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by k7
Mar 10, 2009 1:39
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: Serial Port Locking Up Program
Replies: 7
Views: 3521

Interesting, I was not aware threads behaved like that. FreeBASIC is the first language I have used threads in. Do they go by another name in some languages? Are there any other BASIC's that support threads?
by k7
Mar 06, 2009 8:32
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: Serial Port Locking Up Program
Replies: 7
Views: 3521

I found that EOF was the best to use. It works okay now. I am still using threads; one for the serial port reading and one for checking the time. Unfortunatly it seems that I will have to use Visual BASIC anyway. I don't mind that but they're only at version 6 and no one knows anything about .NET.
by k7
Mar 06, 2009 2:29
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: Serial Port Locking Up Program
Replies: 7
Views: 3521

I thought threads were a bit of an overkill :)
I am using LOF to determine whether any characters exist in the buffer.

Phishguy, no offence but your code is rubbish. Did you even test it?
by k7
Mar 05, 2009 23:06
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: Serial Port Locking Up Program
Replies: 7
Views: 3521

Serial Port Locking Up Program

Hi all. It has been a while since a last posted on this forum. I've come back to FB to experiment with serial port reading which I need to know about for my job. The other guys generally use LabView or Visual BASIC for their programming but I'd like to show them that a language that doesn't cost a f...
by k7
Jun 24, 2008 1:43
Forum: Projects
Topic: A simple 3d graphics library
Replies: 14
Views: 2755

Sorry everybody, my bad. You can download Mentat's program now, I'm still in the process of setting the forum up again and forgot to allow guests to download attachments. The last run got killed by spam so I'm being kind of strict on who I allow in now. Please sign in and make some posts so I can ge...
by k7
Nov 28, 2007 3:22
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: It's competition time!
Replies: 276
Views: 106544

ciw1973, are you going to submit an article/news piece to QBE for this competition?
by k7
Nov 21, 2007 9:11
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: It's competition time!
Replies: 276
Views: 106544

Well I've finished school now and just bludging at home now... So make the next one as short as you want ciw :-D. I think that 2 months is too long especially for FB newbies like myself. That's a long time to spend on a game, a lot of people couldn't be bothered using their spare time on one project...
by k7
Nov 16, 2007 2:54
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: QB Express #26 Deadline: November 24th
Replies: 65
Views: 23351

Pete, what if you were to wait until the community has submitted enough articles for a substantial edition and then release the zine. Seeing how a month doesn't seem long enough for us to collaborate some articles, how about no deadline, just a content target? This would mean consistency in size for...
by k7
Nov 10, 2007 23:18
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: It's competition time!
Replies: 276
Views: 106544

Well, better late than never, I might start working on my project seeing how I've got a whole week off for exam 'study'. I just need to clarify something: Can I use the graphics functions such as PSET, LINE, & CIRCLE?
by k7
Oct 29, 2007 5:12
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: My Next Competition
Replies: 60
Views: 19306

I reckon I'll enter. Even though I've got exams in two weeks and haven't learnt how to load images in FB yet, I'm in :D
by k7
Oct 19, 2007 11:57
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: LPT1 Port Access
Replies: 9
Views: 9872

Got it fixed! Just used the original QB program, which just used the OUT command, and declared all the variables at the start and now it works exactly how it should. Why doesn't the QB program work though? Would it have anything to do with Windows 2000 restricting access to hardware ports for DOS/16...
by k7
Oct 18, 2007 5:25
Forum: Hardware Interfaces / Communication
Topic: LPT1 Port Access
Replies: 9
Views: 9872

LPT1 Port Access

Hello. I require a program that sends small integers to the LPT1/Parallel port. The computer is running Windows 2000 and I believe the port address is &378(hexadec). I have currently been using a QBasic program that used to work on a Win95 machine but I don't think it'll work the same because Wi...
by k7
Oct 10, 2007 23:49
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: #49 on sourceforge top projects
Replies: 10
Views: 4165

JustBASIC.
by k7
Oct 10, 2007 23:47
Forum: Community Discussion
Topic: Tip: Realy cool BMW driving game for free.
Replies: 10
Views: 4732

Man I wish I had broadband :-<
by k7
Oct 10, 2007 23:45
Forum: Game Dev
Topic: The "Standard Resources" RPG Competition
Replies: 28
Views: 15328

It's not cool to ditch you creation a minute after you realize people don't like it.

Too true Lachie. Eponasoft, what's going on with this comp? Are you posting it on another forum or have you just ditched it?

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