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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #15 on: July 21, 2023, 06:28:06 am »
Hi Martin,

as far as I know, there were only full versions of VABasic.

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #16 on: July 21, 2023, 07:24:31 am »
I see Winworldpc has VABasic 1.1 for OS/2 and Windows

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #17 on: July 21, 2023, 08:09:22 pm »
Hi Martin,

as far as I know, there were only full versions of VABasic.
No, IBM issued patches for VA Basic, for some reason it was only available from the website and not from any of their FTP sites and I lost my copies of the patches in a Partition Magic related incident in 2000, by that time IBM had taken down the website.

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #18 on: July 21, 2023, 09:38:07 pm »
Ok, thank you for the information. I was subscribed to the IBM OS/2 and DOS ServicePac CDs at the time. Only the full version of version 1.1 was included here. Unfortunately, a 1.5 or a patch could not be found. At least not until mid 98, after which I canceled the subscription.

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #19 on: July 21, 2023, 09:58:13 pm »
Hello. So, officially we are looking for the VABasic 1.5 patch for OS/2 that used to be publicly available on the IBM support Site.
If someone has the filename, dead link, or (more important) the file, please let me know.

https://web.archive.org/web/19980209101610/http://www.software.ibm.com/ad/vabasic/
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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2023, 11:10:24 pm »
Hello. So, officially we are looking for the VABasic 1.5 patch for OS/2 that used to be publicly available on the IBM support Site.
If someone has the filename, dead link, or (more important) the file, please let me know.

https://web.archive.org/web/19980209101610/http://www.software.ibm.com/ad/vabasic/
There was a large 1.2 patch for both OS/2 and Windows before 1.5, even that would be better than nothing as it solved a lot of issues.

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2023, 01:33:02 am »
 I have a Beta of VA Basic 1.2.7 for OS/2, but it is easily available at www.vetusware.com. No idea if it works, but the install does. Tried to find a version 1.5, but no luck. Perhaps it was released on developer connection CD's like this:

https://archive.org/details/IBMDevConR2V2

 which has a load of interesting stuff from the waning days of IBM OS/2. 24 CD's to downlaod... maybe there are other editions that can be dug up too.

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P.S. - anybody know how many versions of these 'Release 2' DevCons were made? Seems there were 3 levels, 'Member', 'Premium' and 'Advanced', and only sent to subscribers who had a subscription at the time the DevCon was cancelled (in 1997).
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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2023, 02:24:28 am »
Hmm, Devcon_12 has 'VisualAge for Basic v1.0' and 'VisualAge for BASIC Server V1.0 for OS/2 (IBM).
So I assume need a newer one.

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2023, 12:24:46 am »
Hello, I can not find:

BookMaker 2.0 . BookMaker assists the user in creating IPF files and compiling them with the IPF (Information Presentation Facility) compiler.     Shareware
Katt Development, Brian Johnson
Filename: bookmaker-2-0.zip

Info:
- https://ecsoft2.org/bookmaker
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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2023, 02:47:48 am »
Hi Martin

On https://ecsoft2.org/bookmaker click on the local copy link rather than the os2site.com link


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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #25 on: July 23, 2023, 02:54:59 am »
On https://ecsoft2.org/bookmaker click on the local copy link rather than the os2site.com link
Thanks Pete.
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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #26 on: August 21, 2023, 10:42:01 pm »
Hello Again.

Now I'm looking for Syncro 0.54. An Italian freeware software to sync files from Mario Sebastiani.

Info:
https://www.os2world.com/wiki/index.php/Syncro

Regards
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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #27 on: August 23, 2023, 11:15:33 pm »
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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #28 on: August 24, 2023, 07:55:10 pm »
Hi Martin,
first of all, big compliments for your great work and for the idea of finding missing software.

I can help a little

The two programs are apparently no longer available on the Internet. The links I know are no longer accessible. But I have local copies and have attached these.

Regards,
Peter

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Re: Lost / Missing Software for OS/2
« Reply #29 on: August 24, 2023, 10:18:36 pm »
Thanks a lot Peter. I uploaded the files you kindly shared to hobbes too.

I will be needed the generosity of some private backups to try to find some missing files !!!

I will keep posting my needs on this threads.
Thanks to all for helping out.

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