Reading/converting QB45 binary sources without QB45...

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Reading/converting QB45 binary sources without QB45...

Postby BastetFurry » Sep 01, 2009 13:42

What the subject says, is there a way to convert those binary sources without having QB45 at hand?
Wanted to have a look at my childhood stuff but dont have the compiler anymore...
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Postby notthecheatr » Sep 01, 2009 15:57

Not to my knowledge.

If you look around you should be able to find QB45 or PDS which should be able to open those files and save them in plaintext format. Technically it's illegal to download them, but they're basically abandonware: so old nobody is going to prosecute you for using them.

That's the best thing I know, hope it helps.
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Postby E.K.Virtanen » Sep 01, 2009 17:41

Can QB 1.0 open those files? Atleast QB 1.0 is offered as download at MS website, just like whole dos.
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Postby MystikShadows » Sep 01, 2009 20:12

It should be able to yes without a problem.
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Postby Landeel » Sep 01, 2009 22:30

I have QBX here. I can convert them for you if you want.
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Postby fxm » Sep 02, 2009 9:10

QB1.0 is not compatible with those files.
Nevertheless you can download QB45 at [redacted]
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Postby BastetFurry » Sep 02, 2009 10:48

Ok, i warezd a copy myself just for converting, thought there would be a possibility without warezing it.

Thanks nonetheless folks. :)
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Postby MichaelW » Sep 02, 2009 19:57

Landeel wrote:I have QBX here. I can convert them for you if you want.

IIRC, QuickBASIC 4.5 and PDS 7.x use different formats.
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Postby fxm » Sep 03, 2009 13:55

MichaelW wrote:IIRC, QuickBASIC 4.5 and PDS 7.x use different formats.

But PDS 7.1 can read the "Binary - Fast load and save" format generated by QB 4.5 (only ascending compatibility).

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