It is now 2023-02-20 And I had a wonderfull "Father & Son" day. Chatting and programming. Stuff we both like.
This time however Mikkel showed me how he had taken his Childhood program in QB (DOS Basic" and made it run in a shell,
for a small game box he was building.
My mind immediately jumped back in time to 1999 where Courtney McFarren and I finalized
our SOMA solver program. All written in QB Basic - on DOS.
Was it possible, I asked. To get the 24 year old DOS program to run on my modern Windows machine.
No that was a tast I tought, but less than an hour later I saw my program running again. Wow. Thank you to Mikkel :-D
So the program is now running in a system called a DOXBox Portable
This is basically a program that emulate an old DOS machine, but run in a window on your modern machine
The great thing is that it will run without neding to be installed. SO...
Here is a WSOLVE121.zip file holding a folder "SOLVE121" the following:
DOSBoxPortable Program in a separate folder - no action needed
RUNSOLVE.bat The Batch commands that will start the emulator and the SOLVE program
SOLVE121,EXE The last version of our Solve programs
FIGS1-36.HTM A sample .HTM file with the first 36 figures. You can also copy any figurepage from my SOMAweb
help.html The open source information page that came with "DOSBox Portable"
So why not take a step 24 years back, and enjoy OLD times. :-D
When it runs, type "FIGS1-36" [Enter] 005 [Enter] then [F2] to solve the figure or [F3] to solve with colors
Use arrow keys to rotate, [F7] to get next figure, F10 to select another .HTM file and figure name.
- I am sorry about the user interface But back then in 1999, this was a very fine interactive interface. - Have fun !