QB64 is a modern extended BASIC programming language that retains QBasic/QuickBASIC 4.5 compatibility and compiles native binaries for Windows, Linux, and macOS.



Unfortunately there is currently no official location for where to get QB64 (due to the events of early 2022). Currently you can find the latest “official” versions at:

With that said, a combination of old and new community members are in the process of “rebooting” the team with new focus on more foundational items and this effort can be found at:

To be clear, the QB64 Official organization is currently at ground zero in the process of rebooting. A lot of work needs to be done to get a new team formed and work progressing forward. If this is something you might be interested in participating in, please connect with the organization through the repo or via discord.

First and foremost…

In open source the principle should be that you have… a social contract. Not a legal contract, but a social contract: if you use this software and it’s valuable to you, instead of sending someone money, which is what you would’ve done in the early ’90s with shareware. Instead of doing that, if you find a bug, contribute that bug back. That is the principle. The principle is that you have a social contract and a moral obligation to assist the thing that assisted you.

In order to prevent (or a the very least minimize) past circumstances from being able to repeat, several suggestions are being put forth: