PC-BASIC is a free, cross-platform interpreter for GW-BASIC, BASICA, PCjr Cartridge Basic and Tandy 1000 GWBASIC. PC-BASIC is free and open source software released under the GPLv3.
For documentation, release notes and GitHub-hosted downloads, please see the official homepage:
For bug reports and new features, please use the forum.
- 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
For a quick BASIC routine check this environment is one of the best I have tried - more convenient than most DOSBox options. Sticks to the adage that BASIC implies Briskly Achieve Solutions Impossible in C. It's a permanent install on my computer now.
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.