Q63269: Pocket Soft’s .RTLink Gives Overlay Support to Compiled BASIC
Article: Q63269 Product(s): See article Version(s): 4.00 4.00b 4.50 Operating System(s): MS-DOS Keyword(s): ENDUSER | SR# S900618-68 B_BasicCom | mspl13_basic Last Modified: 27-JUN-1990 .RTLink is a third-party linker made by Pocket Soft, Inc., that allows overlay support for QuickBASIC versions 4.00, 4.00b, and 4.50, and enhanced overlay support for Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System (PDS) version 7.00. .RTLink allows the following overlay enhancements that are currently not available with QuickBASIC or BASIC PDS 7.00: 1. Overlay support in QuickBASIC 4.00, 4.00b, and 4.50 or BASIC compiler 6.00 and 6.00b. 2. Up to two more additional run-time modules (such as the BRUNnxxx.EXE or BRT70xxx.EXE run-time modules). 3. Multiple overlay areas. Overlays in BASIC PDS 7.00 are limited to just one overlayable area of memory. 4. Overlays calling overlays that use the same overlay area (nested overlay calls). DISCLAIMER: .RTLink is manufactured by Pocket Soft, Inc., a vendor independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of .RTLink. You are responsible for double-checking any information on which you base a financial decision. Contact your dealer or the product manufacturer to verify information. This information applies to Microsoft QuickBASIC versions 4.00, 4.00b, and 4.50, to Microsoft BASIC Compiler versions 6.00 and 6.00b for MS-DOS, and to Microsoft BASIC Professional Development System (PDS) version 7.00 for MS-DOS. The first version of .RTLink that works with BASIC PDS 7.00 is .RTLink version 3.11. Earlier versions of .RTLink can create overlays with QuickBASIC 4.00, 4.00b, and 4.50, and BASIC Compiler 6.00 and 6.00b, but not with BASIC PDS 7.00. Please note that Microsoft has not tested .RTLink with these products and therefore cannot guarantee compatibility. For more information about .RTLink, contact: Pocket Soft, Inc. P.O. Box 821049 Houston, TX 77282 (713) 460-5600 Orders: (800) 336-1166
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