TBilt and TBTutor both report an error on start up, relating to
the file xnmba458.dll not being available. After using the Windows 2000 file search utility, I believe I can safely say that this file is not on my machine anywhere. Can you shed some light on this, as I thought the new version of True Basic programs didn't require any external dlls? If the dll is necessary, fine. Can you please tell me how to obtain a copy?

My system specs follow:

Item Value
OS Name Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Version 5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer VIA Technologies, Inc.
System Model VT82C694T
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~799 Mhz
BIOS Version Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Total Physical Memory 523,764 KB
Available Physical Memory 126,272 KB
Total Virtual Memory 1,801,232 KB
Available Virtual Memory 1,064,440 KB
Page File Space 1,277,468 KB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


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The lastest version 5.5b19 does not require DLL files in order to run executable programs produced by this version. However, programs produced by earlier versions such as TBILT and TBtutor still require the DLL files. Thes files can be downloaded free from my website at:

Big John

DLLs are on True Basic site.

They are at http://www.truebasic.com/free_and_demos
True Basic Bronze version 6 still requires the DLLs.

Eliminate the dll files

There are a number of advantages to upgrading to a 5.5x version of TrueBasic. The biggest is that it eliminates the need for dll (distributed library) files. Another is that it fixes the problem of path names longer than 128 characters that cause a B-Code error (this may have been fixed a bit earlier, but is certainly fixed in the 5.5 versions.)

The down side is that the editor in this version was still under development when Chris Sweeney left TB. Big John has been working on a replacement and his most recent version of the editor CAN use the 5.5 version of the language.

Bottom line--I feel 5.5x is an improvement to the language if you can work around the editor. [I've been using the buggy editor so long I'm used to it and its quirks don't bother me any longer, but if and when a full version 5.6 is released, I surely hope that it incorporates the newest language versions to go with a properly working editor and doesn't revert to using dlls and the like.



Thank you. I downloaded the files from that site and my problem is resolved.


I had the same problem,

I had the same problem, there are a few more missing dll's needed to run the utilities. I just googled the names and got this page.

Hope it helps