Using Just Basic or Liberty Basic to test a zx spectrum program

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Re: Using Just Basic or Liberty Basic to test a zx spectrum program

Post by MrPixel » Sat May 19, 2018 7:05 pm

PeterJ wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 10:36 am
Use the Goggle drive link that was provided for SpecBAS. That works fine.
it works but i can't open anything other than the main folders, even when double clicking
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Re: Using Just Basic or Liberty Basic to test a zx spectrum program

Post by llewelyn » Sat May 19, 2018 8:46 pm

Go to Dunnys message on Page 1 where you'll see a box saying 'Whoops there was a problem with the preview' and click on the Download button. It does work, I just tested it. You'll be presented with a file called SpecBas .zip
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Re: Using Just Basic or Liberty Basic to test a zx spectrum program

Post by MrPixel » Sun May 20, 2018 4:27 am

ZXDunny wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 8:59 am
MrPixel wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:56 pm
No luck. the site gives me a 404 error for the windows version.
Is that for Boriel's ZXBASIC or my SpecBAS?
your specbas
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Re: Using Just Basic or Liberty Basic to test a zx spectrum program

Post by ZXDunny » Sun May 20, 2018 8:01 am

Yeah, I'm not seeing the problem tbh. It's right there in the post. As said, you need to download the zip file, if the embedded gdrive plugin confuses you.
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Re: Using Just Basic or Liberty Basic to test a zx spectrum program

Post by MrPixel » Tue May 22, 2018 1:19 am

ZXDunny wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 8:01 am
Yeah, I'm not seeing the problem tbh. It's right there in the post. As said, you need to download the zip file, if the embedded gdrive plugin confuses you.
i got it from a different site. works great
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Re: Using Just Basic or Liberty Basic to test a zx spectrum program

Post by ZXDunny » Tue May 22, 2018 12:19 pm

MrPixel wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 1:19 am
ZXDunny wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 8:01 am
Yeah, I'm not seeing the problem tbh. It's right there in the post. As said, you need to download the zip file, if the embedded gdrive plugin confuses you.
i got it from a different site. works great
Then yours is out of date :)
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Re: Using Just Basic or Liberty Basic to test a zx spectrum program

Post by hikoki » Tue May 22, 2018 1:51 pm

MrPixel wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:56 pm
No luck. the site gives me a 404 error for the windows version.
Try this link:
drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=0B6gXsz43xir_eV9JbWhUZ1Rxc0k
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Re: Using Just Basic or Liberty Basic to test a zx spectrum program

Post by MrPixel » Wed May 23, 2018 10:00 pm

got it. i don;t see the point though.
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Re: Using Just Basic or Liberty Basic to test a zx spectrum program

Post by llewelyn » Wed May 23, 2018 10:21 pm

What point is it that you don't see? This is a polite enquiry NOT a sarcastic remark!

The point of not using an out of date version?
Because if so, you should realize that SpecBAS is under development, it keeps getting better and the more people try it and ask questions about 'how do I do this' or 'why is this happening?' then the better it will get.

The point of using it at all?
Well I'm doing my best to come to grips with it because it resembles Sinclair Basic which is a huge relief if you're used to using that Basic. Want to find out how bloody awful a Basic dialect can be? Try VisualBasic if its even still around and hasnt been burnt at the stake.

If you do have some familiarity with Sinclair Basic, if perhaps you always wanted to get more out of it without having to resort to learning machine code, SpecBAS gives you that sort of power and speed.

If you go to the SpecBAS website:-
http://www.zxspectrum4.net/forum/viewforum.php?f=6
you can see various tutorials and examples which are, in my opinion, pretty convincing demonstrations of what can be done with it.

I'd be the first to admit that I'm having a wee bit of a struggle getting to grips with it but I've gotten lots of help from Paul Dunn who created it and ASH-II who seems to be involved with getting BASin to work with it - I might not be right about the details but he's been very helpful to me. It would be great if more people got involved as we can all help each other. Cheers Mike.
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Re: Using Just Basic or Liberty Basic to test a zx spectrum program

Post by hikoki » Thu May 24, 2018 6:16 am

Could there be an export to tape?
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