Crescent Software products for DOS are now PD.

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retro_geneb
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Crescent Software products for DOS are now PD.

Postby retro_geneb » Oct 29, 2018 19:19

While a lot of this stuff may not be immediately usable to FreeBASIC users, it's interesting to look through.

http://annex.retroarchive.org/crescent/index.html

The libraries are usable with QuickBASIC, PDS 7.1, and VBDOS. There's a LOT of x86 assembly in there, which would make porting to FreeBASIC problematic, but it might be worth a shot. :)

Thanks all.

g.
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Re: Crescent Software products for DOS are now PD.

Postby integer » Oct 30, 2018 1:04

retro_geneb wrote:While a lot of this stuff may not be immediately usable to FreeBASIC users, it's interesting to look through.

http://annex.retroarchive.org/crescent/index.html

The libraries are usable with QuickBASIC, PDS 7.1, and VBDOS. There's a LOT of x86 assembly in there, which would make porting to FreeBASIC problematic, but it might be worth a shot. :)

Thanks all.

g.

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Re: Crescent Software products for DOS are now PD.

Postby anonymous1337 » Oct 30, 2018 3:37

Wow, this is amazing.
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Re: Crescent Software products for DOS are now PD.

Postby Munair » Oct 30, 2018 8:33

I remember Ethan Winer. Great programmer. He also provided a lot of tricks and good programming practice to write faster and optimized code. Nice to see his legacy is being shared.
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Re: Crescent Software products for DOS are now PD.

Postby St_W » Oct 30, 2018 12:00

I wonder why the author himself didn't come up with the idea of sharing as the software probably only has historic value nowadays (or even 10 years ago or so). Anyway, thank you for preserving a bit of history.
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Re: Crescent Software products for DOS are now PD.

Postby retro_geneb » Oct 30, 2018 15:06

You're quite welcome. I'm happy to do it!

As to why Ethan didn't think of it - well he's pretty big into audio stuff now and maybe didn't think anyone still cared. (we do!)

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Re: Crescent Software products for DOS are now PD.

Postby retro_geneb » Oct 30, 2018 16:00

Here's Ethan's reply to me when I pointed him at this thread:

Very nice! I would have posted this myself, but was too lazy and busy
to create an account: You can tell them I *did* want to make it
public, but without docs in file form it would just make a lot of work
for me. So I was very pleased that you took this over for me. It's the
best thing that could happen to these products. My former partner Don
Malin also thinks this is great.


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Re: Crescent Software products for DOS are now PD.

Postby oyster » Nov 11, 2018 6:13

nice

what if RapidQ and old VB-dos are released to the public
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Re: Crescent Software products for DOS are now PD.

Postby Munair » Nov 11, 2018 6:46

oyster wrote:nice

what if RapidQ and old VB-dos are released to the public

You mean source-code? Microsoft is not known for releasing the sources of their old products. But they are available for download on various sites.

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