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General questions and discussions / Re: SpecBAS - where next?
« Last post by ZXDunny on 20. May 2018, 20:56:20 »
I realize you must be really busy with your music programming job  - where are you with Spebas development and where can I get the latest version?  :)

Hey Richey :)

I've been busy with it but not so as you'd notice. I'm adding a full suite of UI controls such as Memos, Edit fields, buttons, sliders, scrollbars, comboboxes etc to SpecBAS. Ostensibly this is so that I can add BASin-style tools to it, but there will also be an extension that allows their use by the user too.

32bit graphics is still unfinished, but the new editor is pretty much done now and working very well.

As for the latest version, try this one:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B6gXsz43xir_eV9JbWhUZ1Rxc0k

There's two in there - SpecBAS_GDI runs with no graphics hardware, SpecBAS.exe runs with OpenGL enabled. Both are 64bit. If the OpenGL version doesn't work, try the GDI.

Also, SCREEN FULL as a direct command scales the window to your full desktop size, and looks awesome in OpenGL. GDI looks a bit aliased, but there's no helping  that.
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Code and examples / Re: Text search
« Last post by B+ on 20. May 2018, 19:34:23 »
Rick, JJ cool application!

Thanks JJ
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General questions and discussions / Re: SpecBAS - where next?
« Last post by Richey on 20. May 2018, 12:38:40 »
Hi D

I realize you must be really busy with your music programming job  - where are you with Spebas development and where can I get the latest version?  :)

Cheers

Richey

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Code and examples / Re: Text search
« Last post by jj2007 on 18. May 2018, 18:30:12 »
I tried out your program. Very nice.

Thanks ;-)

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I do this programming thing mainly as a mental exercise. Maybe I can keep my old brain from going to a complete stop.

Compliments, you have really lots of good stuff on your site!
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Code and examples / Re: Text search
« Last post by Rick3137 on 18. May 2018, 18:15:26 »
 Thanks JJ for the report.

 I tried out your program. Very nice.

 I do this programming thing mainly as a mental exercise. Maybe I can keep my old brain from going to a complete stop.

 I think my main problem is an old stroke I had several years ago knocked out some memory cells.
 
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Code and examples / Re: Text search
« Last post by John on 18. May 2018, 13:45:13 »
http://schemas.microsoft.com/SMI/2005/WindowsSettings

The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

Interesting the links are HTTP and not HTTPS. Is there some advantage of not using a secure connection?

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Code and examples / Re: Text search
« Last post by jj2007 on 17. May 2018, 18:36:15 »
    I'm not sure if it actually goes here, but I recently wrote a program that uses a text search.
    This program, written with NaaLaa, does a text search of a .exe file or any other type.

    It does a search for the letters "http". You can use this to see where a program might be reporting back to.

    Also, I would like to know if it works without having NaaLaa installed on your computer.
    That would tell me that I have all the needed Dll's.

    It is a Windows10 program.

Hi Rick,

It works fine on my Win7-64 machine. Attached my version; inter alia, there is a little file DownloadAndShow.exe that does something entirely harmless:

include \masm32\MasmBasic\MasmBasic.inc         ; download
  Init
  ; Let esi="http://retrogamecoding.org/board/index.php?topic=653"
  Let esi="356=cipot?php.xedni/draob/gro.gnidocemagorter//:ptth"
  PrintLine esi
   Let edi=FileRead$(Mirror$(esi))
   Inkey NoTag$(edi)
EndOfCode


Plus source & exe of a program that can detect, inter alia, the mirrored http:// in DownloadAndShow.exe ;-)

Just drag a file over SpyWareScanMB.exe, or launch it and pick a file.

P.S.: Thanks for the inspiration, Rick. In the Firefox installer (C:\Users\xxx\Documents\Firefox Installer.exe), it finds some goodies:
Code: [Select]
URLs found in "C:\Users\xxxx\Documents\Firefox Installer.exe":
http://schemas.microsoft.com/SMI/2005/WindowsSettings
http://ocsp.digicert.com
http://cacerts.digicert.com/DigiCertAssuredIDRootCA.crt
http://crl4.digicert.com/DigiCertAssuredIDRootCA.crl
http://crl3.digicert.com/sha2-assured-cs-g1.crl
http://ocsp.digicert.com
http://cacerts.digicert.com/DigiCertSHA2AssuredIDCodeSigningCA.crt
http://ts-ocsp.ws.symantec.com
http://ts-aia.ws.symantec.com/tss-ca-g2.cer
http://ts-crl.ws.symantec.com/tss-ca-g2.crl

Warning: While this proggie finds interesting http:// and https:// matches in exes and dlls, it is not a replacement for an AntiVirus. Malware writers use more sophisticated tricks to hide their URLs 8)
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Code and examples / Re: Text search
« Last post by John on 17. May 2018, 03:46:14 »
If you guys are getting tired of searching for Prince(ss), HERE is something to take the edge off.  :D
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Code and examples / Re: Text search
« Last post by Rick3137 on 15. May 2018, 16:28:39 »
    I'm not sure if it actually goes here, but I recently wrote a program that uses a text search.
    This program, written with NaaLaa, does a text search of a .exe file or any other type.

    It does a search for the letters "http". You can use this to see where a program might be reporting back to.

    Also, I would like to know if it works without having NaaLaa installed on your computer.
    That would tell me that I have all the needed Dll's.

    It is a Windows10 program.

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Community news and announcements / Future of True BASIC
« Last post by Richey on 14. May 2018, 23:48:51 »
Looks like True BASIC, founded by Kemeny and Kurtz, is suffering from similar problems allegedly affecting PowerBASIC (Kurtz has not passed away but he is 90 years of age and I expect he does not have much involvement with True BASIC these days).

That is, development of True BASIC version 7 has been affected by the age, complexity and lack of documentation of the source code from version 5 (looks like the DOS version, which is still available, is better documented).

Development of version 7 looked on track until about 2014 when things seemed to go south; not sure why there was a lot of confidence in developing v7 up until then?

They have managed to date to keep it going, so let's hope that they can continue to do so; it would be a shame to see the demise of yet another BASIC, especially one with such a pedigree.

At least a new book on programming True BASIC has been released, which gives one hope that there is a future.

How easy or difficult is it for a software house to employ someone competent enough to be able to pick up development of legacy software such as this?

Anyway, I plan to purchase a copy of True BASIC to show my support.
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