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Posted by gopus on Thursday, December 28, 2000.

The December issue of QB On Acid ha been released. See it all here!
Posted by Jordan on Thursday, December 28, 2000.

oo3d Engine
Not that you care, but there has been some major progress in the oo3d Engine. The final release may be within a month if 3D Studio MAX import doesnt take to long. If you're intrested in joining dot!net Studios or just helping out with the oo3d project we need a few people to help out with writing a manual, writing a file parser and maybe one or two 3D coders. Ohh yeah, a PROJECT LEADER is needed badly since I myself have very little time.
Posted by magus on Wednesday, December 27, 2000.

Future Software: new files
Future Software has just posted 5 new files in the huge archive, now containing 1095 files in total!
Posted by Jordan on Sunday, December 24, 2000.

UltraBasic Canceled
The project Ultrabasic by Gabriel of Gabsoft has been cancled. I think it was by far the most promising looking compiler project. With Gabasic he already showed a Quickbasic-like compiler that puts graphics 7 to 13 times faster on the screen that QB with the great Future.Lib 3.5. With Ultrabasic he tried to make one that translates Quickbasic code into Win32 asm, compiles this with MASM (Microsoft Assembler) and uses DirectX as standard lib for graphics and all the other stuff! Too bad it has been canceled...

Posted by magus on Sunday, December 24, 2000.

Future Software updates
First of all, 12 new files were added, 3 were updated.

Second of all, Dynamic by Sasha Vukelich was finished! Download it now since it's one of the best QB space-game-shooters!

Posted by Jordan on Saturday, December 23, 2000.

Statto Site of the Year
The Statto Software Site of the Year Award has been prematurely announced, with defeating and QBasic Paradise. This is not yet reflected on the web page, as Statto Software are currently having difficulty with Geocities. Congratulations to

Posted by magus on Thursday, December 21, 2000.

SOP Walkthrough
The Shadow of power walkthrough is now online. The updated version contains a new layout, maps of big dungeons, the first part of the storm castle and lots of fixed spelling mistakes. Thanks Sam :-). Click here to visit Shadow Of Powers homepage.

Posted by magus on Tuesday, December 19, 2000.

Mp3 in Qbasic
Skatey the first skateboarding game done in qbasic is also the first now to use mp3's as its background music. Skatey is a really fun game. There are many tricks and manovers you can do even though its a side-scroller. Click here to download skatey.
Posted by magus on Tuesday, December 19, 2000.

I am happy to announce that Boarding (the first qb snowboarding game) is complete. It now includes snowboard trails, real time physics, sound effects, a musical track, randomized levels, a scoring system, and some cool tricks :). You can get it at neobasic or the chaos media web site. let me know what you think! :) - rancid
Posted by magus on Monday, December 18, 2000.

Direct Sound for QB
DS4QB Version 1.00 Revision 4 is now available here. This final version has a 300% speed boost compared to the others and now supports MIDI files!
Posted by magus on Saturday, December 16, 2000.

V Planet Updates
V Planet QuickBASIC Magazine has been updated. A review of Precusser a game by TMB Productions has been added and a whole bunch of articles. One of the articles states that QBShire will no longer be doing articles just game reviews. Check it out!
Posted by magus on Saturday, December 16, 2000.

QB Cult Magazine
The QBCM site has been updated, now including a whole bunch of cool stuff. EvilBeaver has threatened the lives of everyone who don't visit right away. So head over there, gawk at the neat stuff, and write to QBCM like you're told.
Posted by magus on Friday, December 15, 2000.

There is a new issue of Qb On Acid available, written by Nek! After a long absence, there's a new issue so go here now!
Posted by Jordan on Tuesday, December 12, 2000.

On December 10, NeoZones was cracked. The attacker replaced the site with a single message, "And so Neozones finally receives a much-needed update...". Many believe that NeoBasic site owner Marcade was behind this terrible attack, and quite a few of these QB coders have posted threats against Marcade but now Tek has found that it was Zip, a member of QBC. Hopefully Tek will get NeoZones back up soon.
Posted by magus on Monday, December 11, 2000.

Neozones finally has Codex!
After months since the last Codex, Tek has finally decided to post a new Codex after much pressure from others on the qbasic scene. Submissions will be due at the end of the month. For more information on this Codex challenge click here to goto NeoZones.
Posted by MrChrome on Sunday, December 10, 2000.

Qbasic News Chat
I have restarted the #qbasicnews channel on EFnet. This can be used to chat about programming or just to meet other qbasic news fans! You can connect to it using mIRC or any of the similar programs or if you do not have mIRC then click here to use the java chat that connects to the channel! Also if you need more information on how to get to the channel from mirc click here.
Posted by magus on Sunday, December 10, 2000. relaunch 2 days early!
The Future Software website has been relaunched! We have redesigned the side and added a new tutorials section so Check it out at!
Posted by Jordan on Saturday, December 9, 2000.

EFnet's #quickbasic op-less
For all the regulars on EFnet's #quickbasic channel, it has gone op-less after a conflict between the channel operaters some time last night. Chuck, the main operater will not give out any information on this issue. What I think happened from the pieces of information I could get from different sources was that Nec deoped everyone after an argument but then his server split and took him offline losing all ops in the channel. Lets just hope that ops come back in the channel soon.
Posted by magus on Thursday, December 7, 2000.

New Page Design
I have redesigned the site again as you can see. I think it looks more professional and is way better then the old one in every way. There are errors in some of the cgi scripts because of the change-over. They will all be fixed sometime tommarow. Please email me and tell me what you think.
Posted by magus on Wednesday, December 6, 2000.

NeoBASIC Contest
Contest results at NeoBASIC have been posted. Cuurrently Chaoticmass has only posted the top five times but he posted that if you would wich to know your time and have that added just send him an email. Check them out here.
Posted by magus on Wednesday, December 6, 2000.

FS redesign..
Future Software is getting a redesign in less than a week (December 10th). The new design is looking better, and easier for us to update. A new thing will be the tutorials corner ...
Posted by Jordan on Monday, December 4, 2000. new files
12 new files were added to the Future Software homepage! Future Software now can also be found at
Posted by Jordan on Saturday, December 2, 2000.

Master Creating
The Master Creating homepage has been revamped again. This time it reminds me of blizzards site (the top bar) but it does look really good!
Posted by magus on Friday, December 1, 2000.

QBCM Issue #7 is now available in the lobby. While there, can you pick me up a coffee? heh =)
Posted by magus on Friday, December 1, 2000.