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Brandy Basic 1.16b

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BBC Basic (Basic V) interpreter for Windows CE
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Brandy is an interpreter for BBC Basic (or Basic V as it is referred to here) that runs under a variety of operating systems.

Basic V is the version of Basic supplied with desktop computers running RISC OS.

This is the Windows CE port of Brandy which runs on ARM based Pocket PC's. To run it on Windows CE 3.0 or higher you must place an aygshell.dll stub file in the \Windows directory or in the application directory.

The conversion is text based for the moment and the program doesn't support any graphics, sound or other hardware related features of BBC Basic V. This may change in future if there is any interest in incorporating graphics.

It does however, support the SYS keyword for directly calling the WinCE API and the OSCLI keyword for running other programs.

See the dir.bbc program for an example of calling the WinCE API.

Revision History
14/03/06 1.16b Added ^ 'address of' operator - used when making SYS API calls, Added VDU 7 beep
06/03/06 1.16a Added support for OSCLI, Added support for calling WinCE API with SYS command, (look at dir.bbc for an example)
27/02/06 1.16 Initial Release

Installation Instructions

To install the program, simply copy the brandy.exe file to a suitable
directory on your Pocket PC and run it.

If you associate basic source files with Brandy, they will automatically
load and run when selected.


ProgrammingOpen Sourcesource codebasicBBC BasicBasic V

License Open Source
The program is open source, free and the source code is available on-line.
Website http://www.g7jjf.com/
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Popularity 1711
Total Downloads  9
Submitted By Stevetuc
Submitted On 24 March 2022


Stevetuc 24 March 2022 at 9:59:54 AM
I'm using the cmonex aygshell (16.5kb) in directory 4 from this download:
I've been able to save and load some bbc basic program in plain ascii format.

The window is full screen but text wraps at half screen width since its a pocketpc application. Also its best to auto hide taskbar as the menus are at bottom of screen. Have fun!

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