What year did Qbasic start

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Posted: 12/21/2004, 5:54 pm Title: QuickBasic never starts ...

Hello everyone!!

Please don't be angry if I'm wrong there!
I have read all the tutorials that deal with the installation of Quick Basic 4.5, everywhere it says that you should start "Qbasic.exe".
I downloaded the Quick basic and extracted all files, but I don't have such an .exe with me ???
I extracted it again, nothing again, only a link to the application is there ?? When I want to start that he says the initial parameters are not correct ... Then I put the file on a floppy disk and tried to start, but then he says I should look at my PIF file (what's that again ???)
Please, does anyone know?
Many thanks in advance!
(If you know that I am the bloodiest beginner, you might understand my stupid question !!)
Best wishes
Helli M.
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Kai Bareis



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Submitted: 21.12.2004, 6:07 pm Title:

if you have downloaded "QuickBasic" it can be that there is no Qbasic.exe in it, which I assume you have downloaded Qbasic 4.5.
Search for qb.exe
qbasic 1.1 = Qbasic.exe
Qbasic4.5 = qb.exe
Qbasic7.1 = Qbx.exe
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Posted: December 21, 2004, 6:32 pm Title:

Hello Kai!!

Thank you for your answer!!!
Unfortunately there is no exe to be found at all!
In none of the options you mentioned !!
Can this exe file be somewhere else, because I only have one shortcut to the application! But where is this application?
The icon looks almost like the settings with a hammer and pliers (or screwdriver?) ... in the control panel under "Administration" ... (I have the XP)
Maybe you have already seen something like this ???
Thanks again!
But please, maybe you can think of something else, what or where it could be !!!
best regards
Helli M.
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Sebastian
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Posted: December 21, 2004, 6:35 pm Title: Hm ...

Hello.

Download QuickBasic 4.5 from the download area at www.qbasic.de. Then unpack the ZIP archive into the folder C: \ QBASIC \ and then start from the folder QB.EXE.
And everything works out. Give it a try.

Best wishes!
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Written on: 12/21/2004, 7:15 pm Title:

Hello Sebastian!!

I just did what you said, exactly like you said !!!
AGAIN NO EXE THERE !!!!
Only: looks like a mini window, next to it there is only QB nothing else !!!
When I click on it I get the following error message:

16-bit MS-DOS subsystem
C: \ DOWNLO ~ 1 \ Qb_4_5_D \ QB.EXE
Invalid starting directory, check your PIF file. Click "Close" to exit the application.

Maybe you can do something with it ???
That's it ... that's all there is to it, and I'm already at a loss ...
Hopefully you can still help me?
Thanks in advance!!
best regards
Helli
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ChemicalWarfare



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Posted: December 21, 2004, 7:23 pm Title:

So you have hidden xp and the file extensions.
Open My Computer and then uncheck the box under [Extras-> Folder Options-> View-> Hide extensions for known file types].

You have to delete the PIF file (qb.pif).

Last edited by ChemicalWarfare on December 21, 2004, 7:26 pm, edited once in total
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Kai Bareis



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Posted: December 21, 2004, 7:23 pm Title:

so a Qb.exe is there! otherwise you wouldn’t have to start it, which is of course a setting that is hidden for known file extensions
And for your second problem I can't help you much, I can only say delete qb.Pif file
but since I don't use XP (at most I will have to use it) I don't know my way around until now I can perhaps tell you how to do it under Windows 98
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Posted: 22.12.2004, 00:07 Title: Enter the correct search paths in the options menu!

Enter the correct search paths in the QuickBASIC options menu!
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Written on: 22.12.2004, 12:48 pm Title:

What error message?

Write in your autoexec.bat:
path = c: \ qbasic;
then your PC will also find qb.exe in this directory after the computer has been restarted.
The best thing to do is to make a shortcut to qb.exe on the desktop.

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Written on: December 22nd, 2004, 1:48 pm Title: AUTOEXEC

Hello.

Under Windows XP, AUTOEXEC.BAT is no longer processed when it is started. So you can "put it on your hat" when you use XP.

Best wishes!
Sebastian
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Written on: 22.12.2004, 4:58 pm Title:

Hello !!!!!


I am learning more and more, even though I have not even started to learn programming!

But please don't be angry .... where can I find the autoexec.bat?
when "execute" I entered it, it does not find it, and when "search" it did not find it either.
Do I have to look in Dos? I don't trust myself because I don't know the Dos commands ... otherwise I'll delete something (Has happened to me before, I deleted the entire Win32 folder, and was allowed to set everything up again ...
And when I have it, I don't have to enter "QB.exe" as it says for me?

Because of the error message:
It is basically the same, only that now it only says that there is a wrong parameter !!
That will be exactly what you already said, that I have to enter the path in the Autoexec.bat !!!
Sorry that I don't know my way around either !! (not yet!!! )
Many greetings again
and thank you for your help!
All the best
Helli
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MisterD



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Written on: 22.12.2004, 11:20 pm Title:

c: \ autoexec.bat

maybe the file is hidden, system or something else. simply tick "show all files" in the folder options.

or enter msconfig to run, there you can also create entries, but with no guarantee with which Windows this works ..
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Posted: 12/22/2004, 11:22 PM Title: Windows XP

Hello.

As I said: You can forget about the Autoexec.bat when you use XP. Just pretend this was never written.
Windows XP no longer uses them.

Best wishes!
Sebastian
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Posted: 23.12.2004, 1:24 AM Title:

Hello Helli,
Sebastian may be right about Autoexec.bat. Ignore what is written about it.

Nevertheless, please explain to me why XP reads the path anyway, even if it supposedly ignores it. I just tried it ...

Have fun with QBasic!
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Posted: 23.12.2004, 12:43 Title: AUTOEXEC.BAT

Hello.

I don't know that XP reads% PATH% from it. I would handle this simply via "My Computer", "Properties", "Advanced", "Environment Variables" (=> screenshot).
This is how it is intended and how it works.
No idea why you use an Autoexec.bat under XP, Markus.
I know that XP uses the AUTOEXEC.NT and CONFIG.NT files for NTVDM initialization and I have already written an article about this for MonFAQ, but you don't mean the two files, do you?

Best wishes!
Sebastian
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Posted: 23.12.2004, 4:44 pm Title:

Hello everyone!!!

I thank you for helping me !!
So, thanks to the screenshot, I found what you meant!
Ok, I have a "path" inside ...
Below I have a class path ... how do I append qb.exe to the entry?
Do I have to enter a semicolon or a colon beforehand? Do I still have to add something, i.e. the exact path, or just add qb.exe and fine?
Or can I create such a classpath again? Can they have the same name if something else is in there, or does the PC never know what to do if there are 2 identical names (classpath) path information?
Do I have to do that in the upper entry or in the lower one?
Thank you again !!
And have a nice Christmas!
Many greetings and once again Merry Christmas and Holidays
wish you
Helli
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Submitted: 23.12.2004, 5:02 pm Title: Variable

Hello.

You mark Path and then go to "Edit". Then you add a semicolon at the end and then write the path to your QB.EXE.
For example; C: \ DOWNLO ~ 1 \ QBASIC45

Best wishes!
Sebastian
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Posted: 12/27/2004, 6:42 pm Title: It still doesn't work ....

Hello everyone!!!!

I tried that with the path or classpath .... nothing ... he always gets upset with the same error message: First he writes the exact path, underneath he simply writes ..... "Wrong parameter"
But I'm giving up now ... it just doesn't want to start, from the hard drive!
If I start it from the floppy disk it works, but there are also small obstacles because sometimes the program gets excited, and then he writes an error message that I have to quit and restart the program after this session!

But I still have a little question .... When I call up screen 12, it becomes full screen, when I have finished the program, the editor appears just as big, how do I get it small again ???
So far I've finished the program and reopened it ...
Because underneath I have the respective tutorials with which I learn!
I have enough ideas, but without learning it won't be anything ...
Another thing I wanted to ask: If I want to make a database, how do I do it? Where can I find tutorials on this?
Many greetings
and all the best
Helli
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