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Unsupported Windows 95

BBC Computer
Unsupported Windows 98
Unsuppoted Windows me
Unsupported Windows 2000
Windows NT4
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Available NOW
BBC BASIC for Windows
replaces BBC BASIC (86) version 4.82 which comes FREE & unsupported.

BBC BASIC for Windows runs in most Microsoft Windows™ operating environments (Windows™ 95, 98, Me, NT4, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10). It provides the BBC BASIC programmer with a familiar language with a Graphical User interface.

Included is a BASIC program editor with syntax colouring, live indentation and many other features: (Click on picture for a larger view!)
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BBC BASIC for Windows

  • is designed to be as compatible as possible with Version 4 of the 6502 BBC BASIC resident in the BBC Micro Master series. It also includes a large number of the features of ARM BASIC V as resident in the Acorn Archimedes, particularly multi-line IF ... THEN ... ENDIF, WHILE ... ENDWHILE and CASE ... ENDCASE statements.
  • emulates the screen modes of the BBC Micro, including MODE 7 (the teletext mode). It also has a number of higher resolution modes to suit the capabilities of modern PC displays. For compatibility with programs originally written for BBC BASIC (86) there are screen modes with dimensions that match CGA and VGA displays. You can even define your own screen modes.
  • incorporates an assembler which generates 32-bit code and accepts all 80486 instructions and some Pentium-specific instructions (except floating-point and privileged instructions). You can access the Windows™ Application Program Interface both from BASIC and from assembler code, allowing an experienced programmer to produce sophisticated applications.

Make Windows executable files - no royalties.

Carry on programming in BBC BASIC now with Windows.

BBC BASIC for Windows allows you to create a stand-alone executable (.EXE) file from your BASIC program, which will run without BBC BASIC having to be installed and without the need for any special DLLs. You can distribute such executables freely without any royalty for BBC BASIC being due.


BBC BASIC for Windows is supplied
CD Disk
On a CD Disk

and an E-mail attachment
      (if requested)
Note on e-mail attachments
E-mail attachments are an extra service - they do not replace the CD disk. These are sent as well as proof of purchase. Because attachments are scanned for .exe files, we both have to do the following to get these files pass virus checkers. For more details (if required), please click on the links:-
  • The setup.exe file is renamed it to setup.dat. If you cannot change this back again, do the following:-
  • Check that your Windows Explorer* (that is Windows Explorer NOT Internet Explorer) is NOT set to Hide extensions for known file types, as this stops you from seeing and changing the extensions.
  • To see what it is set to and to change it you need to go into Tools – Folder Options – View
  • Unclick the ‘Hide extensions for known file types
  • Remember to click the Apply button.

* Don't get confused with Internet Explorer

XP Service Pack 2

If you have Service Pack 2, after changing the setup name, Windows will block access to the file because it came from another computer. All you do is to right click on the file, choose preferences and select unblock.

Prices - for 1, 5 and upgrade licenses

BBC BASIC for Windows (single user) costs only 29.99 including VAT and the postage is free within the UK (24.99 plus VAT). If you are outside the UK 3.30 (+VAT if applicable) will be added.

The credit card surcharge is waived on BBC BASIC for Windows.

Here are some examples including 5 user versions, just in case you need to run it on your laptop as well. Existing users may upgrade their user license at no overall cost, see example below.

VAT Rate 20%

Country  Single User
UK EEC - VAT added, post free 29.99
Europe EEC - VAT added, post added 33.95
USA NON EEC, post added 28.29

 5 User
EEC - VAT added, post free
Europe EEC - VAT added, post added 75.96


NON EEC, post added


Single - 5 User UPGRADE Licence

EEC - VAT added, no post
EEC - VAT added, no post
NON EEC, no post

Multi-user licences are available for schools and other organisations. Typical number of users are:- 5, 10, 15, 25, 50 100 and 150. Please call if you wish to discuss your requirements or require an official quotation.

To obtain your copy send a cheque or order by credit card for that amount to us.

What they say . . .

Have just written my first BBC BASIC program. - I originally wrote it in Acorn Basic, Then in Windows 98 QBasic.
Am quite tickled pink.
Jack Laverack Fri 18/02/2005 21:38


Many thanks for the speedy delivery. The program looks really good - my ancient (1986ish) programs pretty much work as they did all those years ago!

Paul Milnes 27/05/2004.


Thanks for this. I've installed it and set up a large array to check whether I now had the full version. All seems to be well. It is by the way an excellent product!

Best wishes,
Sarah Bell 21/04/2004.

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    • issue a PayPal invoice via email to pay us via PayPal.
  • Your Rakewell invoice will be sent with the goods you have ordered.
We may make this facility available on our web site in the future. These instructions will be updated when this happens.

Tel +44 (0) 1296 632491 Send us an e-mail Our company address

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We have opened a PayPal account for payment, as the Bank were going to impose further costs to us to comply with a new standard (PCI DSS) for accepting credit cards.

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Bank of England Banks normally assume that we share costs, we don't so if you want to use electronic Banking, make sure that you pay all the costs..


Cheque Guarantee Scheme
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on 30th June 2011

The future of cheques

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If you have not got a credit card then using Western Union may be an alternative means of payment. When using this service please provide me Vic Gerhardi with the following details:-
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Demonstration and update Software

Try before you buyUse and modify the programs you have written on the Z88, Acorn, PC or any other computer and use Windows!

Try out BBC BASIC for Windows now before ordering the full version or update your existing version by downloading it from Richard Russell's web site.

More Information

For more information about BBC BASIC for Windows e.g. mimimum system requirements, and specification, see the online manual, which is also supplied with both the evaluation and full versions.

 Version 1:  1st October 2001
 Version 2  1st January 2003
 Version 3  1st March 2004
 Version 4  3rd July 2005
 Version 5  15th January 2006

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Description Price VAT Total
BBC BASIC for Windows - IBM PC 3.5" 24.99 5.00 29.99
BBC BASIC for Windows - (5 user licence) 60.00 12.00 72.00
BBC BASIC for Windows - (25 user licence) 130.00 26.00
BBC BASIC (86) for DOS - IBM PC 3.5" 42.55 7.45 50.00
BBC BASIC (86) for DOS - IBM PC 3.5" Now comes FREE WITH BBC BASIC for Windows

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