Gfa basic by jos schilders originally published in st news volume 1 issue 2, launched on august 9th, 1986. Atari st essential software the list search this site. Later, ports for the commodore amiga, dos and windows were marketed. May 14, 2009 the only thing that remains are the heartbeats i recall having when i first got gfa basic to work and produced my first gem program. Roms atari st atari st applications st planet emulation. Code and downloads for windows 16bit and 32bit german.
Gfa basic integrated neatly into gem and tos, the atari sts operating system. X11basic is a dialect of the basic programming language with graphics capability that integrates features like shell scripting, cgiprogramming and full graphical visualisation into the easy to learn basic language on modern computers. When released in september 1992 at the glendale atari fair in california, gemulator was the worlds first atari st emulator for the pc. I never used gfa basic on any platform but wanted to start messing around with. Atari st basic or st basic was the first dialect of basic that was produced for the atari st line of computers. Atarian computing buys, restores and sells atari 1632bit computers. Gfa basic is a basic development system originally developed in 1986 by frank ostrowski and then targeting the atari st home computer. Now own 3 different atari 1632 bit systems and would like to relearn programming in basic. In this example i build two versions of my irc client atarirc. But i could not let go and i rewrote the complete graphics drawing routines of frogs using my new knowledge. When i first read about it in magazines, i thought this is the best basic ive ever seen. Gfa basic integrated neatly into gem and tos, the atari st s operating system, providing menus, dialog boxes, and mouse control.
To update individual components, download, unpack, and copy them from the gbe. This is one of two columns in which well explore the options of getting data into your program, then getting output. The ins and outs of gfa basic from st log issue 19 may 1988. Although theoretically still available today, it has been. If you dont have an interpreter or compiler for a programs language, it would ordinarily be impossible to usea big waste of your time. Some weeks ago i finally figured out ho to do a decent scrolling on the atari ste with my humble gfa basic a first glimpse is visible as the page scrolling effect in the latest frogs release 1. Computer manuals hardware and software the archive. Have you ever wondered what the real purpose of these other files was, other than to confuse you. Includes runtime and bind utilities for creating your own executable applications. Since it was never updated for the falcon or later systems, patches and helper utilities. Now i have it, i can assure you, it is just as good, maybe even better as they say in the magazines.
For me, the most valuable lesson learned is to let the atari st rest in peace. After the development of the basics for the 68000 motorola processor, gfa systemtechik switched to intel processor line. Although gfa basic 32 is a kind of freeware abandonware, donations are greatly appreciated to help cover cost and timeloss. Dec 04, 2010 now own 3 different atari 1632 bit systems and would like to relearn programming in basic. Randomazer atari st free download and box copy preorder. Introduction gfa basic 32 is no longer divided in an interpreter and a standalone. When i first read about it in magazines, i thought this is the. It has been since the 80s since i programmed any on my old 8bit so really learning all over again and a newbie the way i look at it. Gfa basic was a popular form of basic for the atari st computer. Best basic programming language for tt030 atari sttt.
In future issues, the st resource will be offering small, helpful programs written for the atari st written in languages you may not have. Although the source code was usually stored in a tokenized version to save room on disk, pieces of code could also be saved in ascii form, and as such made it possible to set up reusable libraries. On the disk are some demo programs to show you the power of the language on the disk are some demo programs to show you the power of the language. There is even an independentlydeveloped gfabasic editor running in a gem window. The structure of the language is similar to the atari st gfa basic. Many programs for the atari st consist not only of a. In the mid and late 80s, it became very popular for the atari st homecomputer range since the st basic shipped with them was more primitive.
Game information, description, and download page for gfa basic v3. Gfa basic full access basic for the atari st series. Gfa basic is a new basic interpreter for the atari st computers. The only thing that remains are the heartbeats i recall having when i first got gfa basic to work and produced my first gem program.
To update individual components, download, unpack, and copy them from the gbe archive. Gfabasic by frank ostrowski is the most popular basic for the atari st. Im dedicated to gfa basic 32 and will support gfa basic 32 as long as possible. St format cover disks exxos atari pages main index.
I think these beats were the loudest ever heard as a result of a piece of software i created. X11 basic is a dialect of the basic programming language with graphics capability that integrates features like shell scripting, cgiprogramming, and full graphical visualization into the easy to learn the basic language on modern computers. For those who preferred a tidier language, modula2 was the language of choice esprit, oxyd, etc. Atari st, atari ste, atari mega st, atari mega ste, atari tt030, atari falcon. Download includes setup files as well as disk images to accommodate multiple installation scenarios. X11 basic is a dialect of the basic programming language with graphics capability that integrates features like shell scripting, cgiprogramming and full graphical visualisation into the easy to learn basic language on modern computers.
The first version was released in 1985 for the atari st, followed by a version for the amiga. Gfa basic for the atari st can be used through an emulator, see emulator list. St format was a computer magazine in the uk covering the atari st during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The first version was gfabasic for the atari st, which was soon followed by a version vor the amiga. It was bundled with all new sts in the early years of the st s lifespan, and quickly became the standard basic for that platform. Full access was provided to the atari operating system tos, vdi and aes.
Then gfa basic was developed for for the intel processors. The disk images created can then be used in atari st emulators such as steem and stew etc. Low editor changes to medium automatically medium high format. Fetching latest commit cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time. However, many users disliked it, and improved dialects of basic quickly came out to replace it. Run classic apple macintosh, atari st, and atari 8bit software. Gemulator 9 updated november 30 2008 by darek mihocka. Gfa basic is a dialect of the basic programming language, by frank ostrowski. I moved on to pc software development using vb 456 and then vb. One day this cool machine called the st landed on my desk. This means fixing bugs and providing the means to use gfa basic 32 on the new os platforms vista, windows 7.
Gfabasic is a basic development system originally developed in 1986 by frank ostrowski and then targeting the atari st home computer. I wrote mailing manager st for the atari st tt back in 1991 using gfa basic. Bootplus by marcello palmitessa atariuptodate is a noncommercial site collection information about software for the atari 1632 bit systems. Its faster, more structured and easier to use than st basic and comes complete with a disk based manual.
The st was mainly programmed in c with inline assembly routines where necessary or in pure 68k assembly. Low editor changes to medium automatically medium high. How to build standard 68k and coldfire binaries with my gfa basic editor for the atari st and compatibles. It provided an integrated editor and interpreter, and the ability to compile code into standalone programs.37 725 668 322 1115 549 461 748 125 187 410 663 607 1326 391 1247 111 589 69 499 321 1133 1500 1271 825 1341 479 1413 831 1179 1417 1236 97 1079 34 280 106 941 535 433 405 1046 327 312 45