Where can I find a DOS editor for code composed using Digital Research DOS circa 1987?

Posted on 2006-05-19
Last Modified: 2010-05-18
I have a DOS application and its code that was created ~1987. All I know about its editor/compiler is that one of its BAS files (am86xtr.bas)comes from Digital Research circa 1981. I want to review the code and debug it but need the appropriate editor/compiler to do so. Can anyone direct me to a Web site(s) that may have such a resource.

Question by:ICCR
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    Accepted Solution

    Look up FreeBASIC and other BASIC tools at

    The original may have been created with QBasic or QuickBasic, but FreeBASIC is said to be compatible with those. Will see if I can find QBasic & whether it's free or not.
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    I know there's a version of QBasic on the Win98 cd...
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    Assisted Solution

    Hi ICCR,

    this one keeps a list of downloads of compilers for C and BASIC

    you could also check this site, which is more of a historic overview and some recent links to the OS

    hope this helps a bit
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    But you will easily find what you need using Google Search for this: quickbasic abandonware


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