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by vodkasoda
Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Putting multi-choice to the user ...
Replies: 9
Views: 7184

Re: Putting multi-choice to the user ...

Thank you Simon, I will take a look ... I swear this program will be the death of me :?
by vodkasoda
Tue Nov 17, 2015 10:02 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Version Control Software
Replies: 12
Views: 6709

Re: Version Control Software

Thank you mfro, at the start I will definitely be only working locally & to be honest I'd be surprised if that ever changed, but I do need to use VC as it is so easy to lose track of some of these changes !!!
by vodkasoda
Tue Nov 17, 2015 9:34 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Putting multi-choice to the user ...
Replies: 9
Views: 7184

Re: Putting multi-choice to the user ...

I am trying to cut down on user input, lp, so I don't want to use the "more..." option. I did look at the "Menu" command in the manual but it's like reading Chinese :shrug: !!! Can you please expand / explain your comment "design your own dialog box with a resource editor&qu...
by vodkasoda
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Putting multi-choice to the user ...
Replies: 9
Views: 7184

Putting multi-choice to the user ...

The program I am working on is Text only, It uses basic Input & Alert lines to request information from the user. I want to add a new question and an Alert box seemed like the ideal solution, but it seems to only support 3 possible choices, when I need 4 ... is there a simple command I can use (...
by vodkasoda
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:28 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Version Control Software
Replies: 12
Views: 6709

Re: Version Control Software

I am looking at Git now, more complicated than I imagined, but I guess I'll get my head around it eventually !!!
by vodkasoda
Mon Nov 16, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: DEFFN command
Replies: 5
Views: 5488

Re: DEFFN command

IMHO this is an unreadable mess. I personally would convert it into a commented multiline FUNCTION, assuming you have GFABASIC 3 or later. Huge areas of the program are "an unreadable mess" unfortunately, but I don't have the time or the knowledge to rewrite it all :-( Thanks for replying...
by vodkasoda
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Version Control Software
Replies: 12
Views: 6709

Version Control Software

Do any of you use this ?

Anything you would recommend to use or to steer clear of ?
by vodkasoda
Thu Nov 05, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: DEFFN command
Replies: 5
Views: 5488

Re: DEFFN command

Thank you, if it's getting data from reading a file then that could explain why it causes a crash if I try to print it after it's run, it's probably taking data from somewhere it shouldn't, there is loads of data in this program, it's a nightmare trying to find what is what !!!
by vodkasoda
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:18 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: DEFFN command
Replies: 5
Views: 5488

Re: DEFFN command

Apologies that this has posted twice, I got told there was a "Server error 500" both times I tried to post it !!! Good job I stopped at 2 & saved my draft !!!
by vodkasoda
Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: DEFFN command
Replies: 5
Views: 5488

DEFFN command

I have a command which says ... Pd%(Team)=@Get_var4(Chan) ... where Team is a number between 1 & 48 and Chan = 5 It seems to return 0, 1 and rarely -1 This is the code it is calling, from what I understand ... Deffn Get_var4(Chan)=Cvl(Chr$(Inp(#Chan))+Chr$(Inp(#Chan))+Chr$(Inp(#Chan))+Chr$(Inp(#...
by vodkasoda
Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:02 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Some clarification please ...
Replies: 1
Views: 4421

Some clarification please ...

Hi all, I'm back at this big GFA game again after ages of not looking at GFA Basic. I want to make some of the program easier to follow & understand, so that if I am away from it for months at a time again, it won't be quite so difficult to get back into !!! So, a straightforward question ... I ...
by vodkasoda
Thu Mar 06, 2014 4:28 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: What do little clock symbols alongside a Syntax Error mean ?
Replies: 2
Views: 4077

Re: What do little clock symbols alongside a Syntax Error me

simonsunnyboy wrote:Syntax Error during .LST import IIRC. Try entering the code line in the GFA editor itself to see what's wrong.


Yes, thank you, just found it ... it's where the Source has a Tab character instead of spaces !!!
by vodkasoda
Thu Mar 06, 2014 3:20 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: What do little clock symbols alongside a Syntax Error mean ?
Replies: 2
Views: 4077

What do little clock symbols alongside a Syntax Error mean ?

I am getting an error message with three little clock symbols, what does it mean ?!?

Screenshot - 06_03_2014 , 15_18_16.png
by vodkasoda
Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: VGA Basic program in Gemul8r
Replies: 5
Views: 2979

Re: VGA Basic program in Gemul8r

Can any of that be controlled / overwritten in the code ?

I understand what you are saying, but I don't understand how it's happening ... why would the window in Windows7 have more lines than in Vista ?!?
by vodkasoda
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:28 am
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: VGA Basic program in Gemul8r
Replies: 5
Views: 2979

Re: VGA Basic program in Gemul8r

Not sure what you mean by "the other way round" ?

This is a program that was written & always used to run on an Atari. It is now run on PCs using Gemul8r and as far as I know it has always shown 30 lines until now, under Windows 7 ...
by vodkasoda
Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Other emulators & tools
Topic: VGA Basic program in Gemul8r
Replies: 5
Views: 2979

VGA Basic program in Gemul8r

Can anybody explain why a GFA Basic program that runs just fine in Vista & displays 30 lines should run exactly the same in Windows 7 but only display 25 lines ?

Windows Vista.jpg


Windows 7.jpg


I am guessing there is an option somewhere, but I can't find it !!!
by vodkasoda
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:29 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: I have errors that I cannot see !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 4114

Re: I have errors that I cannot see !!!

It's nothing to do with the case or the path type, this is code that has worked for years, all I have done is copied some from one program to another and hit these problems. I moved all my Gemul8r files & re-installed it from scratch and it got past this, it's giving me another strange error, bu...
by vodkasoda
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:22 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: I have errors that I cannot see !!!
Replies: 3
Views: 4114

I have errors that I cannot see !!!

Somebody please help me, I haven't slept much, so may be missing the bleedin' obvious, as John Cleese would say, but I really can't see what I am doing wrong here ... This is my data Folder ... as you can see, the game.sys file is there and is populated ... Screenshot - 14_01_2014 , 10_06_28.png Thi...
by vodkasoda
Tue May 14, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Using QSORT
Replies: 9
Views: 5759

Re: Using QSORT

OK, I wrote my own Sort in the end, it seems to work so if anybody is in a similar position to me, here's the code ... ' ' Sort by Minute ' If NlCount2%>1 For myLoop=1 TO NlCount2%-1 For Ix=1 TO NlCount2%-myLoop If Mid$(Newsletter2$(Ix),2,3)>Mid$(Newsletter2$(Ix+1),2,3) THEN myTemp$=Newsletter2$(Ix)...
by vodkasoda
Tue May 14, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Using QSORT
Replies: 9
Views: 5759

Re: Using QSORT

Omikronman - Thank you, though I'm hoping to not have to write my own Sort, but the way things are going ... wongck - Thank you too, but no, using that exact code gives me errors, including on the Qsort line itself !!! In fact, even if I write the simplest of programs, as soon as I enter Qsort, I ge...
by vodkasoda
Mon May 13, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Using QSORT
Replies: 9
Views: 5759

Re: Using QSORT

If it's not too much trouble, that would be brilliant, thank you ... I am a bit baffled here (as usual) !!! I still have a copy of a classic computing magazine named "happy computer" here with an article about sorting in basic. There are two listings showing the bubble sort and the quick s...
by vodkasoda
Mon May 13, 2013 4:30 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Using QSORT
Replies: 9
Views: 5759

Re: Using QSORT

Can anybody help ? I can't even get the Compiler to accept the QSORT command :roll: :oops: !!!

Code: Select all

Qsort Newsletter2$() Offset 1


It looks correct from the manual I have but I am getting a Syntax Error :?
by vodkasoda
Mon May 13, 2013 11:47 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Using QSORT
Replies: 9
Views: 5759

Using QSORT

I am about to (try to) use QSORT to sort an Array but would like to ask the experts about it first :) I have data similar to this, where Column 1 is H or A & Column 2 (plus 3 & 4 if necessary) is the time (in minutes) : H1 XXX ATTACK H3 SMITH OF XXX IS BOOKED H7 XXX ATTACK A10 YYY ATTACK A10...
by vodkasoda
Thu May 09, 2013 8:01 am
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Printing to specific columns, but indirectly ...
Replies: 3
Views: 3951

Re: Printing to specific columns, but indirectly ...

Thank you, I'll fiddle around with my code and see how it goes, much appreciated ...
by vodkasoda
Wed May 08, 2013 12:17 pm
Forum: GFA BASIC
Topic: Printing to specific columns, but indirectly ...
Replies: 3
Views: 3951

Re: Printing to specific columns, but indirectly ...

Hmmm, I think I may be overcomplicating matters ... if I just have myTab$ defined as 30 spaces (for instance) then I can probably just concatenate it if it's needed ...

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