GORILLA.BAS, QBasic & Edit

Nostalgia time!

Back when I got my first PC, QBasic was part of the operating system.

I spent hours and hours playing around with QBasic and MS-DOS Editor (or simply edit as we all knew it) to see what graphics and games I could whisk up.

There was a game that came with QBasic and MS-DOS called Gorillas, which was effectively like Worms and Scorched Earth.

Look at those mind-blowing graphics!

Man, have editors and IDEs come a long way; but edit was a great editor for its time. What a twinge of nostalgia I feel when I see this screen:

http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/e/doseditwindow.jpg

Edit came along for the ride all the way to Windows 7; but sadly, it doesn’t come with any 64 bit OSes.

RIP, old friend.

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