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    .bas

    i have a group of files that were created in GWBasic. I need to know
    how to import them to GWBasic or convert them to some form of text file.

    can Any one help?
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    Re: .bas

    any one ? Help?
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    Re: .bas

    Quote Originally Posted by stalkingwolf View Post
    i have a group of files that were created in GWBasic. I need to know
    how to import them to GWBasic or convert them to some form of text file.

    can Any one help?
    The .bas files are plain text files. Just open them in a text editor like gedit or nano. Maybe I don't understand your question?

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    Re: .bas

    gedit doesnt recognise the character encoding
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    Re: .bas

    gedit doesnt recognise the character encoding
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    Re: .bas

    Quote Originally Posted by stalkingwolf View Post
    gedit doesnt recognise the character encoding
    If you haven't run these yet can you run the commands and post the output of them?

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    file yourFileHere.bas
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    head yourFileHere.bas

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    Re: .bas

    If memory serves correctly, GWBasic files are stored in tokenised form by default. You might need to look around for a tool to convert them to ASCII (plain text), which is what I think the OP was asking about.
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    Re: .bas

    GWBasic .bas files are binary format by default, don't know if theres a non-emulation way to go about converting them but..

    *Download GWBasic http://www.gw-basic.com/downloads.html and extract

    * start in dosbox
    $ dosbox GWBASIC.EXE

    * In dosbox/GWBasic load the file
    load "MYFILE.BAS"

    * and then save to ascii
    save "MYFILE.TXT",a

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    Re: .bas

    tried ORBIT.BAS and ORBIT.BAS and it returned illegal command
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    Re: .bas

    im getting no such file to both commands.






    update. i feel really stupid. i discovered that all variations of word programs, ms office word, Oo writer and Lowriter will open them. wont know if its what he wants til tomorrow. I would like to figure out what im doing wrong with dosbox and GWBASIC .
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