Way back (early 90's) when I first started programming, I used QBasic (and later QuickBasic) a lot (if you're bored, see programming.html for a brief history of me and programming). Anyway, here are some of my old programs.
DISCLAIMER: I am not responsible for any problems that may result from you using these programs - download at your own risk. If you don't agree with that, don't download them.
LICENSE: These programs are distributed under a pretty open license. Basically, I retain copyright on the original code, but you can do whatever you want with the programs (including sell them if you think you can find a market). You can make any modifications you like. I would, however, like to be credited (although it isn't necessary) in anything you create from my programs, preferably with a link to http://www.scorpioncity.com/basic.html.
djmine.zip 72 KB
This calls interrupts for the mouse handling, so it requires at least QuickBasic 4.5, which must be started with the "/L" option (was it '/L QBX' parameter, or some-such ... I can't recall exactly). There is a version for both QuickBasic 4.5 and 7.1.
djsok.zip 62 KB
I wrote this a few years ago in a few hours, just for fun. I first wrote a text mode version, then I revamped it to use graphics mode; here's the VGA/EGA version.
I was pleased to see this was adapted and included as a sample in the new modern QB64 BASIC.
tog.zip 12 KB. You are adventurer Flodd (sic). Monsters run (?) about trying to kill you. You may want to change the start-up level to check out the levels; change line 125 to change the start level.
car.bas Silly little program. I had just learned about equations of motion at school - Wheeee!!!
tictacto.bas A really early program of mine. Don't expect it to be very useful, but it might be worth a laugh or two. The keys are w,a,x,d and space to place a piece; I did not know how to read the arrow keys back then. Meaningful identifier names were a concept I initially rebelled against .. so don't be surprised if you see labels like "itchyleg" and "hotsoup".
All downloads on this page in one zip file: allbasic.zip (157 KB).