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

Posted on 2006-05-19
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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.

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Look up FreeBASIC and other BASIC tools at  http://www.thefreecountry.com/compilers/basic.shtml

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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bruintje earned 100 total points
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this one keeps a list of downloads of compilers for C and BASIC
source: http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/barnes_firsnorton/files/

you could also check this site, which is more of a historic overview and some recent links to the OS
source: http://home.att.net/~short.stop/freesoft/os.htm#drdos

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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