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Microsoft QuickBASIC for Mac v1.0E

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us (450.88 KB)
MD5: 5b8fb1a1978940d1339acf845fb816a3
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
ms_qbasic1.0.img_.sit (459.58 KB)
MD5: c3d760f80e611cb6921f7b0fc55cf874
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
macqb.sit (1.53 MB)
MD5: dc8a8ef58c551b3cb8f35c268cbe385d
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us
MS_QuickBasic_1.0.sit (771.51 KB)
MD5: 3396a8f5d1b21f7e80e5a4f1cce88ac4
For System 6.x - System 7.0 - 7.6
This app works with: Mini vMac

The rare and elusive Microsoft QuickBASIC 1.0E for Mac. The only method I have (on my OS/X Mac) to compress the disk image file is to zip it. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to where I can find StuffIt, if that's what macintoshgarden requires. Anyway, I know this is a tough one to find. Hope it helps someone. MS Basic compiler and IDE for Mac. Tested on real Macs running System 6 and 7.

The second DL is an IMG deflated with Stuffit 3.5 made from the original upload.

The third download link is a stuffit archive with 800K (Disk Copy 4.2) and 1.44MB (Disk Copy 6.3.3 read-only compressed) disk images of each the "Program" and "Examples" disks from original copies. The archive was stuffed using Stuffit Deluxe 4 on a Mac LCIII. The 1.0e patch can be found on Al Staffieri's "Mac BASIC Programming Page" here (scroll down near the bottom).

The 4th download is MS QuickBasic 1.0.

Architecture: 68k

Macintosh Plus or later (128k ROM required), System 4.1/Finder 5.5 or higher.
Maximum system version for 1.0 is System 6.x.
Maximum system version for 1.0e is Mac OS 7.x.


Kitchen2010's picture
by Kitchen2010 - 2015, August 31 - 10:34am

I have added MS QuickBasic 1.0 from MacsRUS's archive.

Northcott's picture
by Northcott - 2012, January 10 - 4:02am

Just uploaded fresh disk images from my originals; they're the third download, which now has an explanation in the description. Happy qb'ing!

wlewisiii's picture
by wlewisiii - 2011, September 18 - 6:12pm

Thank you, I appreciate it.

IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2011, September 18 - 8:08am

Added a d/l mirror for .img Disk image.

wlewisiii's picture
by wlewisiii - 2011, September 17 - 4:42pm

I'm still getting an XML error here as well.


IIGS_User's picture
by IIGS_User - 2011, August 30 - 2:52pm

Be aware, .dmg is not a Mac OS 9 native file format, so .img is preferred over there.

xy's picture
by xy - 2011, August 29 - 8:06pm

I tested the DMG: DiskCopy 6.5 does open the image in Mac OS 9 native after dragging it over DMG Mechanic.

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2011, August 29 - 5:43pm

Sure, your files are fine. I made the IMG from them.
Its just for folks who cant inflate Apple´s zip format and/or mount DMG.

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by GuyWithGuitars - 2011, August 29 - 5:19pm

Have a new iMac running 10.6.8 I'd buy the StuffIt but the full license is $50 and I'm not even sure it'd even be backward compatible with older versions of Stuffit Expander. Can someone let me know if the .zip files I've been uploading are ok?

24bit's picture
by 24bit - 2011, August 28 - 1:49pm

Second DL is IMG compressed with Stuffit 3.5.
The old file formats can be done easily with SheepShaver.
BTW: SheepShaver seems to run the app with OS 8.6.

xy's picture
by xy - 2011, August 28 - 12:34pm

If you have an Mac OS X system that still has the classic environment you can download from MacGarden various versions of Stuffit Deluxe. If you do that, preferably stuff in a low as possible version of Stuffit Deluxe. If you use Stuffit Deluxe 7 do not use sitx but sit, and, in preferences, use not extreme but simple compression (the exact terms are named otherwise, how I forgot, but you will find them).

If your files are protected by a disk image ZIP compression might be okay (Balrog, please correct me if I am wrong here). dmg images are good only if they can be opened with Disk Copy 6.5 (sometimes after using DMG Mechanic). Better always are img images - Balrog admonished us several times to please use DiskCopy 4.2 instead of 6.3 format because files are better preserved with the 4.2 format.

Please do not use RAR as MacRAR for classic Mac OS is a peace of crap that most of the time cannot open RAR archives. The RAR filter of Stuffit Expander 7 is based on MacRAR and doesn't work either.