True Basic Programs written in the 1980's--what can I do with them

Hello All,

I wrote a lot of TB programs in the 1980's way before windows etc. They are TRU TRC and EXE. What version of current True Basic should I buy that will "import" these programs and run them in Windows XP?

What version(s) create EXE files?

Many thanks.

John

Comments

Re: 1980 True BASIC programs ...

johnmimh ... You don't need to buy anything to RUN your programs. On the TB website, under the Free and Demo tab on the TB Home Page, you can download a .EXE program - BrDemSetup.exe - that will execute your old TB programs. The only TB statement I'm aware of that's been changed in TB version 5 is the SET MODE statement. Then, if you're going to write new TB programs you can decide what to buy. Let us know if your old programs run ok.

It's a good idea to run the .TRU versions of your old programs so you can edit them if necessary. Regards ... Tom M

running TB progarms from the 80's.

another Q

Hello WYZZ, I downloaded the program and the program came up on the screen. My problem is getting them to run.
I'm wondering if the problem is with the Print statements"

For example I have Open #1: printer and then following these with things like Print #1: date$, time$

Unfortunately all my True Basic Books have goon to "book heaven". I can't remember what to do to get the inputs and ouputs to simply appear on the screen and avoid the printer. Your suggestions much appreciated.

Should I just put an "!" in front of each print statement? Or take out the number 1 where there is a print statement.
Many thanks. John

Re: 80's programs

johnnimh ... Change the PRINT #1: program lines to plain PRINT a$, b$ program lines.

Google 'truebasic tutorial'. The one from clark.edu is a good one. Print it.

Email me a plain text program listing and I'll try to debug it. Regards ... Tom M

another Q

Hello WYZZ, I downloaded the program and the program came up on the screen. My problem is getting them to run.
I'm wondering if the problem is with the Print statements"

For example I have Open #1: printer and then following these with things like Print #1: date$, time$

Unfortunately all my True Basic Books have goon ot "book heaven". I can't remember what to do to get the inputs and ouputs to simply appear on the screen and avoid the printer. Your suggestions much appreciated.

Should I just put an "!" in front of each print statement? Of take out the number 1 where there is a print statement.
Many thanks. John

1980 True Basic Programs

Thank you very much. I'll download that file and let you know how it works. Really appreciate your response. John