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Review by  Justin N.
Reviewed on 2008-09-26
BasicBuilder is A great program indeed. It just happens to be the most useful program on my computer.

Pros:

1) I could easily access any of my programs in one file instead of having to search through an entire program list to find just one program.

2) I'm also able to package an app that is just one single app, so that when it is publish, I can use a assembly program like codex or Celtic2 inside the app, and have the power of Asm with the ease of BASIC

Cons:

1) When you use the "Delvar" command, It doesn't delete the variables. I don't know if this is impossible, or was just left out, but, I found A cool solution using Celtic 2.

Here it is:

First, find some sort of temporary program name like "ABADBDBD" and store the name to Str0. Then, Store all the Delvar commands inside Str9. (eg. "Delvar ADelvar BDelvar C") Store 4 to Theta and run asm(prgmCELTIC2). After that, run prgmABDABDBD, and it will automatically run it out of ram. When you're done with the program, just store 6 to theta and run CELTIC2 again.


Review
Review by  Tom
Reviewed on 2007-09-07
When I first used this program, I found it quite useful, as I could compile multiple games and programs into one big file to save space and not have so many programs when I accessed the memory (like I often do). However, there were two problems when using this:

-For some reason, I could not get multi-file programs to work with this, so I was stuck using games and programs that were programmed into one file.

-It doesn't allow variable deletion in BASIC programs, which matters a lot to me. I have a lot of programs, most of which are pretty big, so memory is a big issue, especially RAM. When I use the programs I made for my math class in BASIC, it deletes all the variables like it should when I'm done using it. But when compiled with this program, the variables aren't deleted, so I have to go into the memory and delete all variables manually. It's possible that this is a programming error on my side (where I put the variable deletion), but I doubt it. However, the programs still work flawlessly when in Flash, just as in BASIC, even though the variables aren't deleted.


Review
Review by  Eugene Evans
Reviewed on 2005-05-16
Note! This review was written for a previous version of this file!

What an excellent program! Not only does it provide an easy way to access and organize dozens of BASIC programs, but I found that that it will even run ASM programs (the kind you would run from TI-OS). So, it should be possible to create an application with “BasicBuilder” that is a combination of BASIC and ASM programs. A necessary download for any BASIC or ASM programmer. Way to go!


Review
Review by  Matt DiFrancesco
Reviewed on 2005-02-01
Note! This review was written for a previous version of this file!

This is a terrific application for the 83+/84+ family. I downloaded version 1.2 when I finally viewed the POTY results, and loved it. The new version is even better. The fact that you can run the BASIC programs right from the archive (yes, they are unarchived, executed, and deleted, but you might as well be running them out of the archive) is a great feature. I would recommend this application to anyone who has a large BASIC program, or collection of programs, that is taking up all the 24K RAM on their calc. It is probably best suited for the SE calcs, like my 84+SE, since they have an almost unlimited amount of app slots, but it would be good for the regular ones too if you delete all your unused apps. All in all, I give it a 10/10 in all categories, even in ease of use, which can be an issue with some programs. Great job!


Review
Review by  Will Brown
Reviewed on 2005-01-29
Note! This review was written for a previous version of this file!

This is an amazing program. The ability to take your programs (BASIC or otherwise) and put them into an app allows you to make larger programs and more programs, and not clutter up your RAM or your program list. Also, it is good for BASIC shell programmers, because many people don't like to have a bunch of extra programs in their list. Since many BASIC shells require them, “Basicbuilder” is the perfect solution.


Review
Review by  Blah Poop
Reviewed on 2004-01-24
Note! This review was written for a previous version of this file!

Great software for putting your basic programs together into an application. It will put your programs together and you can just have the application ONLY and not your programs on the calculator and it will still do all of the things that your programs do. My programs that were added up to about 30KB were compressed into an application of 16KB. Almost half the size!!! The other good thing is, when you put your 10 programs together and make an application out of them, you don't need to have the programs on your calculator, but just the application! You do not have to worry about archiving and unarchiving your programs, because an application is already archived and stays archived and you can run without unarchiving it. Download and you will understand all the things that I'm saying about it.


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