View Full Version : BASIC on The IIGS

July 26th, 2007, 12:10 PM

I was wondering if there was an ORCA/BASIC or other COMPILED BASIC for the Apple IIGS?

Having talked with a few folks on how to get into BASIC on the IIGS, I realize how to drop into BASIC (I was familiar with a IIe and Now use a Mac and of course see GS/OS as an early version of MacOS). But I really was looking for a IDE from the GS/OS to write BASIC code in and then compile like C or whatnot.

Thanks to Mr. Schmidt for supplying most of the ORCA languages if not all, I am not sure if ORCA/BASIC exists, but I thought a guy in our local User Group (Yes there is an active A2 user group here in Kansas City, MO) indicated in the first place that I should get the ORCA languages and I like what I see so far.

Anyone please advise on the question of a "compiled BASIC" for A2 GS.



August 29th, 2007, 12:24 PM

You can find a copy of MD Basic for the GS at this website:


It only runs on the GS but will output basic programs that run on any Apple II. You can also buy a copy of GSoft Basic from here:


You'll also find several other programming languages available forth eGS there.


August 29th, 2007, 01:54 PM
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