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nuBASIC (Install)


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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 11/13/2018.

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nuBASIC has been designed and implemented mainly for educational purposes both for C++ developers that can deal with a non-trivial example of modern C++ programming and for beginners, which may get hooked on programming.

It is suitable for simple games, educational or small business programs.

Anyone who has previously worked with other BASIC languages will quickly become accustomed to nuBASIC. Large sections of the basic constructs of nuBASIC are compatible with other BASIC dialects.

nuBASIC is also very simple. It is an excellent tool for teaching programming to a complete beginner, despite this, it has all the features of a modern programming language.

It allows you to write both classic BASIC programs (which use line numbers and GoTo or GoSub control structures) and procedure oriented programs, based on procedural programming paradigm.

* Free and Open Source (distributed under GPLv2 License)
* Easy to use and simple enough for 8-year-old-child to understand
* Fully-developed procedural programming language
* Multiplatform. Runs on 32-bit and 64-bit Linux/Windows x86/amd64
* Built-in help
* Documented (English and Italian Guides)
* IDE for Windows
* Examples include Tetris, Mine Hunter, Breakout, Calculator, TicTacToe
* Tiny version is suitable for embedded systems


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To install nuBASIC (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install nubasic

To upgrade nuBASIC (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade nubasic


  • tools\ChocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName    = 'nubasic' 
    $toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $bits           = Get-ProcessorBits
    $url            = ''
    $checksum       = ''
    $url64          = ''
    $checksum64     = 'AD6263B4AB714BBC9B6489FCF9D620E22D5A12D6E72B5E02052C3E79AB22B6EE'
    $ahkExe         = 'AutoHotKey'
    $ahkFile        = "$toolsDir\nubasic-install.ahk"
    $EXELocation    = "$toolsDir\setup-vs64.exe"
    if ($bits -eq 32)
        Write-Warning "Sorry, nuBASIC is 64 bit only." 
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = 'ZIP' 
      url           = $url
      checksum      = $checksum
      url64         = $url64
      checksum64    = $checksum64
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs 
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $packageName
      fileType       = 'EXE'
      file           = $EXELocation
      validExitCodes = @(0)
      softwareName   = 'nuBASIC*'
    Start-Process $ahkExe $ahkFile
    Write-Host "  ** Please wait up to 30 seconds to cancel Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributabe install." -foreground magenta
    Write-Host "  ** Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributabe should already be installed as a dependency." -foreground magenta
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @packageArgs
    remove-item $EXELocation -Force -ErrorAction 'SilentlyContinue'
  • tools\ChocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName    = 'nubasic' 
    $toolsDir       = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $ahkExe         = 'AutoHotKey'
    $ahkFile        = "$toolsDir\nubasic-uninstall.ahk"
    Start-Process $ahkExe $ahkFile
  • tools\nubasic-install.ahk Show
    SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
    SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
    Sleep, 30000
    If WinExist("Microsoft Visual C++ 2017 Redistributable (x64) - 14.11.25325 Setup")
     Send !c
     Sleep 1000
     Send !y
  • tools\nubasic-uninstall.ahk Show
    SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
    SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
    WinWaitActive, Uninstall, , 300
    Send !y

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Antonino Calderone


(c) Antonino Calderone 2014 - 2017


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
nuBASIC (Install) 1.48 278 Monday, July 17, 2017 approved
nuBASIC (Install) 1.47 196 Sunday, April 30, 2017 approved

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