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Posted by magus on Thursday, November 30, 2000.

V Planet
V Planet Magazine has added a few new articles. [Here]
Posted by magus on Wednesday, November 29, 2000.

Chaos media
Chaos media has released the demo of their new take on an old game. Boarding is a "ski free" clone with nice graphics and a snowboarder this time. The game itself features vga bmp graphics, physics, a scoring system, tricks and soon a full mod sound track. to download boarding please click here or just find it in the qbasic news archive:)
Posted by magus on Tuesday, November 28, 2000.

The new QBCM will be released on December 1st. It includes articles on ripple effects and physics-based scrollers. That is all.
Posted by magus on Sunday, November 26, 2000.

NeoBASIC - Neozones conflict
Marcade has informed Gopus from Neozones that many people have used the same passwords when they signed up to Neozones Profiles as when they signed up to NeoBASIC Profiles. Marcade also meationed that if people do not change them he will do evil things with your accounts.
- Neobasic
- Neozones
Posted by magus on Sunday, November 26, 2000. new files
11 new files have been added, and 3 other files have been updated. Check it out: Future Software.
Posted by Jordan on Saturday, November 25, 2000.

Westfront PC
A new version of Westfront PC has been released. This game is now at version 13.25 and spans 3 continents. Enjoy!

Posted by magus on Friday, November 24, 2000.

Imagination Shaper 5% complete
The main menu is done and i'm currently working on the options menu and game editor. Also I'm working on the 3d engine(done in DirectQb). Expect Screenshots soon. - cooldaddyk
Posted by magus on Friday, November 24, 2000.

WWWBoard Math Question of the Day: #5
As you might have known if you frequent ThomasNevilleServo has been posting math questions everyday as a sorta game or something. I dunno. Check out's board to see what I mean. Todays question is:

If x is an integer, how many factors does x^18 have? I know there are an infinite number of answers, but only one of these choices is a possibility.

A. 218
B. 219
C. 162
D. 163
E. 43
F. Abraham Lincoln

If you know the answer and wanna see if your correct or wanna be the first to post the answer check out Future Software here.
Posted by magus on Tuesday, November 21, 2000.

The new splash image at NeoBASIC will be temporary. Also, due to the
popularity of the new contest it has been announced that there will be more contests like it in the future.
Posted by magus on Tuesday, November 21, 2000.

Daily Binary Bits
Tetsuyu 2 - Full Version has been released. Its basically a text rpg but it can be fun if your bored =) [Download]

QB Gamer Cancelled - Ive heard rumors on different sites boards about this. Please email so I can confirm if this is true. For those who don't nkow QB Gamer was a magazine.

Jetgame2 has been resumed - Craig Parmer has started work on Jetgame2 again. The reason it was stopped was because of a error he could not find. Craig says this game should easily top Tanks II if you've played that. I will keep you posted.

High Gear Software - High Gear Software is looking for members to join there team to help work on Project-x RPG. If you are interested and want more information please contact him [Email]
Posted by magus on Sunday, November 19, 2000.

Neobasic New Logo
Neobasic has added some weird logo to their site. Check it out here. Heres a picture of it:

Posted by magus on Saturday, November 18, 2000.

Imagination Shaper
This is cooldaddyk from Myriad Studios. Currently we're making a text\2d\3d game creation system. It's called Imagination Shaper and it should be out by 12/24/00. Screenshots will be up later today or tommorow.
Posted by magus on Saturday, November 18, 2000. domain for sale
I just thought I would post this here. Im selling the domain name . I was planning on making a game developer news & article site but that idea went under. I dont have the time. So Pleas email me if you want the domain. All offers will be accepted. (Just telling you the highest is REALLY low right now)
Posted by magus on Saturday, November 18, 2000.

Merlin's IMERION progress
IMERION progress by Merlin

Here are detailed information on what has been done on IMERION during the last few days:

- Yesterday we added "hot chair" (multiplayer at one PC) support to the already existing network support. Internet will hopefully follow soon...

- I started to make photos of the heroes, yesterday I took the pictures of the dwarf hero.

-Today I added music support for modules (.IT). The intro music is already composed (thanx Fishstix :-)).

IŽll release original size pictures of 5 units (one of each folk) soon on the Imerion page.

And last but not least something totally different:
Bud the fish released PONG II v1.2.
Posted by magus on Friday, November 17, 2000.

Neobasic Contest
Neobasic has added a contest to there articles section. It deals with finding all pair numbers to 1000. Check it out here.

I am thinking of adding some type of contest to Qbasic News but I need people to help give ideas on prizes (maybe donate things) or types of contests. Please email me here with ideas.
Posted by magus on Wednesday, November 15, 2000.

Future Software has released the first & final demo of Elite Forces, their cancelled project. It's really worth the download so go to Future Software now!
Also 2 other programs were added.
Posted by Jordan on Wednesday, November 15, 2000.

New Zeta screenshots
Nethergoth has released more screenshots of Zeta at The Aethersoft homepage. Quite impressive!
Posted by Jordan on Tuesday, November 14, 2000. updated
1047 files for download now! In this update, 5 new files are available for download, 3 others were updated.
One of the updated files is the Future.Library, now at version 3.5!
New features include new screenmodes, full blending, more accurate timer functions, animated GIF support and a range of bugfixes!
Posted by Jordan on Monday, November 13, 2000.

V!Planet updated
There are a few new articles for you to read at V!planet, so go there now!
Posted by Jordan on Sunday, November 12, 2000.

Qbasic Variety
Qbasic News' Qb Variety has updated adding a few new features. First a comment section where you can leave comments for the next article and a few more qbasic comics for ya. Check it out here. The comment thing is set to answer the question "What do you think about M/K Production's sudden returnance?"
Posted by magus on Sunday, November 12, 2000.

Scythe Interactive
The QB programming group known as Scythe Interactive has closed down. They didn't have much involvement in the actual scene but they did have some products and projects going. So we are sorry to see them go.

They left this on there website:
Due to the tragic passing away of one of our members, SI is no more. A link in our chain of friends is missing and we do not wish to continue as a group anymore.

Although being together since 1996, we have been virtual unknowns in the QB Community. As we depart, we would like to leave what has been done of our now final project, SC2. We thank everyone who has ever helped us and we wish you all the best of luck in whatever the future may hold.
Posted by magus on Saturday, November 11, 2000.

V Planet Stifled by US Election
In what is sort of unrelated news, V Planet! will now update sometime today. The reason V Planet was not able to update earlier is because members of the V Planet crew are interested in the outcome of the US election, and have been using both the Internet and TV/Cable networks to view results and actively participate in the MSNBC chatrooms.

Note that V Planet Entertainment writer HotTaco is guilty of stopping by MSNBC Election chatrooms every now and then and cheering for Buchanan or Nader to somehow miraculously come out on top in the Florida recount.
Posted by Vance on Friday, November 10, 2000.

Master Creating's New Look Complete!
Master Creating, home of Merlin, Gabsoft, and Bulma Produktions, just updated with it's promised "new" look! I won't spoil anything, but the new design is refreshing and allows for easier navigation regardless of what browser you're using. Check it out!
Posted by Vance on Friday, November 10, 2000.

Expect a big update soon.
I am working on a new page design for Qbasic News because I want it to look more professional, clean, room for more content and look less cluttered. Those all seem weird when being put togethor but the page design is looking good in my eyes. It will be done in a few days. Thank you for your patience.
Posted by magus on Thursday, November 9, 2000.

QBCM issue 6
QB Cult Magazine issue #6 is available so go read it here!
Posted by Jordan on Wednesday, November 8, 2000.

Qbasic Gamer!
Qbasic Gamer Magazine has released its second issue! Packed with a few reviews, an interview of merlin and a few articles on programming. Come check it out here.
Posted by magus on Monday, November 6, 2000.

Vgamesoft has released version 0.7 of Acalypha, a very neat RPG game. The game is a little like Zelda but it's also completely different...the graphics rocks, and I strongly suggest you download the demo of this game here!
Posted by Jordan on Sunday, November 5, 2000.

QB Cult Magazine
There is now free advertising in QB Cult Magazine. But these are help/want ads, and for people looking for a project to join, or others hunting for people to join their projects. There might be a section to promote products in the future but now right now.

If you want to put in an ad, e-mail your name, e-mail address, and message (which may include HTML) to, using 'QB Ads' as the subject.
For issue #6, He is only accepting ads until Tuesday. So if you want to get an ad, act quick.
Posted by magus on Sunday, November 5, 2000. updates:
The website re-design is finally completed! The new look offers easier navigation, faster loading, and new features.

Files are now in alphabetical order and those added on or after 11/3/00 will now listed the posted date. Also, look for "new" and "updated" icons beside new / updated files.

Member profiles are now in alphabetical order and those added on or after 11/3/00 will now list the posted date. Also, "new" and "updated" icons indicate the new / updated profiles. Icons also appear after the profile's text for emails, websites, and IMs.
Posted by magus on Saturday, November 4, 2000.

leroy has finally released QBCC! For the uninitiated, QBCC is a QB to C converter for DOS, Windows and soon Linux. I have not had a chance to try this yet but I have heard it works so go check it out!
Posted by magus on Saturday, November 4, 2000.

Sorry about last few days
Our news poster was screwed up and was unable to fix until now. So news will start to be posted regularly again now that it is fixed. Sorry for the inconvinence.
Posted by magus on Saturday, November 4, 2000.