Copyright © 2005 Leaf Mindcraft
This is an Acorn RISC OS software application that converts/translates from GW-BASIC Program Files to Q Basic Program Files, and is available for free download.
After having downloaded and unzipped the !GW_Q Application, drag the application to a suitable directory on your hard disc. Double click on the !GW_Q icon to load it onto the icon bar.
Double click on a GW-BASIC file or drag it to the bar icon to enter its file name into the main 'SetUp' panel slot. Alternatively clicking on the bar icon brings up the main 'SetUp' panel and the GW-BASIC file can be dragged to this panel, or the file name can be typed manually into the slot at the top of this panel.
Select options from the 'SetUp' panel and then click on the 'Run' icon. After a while a translated Q BASIC DOS file is offered for saving.
Additional Help is available from the bar icon menu, or by using the Acorn facility !Help, present in the 'Apps' directory.
The translated file then should duplicate the effect of the GW-BASIC program within the Q BASIC environment.
This application has now been updated to cope with alternative file terminations. Previously !GW_Q just errored these out and produced no output. This has now been rectified.
This application was not dealing correctly with the 'ELSE' keyword. This version now rectifies this problem.
This application was not dealing correctly with the 'ON' keyword. This version now rectifies this problem.
This document was generated on 3rd April 2005 for Acorn Applications distributed by Melotech for Martin Carradus.