PC-BASIC 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
- GW-BASIC compatible MBF floating-point arithmetic and random-number generator
- Sound and graphics, including Tandy 1000/PCjr 3-voice sound and noise
Would be great if it could be installed to a standard directory and started from anywhere.
Really simple and effective GW-Basic emulator... if someone was looking for such a thing, this is a simple and nice solution, I think easier than using Dosbox or another full featured emulator.
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.