Solved GW Basic software for Windows 7, 64 Bit

November 18, 2011 at 03:47:16
Specs: Windows 7, 4 GB

I am looking very urgently for a GW Basic software for my Windows 7 with 64 Bit.

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#1
November 18, 2011 at 04:09:11
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I believe that all versions of GW Basic were 16-bit, and so will not run on 64-bit Windows. I think that you are going to have to either run DOS in a VM or else update to a more modern programming language. I would recommend the latter.

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#2
November 18, 2011 at 04:32:39

I believe that all versions of GW Basic were 16-bit,

It most certainly is. I was using MS GW BASIC in 1979 when 16 bits was leading edge technology. It is as obsolete as push rods and contact breakers on a motor cars.

Stuart


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#3
November 18, 2011 at 06:04:02

GW Basic code can be ported to other dialects of BASIC, Some with no or little modification.

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#4
November 19, 2011 at 08:39:34

HEY!. It is as obsolete as push rods

Are you saying my car has an obsolete motor???

Anyway, try dosbox or get a virtual machine and run dos or any of the W's.

Might run in wine on linux.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.


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#5
November 19, 2011 at 09:03:45

jefro: Are you saying my car has an obsolete motor???
Yes.

There are emulators, and there are many VMs. Use them to run an OS that can run GW BASIC. I use Win7's XP Mode, just so I can use an emulator inside of a VM.

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#6
November 20, 2011 at 10:02:46

Darn. I thought 430HP was OK for pushrods.


I didn't have enough for this http://www.chevrolet.com/corvette-z...

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#7
November 20, 2011 at 12:37:34

I'll see your link and raise you about 2 - 3 feet? (Because I couldn't find the picture I wanted, and I'm not going though 700 pages to find it.)

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#8
November 21, 2011 at 09:23:14

Hey,
In the past I worked many years with GW Basic on my old MS DOS, 16 Bit computer.
Unfortunately I can´t use more GW Basic on my new computer (Windows 7, type: 64 Bit). To avoid learning completely a new language, I am looking for a similar Basic program for my new computer. Can anybody help me?
What´s the name of such a program and how can I get it?
I thank you for your support.

Bahram


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#9
November 21, 2011 at 13:19:10

Have a look at Visual Basic. There a new things to learn in relation the GW BASIC but the underlying language is the same.

I have a similar problem but a lot less pronounced. I am struggling with VB6 on Windows 7 so if you decide to go for VB you should go for VB.net which is part of Microsoft Visual Studio.

You have to remember that programming languages these days are designed for multi tasking GUI environments. GE BASIC was designed for a single tasking text based environment.

Nothing stands still.

Stuart


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