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BasinC 1.79 is available! — Snippets!

Snippets Window where you can put short clips of programs and simplecon is simplified. Also basin can check updates if you enable it in options.

DOWNLOADS:
BasinC 1.792 ZIP file 3.1MB Zip File Portable Folder
OR
Basinc 1.792 installer 3.1MB Executable

How to manually install?
Just unzip the file somewhere you have write access to. (basin keep backups your programs automatically in autoback folder).

How to upgrade?
Unzip this archive into a *new* folder. Carry your old “basinc.ini” file so your settings could be retained.
This archive does not include a basinc.ini configuration file, it will not overwrite it. But it has include snippets file. Be careful not to overwrite your old snippets.dat file.

history:

// 1.79.2 (19.05.2022)
// Added – Basin Update Check (disabled by default, enable in Options) – basin can now notify updates.

// 1.79.1 (19.05.2022)
// Added – BasinC Snippets
// Changed – SimpleCon behaviour. Not port 1515 commands sets the byte *then* increment the index. Port 1259,0 feeds the line to the log instead of 255. See examples folder.

// 1.78 (24.10.2021)
// Fixed – IF x THEN REM couldn’t parsed by basinc, now patched, but may present new issues, due it’s just a workaround.
// Fixed – When you execute a direct command, basic was corrupted temporarily. It’s fixed by removing a wild syntax cropper.

An experiment about Turkish Wordle.

I’m not sure this is relevant if you are an english speaker, but if you are interested, this article is about 5 letter Turkish word frequencies.

Worlde has become quite popular on social media in recent weeks. Everyone keeps posting their great success, but you can only solve one word per day. That’s why everyone is eagerly waiting for the clock to pass midnight.

The game is there: https://f.github.io/wordle-tr/

Wordle expects for you to find a 5 letter Turkish word. In doing so, it expects you use valid words. Wordle uses the Turkish tdk word library and the words you type must match the words in the library.

9971 words are registered in the 5-letter words library. If we look at the letter distribution in them;

a 6363
e 4064
k 3417
i 3266
r 2849
l 2543
n 2441
m 2289
t 2086
s 1922
ı 1915
u 1598
y 1410
o 1279
ü 1251
d 1236
b 1203
z 1099
ç 951
ş 914
h 910
g 817
p 734
v 662
f 650
c 534
ö 462
ğ 353
j 57

In this case, we have the letters AEKİR, from which we can only create ERİKA. The next letters are LNMTS, the next 5 is IUYOÜ.
Erika seems like the best opening word, but then you’re on your own.

If you want to handle the 15 most popular letters in the first three words, you have only one option:
1. ALTIN (includes 15348) (31.2%)
2. EKÜRİ (includes 14847) (29.4%)
3. SOYUM (including 8498) (17.2%)

After these three words, you will have a 78.5% chance of removing all the letters.

With just the word ERICA, you cover 41% of the letters per word. If you feel lucky, make an opening with ERİKA. Thus, you will have a chance to make a shorter prediction. Otherwise, continue with ALTIN and EKÜRİ, if you can’t find enough letters, you will continue with SOYUM.

That is all. Have fun.

I don’t know why I translated this into English 😀

BasinC 1.77 Release

EDIT:This is now an old version. Check new version at -> >Basinc 1.792<

Well, this one is again just a quick update. Some bug fixes and minor improvoments.

A visible addendum is Project Notes Editor. It’s just a workaround to add remarks/comments to your project. Note that comments will only saved with BAS files.
Also I’ve added keyboard toggle options for tool windows. For more information please see the changelog below.

BasinC Emulator 1.77 – Download
A reminder: This archive does not contain basinc.ini file. You may copy your old ini file into basinc 1.77 folder or basinc will create a new ini file for you.

Happy halloween!

Version History:
Continue reading BasinC 1.77 Release

İstanbul Efsaneleri: Lale Savaşçıları Amiga version is Cracked.

Well, it’s just a very quick crack and the game is in Turkish. A little background about the game, it’s originally written with Amos Pro 2.0 around 1995, later the game had been ported to PC DOS and Windows as CDROM version.
This one is Amiga 500 version, pretty iconic Turkish game. It has been welded into Turkish retrogaming culture. Cracked version is only tested on Kickstart 1.3 and 1MB of ram (most common amiga configuration).

As I said, this is a quick crack, it may or may not work. Game manual and original disk images can be found on the internet.

Lale Savaşçıları DOWNLOAD 2xADF (1MB Zip Dosyası)

Purebasic for Amiga Syntax Highlighter

Last week, with a group of friends examined different development possibilities for Amiga. We were searching for small footprint (low memory usage) soultions. Then we stumbled upon -now deprecated version of- purebasic.

It worked and performed fine, yet developing under winuae with 25 year old environment was pain in the ass.

Then I decided to create a PureBasic Amiga syntax highligter for notepad++. It includes all documented commands for Amiga version of Purebasic 4.00.

Download Purebasic Amiga UDL XML file

To use this file, goto notepad++, Languages > Define Your Language > Import… and select provided xml file. RESTART notepad++ before use.

Ufuk Metin’s Flagmania (made between 1988-1995)

Flagmaina is a breed between snake and labyrinth. You control smiley character, once you move out of a block you cannot go back and it’s marked as gray. You have to collect all the flags and proceed to exit (E).

it’s a fun little game but it has only one level, and the title page mentions “when it’s finished, it will have 50 levels in total”. Yet another game idea went to bust.

Download here (9kb c64 prg file)

 

More screenshots may be viewed in Turkish language version of this post.

Ufuk Metin’s Master Tetris (1995)

Master Tetris is a unfinished tetris clone from “Accuracy Arts” which is a faux-company/Group created by Ufuk Metin.

The game features smooth scrolling tetris blocks, and stats display and very playable. But the game cannot keep scores and will crash on game over. Other than that level progression works.

I can see the atari’s arcade tetris influence on this game.

You can find more info and more screenshots on Turkish version of this post.

download the game (19kb c64 prg file)

An alternative screen grabber: pirateScreenShot

Pirate Screen Shot (PSS) is a screenshot tool for happy pirates. It may be used to create series of screenshots, for example, online presentations, books or parts of a website.

PSS can remember areas of screen to capture, can click buttons to turn or scroll the page. It has a very simple scripting language to create batch captures.

Do not use this tool to create illegal backups of ebooks. To prevent hi-quality copying, this tool only saves screengrabs as JPG images.

Download here 150kb Windows Portable Exe File

(.net framework 4 installation may be required for older operating systems)

 

If you need help using PSS, please leave a comment.

 

Basinc Minor update, Version 1.72

This is a minor update for basinc. It fixes one bug and adds a new feature.

This package needs main basinc 1.70 (obsolete:get 1.77 instead) pre-installed on your system. Just overwrite old basinc.exe with this new executable file.

Download 1.72 update package (obsolete)  1.3MB Zip Archive
Reminder: Basinc 1.77 is out!!!
1.70 -> 1.72
Added: -dumptxt commandline parameter. Extracts and saves BASIC portion of the program. Usage: basinc <filename> -dumptxt
Added: 4x,5x,6x font sizes for hi-dpi non-zoomed screens.
Fixed: variables with 90ish numbers like a91, b95 weren’t properly tokenized.