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by NorbyDroid
Jun 17, 2022 21:03
Forum: DOS
Topic: [solved] FreeDOS CTMOUSE PS2 mouse does not work here :-(
Replies: 7
Views: 633

Re: FreeDOS CTMOUSE PS2 mouse does not work here :-(

If ya havent subscribed, one great resource for freeDos is the FreeDos mailing list where ya get emails where people talk about FreeDos, programs, asks for help, etc.

https://www.freedos.org/lists/

Currently I don’t have a pc with the old ps/2 port I can test with.
by NorbyDroid
May 22, 2022 5:00
Forum: General
Topic: Ascii Library
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Ascii Library

Update. Fixed the clipping issue. Enabled Transparency effect Have each demo run twice. Once for transparency off, and once for transparency on. Few little things here and there. ToDo: Add Verticle clipping ' -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- ' -=- Types Type ArtDat...
by NorbyDroid
May 21, 2022 6:48
Forum: General
Topic: Ascii Library
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Ascii Library

That's pretty neat, I was expecting a landing party to show up after a few seconds. Maybe in another demo I can add that. Is this meant for games or any particular kind of project? This is for any project that can use it. I started this because my main programming is done using screen 0 (Text Only)...
by NorbyDroid
May 20, 2022 23:52
Forum: General
Topic: Ascii Library
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Ascii Library

Here is something I am working on and I hope someone will find it useful and help improve it. This is early work with more to do, but it is working. The job of this is to make it so one can use screen 0 and move text around similiar to the way pictures are displayed and moved around. Commands are: A...
by NorbyDroid
May 02, 2022 21:00
Forum: General
Topic: Deck of Cards
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Deck of Cards

The code above is fully functional. Tested and created in DOS with FreeBasic Compiler 1.09.
by NorbyDroid
May 02, 2022 14:23
Forum: General
Topic: Deck of Cards
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Deck of Cards

Not much here, but hopefully enough to be useful. This includes two things: 1) Setup a Deck of Cards (Playing Cards, Uno Cards, or Skip-Bo Cards) 2) Shuffles the Deck Thi is is a start for creating some card games. When you run the code, it will tell you the Deck chosen, number of cards in that Deck...
by NorbyDroid
Apr 25, 2022 17:48
Forum: DOS
Topic: How do you get FreeBASIC for DOS on a real retro PC?
Replies: 15
Views: 4400

Re: How do you get FreeBASIC for DOS on a real retro PC?

The way I have done it back in the 9x/xp days was to use a null-modem cable on the parallel ports of both systems and then in dos using a program called “File Maven” i would have one as host and the other computer connects and transfers files from the host. There is also usb support in DOS for syste...
by NorbyDroid
Apr 25, 2022 16:50
Forum: DOS
Topic: cannot find -lpdcurses, even though it's in the same folder
Replies: 6
Views: 830

Re: cannot find -lpdcurses, even though it's in the same folder

This may be another issue as I mentioned in a new thread where the DOS filename used is different than the file called in the compiler. I have noticed quite a few filename issues. If this has been solved, please let us know.
by NorbyDroid
Apr 25, 2022 16:27
Forum: DOS
Topic: Filenames in DOS
Replies: 2
Views: 271

Filenames in DOS

There is an issue in the FreeBASIC DOS port involving DOS filenames. For instance when trying to compile with -mt there is an error about missing libraries and the issue (as far as I can tell) is the filenames. DOS uses an 8.3 (8 Characters with 3 char extension) scheme. The filenames in the \lib\DO...
by NorbyDroid
Feb 11, 2022 4:31
Forum: General
Topic: 3D-Ish Twirling Sprite Character
Replies: 0
Views: 975

3D-Ish Twirling Sprite Character

Here is something I thought would be fun to share. It show off what can be done with a sprite sheet of a character and the 'Put' statement. #Include "fbgfx.bi" WindowTitle "Spinning Character" Dim as Boolean Done Dim as String Touch Dim as Integer Frame Dim as FB.Image Ptr Girl, ...
by NorbyDroid
Feb 09, 2022 19:51
Forum: Projects
Topic: wxFBE, editor for both Windows and Linux
Replies: 265
Views: 79396

Re: wxFBE, editor for both Windows and Linux

The error only happens for wxFBE.
I have FreeBasic 1.09.0 installed.
I tried to set libtinfo to link to libtinfo.so.5 iin the same folder as the libtinfo, but that wouldn't work.
I also have libtinfo.so.6 when I scan for libtinfo, if that is helpful.
by NorbyDroid
Feb 08, 2022 18:39
Forum: Projects
Topic: wxFBE, editor for both Windows and Linux
Replies: 265
Views: 79396

Re: wxFBE, editor for both Windows and Linux

I am running the latest Debian and I cannot get this to work.

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./wxFBE: error while loading shared libraries: libtinfo.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
I have libtinfo installed and not sure how to fix this.
by NorbyDroid
Dec 08, 2021 17:44
Forum: Sources, Examples, Tips and Tricks
Topic: Base64 Clone
Replies: 0
Views: 1946

Base64 Clone

Here is my code for a Base64 Encoder/Decoder. The only issue I kno of for this is it adds extra data (1 or 2 bits) at the end of the file it restore There is also some changes that could be made to improve it. One such change is keeping the Encoder/Decoder self-contained and not reloading the data e...
by NorbyDroid
Oct 03, 2021 19:01
Forum: Sources, Examples, Tips and Tricks
Topic: Epoch Date and Time
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Epoch Date and Time

NOTE: I know that I could just use the FreeBasic built-in functions to convert from the Epoch (Unix Time) to Date and Time, but what fun is that? One issue is it makes it FreeBasic specific and doesn't allow for others to convert it to other BASIC languages, especially those languages that doesn't h...
by NorbyDroid
Mar 21, 2021 3:21
Forum: General
Topic: Analog Time and Date
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Analog Time and Date

There is still room for improvment: instead of jumping (every full hour) you may want to move the Hour-Hand (hint: more math needed). Analog Clocks are, if they're to look "natural", more complex than a first quick assessment suggests. I will be honest and say at first I didn't understand...