Play with Morse Code in Small Basic (1)

There are some Morse code program in Small Basic.  But today I’d like to start creating new Morse program – Morse Telegraph Key.  This program will be a good key input sample. Challenges about Morse code Following three challenges are about Morse code.  And for example, program TCZ203 (by NaochanON) is a solution of a…

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Drawing Many Shapes with Combination of Small Basic Shapes

Small Basic Shapes has only four types of shapes – rectangle, ellipse, triangle and line. To draw more types of shapes, we can combine basic four shapes. But some calculation is needed for each case. So I started to write sample programs to draw many kind of shapes. And I finished first five. I also…

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Exospheric Freight Service – Small Basic Featured Game

Screen shot of a game EXFS
Screen shot of a game EXFS

Today I’d like to introduce a new 3D game EXFS – Exospheric Feight Service programmed by cvmarus. The program ID is QTN895.  This game requires LitDev Extension 1.2.20.0.  Following message is written by cvmarus in our forum thread.  Thank you cvmarus for sharing your game! Please post your original game or program to our forum…

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10th Anniversary of Small Basic

Today is the 10th anniversary of Small Basic.  Congratulations!!! I wrote a program SFF730-5 for the anniversary. I also selected 10 topics about Small Basic from the last 10 years.  Another topics you like? Small Basic v0.1 release and blog started (October 23, 2008) Challenge of the Month started (July 4, 2011) Small Basic v1.0 release…

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Small Basic TextWindow and Keyboard Shortcuts

There are many keyboard shortcuts for TextWindow.Read() operation.  Most of these shortcut keys are the same with the command prompt.  Today’s code is as follows. While “True” TextWindow.Read() EndWhile Standard shortcuts Following keys are standard shortcuts (without Ctrl key shortcuts option). Key Function Enter Input line Alt+Enter Toggle full-screen mode Ctrl+C End program Ctrl+H Back…

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Simakov’s Click the button – Small Basic Featured Program

Today I’d like to introduce Simakov Misha’s game “Click the button”. The program ID is DSX769. This program is simple – it has only 97 lines.  And it’s smart to use an array buttonArr to define stages.  Thank you Simakov for sharing this game. Please share your game or program to the following forum thread. …

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Search Small Basic Code with Bing

Internet search engines such as Bing are useful to find Small Basic code.  Today I will introduce samples to find simple Small Basic subroutines in the Internet. The first keywords are “Small Basic Split” to find Split function.  A forum thread SmallBasic Split Function will be found. The second keywords are “Small Basic Hex2Dec”.  Some…

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Match Colours or Symbols – Small Basic Featured Program

Today’s featured program is “Match colours or symbols” written by Glenn Broadway. Glenn wanted to learn how to use OnKeyDown and OnMouseDown events in the GraphicsWindow so he wrote a simple matching game.  The program ID is PRP467. But he said it seems that FontSize doesn’t work in the Silverlight player.  I tried to fixed this problem…


Method to Convert Binary

Today I’d like to introduce a table to understand how to convert between decimal and binary. ErmiteUrbain made a table to show how Amir CPS’s converter THJ835-1 works. ErmiteUrbain also rewrote Amir’s converter.  The new one is THJ835-2. Thank you ErmiteUrbain for sharing your understanding! Please post your programs or ideas to the forum thread…


Helper to solve Chaos Su Do Ku – Small Basic featured program

Screen shot of suggestion message box in Help for Chaos Su Do Ku
Screen shot of suggestion message box in Help for Chaos Su Do Ku

Today I’d like to introduce a program written by ErmiteUrbain. ErmiteUrbain wrote a program to help to solve Chaos Sudoku.  The program ID is PTX661.  And the information is uploaded in a forum thread Nominate games (or other programs) here to get featured on our Blog! (PART 3).  Chaos Sudoku is a kind of Sudoku (number…