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.MOD File Format
 
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Description of the ProTracker (.MOD) file format used by the SoundBlaster. .

 
     
 
80XXX Snippets
 
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80XXX Snippets March 1993. Assorted technical docs and code, collected by Uwe E. Schirm. .

 
     
 
80XXX Snippets March 1993. Assorted Tech Docs
 
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80XXX Snippets March 1993. Assorted technical docs and code, collected by Uwe E. Schirm. .

 
     
 
ANSI screen codes
 
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ANSI screen codes and the DOS ANSI driver. .

 
     
 
Assembler Tutorial
 
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Assembler Tutorial, 1996 Edition. An introduction to 16-bit assembly language programming using DEBUG or TASM under MS-DOS. Freeware by Hugo Perez of the University of Guadalajara.

 
     
 
BASIC Techniques and Utilities
 
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Originally a book published by Ziff-Davis Press (PC Magazine), now available free for the downloading, complete with BASIC source code examples. Freeware by Ethan Winer.

 
     
 
BBS Door Drop File Formats
 
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Information on the file formats for various BBS door drop files. .

 
     
 
Bob Zale - Ethan Winer Interview
 
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Interview featuring Bob Zale and Ethan Winer from the .NET Rocks! Internet Audio Talk Show, week of 24 March 2003. MP3 audio. .

 
     
 
Bob Zale - Ethan Winer Interview
 
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Interview featuring Bob Zale and Ethan Winer from the .NET Rocks! Internet Audio Talk Show, week of 24 March 2003. Ogg Vorbis audio provided by Marco Pontello. .

 
     
 
Bob Zale - Ethan Winer Interview
 
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Interview featuring Bob Zale and Ethan Winer from the .NET Rocks! Internet Audio Talk Show, week of 24 March 2003. Windows Media audio. .

 
     
 
Canadian Postal Codes
 
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A comma-delimited text file with 1300 Canadian postal codes (first three characters) with the corresponding city, province and telephone area code. .

 
     
 
CAS faxmodem standard
 
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Tech docs on the (largely obsolete) CAS faxmodem standard. .

 
     
 
Charles Petzold's book "Programming Windows" Exa
 
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All of the example code from Charles Petzold's book "Programming Windows", converted to PB/Win. .

 
     
 
CRC Error Detection
 
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A Painless Guide to CRC Error Detection Algorithms. .

 
     
 
CVF Format Documentation
 
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Documentation on the format of DoubleSpace Compressed Volume File (CVF) format, with source code in C and assembly language. .

 
     
 
DCOM setup for Windows 95
 
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DCOM setup for Windows 95. Required for using PB/CC and PB/Win with the first release of Windows 95. .

 
     
 
DLLs and VBXs for Non-GUI Functions
 
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The VBX vs DLL Tempest in a Teacupl. A discussion paper on the appropriate use of DLLs and VBXs for non-GUI functions. Public Domain by Greg Truesdell.

 
     
 
File Formats - Assorted
 
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Collected information on assorted file formats. .

 
     
 
Game Writing FAQ
 
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So you're thinking about writing a game...? .

 
     
 
GIF File Format
 
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Tech docs on the GIF graphics file format. .

 
     
 
Gnutella Protocol Specification
 
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The Gnutella Protocol Specification v0.4 (PDF format). .

 
     
 
Graphic File Formats
 
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Tech docs on assorted graphics file formats including CUT, GIF, LBM, PCX, TIFF. .

 
     
 
Graphic File Formats
 
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Tech docs on assorted graphics file formats including CUT, GIF, LBM, PCX, TIFF. .

 
     
 
Hash/URN Gnutella Extensions (HUGE)
 
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Hash/URN Gnutella Extensions (HUGE) v0.93. A collection of incremental extensions to the Gnutella protocol (v0.4) which allows files to be identified and located by reliable, persistent, location-independent names. Public Domain by G. Mohr.

 
     
 
HP LaserJet Printer Commands
 
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HP LaserJet printer commands. .

 
     
 
Intel 80386 Programmer's Reference
 
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Intel 80386 Programmer's Reference Manual (1986). .

 
     
 
Introduction to Network Programming NETBIOS
 
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An Introduction to Network Programming Using the NetBIOS Interface. Public Domain by Alok Sinha and Raymond Patch.

 
     
 
Keyboard Programming
 
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Guide to Keyboard Programming 1.1 Freeware by Wout Mertens.

 
     
 
Keyword List: PB/CC
 
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PB/CC keyword file for ConTEXT Programmers editor. Public Domain by Marco Pontello.

 
     
 
Keyword List: PB/CC 1.0
 
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PB/CC 1.0 keyword file for EditPlus Text Editor. Public Domain by Kevin D. Bell.

 
     
 
Keyword List: PB/CC 2
 
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PB/CC 2 keyword file for UltraEdit. Public Domain by Bernard Zimmerman.

 
     
 
Keyword List: PB/CC 2 and PB/DLL 6
 
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Keyword lists for PB/CC 2.0 and PB/DLL 6.0 Public Domain by PowerBASIC Inc..

 
     
 
Keyword List: PB/DLL
 
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PB/DLL keyword file for UltraEdit, with some Windows SDK calls. Public Domain by Fred Oxenby.

 
     
 
Keyword List: PB/DLL 6
 
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PB/DLL 6.0 keyword file for TextPad. Public Domain by Richard M. Bouse.

 
     
 
Keyword List: PB/Win 7
 
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PB/Win 7 keyword file for Light Edit. Freeware by Tony Burcham.

 
     
 
Keyword List: PB/Win 7
 
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PB/Win 7 keyword file for UltraEdit. Public Domain by Tino Kremer.

 
     
 
Keyword List: PB/Win 7, PB/CC 3 and PB/Forms 1.5
 
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Keyword lists for PB/CC 3.0, PB/Win 7.0, and PB/Forms 1.5 Public Domain by PowerBASIC Inc..

 
     
 
Keyword List: PB/Win 8, PB/CC 4 and PB/Forms 1.5
 
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Keyword lists for PB/CC 4, PB/Win 8, and PB/Forms 1.5 Public Domain by PowerBASIC Inc..

 
     
 
Keyword Lists
 
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Keyword lists for PB/CC 2.0 and PB/DLL 6.0 .

 
     
 
Keyword Lists: PB/CC 2 and PB/DLL 6
 
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Keyword lists for PB/CC 2 and PB/DLL 6 .

 
     
 
Keyword Lists: PB/CC 3, PB/Win 7, & PB/Forms 1.5
 
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Keyword lists for PB/CC 3, PB/Win 7, and PB/Forms 1.5 .

 
     
 
Long Filename Support Update
 
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An update for PBLFN322 that allows long filename support to work with many more operating systems. Freeware by Tom Hanlin.

 
     
 
LZW and GIF Explained
 
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Information on Lempel-Ziv-Welch compression. Freeware by Steve Blackstock.

 
     
 
Modifying PB/DOS Applications to Achieve Compati
 
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Describes how to make PB/DOS applications install and run in Win 95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP, including interface to Windows Default Printer and rules for universal task management functions. Public Domain by Jim Cody.

 
     
 
Object Oriented BASIC
 
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Object Oriented BASIC: A Second Look at the Pipe Dream... An exploratory article. Public Domain by Quinn Tyler Jackson.

 
     
 
OMF (Object Module Format)
 
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The official definition for the OMF object module format employed by Microsoft .OBJ files. .

 
     
 
PCBoard BBS Developer Information
 
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PCBoard BBS developer information: file structures and usage guidelines. .

 
     
 
PNG Graphics File Format
 
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Tech docs on the PNG graphics file format. .

 
     
 
PowerBASIC Order Form
 
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Text version of PowerBASIC order form. Download and print, then fax or mail with your payment. Or perhaps you'd prefer to shop online. Public Domain by PowerBASIC Inc..

 
     
 
PowerBASIC Product License Agreement
 
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PowerBASIC product license agreement. A HTML version is also available. Public Domain by PowerBASIC Inc..

 
     
 
Print Multiple Pages on One Page
 
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Prints 2, 4, or 8 document pages from all Windows applications onto a single sheet of paper saving time, and reducing costs for paper and toner. Great for printing drafts, web pages, email, Acrobat (PDF) files, transcripts, source code, contracts, etc. .

 
     
 
Programmer's Technical Reference for DOS
 
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Programmer's Technical Reference for DOS. Covers hardware, BIOS, DOS, and other issues in detail. Shareware by Dave Williams.

 
     
 
Programming the AdLib/SoundBlaster FM Music Chip
 
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Programming the AdLib/SoundBlaster FM Music Chips Public Domain by Jeffrey S. Lee.

 
     
 
Protected Mode Library
 
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Experimental software with the goal of making a protected mode library for PowerBASIC. Includes source code in BASIC and assembly language. Public Domain by Gunther Ilzig and Erika Schulze.

 
     
 
PROZOL Documentation
 
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Documentation for PROZOL 1.0, a programming language designed for creating BBSes. Freeware by Erik Olson.

 
     
 
QWK Mail Packet File Layout
 
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QWK Mail Packet File Layout for BBS mail doors. .

 
     
 
QWKE Specifications for BBS door
 
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Extended QWK (QWKE) specifications for BBS mail doors. .

 
     
 
Really Basic BASIC
 
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Really Basic BASIC v1.1. Instructions for programming in BASIC. Supports multiple users. Includes on-screen editing and runtime support. Programs produced are compatible with PowerBASIC and QBasic. Shareware. Shareware.

 
     
 
Registry Explorer
 
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For programmers who often need to delve into the registry. Aids comparison of values from sibling and sub keys and aids documentation. .

 
     
 
RFC Internet Standards
 
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The RFC (Request for Comments) series contains technical and organizational documents about the Internet. The RFC Editor is funded by the Internet Society to edit and publish RFCs online. The RFC Editor maintains the master repository of RFCs as well as RFC meta-data, which can be searched online. The search results include the meta-data, links to the RFC text itself, and links to any errata. .

 
     
 
RS232 Specs
 
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Signals and pin-outs for RS232 serial communications devices. .

 
     
 
Serial Hardware Tutorial
 
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The Serial Hardware Tutorial Public Domain by Yousuf J. Khan.

 
     
 
Shareware Issues
 
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On shareware, copyrights, viruses, and the ASP. .

 
     
 
SoundBlaster Programming Information
 
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SoundBlaster Programming Information v0.90 Public Domain by Andre Baresel and Craig Jackson.

 
     
 
SVGA and Other Video Adapter Programming
 
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VGADOC3, a comprehensive collection on (Super)VGA and other video adapter programming. Public Domain by Finn Thoegersen.

 
     
 
The Matrix and Quaternions FAQ vers
 
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The basics of matrix math and quaternions. Document in RTF form. .

 
     
 
The PC Assembler Tutor
 
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A tutorial on assembly language. Shareware by Chuck Nelson of Nelsoft.

 
     
 
The PC Games Programmers Encyclopedia 1.0
 
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A collection of files on subjects of interest to game programmers: DPMI, EMS, XMS, assembly language, graphics, sound effects, mouse programming, and file formats of sound and picture files. Public Domain by Mark Feldman.

 
     
 
Transcript of the PowerBASIC 3.0 online conferen
 
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Transcript of the PowerBASIC 3.0 online conference, December 3, 1992. .

 
     
 
U.S. Postal Codes
 
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Complete list of all U.S. Postal Codes (ZIP codes) and the cities and states they represent, stored in comma-delimited ASCII format. Updated January 2007 to include complete PB/Win 8x source code for DLL-based lookup function, compiled DLL, and PB/Win and PB/CC source code to create a basic test program. Public Domain by Michael Mattias.

 
     
 
Use Turbo BASIC Database Toolkit with PB/DOS
 
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Describes how to make Borland's Turbo BASIC Database Toolkit (not included) work with PowerBASIC. .

 
     
 
Using Turbo C with PowerBASIC
 
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Using Turbo C with PowerBASIC .

 
     
 
VENDINFO Toolkit 1.00
 
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VENDINFO Toolkit 1.00, a collection of tools for creating and processing VENDINFO.DIZ files, which provide a standard way of communicating distribution information from shareware authors to potential distributors. .

 
     
 
VOC File Format
 
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Tech docs on the .VOC sound file format. Also describes how to play VOC files on the PC's internal speaker! .

 
     
 
Win32 Binary Resource Formats
 
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Preliminary documentation on the 32-bit .RES file format. Public Domain by Floyd Rogers.

 
     
 
Windows 32-bit API Help File
 
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Windows 32-bit API help file (Microsoft SDK). .

 
     
 
Windows API
 
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The latest equates, types, and declarations for calling the Windows API from your PowerBASIC programs. .

 
     
 
Word Wrap Routine
 
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A word wrap routine by Eric J. Pearson with BASIC source code. Public Domain by Eric J. Pearson.

 
     
 
X-Y-Zmodem File Transfer Protocols
 
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Technical documentation on the Xmodem, Ymodem and Zmodem file transfer protocols. Public Domain by Chuck Forsberg.

 
     
 
x86/MS-DOS Interrupt List, Release 61
 
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x86/MS-DOS Interrupt List, Release 61. A comprehensive listing of interrupt calls, both documented and undocumented, plus ports/memory/CMOS/etc. Over 9600 entries (plus 5400 tables), along with utility programs and viewers, hypertext conversion programs and WinHelp utilities. Freeware by Ralf Brown.

 
     
 
XMODEM YMODEM ZMODEM Protocols
 
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Technical documentation on the Xmodem, Ymodem and Zmodem file transfer protocols. Public Domain by Chuck Forsberg.

 
     
 
XMODEM, XMODEM CRC, WXMODEM
 
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Tech docs on the Xmodem, Xmodem CRC, and Wxmodem file transfer protocols. Public Domain by Peter Boswell.

 
     
 
XMS Extended Memory Specification 2.0
 
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The Extended Memory Specification 2.0: tech docs on XMS memory. .

 
     
 
XMS memory Tech Docs
 
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The Extended Memory Specification 2.0: tech docs on XMS memory. .