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nullvalue

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Ok so in the mid-90's I spent a lot of time downloading various languages for DOS to play with.. Mostly different versions of BASIC since that's what I was familiar with.. I think I was looking for one that could compile to .EXE since all I had was QBASIC at the time. Anyways, I am trying to remember one that seemed to have good graphics library support and even had support for 'fonts' in a way.. I very clearly remember it being able to print graphics (maybe cursive?) style text - I think there was an "outline" style font.. That's about all I can remember.. Does anyone know what I'm thinking of?
 

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I don't think TurboBASIC used the BGI interface per-se - but it did have it's own graphics commands...

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I believe BGI could work with MS QuickBasic, which (in the advanced, commercial version) could compile to EXE. But it's been a million years since I looked into that.
 

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Quite interesting how PowerBASIC started off as BASIC/Z, it was extended to become Turbo BASIC for MS-DOS/PC-DOS, which Borland brought in 1987, though by 1989, Bob Zale brought it back and relabelled it as PowerBASIC and setup PowerBASIC Inc.

I just remember coming across it in the late 90s, which was running on Windows, being promoted as an alternative somewhat compatable with Microsoft BASIC.
 
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