Convert Bascia Files to A

 BBS: Inland Empire Archive
Date: 06-30-92 (07:52)             Number: 1749
From: MAX VAUGHAN                  Refer#: NONE
  To: JEFF TAYLOR                   Recvd: NO  
Subj: Convert Bascia Files to A      Conf: (2) Quik_Bas
  >written in MS-DOS 3.3 Basica, to an ASCII text file so
  >that it can be read i
  >A friend of mine showed me his problem and I could not believe that a file
  >written in Basica was incrypted in some way.

The file was saved in binary form, and must be converted back via the
following....don't remember where I got this but this is a very common
problem. I think there was another solution posted in the echo several
weeks ago but this will work also.

         How to Unprotect a BASIC program that was saved with the ",P:
         First you must create a file to overlay the ,P setting.  From the
         DOS prompt start up BASICA or BASIC and enter the following BASIC
         BSAVE "UN.P",1124,1
         This will create a file on your default drive named UN.P
         Next LOAD your program that had been saved using ",P.  If it was
         named MYPROG.BAS the BASIC command would be:
         LOAD "MYPROG
         Now to use the UN.P file to overlay the protection setting use the
         following command:
         BLOAD "UN.P",1124
         You may now use the LIST, EDIT and SAVE commands as usual.
         When saving be sure to save as ASCII->  SAVE "myprog.bas" ,A

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