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PC-BASIC - a GW-BASIC emulator

A free, cross-platform emulator for GW-BASIC, PCjr & Tandy BASIC

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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:
www.pc-basic.org

Four source code, development, known issues and to report bugs please see the GitHub project page https://github.com/robhagemans/pcbasic

PC-BASIC - a GW-BASIC emulator Web Site

Features

  • Runs GW-BASIC programs stored in tokenised form, as text (,A) or in protected form (,P)
  • GW-BASIC compatible MBF floating-point arithmetic and random-number generator
  • Sound and graphics, including Tandy 1000/PCjr 3-voice sound and noise generator
  • Built-in support for many codepages including DBCS

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  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    it works but too slow. if you don't have the same computer the NASA does have, you would not want to run this 10 DEFDBL A-Z:PRINT TIME$:FOR A=1 TO 1000000! 20 B=B+1/A:NEXT A:PRINT TIME$, B it will take almost 10 minutes. i have yet windows xp 64 and 3.3 ghz the same program runs in amstrad basic2 (you have to remove the "defdbl a-z") in 20 sec. unfortunately i don't know all basic commands but! i would like have a basic that does ASIN and ACOS because the tan(x) may lead to trouble i can't tell anything about support because i did not ask for it. one advantage is there is no "coordinate outside virtual screen" error which causes more trouble in amstrads locomotive basic

    Posted 11/05/2017
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Great. it works fine and properly working in windows and linux systems. you can also download from here for windows 10 with the tutorials how to use in windows 10. onesoftwares.com/gw-basic-free-download/

    Posted 06/21/2017
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    title*: BASIC on 64-bit machines.... (yes but) The but is... it's not BASIC but a BASIC "emulator" I've used BASIC since my first 8-bit machine the OSBORNE-1 Later on the first PC the 16 bit flavor Which worked ok on 32-bit machines But not on 64-bit machines.... A long came the savior (little "s") sourceforge.net/projects/pcbasic/ robhagemans.github.io/pcbasic/ the download All of this to run my annual BASIC adding machine: 10 A=0 : AX=0 20 INPUT A 30 AX=AX+A 40 PRINT A,AX 50 IF A=0 THEN 80 60 SAVE "adder.bas",A 70 GOTO 20 80 STOP A gets typed in AX is the running total and grand total after typing in a zero (to quit...) Every year since 1981. Who says BASIC is a lost art? Yeah, not much of a program, but it works. Thanks for the emulator guys! *I sent this to my friends!!

    Posted 03/31/2017
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    PC-BASIC is an impressive emulator. I run it on Rasbian in a Raspberry Pi 2 and It works great. Given its integration with the host system, it makes some retro-programming projects easier to develop than using the actual GW-BASIC interpreter on DOSBox, for example; and the result is easier to run on different platforms.

    Posted 12/09/2016
  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    It works GREAT! I use it on Windows and Ubuntu Studio (both 64-bit). Thanks for the work. A PDF version of the documentation might be useful. - joel in Dallas

    Posted 11/14/2016
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Intended Audience

End Users/Desktop

Programming Language

Python

Registered

2013-12-20

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