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PC-BASIC - 15.08.5

A free, cross-platform emulator for the GW-BASIC family of interpreters.

Rob Hagemans
PC-BASIC is a free, cross-platform interpreter for GW-BASIC, Advanced BASIC (BASICA), PCjr Cartridge Basic and Tandy 1000 GWBASIC. It interprets these BASIC dialects with a high degree of accuracy, aiming for bug-for-bug compatibility. PC-BASIC emulates the most common video and audio hardware on which these BASICs used to run. PC-BASIC runs plain-text, tokenised and protected .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. The screenshot shows DONKEY.BAS (one of the BASICA samples distributed with early versions of IBM PC DOS) running on PC-BASIC.


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. Release 15.08.5 is a bug fix release, with the following improvements: * fix regressions causing Out of String Space and Out of Memory errors * disable UTF-8 config files due to issues on Windows * fix Out of Memory on repeated call to `FN` * allow dereferencing array elements with `VARPTR$` in `DRAW` and `PLAY` * fix representation of octal literals interrupted by whitespace * fix wrapping of lines with `WIDTH 255` * fix Windows paths in `--cas1` option * correct behaviour of `RUN "file",R` * fix crash on `PRINT 0^(-1!)` * fix incorrect leading zeroes in `PRINT USING` * documentation improvements * include `data/BASCODER.BAS`, a translation program for Basicode


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PC-BASIC 15.03 — 2 Apr, 2015

PC-BASIC 15.03.3 — 12 Jun, 2015

PC-BASIC 15.08 — 11 Sep, 2015

PC-BASIC 15.08.8 — 3 Jun, 2016

PC-BASIC 15.08.5 — 13 Mar, 2016

PC-BASIC 15.03.5 — 16 Aug, 2015

PC-BASIC 15.03.4 — 21 Jun, 2015 account Comments

  • YoRzME 2015-04-19 14:54