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General Questions / Re: Hurrican Harvey Recovery
Last post by Egil - March 18, 2019, 02:40:54 am
Hi Mark,

Sorry to hear about all your trouble. Graham (GSW) has kindly posted Creative Basic version 1.0 with instructions on how to install. Download from here:

Good luck!

General Questions / Hurrican Harvey Recovery
Last post by markem - March 17, 2019, 11:37:25 pm
Hello! Long time no say hello. :-)

Ok - quick history: 2016 - wife decides to move to Arizona. We got divorced. I got the house. Nice? Not really. Then in 2017 some kind of bacteria attacked my right foot and ate the bones in my right foot. So had to have the leg amputated halfway to the knee. Spent two months in the hospital recovering. Got home in time for Hurricane Harvey to hit Houston. Had to put everyting up as far as I could (being in a wheelchair - not really far up). Afterwards I packed everything up. Sold the house, moved to a 1 bedroom apartment. Looked around where I wanted to live, moved to Wichita Falls, Texas. Very dry here. Rains every now and then. I love it. No high humidity anymore. No hurricanes. Flash floods, but some snow every now and then.

So now we come to why I'm posting: Trying to recover everything I lost in Hurricane Harvey. My computer stuff was in storage for over a year. Houston having high summer temperatures meant that the external hard drives I had in storage went sort of cat-er-wonky. I managed to get my e-mails but a lot of software went south. So I finally got to the IonicWind stuff and I logged in to my account to download everything but....

The CBasic software is no longer version 1.0. It is now version 1.15 but on my account - it is still set as version 1.0.  Can this be changed so I can download it again? Thanks! :-)

By the way - I am doing relatively well. I really did not get enough training to walk while at the hospital. But I am now beginning to use the walker to get around. It has been almost two years since I did this so my legs are just killing me at the hips. Those sockets are just not used to walking anymore so it will take a few months to build them up. Still, I am walking all the way from the back wall in my apartment to the front door and back. This is a fairly large apartment. So that is something. I think by the end of April I should be walking pretty well. Then comes the scary part - walking without the walker. I can go one or two steps right now so it is going to be very scary for me to walk without the walker. But I will do it.

Still learning some things like how to lay down on the floor and the get back up. It was a real pain the first couple of times of doing it. Thought I would not be able to get up. But this last time I got down on the floor (I'm building a desktop computer - so I need to plug/unplug various items in or move cables around) I was able to get right back up. So I am improving.

Anyway - just wanted to stop by, say hi, and ask about CBasic. Thanks again! :-)

GUI Programs / Re: Colours
Last post by Egil - March 11, 2019, 03:41:51 pm
Getting better now Graham, but have been rather busy on the amateur radio front.
Will post some lines about this in the Off Topic section.

GUI Programs / Re: Colours
Last post by GWS - March 11, 2019, 09:33:02 am
Thanks Egil .. :)  I hope you are keeping well.

Graham  :)
GUI Programs / Re: Colours
Last post by Egil - March 11, 2019, 08:17:15 am
Quote from: Brian on March 10, 2019, 03:42:29 amWhat I meant was that the forum software doesn't let you upload a file of type .ico

Just make a zip-file containing the files you want to post, and that problem is gone..

I just love this kind of programming examples. thanks for sharing

Good luck to you both!
GUI Programs / Re: Colours
Last post by GWS - March 10, 2019, 04:44:54 am

OK .. I didn't know that - I've never had to upload a .ico file.

I see $$$icon.res is one of files created by EBasic and I imagine IWB, when it compiles a program.

One of the de-merits of using a compiler I suppose. ::)

Thankfully Creative Basic only creates one file - the .exe  :)

Just more efficient I guess  ;D

Best wishes, :)

Graham  :)
GUI Programs / Re: Colours
Last post by Brian - March 10, 2019, 03:42:29 am
Thanks for that. What I meant was that the forum software doesn't let you upload a file of type .ico
GUI Programs / Re: Colours
Last post by GWS - March 09, 2019, 12:39:44 pm
Hi Brian,

If you re-compile the program, and choose the icon again (I use the butterfly on the 4th window of browse options), it should re-appear ..  :)

Best wishes,

GUI Programs / Re: Colours
Last post by Brian - March 09, 2019, 09:40:09 am
Thanks, Graham,

I had already converted your first effort to IWB, so it was pretty easy to add your new colours into the program. Here it is, minus the ico file, which it won't let me upload

GUI Programs / Harmonica Composer and Tablatu...
Last post by GWS - March 08, 2019, 08:26:18 pm
Hi folks,

A few years ago (where do they go?), I posted a Harmonica Tablature program in the IWB section.

This is an updated version. :)

I wrote the original version in IW because I needed it's PlayMidi facilities.
It was based on Jolly Roger's method of creating an entire midi file for each tune, which could be played end to end.

This worked fine, except while it was playing, you lost track of where it had got to in the music. ::)

So I determined to write it another way, which plays as midi notes - but one note at a time ..  :o

This proved much better, because I could now track where the music had got to while playing a tune.

It also meant that I could write it in Creative Basic ..  ;D

So here it is - with an example tune Besame Mucho. :)

When you start the program, you can use the File: Load Music, to load the example.  Then click on Play Nusic to play the tune.

Each time you save a tune, the program writes a file Out.txt, which is a crude text output of the harmonica tablature.

This file should be renamed to save it for a particular tune, since the out.txt file will be overwritten each time you save another piece of music.

The text file can be read into Word to re-format it for printing. An example of the output format is in the file Besame.doc.

This version has been redone using harmonica midi only.

All the best, :)


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