conversion of gwbasic file to ASCII format
First two related BASIC knowhow articles written by myself:
Migrating old programs to newer BASIC versions:
Save an old BASIC program as ASCII:
> I have to redo an app written in gwbasic. I would like to view the old
> I have tried to load it into gwbasic and type "List" it say ok but
> nothing appears.
The program is probably stored in the protected file format, i.e.
was used early. There are several tools and documented ways in the Internet
to unprotect a GWBASIC program, so I would do a search in the Usenet
archives at http://groups.google.com/
Another possibility could be the use of QB45's binary file format. Note: You
need the QuickBASIC compiler, not the QBasic interpreter shipped with MS-DOS
5.x/6.x and \TOOLS\OLDMSDOS on the Windows 95/98 installation CD-ROM.
How to get QB45: Legal way: http://www.ebay.com/ and buy a licence as second
hand. Illegal way: Use a search engine like http://www.altavista.com and
type "qb45.zip" as term. This question was discussed here very often in the
past (very large threads!)... A German Web site author I know declares QB45
as abandoned software so he put a download link on his page at
http://www.qbasic.de but the law sticklers have a very different opinion...
;-) Note: I don't hope that these discussions will start again like a fire
after this posting... ;-)