Vintage BASIC and its source code are provided here free of charge via the BSD license. If you have any problems with or praise for Vintage BASIC, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. I could also use some help building binary packages for Linux and Mac.
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Microsoft Windows (32-bit)
Download and run the setup program. It will install Vintage BASIC, give you a shortcut to open a command prompt, set up your PATH, and associate
.bas files with Vintage BASIC. To work with Vintage BASIC, edit files with any text editor, such as Notepad. A good place to save them is in
C:\Users\YourName. Then to run them, open up a Command Prompt, either by opening on the Vintage BASIC Prompt shortcut, or the Command Prompt shortcut. Then run your program either by typing
vintbas yourprogram.bas, or just typing
Mac OS X (Intel)
Unzip it and add the
vintbas executable to your
PATH. Detailed instructions here.
Generic Linux (Intel, 32-bit)
Untar it and put it somewhere useful. E.g., move the
share directories to
/usr/local, or put them in your
home directory. Depending on your distribution, you may or may not have the
required shared libraries. I compiled it on Ubuntu 8.10.
You'll need GHC to compile the source.
Note: There is a bug
in GHC Version 6.10.1 on Windows that will cause your interpreter
to freeze up when Ctrl-C is pressed at an
INPUT prompt. You'll need to
download a nightly build to get the fix for this. The binary build above has the fix.