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by BasicCoder2
Sep 28, 2020 11:02
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Reinventing the wheel
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: Reinventing the wheel

That is more an improvement on the wheel rather than a reinvention. Over time inventions like the wheel are improved upon or modified for different uses. Our technology and science progresses by using the understanding of those that have gone before. Over time knowledge accumulates. Some times it is...
by BasicCoder2
Sep 26, 2020 0:39
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: trees
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: trees

Well, you provoked it with your "The elephant in the room is over population". It wasn't a criticism of you responding, it was just a realisation that I might have started something I should not have. Sorry. Yes I started it because I am passionate about the environment and a desire for a...
by BasicCoder2
Sep 25, 2020 22:26
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: trees
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: trees

@deltarho[1859]
@jj2007
As I can't connect the topic to something like a FreeBASIC simulation I have not responded. I can already see it is drifting into views best expressed on other forums. Deletion of the thread is probably best now before it gets out of hand.
by BasicCoder2
Sep 25, 2020 21:50
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: trees
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: trees

@dodicat It is up to the site admin to decide if to delete the thread or not. Wine was cheap when I was a teenager and we used to buy it in wine casks. https://australianfoodtimeline.com.au/wine-cask-invented/ Long ago on the old MSDOS machines I tried Turbo Pascal but found it a bit too formal and ...
by BasicCoder2
Sep 25, 2020 18:53
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: trees
Replies: 10
Views: 296

trees

So as not to hijack the other thread "Reinventing the wheel" I have responded here. This thread can be deleted if required. The elephant in the room is over population and the need for more an more resources to feed it and economies based on growth. More resources for us, less for other an...
by BasicCoder2
Sep 25, 2020 18:41
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Reinventing the wheel
Replies: 17
Views: 578

Re: Reinventing the wheel

When my brother in law asked me what I was programming and I explained it to him what I was programming his comment was, what is the point in that? For me it was the same point as playing golf or tennis (his social activity). You can buy a chair or build a chair really doesn't matter. I also combine...
by BasicCoder2
Sep 15, 2020 22:54
Forum: General
Topic: Project of a multiplatform version of FreeBasic Miner
Replies: 35
Views: 950

Re: Project of a multiplatform version of FreeBasic Miner

I was going to download the game out of curiosity but was greeted with,
404 Not Found
The resource requested could not be found on this server!

Download: http://games.freebasic.net/FreeBasicMiner.zip
by BasicCoder2
Sep 08, 2020 8:57
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Endless loop.
Replies: 26
Views: 581

Re: Endless loop.

Dodicat has done some really great pixel cloud 3d demos and has honed the code maximise speed and short but for me mostly unreadable source code. I tried to do a forum search for older examples of pixel cloud 3d by typing Saturn for an example I posted but the search engine turned up nothing! For so...
by BasicCoder2
Aug 20, 2020 22:13
Forum: Beginners
Topic: msgbox
Replies: 22
Views: 4823

Re: msgbox

Hi is there any way to do something like that in freebasic for DOS Are you using an old DOS based machine or some DOS emulator on a modern machine? You can roll your own DOS GUI to whatever complexity you and the hardware of the machine are capable of. I remember rolling my own GUI stuff on the old...
by BasicCoder2
Aug 18, 2020 7:47
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 8041
Views: 508593

Re: Squares

https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/134427-a-paper-based-backup-solution-not-as-stupid-as-it-sounds https://blog.codinghorror.com/the-paper-data-storage-option/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_Identification_Code https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2018/07/03/tool-scrubs-hidden-tracking-data-from...
by BasicCoder2
Aug 10, 2020 7:05
Forum: General
Topic: Squares
Replies: 8041
Views: 508593

Re: Squares

After reading Albert's last posts I can only agree with Richard. I know people with autism (or Asperger syndrome) and schizophrenia and they need understanding and kindness not rejection. I respect Richard's patience. Albert I wouldn't worry too much about the side effects of clozapine, providing it...
by BasicCoder2
Aug 09, 2020 22:42
Forum: Beginners
Topic: [solved] GET and PUT ( graphics ) commands slow down my program[solved]
Replies: 64
Views: 1188

Re: GET and PUT ( graphics ) commands slow down my program

I don't know how many others know or guessed what you are trying to do but I can't figure it out to say yes or no to anything you wrote.
I never found the need to use GET when using images.
You mention using PRINT so I wondered if using draw string might be another option.
by BasicCoder2
Aug 09, 2020 22:35
Forum: Projects
Topic: Attempt at an electron emulator (sort of)
Replies: 14
Views: 925

Re: Attempt at an electron emulator (sort of)

Although I don't know what statements are available for an Acorn Electron as far as FB and Windows I find multikey using arrow keys nicer to use. sub main dim as gfx_buffer ptr display=create_display(800,600) dim as world ptr world=create_test_world() do if multikey(&H48) then move_player(world,...
by BasicCoder2
Aug 09, 2020 4:07
Forum: Beginners
Topic: [solved] GET and PUT ( graphics ) commands slow down my program[solved]
Replies: 64
Views: 1188

Re: GET and PUT ( graphics ) commands slow down my program

This is the thing. You're first reading with GET from the screen or from a buffer? The code snippet shows GET as getting it from the screen and then placing it back on the screen. Here is a working version of the code snippet provided. #Include "fbgfx.bi" Using fb dim as integer w,h,depth...
by BasicCoder2
Aug 09, 2020 0:36
Forum: Beginners
Topic: [solved] GET and PUT ( graphics ) commands slow down my program[solved]
Replies: 64
Views: 1188

Re: GET and PUT ( graphics ) commands slow down my program

I only program one type of microcontroller in particular and have never worked with the others. My skills are limited to electronics and assembler language because of the applications that require it. But what is this application that requires a PC? Coming back to Freebasic, do you think my method ...

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