Fat Mac Basic?

6 replies [Last post]
bushnrvn's picture
Offline
Joined: Jan 15 2012
Posts: 186

What are my options for running a BASIC interpreter on a Macintosh Plus or 512k?

__________________

WTB IIgs accelerator

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Offline
Joined: Jun 5 2008
Posts: 381
Re: Fat Mac Basic?
Dog Cow's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 11 2008
Posts: 464
Re: Fat Mac Basic?

Take your pick from Mac GUI Vault:

http://macgui.com/downloads/?mode=search&search_keywords=basic&cat_id=56

There's two versions of MacBASIC, as well as Microsoft BASIC.

__________________

Email me: dog_cow@m acgui.com
Mac GUI Vault: http://macgui.com/vault/
Apple II Book: http://macgui.com/newa2guide/
Inside Allerton Park book

bushnrvn's picture
Offline
Joined: Jan 15 2012
Posts: 186
Re: Fat Mac Basic?

Thanks to you both.

I didn't realize Microsoft BASIC was available. Is there a suggested version?

__________________

WTB IIgs accelerator

Dog Cow's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 11 2008
Posts: 464
Re: Fat Mac Basic?

The latest version, obviously. Smile Now I have the disks for both Microsoft BASIC 3.0 and Microsoft QuickBASIC. That's what the orange stars indicate-- that they're from my disk collection. I have the manual for both packages (pictures also on Mac GUI). What I never really did find out is which one is better.

It's been so long since I used them, that I really can't remember which one I used more, or which one was superior.

__________________

Email me: dog_cow@m acgui.com
Mac GUI Vault: http://macgui.com/vault/
Apple II Book: http://macgui.com/newa2guide/
Inside Allerton Park book

bushnrvn's picture
Offline
Joined: Jan 15 2012
Posts: 186
Re: Fat Mac Basic?

So - I just learned that OS 9 does not support MFS images. I don't have a way to mount these it seems. My usual method of getting software to my old Macs is:

Mount images on G3 Power Macintosh with Disk Copy
Copy files to Zip disk
Use Zip disk has HDD for Macintosh Plus

Disk Copy 4.2 in System 6.x doesn't seem to recognize the images. Any idea on how I can get these files to my Mac Plus without using an actual floppy?

__________________

WTB IIgs accelerator

Dog Cow's picture
Offline
Joined: Dec 11 2008
Posts: 464
Re: Fat Mac Basic?

bushnrvn wrote:

So - I just learned that OS 9 does not support MFS images. I don't have a way to mount these it seems. My usual method of getting software to my old Macs is:

Mount images on G3 Power Macintosh with Disk Copy
Copy files to Zip disk
Use Zip disk has HDD for Macintosh Plus

Disk Copy 4.2 in System 6.x doesn't seem to recognize the images. Any idea on how I can get these files to my Mac Plus without using an actual floppy?

Use an emulator to put them on HFS disks?

__________________

Email me: dog_cow@m acgui.com
Mac GUI Vault: http://macgui.com/vault/
Apple II Book: http://macgui.com/newa2guide/
Inside Allerton Park book