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Microsoft releases source code to GW-BASIC
Arthur Kalliokoski
Second in Command
February 2005
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https://github.com/microsoft/GW-BASIC

It seems like about 10 years ago somebody had a thread where MS had released source code to MS-DOS, but I can't seem to find it now.

I suppose if they'd released this last year somebody could have used it to make something better than MS apps, but now they think it's safe

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bamccaig
Member #7,536
July 2006
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Trying to read through this much assembly hurts my head. :P I don't know how they used to do it (albeit, this took months to accomplish, and is outside my wheelhouse).

RmBeer2
Member #16,660
April 2017
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Are you by any chance Klys in the chat?
i reminded GW-BASIC created by another company

@bamccaig , usage is similar to C64 BASIC, I think I remember that the way the code is stored in memory and executed is also the same.

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Edgar Reynaldo
Major Reynaldo
May 2007
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LennyLen
Member #5,313
December 2004
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Where can I get 5 1/4 floppy drives these days...???

Ebay

Edgar Reynaldo
Major Reynaldo
May 2007
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I've got an 8086 with a blown monitor.

I've got an i286 that won't post.

I've got a lappie that won't get past ultra fail safe shit.

Can I get a USB adapter for a 5 1/4 drive? I doubt they even made such a thing.

LennyLen
Member #5,313
December 2004
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Can I get a USB adapter for a 5 1/4 drive? I doubt they even made such a thing.

I've only ever seen them for 3.5" drives.

Johan Halmén
Member #1,550
September 2001

I have this in the attic:

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I haven't tried it in 20 years. I toasted some components because of a non standard serial cable. I blew the great 8 bit sound system, which was sad, because it had a funny speech synthesizer.

I think it had some MBASIC interpreter. But most of all it had a great assembler for Z80, which was very cool.

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Mark Oates
Member #1,146
March 2001
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GW-BASIC was one of the first languages I ever programmed in.

Strangely enough, one of the first things I tried to do was create a game loop.

amarillion
Member #940
January 2001
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Awesome, this was iconic software

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