Chipmunk BASIC
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Chipmunk Basic for Mac OS is an old fashioned Basic interpreter which runs on almost all Macs. Supported features include AppleScript, graphics, sprites, sound, speech and OOP (object oriented programming). Versions for System 6.0.7 thru Mac OS X 10.4, and for systems from on old Mac 512Ke's thru the latest Apple Intel MacBooks.
What's New
Version 3.6.6b0:
  • Fixed a gosub error message
  • Fixed some graphics commands under OS X 10.7
  • Added mat read, fixed mat assign bug
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.6 or later







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Hendricx reviewed on 22 Apr 2012
Nostalgia all the way!
[Version 3.6.6b0]


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Moog Modular reviewed on 12 Jun 2011
A longtime friend.
Much like Applesoft BASIC, but with some cool additional features.
I was able to write a raster to HPGL converter using it. Works great.

If Chipmunk BASIC crashes upon launch, check the "Use Rosetta" box in the Get Info box.
[Version 3.6.5(b3)]


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Huxley reviewed on 26 Nov 2007
I've been aware of Chipmonk Basic for years, but I've only just started really playing with it. As a computer geek whose programming skills began and ended with the Apple IIe, Chipmonk Basic is a wonderful (re)introduction to the art. Plus, given the range of Macs it will run on (1980's-era vintage gear through today's Intel powerhouses), anyone with a Mac can play with it. This is a great example of what makes Mac shareware so much fun! My only suggestion would be to possibly bundle in some example files with the software.
[Version 3.6.4b5]

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Umaromc replied on 17 Jun 2008
Shareware? Chipmunk BASIC is freeware! =) I know what you mean. I was working in BASIC on an original Mac doing Calculus in high school... *cough* *cough* years ago. ;)

PEACE
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lena commented on 05 Feb 2007
because i have started on a selfmade Apple ][e with Applesoft Basic in the early 80' im realy happy that i have found this app. You can start immediately using most of the known comands.
Perfect for q&d sollutions!

Thanks a lot
[Version 3.6.3b1]


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Tuishimi reviewed on 01 Jan 2007
The GUI tool works very nicely and it reminds me of VAX BASIC from the good old days.

However...

The first universal release command line tool worked fine for me, but the subsequent releases complain that:

dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11R6/lib/libX11.6.dylib
Referenced from: /usr/bin/basic
Reason: image not found
Trace/BPT trap

Indicating that maybe my X11 is out of synch or the developer's machine is different.
[Version 3.6.3b1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Nov 2004
As a previous Apple II Basic fan, I've loved this program for years. Around the year 2000, I was a admin for the now defunct xoom.com. I used Chipmunk Basic to scour the logs for TOS offenders, generate clickable hot links to these sites and automatically delete them, if desired.
The program enabled me to delete more TOS offenders than 8 other people added up that were attempting this chore manually.
My job was generally over in 10 mins and they had to work all day. Thanks again.
[Version 3.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Nov 2004
old school basic, very cool, thanks for this freeware
[Version 3.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Nov 2004
I've been looking for something like this to come along. For me, it's useful when my trusty calculator just won't cut it. As in, quickly building a lookup table used in software for a microcontroller for a temperature sensor using a formula given in the specs for the sensor. Yeah, I could use REALbasic. But by the time I set it up and got my program going I would already be done using this app. I like it. It seems to do what it does quite nicely. Thanks for making it a freebie Ron.
[Version 3.6.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Nov 2004
If you just can't stand learning a modern programming language, and you have no use for a nice GUI, then Chipmunk is probably for you.

Otherwise pass this one up and get something designed for the 20th Century.
[Version 3.6.1]

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Anonymous commented on 28 Nov 2004
You mean, like BASIC?
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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Oct 2004
I only know BASIC and it does alot, at least for me. I can write a Scoring quiz and afterward make a study guide
[Version 3.6]


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Jicoteo rated on 17 Jun 2013

[Version 3.6.6b0]


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Version Downloads:2,066
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License:Free
Date:20 Apr 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Chipmunk Basic for Mac OS is an old fashioned Basic interpreter which runs on almost all Macs. Supported features include AppleScript, graphics, sprites, sound, speech and OOP (object oriented programming). Versions for System 6.0.7 thru Mac OS X 10.4, and for systems from on old Mac 512Ke's thru the latest Apple Intel MacBooks.


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