Version 01.72 Release Notes

Release date: 1/9/2013

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Some Android devices have more than one external memories. The new Base Drive feature allows you to select which of these external memories you want to use as BASIC!'s base drive. You access the feature from the Preferences menu item in the Editor.
The gr.screen command now allows the setting of the screen density.
The new UCODE() function is like ASCII() but it return Unicode values.
Text and Byte Position setting performance has been improved by a factor of 3.

Problems Fixed.

GR running, rendering, close series of issue fixed
Non handled interrupts will no longer block new interrupts.
F11_graphics_touch.bas fixed
F32_tcp_ip_sockets.bas fixed.
f34_remote_camera.bas fixed
f35_bluetooth.bas fixed
Opening non existent file now returns -1 as described in the manual.
Super User fixes.
BASIC! no longer closes HTML when FOR: message received.
Read from Raw resource fixed
Numeric literal constants can have signed exponents.

Reference Manuals

On line, HTML version: De_Re_BASIC!.htm

Downloadable PDF:  De Re BASIC!.pdf

Downloadable Word Document: De_Re_BASIC!.docx

German Version PDF: Basic!-Deutsch.pdf

Download this Version of BASIC!

You can download this version of BASIC! here.

Download BASIC! Source code.

Be sure to read and understand the Distribution License before downloading the source code.

The BASIC! source code for this version is available here.

The source code is delivered in a zip file. Unpacking it produces a folder that contains an Eclipse IDE project.

The instructions for setting up the Eclipse development environment can be found in here.

Building A Stand Alone Application

A BASIC! user, Nicolas Mougin, has created an automated tool for generating stand alone applications. This tool can be downloaded here

If you have any questions or problems with this tool you can contact Mr. Mougin and other users of the tool at the BASIC! forum in this thread:

I recommend that you use this tool. However, if you choose to not use this tool, the original  instructions for building a stand alone application can be found in Appendix D of De Re Basic

The BASIC! source code needed to build a stand alone application from this version of BASIC! is available here.


You can contact me at


Interact with the developer of BASIC! and other BASIC! users on the BASIC! Users' Forum at:

BASIC! users are now taking an active part in the actual development of BASIC! by modifying the BASIC! source code. This is in addition to BASIC! forum users whose suggestions for enhancements have been valuable to all BASIC! users.

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