BetaArchive Logo
Navigation Home Screenshots Image Uploader Server Info FTP Servers Wiki Forum RSS Feed Rules Please Donate
UP: 22d, 16h, 6m | CPU: 29% | MEM: 6028MB of 12227MB used
{The community for beta collectors}

Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 PostPost subject: Microsoft Game Shop 1990        Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:54 pm 
Reply with quote
Offline

Joined
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:52 pm

Posts
164

Location
State of Georgia USA

Favourite OS
MS-DOS 5.00.224 Beta
Microsoft Game Shop was release 1990. Well it seems that back in the early 90’s Microsoft was transitioning their Basic offering from the QuickBASIC to Qbasic. And one of the launch products was the Microsoft Game Shop, back from 1990. This was a specialized version apparently without any compiler, but included a tutorial based around games to teach basic. Which back in the day it looks like it would have been a good way to inspire kids, although I have never heard of it. There is even a glowing review in Compute, issue 130.

From the packing list it contains:

QBLOCKS.BAS Fit the falling shapes into a row.
QBRICKS.BAS Break through the bricks.
QSPACE.BAS Defend space stations against enemy attack.
QSHIPS.BAS Sink your opponent’s ship.
QMAZE.BAS Find your way through the maze before time runs out.
QSYNTH.BAS Record and play your own music.

QuickBasic went on to become the cut down QBasic that was later included in MS-DOS 5.0, Windows NT 3.1, and of course OS/2 2.00. I only have Microsoft Game Shop 6 QBASIC Games that it not whole set of floppy set include Microsoft Game Shop QuickBacic compile. QBLOCKS.BAS was in MS-DOS 5.00.224 BETA dated 07-06-1990

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Image

Download Link
Microsoft Game Shop 6 QB 4.50 Game Files with QuickBasic 4.50
https://mega.nz/#!AK5BxSAD!bmeQKFIojQti ... 1tmplwFFZA


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft Game Shop 1990        Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:03 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:18 pm

Posts
59

Location
Quebec, Canada

Favourite OS
Windows 10 10108
This is actually really interesting. I'm going to download this and take a look at it myself.

_________________
YoshiFan 111

Sub to my YT https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdPz7j ... 40PuFFi8Dw



Specs

MSI GP63 8RD-048CA Leopard 15.6''

Windows 10 Pro x64
8th Gen i7-8750H @ 4.1 GHz
16GB (8x2) DDR IV 2400MHz
128SSD + 1TB HDD


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft Game Shop 1990        Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:57 pm 
Reply with quote
FTP Access
Offline

Joined
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:42 pm

Posts
70
Posted to archive.org: https://archive.org/details/MicrosoftGa ... 0_20180411


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft Game Shop 1990        Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:49 pm 
Reply with quote
Administrator
User avatar
Offline

Joined
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:28 pm

Posts
7355
Would it be possible to get a proper dump and scan of this?

_________________
Image
Official guidelines: The Definitive Guide to BetaArchive :: Abandonware
Tools: Alcohol120% (Portable)
Listings: BetaArchive Database (beta)
Channels: Discord :: Twitter


Top  Profile  WWW
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft Game Shop 1990        Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:20 am 
Reply with quote
Offline

Joined
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:25 am

Posts
3

Favourite OS
Windows 2000
this is great! I never knew that there was another BASIC program from Microsoft!


Top  Profile
 PostPost subject: Re: Microsoft Game Shop 1990        Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:38 pm 
Reply with quote
Offline

Joined
Mon Feb 23, 2015 5:52 pm

Posts
164

Location
State of Georgia USA

Favourite OS
MS-DOS 5.00.224 Beta
Yes files are incomplete the Microsoft Game Shop box came 4 floppy disk. We only have 2 floppy disk.


Top  Profile  WWW
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 




Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All views expressed in these forums are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of the BetaArchive site owner.

Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group

Copyright © 2006-2018

 

Sitemap | XML | RSS