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Old DOS program

Postby BIGMAN131307 » Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:42 pm

Id like to find out what old DOS program that was used in my school.

The program used in my computer class back in '93-94 was a DOS program
I think. It was very simple to program, if you followed the directions. Some of the programs we did was a race car, rocket launch, tic-tac-toe board, etc.

I cant just ask my old teacher, because he like most of the others have since retired or went on to teach at other schools.


If anyone knows of a DOS program like this let me know. Another thing I remember about the program is worked simalar to Excel program.
IE: If A is the SUM of 4, then B is the SUM of 8...

Thx :)
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Postby aj1pso » Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:43 am

QBasic perhaps? Its a programming language/editor from back in the day. It might be what you're looking for. You would often run games off it using the uncompiled source code file.
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Postby mitsubishi » Thu Jan 12, 2006 8:38 am

Doesn't sound like BASIC, sounds more like something like COBOL (from the given syntax.)

Yeah we had QBASIC at school though on the windows machines (was it included upto 3.1?). I loved that as I had been learning BASIC since I was 7 thanks to my CPC464, "Amy". Wow she'll be 20 this November, think I'll dust her off and play "Elite" and "Harrier Attack" on her BDay ;)
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Postby BIGMAN131307 » Thu Jan 12, 2006 11:51 am

mitsubishi wrote:Doesn't sound like BASIC, sounds more like something like COBOL (from the given syntax.)

Yeah we had QBASIC at school though on the windows machines (was it included upto 3.1?). I loved that as I had been learning BASIC since I was 7 thanks to my CPC464, "Amy". Wow she'll be 20 this November, think I'll dust her off and play "Elite" and "Harrier Attack" on her BDay ;)



Yeah, they might be it.. This program was used before Win95 came out. :)

Thx, I'll try to see if I can find a copy..
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Postby kltsin » Fri Feb 17, 2006 11:35 pm

QBasic and Basic are pretty much the same thing but basic was about 4 years earlier.

Both in 93'ish was somewhat archaic but I could see them as being great teaching tools.
Even making a tic tac toe board wasnt easy with basic and took an experienced typer and coder.

This may have been a stand alone teaching tool.
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Postby thomas_w_bowman » Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:55 am

LOGO (from Digital Research) was a more graphics oriented Program.
REXX is a versatile script language also.
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