PC-BASIC 3.23 is an interpreter for GW-BASIC files. It runs on Windows, Mac and Linux and other Unix-based systems and targets full compatibility with GW-BASIC version 3.23.
PC-BASIC can run and convert between ASCII, bytecode and 'protected' (encrypted) .BAS files. It implements floating-point arithmetic in the Microsoft Binary Format (MBF) and can therefore read and write binary data files created by GW-BASIC.
PC-BASIC is free and open source software released under the GPL version 3.
- Run and convert bytecode, ASCII (,A) and protected (,P) .BAS-files
- Microsoft Binary Format floating-point arithmetic
- Sound and graphics
- Random-number generator with the exact same results as GW-BASIC
Not usable for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. All kind of errors during installation and test. The QBasic (from OlDos.exe) is still good under Wine or VMBox.