Author Topic: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum  (Read 4621 times)

Cybermonkey

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End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« on: October 14, 2019, 04:02:25 pm »
Dear community, this site will be closed by the 4th of November 2019.
I think BASIC is now a rather dead language and all BASICs which are a bit more successful do have their own dedicated forums (qb64, FreeBASIC, PureBASIC ...)
Maybe we will meet there again.
Oh, and by the way, this means all my other domains will be closed, too (all pulsar2d.org related domains).

It was a lot of fun the last years (more than a decade???); all started with that simple Yabasic forum.

I want to thank you all for your participation and wish you the very best for your (programming) future.


Aurel

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2019, 05:20:15 pm »
Ok Markus
and all best to you  :)

B+

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 09:28:31 pm »
Kind of sad news but you could see it coming from drop in number of posts.

Thanks Cybermonkey for picking up the ball when BP.org went belly up and for putting up with our craziness!

johnno56

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2019, 05:43:15 am »
Speaking as one who is still learning... Not only will these sites be missed, the experiences and the advice, will be missed more so...

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ZXDunny

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2019, 08:59:32 am »
Indeed, I have noticed that there is significant activity over on facebook these days - I'm a member of a couple of groups (the most active being the one serving the Sinclair BASIC community) but as you say, more general forums are few and far between. And this place has been dead just lately.

Before we close, can members list the web forums they participate in? I'd like to keep tabs on folks I've gained respect for over the years.

n00b

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2019, 10:57:02 am »
It's sad to see this site go. I was never that active but I did like to stop in and view some of the dialog. This place will be missed.

jj2007

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2019, 11:02:34 am »
Before we close, can members list the web forums they participate in? I'd like to keep tabs on folks I've gained respect for over the years.

http://masm32.com/board/index.php?action=unread and https://www.freebasic.net/forum/search.php?search_id=newposts

Aurel

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2019, 11:31:48 am »
jj
dunny ask about member list and you give him a link to freebasic and masm forum ...

i only left two places
my old :
aurelsoft.ucoz.com
just my programming stuff, but i can open more boards ..ucoz is a very stable hosting

and this one i use as backup if i forgot something..it is general forum,if you wish post something it is open:
http://basicpro.spacefor.site/smf/index.php

jj2007

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2019, 01:00:18 pm »
dunny ask about member list and you give him a link to freebasic and masm forum ...

What is ambiguous about "can members list the web forums they participate in"?

Aurel

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2019, 01:10:35 pm »
I am not sure what he mean but i can guess
he probably mean on member list of this forum that he can contect or something
i might be wrong ...


however i am looking into board Code Examples, other boards are just mumbo jumbo talks without any value
and well i only maybe can found few interesting to me :
one of this is Mark(B+)
> 100 LOC interepeter .. i will copy to my site

Aurel

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2019, 01:24:19 pm »
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I'm a member of a couple of groups

what kind of groups dunny ...from what i see that groups are trivial  ::)
only maybe that one dedicated to Sinclair ZX..

Aurel

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2019, 01:28:49 pm »
Oh i forgot about
'by Peter Wirbelauer .... COSMO

star field
example
it is good one ...copy....

B+

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2019, 02:29:03 pm »
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Before we close, can members list the web forums they participate in? I'd like to keep tabs on folks I've gained respect for over the years.

Paul, I sure miss those fancy code snippets you use to do! But I know how work takes most your time.

I am still at JB forum (thanks to Richey's advocacy) though that is dying too: http://justbasiccom.proboards.com

And of course QB64 forum: https://www.qb64.org/forum/index.php?wwwRedirect

I check in at FreeBasic forum now and again and see JJ occasional posts of interest, for some reason in my mind FreeBasic and QB64 don't mix well. I started working FreeBasic before QB64 but after year or 2 of QB64 half my code that was working in FB, isn't ? Something about different compiler options I suspect.

I have just saved Aurels link maybe someone from here might show up there? Maybe Galileo with another one for Yabasic?

Aurel, I have a QB64 version of that 100 LOC interpreter that had the Eval code built-in (that made the 100 line thing possible), with its own Eval code now 400-500 lines and still stuck on how to introduce strings and string routines without punctuation. Currently working on GUI boxes possibly with an Editor box.

I also check SmallBASIC but Chris not so active anymore, that I can tell, maybe he is with Android groups?
http://smallbasic.github.io

I also lurk around n00b's site, RC Basic: http://rcbasic.freeforums.net
Where my old friend Johnno hangs out and is doing some 101 lectures. :)
Same for SdlBasic http://sdlbasic.epizy.com/index.php

Very occasionally Naalaa, where Tomaaz and Aurel may still do battle. :D
http://www.naalaa.com/community/index.php

I even peek in at AllBasic to see if JRS is still alive. ;-))



« Last Edit: October 15, 2019, 02:33:32 pm by B+ »

Aurel

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2019, 04:45:18 pm »

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I even peek in at AllBasic to see if JRS

Oh no ,,have something with him is same as doing suicide from ambush .  ::)

well i don't know that just basic is on such low-levels well same as all hobby programming sites.



Cybermonkey

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Re: End of Retrogamecoding and Basicprogramming Forum
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2019, 05:24:02 pm »
Okay, if there is any interest, I use regularly the following forums:

Well, I guess that wraps it up ...