running old form of true basic

I have Windows Vista (64-Bit) I would like to load and run True Basic Bronze Edition 22-WIN&L Version 5.22 on a floppy disc drive. I have a remote floppy disc drive. When I try to load I get this message "The version of this file is not compatible with the version of windows you are running. Check your computer system information to see whether you need and x86 (32-Bit) or and x64 (64-Bit) version of the program and then contact the software publisher." Can any one help?


Hi, Version 5.nn has always


Version 5.nn has always been 32 bit. I don't have a 64 bit computer yet so I am not certain whether 32 stuff runs on a 64 bit system. I would imagine that even a 32 bit computer must be able to understand files created on a 32 bit or 16 bit system - otherwise 64 bit computers are going to be pretty lonely.

If 64 bit computers can understand Text files then they can understand source code. Whether running 32 bit TB on a 64 bit machine is possible, I just don't know, but if it does then it is a question of recompiling or rebinding your source code.

Personally I have no trouble running any of my programs whether they were produced on a 16 bit machine or a 32 bit machine and vice versa. Why should 64 bit be any different?

Big John

Re: running old form of true basic ...

markaf ... I can't help you currently; I don't yet have a 64-bit computer. But, with the release of Windows 7, TB Inc has to address this issue.

To be able to RUN TB legacy software, I have kept alive desktop and notebook computers that have operating systems with Windows 98 2nd Edition, Windows XP and a notebook with Vista-32-bit I bought last November. I'll likely upgrade the Vista notebook to Windows 7 sometime in the future.

I'll be interested to see what Big John Arscott says when he answers your Forum message.

Have you downloaded the BrDemSetup.exe "Free & Demo" version of TB? It would be interesting to see if that would work on a 64-bit Vista machine. Regards ... Tom M