PC-BASIC - 15.08.8
A free, cross-platform emulator for the GW-BASIC family of interpreters.
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.
This is a bug fix release, with the following improvements: - fix crash on disk-only commands with unspecified device when current device is CAS1: - fix crash on serial port access through INP/OUT when not explicitly opened - partially implement serial Line Status Register - fix syntax errors in BASCODER Thanks to all those who reported bugs!