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Author Topic: New SVGA/EMS-LIB for QB/QBX  (Read 7621 times)
A.K.
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« on: October 15, 2005, 08:22:48 PM »

Hi,

There is an New SVGA and EMS-Library for QB/QBX called "AK-LIB".

The Lib runs nearly at every dos or windows pc - this include also win2k and XP.

Features:
- screen resolutions up to 1600x1200x65536colors
- drawing like in QB: XSCREEN, XPSET, XPOINT, XLINE, XGET, XPUT...
- textfunctions: XPRINT, XINPUT....
- using of own fonts for textfunctions
- mouse
- using of own mousecursors
- painting pictures with one function. SET.PICTURE (x,y,pic$)
  (BMP, DIB, PCX, GIF, animated GIF, ICO, CUR, QBP, KMX)
- converting picturecolors to current colordepth or grayscale
- using of screenpages
- EMS; use it like a file. (XDIM, OPEN, GET, PUT, CLOSE...)
- Load pictures or other files in ems for later use.


Mainly it's an german Lib. But now the manual is also available in english. See it here: http://www.iconsoft.de/manual/ak15en.html

The last released version of the Lib is v1.5.
You can download it here:
http://www.iconsoft.de/download/ak15english.zip
The zip file include the lib for QB and for QBX, the german manual (ak15.txt) and the english manual (aklibengl.htm, same as link above).

Resources like fonts, editors....can downloaded here (german page):
http://www.iconsoft.de/?show=aklib_archiv

If you have any questions than write me in ICQ, PM or an E-Mail.

greets

A.K.
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2005, 12:06:32 AM »

Good job, sounds like a superb lib. Although you are kind of late. We would all have had great fun playing with this a year ago, but now with freebasic most of us have no reason to code in qb anymore. Even with great libs like this, it is still far too restrictive and freebasic offers a far more dynamic and modern compiler.
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« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2005, 07:42:08 AM »

Awesome work, I used it in a GUI a little while ago. Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2005, 04:37:22 PM »

@The walrus: thanks :-)

@KiZ: thanks, too.
But I think that still more programmers use QB instead FB.
The FB users make only more PR... ;-)

MFG A.K.
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« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2005, 10:31:45 PM »

sometimes vintage is better, some prefer older, sometimes it presents more challenges and adds that older style to things, look at space invaders, pac-man, and frogger, 3 classics that were really old yet are still very popular
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2005, 04:23:05 AM »

Quote from: "axipher"
sometimes vintage is better, some prefer older, sometimes it presents more challenges and adds that older style to things, look at space invaders, pac-man, and frogger, 3 classics that were really old yet are still very popular


Popular? These titles are only mentioned for historical reasons, that's their only popularity. Maybe except for programmers who want to do a remake for the hell of it or something. Most of the younger gammers these days wouldn't spend two minutes with them. I bought one of those Atari joystick consoles with like 5 old classic atari games on them, and my sons played it once, maybe twice and it sits in a dresser collecting dust.
(They love their PS2, and game boy advances Smiley

Bye,

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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2005, 11:09:35 AM »

Quote from: "axipher"
sometimes vintage is better, some prefer older, sometimes it presents more challenges and adds that older style to things, look at space invaders, pac-man, and frogger, 3 classics that were really old yet are still very popular


All games can have that older style, if that's what the programmer is aiming for Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2005, 11:38:30 AM »

Awesome work.

The problem is that there're more and more computers that don't support EMS at all, due to hardware constraints.
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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2005, 12:26:51 PM »

As hardware gets newer, older software fades, just last year I was plying Kye on my 13 year old computer that opened with a DOS menu then you had to load Windows, then I transfered it on floppys to my Windows XP computer, and it didn't work, it said it is imcompadible with this version of windows, and running in compadiblity mode for windows 95 doesn't work either, *sniffle* *sniffle*, why must computers be so limiting...
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2005, 12:37:02 PM »

Quote from: "axipher"
As hardware gets newer, older software fades, just last year I was plying Kye on my 13 year old computer that opened with a DOS menu then you had to load Windows, then I transfered it on floppys to my Windows XP computer, and it didn't work, it said it is imcompadible with this version of windows, and running in compadiblity mode for windows 95 doesn't work either, *sniffle* *sniffle*, why must computers be so limiting...


Because very few people use DOS programs these days. Computer and operating system manufactures won't make any extra money by adding support for those old things, and there aren't many requests for DOS program support. You can still run a lot of DOS programs using DOSBox, though Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2005, 12:38:27 PM »

Btw: what is DOSBox, is it some sort of emulator that runs DOS programs???
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« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2005, 12:44:47 PM »

Exactly  Smiley

http://dosbox.sourceforge.net/

It's free and it can run a lot of DOS programs and games.
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« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2005, 11:02:23 PM »

Thanks for the link, much appreciated.
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