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New in Basic: Sound, high resolution, and clean syntax
amasad (3540)

We're approaching 1.0 for Basic so I wanted to do a big final push before I lock the features and start focusing on fixes and performance enhancements.

In this release:


Now you can play sounds and music in Basic. There are two APIs, one that plays a note, and the other plays a frequency.

play "C#"
sound 400

The repl below implements a kind of piano using this API.

Refer to docs for more info.


You can now increase the display resolution and even remove the pixel borders.

display 500, 500, false

The new display is implemented using Canvas which makes it much faster and smoother. You can even right click and save the resulting image.

Thanks to @MrEconomical, @AmazingMech2418, @SpicedSpices, @AdCharity, and @turbio for help in this.

Cleaner syntax

Line numbers are now optional! You can leave them out and only use them when using gosub or goto. See the program below as an example.

The one last thing I want to do here is to add named labels so that, if you wish, you don't have to use line numbers at all.

Gimme bugs

Please report bugs or any issues you see. Try to especially do high resolution graphics stuff and let me know if it works well.


meglovania in basic

JordanDixon1 (182)

So is this the only thing that allows for audio on Or could we add support for pygame/python? I was hoping I could play audio files on Python.

AllAwesome497 (402)

@JordanDixon1 You can! I have a post here detailing it.

TheForArkLD (769)

This is cool!
and congrat you are 2200 cycles!
(and we need file manager for apl,qbasic,and some languages)

amasad (3540)

@TheForArkLD thank you! I kept the file manager out to keep the environment simple especially for newbies. What do you need it for?

amasad (3540)

@TheForArkLD yes makes sense. Basic right now has no modules but in the future I might add it.

TheForArkLD (769)

@amasad Ok thanks :)
( When do you add DefLang to )

AmazingMech2418 (1103)

@amasad The main language that I know many people want a file system for is Python + Turtle. It seems like it doesn't currently support libraries for some reason which I find somewhat strange considering that Turtle is based on Tkinter and Tkinter repls have file systems and libraries, although Turtle repls don't.


sound is so cool!
and a question...
is there is a Basic tutorial?

ChezCoder (1607)

sound doesnt work...

amasad (3540)

@ChezCoder how come. I just tried it. Can you send me a repl where you're trying it?

ChezCoder (1607)

@amasad i tried it in console. no sound coming out... :(

amasad (3540)

@ChezCoder i think i fixed it -- try now

ChezCoder (1607)

@amasad now the basic console is broken :(. The cursor is one line below the > thing and when I press enter, the > doesn't reappear unless I press ctrl + c - this is while the repl was running and I aborted it with ctrl + c. When I stopped the project with the stop button at the top of the repl, play and sound are both broken

DynamicSquid (5031)

I like how you say

Gimme bugs


You made this language, Amjad?


@amasad wow!
Are you from jordan?
I am from plaestine!

amasad (3540)

@Zuhdi28 yes! My family is from Palestine originally. From Seelat AlDahr, which I think is close to Jeneen.

Where from Palestine are you?


@amasad yes! I know what Jeneen it is! I am from Kofor Qarea, i don't think you know it.