

« Last Edit: February 13, 2021, 16:47:29 by bplus »

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Re: Play Basic
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2021, 22:10:39 »
Just had a few minutes so I go back to check out forum

Looks like something happened, last Challenge was in 2017 doesn't look finished.

Then this (attached). Anyone got the skinny @Baggey or is this going to be text adventure game for me? (which I am not inclined to play but I have been sucked in with a murder mystery, who or what killed PlayBasic?)






Offline Aurel

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Re: Play Basic
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2021, 08:09:14 »
well just another relict..
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Offline bplus

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Re: Play Basic
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2021, 16:47:39 »
Relic?

Offline Aurel

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Re: Play Basic
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2021, 13:58:14 »
are you don't see that anyone on that forum is called member
relic ...relict..dead...
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