BASIC is an acronym for Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code.

The primary purpose of this project is to reproduce the overall experience provided by the original GW-BASIC (Microsoft Corporation circa 1983-1988); preserving this important chapter in computing history and making it available for future generations to enjoy.


Still to come...

This IS the GW-BASIC you remember... on the phone! Don't accept anything less.


All commands/keywords/functions are available except the following:

Use of these methods in trial mode will cause an Advanced Feature error (73) that can be trapped using ON ERROR.

Windows Phone

Microsoft Store


If you are using Microsoft Internet Explorer, you can play with the browser-based version at:

GW-BASIC by Cory Smith (hosted by

Windows (Win32)

This is the Win32 version.

(coming soon)

Windows 10 (Xaml)

This is the Xaml version.

(coming soon)