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Looking for Fast ST BASIC

Postby MystikShadows » Tue Feb 28, 2006 1:58 am

Also called FaST BASIC,

I've heard it was alot like ST BASIC, no line numbers, and many more advantages, I'm wondering if someone happens to have that in there .st files somewhere possibly :-).

I believe it was availabe in a cartridge and then a regular program on disk.

Thank you all for any help in finding this :-).

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Postby atari_mark » Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:11 pm

I have it! I bought it in non-cartridge form. I'll try and get into my attic to find it. After many years being stored, I hope the floppy still works.
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Postby MystikShadows » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:10 am

Woohoo, Thanks atari_mark,

I would appreciate that a whole bunch. :-).

let me know here or in PM if you find them etc etc :-).

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Postby nobogod » Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:50 am

It's hard for me to believe that it is so difficult to be found. Ok, i don't have it, I never used it (I was always into GFA), but I remember that the magazines had Fast Basic listings pretty often. So it must be popular enough.
And it seems strange to me that you have to wait for so long to get it in a forum like that. So, maybe it wasn't so popular as i used to believe.

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Postby ggn » Thu Mar 02, 2006 2:25 pm

Well, here you go, version 1.05c :)

Where I got it from? A POV archive I have on my laptop. ;) So MSD, don't search for it, it's probably the same :)

NOTE: I could just claim here that I got an idea to search specifically on the POV collection and claim that my deductive skills are excellent, but it didn't happen this way. I just issued a search on TC and let it rip my hard disk :)

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Postby MystikShadows » Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:46 pm

ggn, thank you so much for this.

I've read that the help for Fast ST BASIC was a file on the disk itself. Do you happen to have that as well? if not, does anyone?

Atari_mark, how is your attic search going? Any luck?

Thanks again everyone, if I can get the referrence, it will be awesome.

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Postby nobogod » Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:37 pm

ggn, what is a... "POV archive"? :oops:

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Postby ggn » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:23 pm

Sokratis,

take a look at atarimark's avatar ;)

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Postby nobogod » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:26 pm

:oops: :oops: :oops:

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Postby atari_mark » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:20 pm

I managed to find it eventually in my attic amongst 3 Sinclair Spectrums, lots of manuals and some Multiface devices!

The first time my falcon has been on for well over a year but I managed to MSA the floppy
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Postby MystikShadows » Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:58 am

Hi again atari_mark,

thank you so much for the effort....I really appreciate you taking the time to do this....the MSA file worked wonderfully and i now have fast ST BASIC on my STEEM emulator..

i was told the docs were on the disk, but I haven't seen on the MSA file. Do you happen to have either the docs themselves, or a URL perhaps to where I can get those docs and some tutorials perhaps (if i'm lucky) ?

thanks again for your help, you and everyone else you replied :-).

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Postby ggn » Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:22 am

I think Sewer Soft disks have FB manuals
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Postby keili » Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:47 am

Floppyshop has released some disk labeled 'Programming Fast Basic' and there are utilities on 'Floppyshop Utility 0069'. You can find them at http://www.planetumu.net.
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Postby atari_mark » Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:53 am

MystikShadows wrote:Hi again atari_mark,
i was told the docs were on the disk, but I haven't seen on the MSA file. Do you happen to have either the docs themselves, or a URL perhaps to where I can get those docs and some tutorials perhaps (if i'm lucky) ?



The msa is the whole disk, my copy of fast basic comes with a paper detailed manual and a quick reference card.
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Postby atari_mark » Sat Mar 04, 2006 7:55 am

Forgot to add, all the POV disks use Fast Basic to calculate the sine and cosine tables for scrollers and bob tables.
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Postby MystikShadows » Sat Mar 04, 2006 12:32 pm

thank you for all this info..since it seems docs are unavailable, anyone could whip up a list of statement/syntax for reference?

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Postby MystikShadows » Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:40 pm

atari_mark wrote:
MystikShadows wrote:Hi again atari_mark,
i was told the docs were on the disk, but I haven't seen on the MSA file. Do you happen to have either the docs themselves, or a URL perhaps to where I can get those docs and some tutorials perhaps (if i'm lucky) ?



The msa is the whole disk, my copy of fast basic comes with a paper detailed manual and a quick reference card.


Think you could scan that reference card and post it here? :-)....any ref will do fine :-)....

Thank you

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Postby lp » Sat Mar 11, 2006 8:16 pm

I wrote the company asking for the source code or documentation or even the address of the author and all I got was this reply:

"We have a few people here who remember it, but I'm afraid that's about the extent of it. No documentation I'm afraid."

At least they wrote me back. :wink:

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Postby atari_mark » Mon Apr 17, 2006 6:31 pm

Ok I had another trip into my attic and yet again brought down my copy of fast basic. I have scanned the reference card and created a PDF document (attached).
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Postby karlm » Tue May 02, 2006 2:43 am

the manual is quite hefty ... iirc like 300pages

got a photocopy of it somewhere, but my disk went naff

will see if i can scan some, but don't hold your breath :)

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Re: Looking for Fast ST BASIC

Postby charles » Sun Apr 01, 2012 11:12 pm

I've heard it was alot like ST BASIC, no line numbers, and many more advantages


also can use line numbers

but like labels which is well...like line numbers
goto 20 goto 30 goto 40

ok not sure if somebody allready mentioned it

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