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Download GFA-BASIC for Windows 32-bits
GFA-BASIC 32 requires Windows Vista or higher, 
(although it seems to be working on Windows 2000 and XP.)
it runs on both 32-bits and 64-bits systems.

GFA-BASIC 32 v2.59 - 22 March 2021
This is a newer version compared to the release of v2.59 from 18 March 2021! 
See the GFA About box for the version of GfaWin32.gll; this should be 2.590


Important download notes: 
Windows Smartscreen on Edge suggests that the download is suspicious and advises you to delete it: you need to click the three dots to the left and click ‘Keep’ to continue. Once you run the installer, Smartscreen throws a pop-up saying that the download is suspicious and not to run it; you then have to click More Info to allow the installer the run.
 
General
GFA-BASIC 32 now comes as a setup program that will install the entire package. Among shortcuts to launch and uninstall GFA-BASIC 32, the Start menu provides a link to the readme25.rtf. Please read it first.
GFA-BASIC 32 can be downloaded for free and is fully functional. If you appreciate GB32 please consider to donate to support the project. 

Notes on version 2.59
  • Version 2.59 greatly improves Auto Complete, which now adds a short help for the autocomplete-listbox items. The short help displays the syntax of GB32 commands and functions, the prototypes of the program's Procedures and Functions, the variables and whether they are local or global. The AC-Help provides information on almost everything that's in the list, without the need to recompile.
  • Version 2.59 comes with Direct2D library 1.1 which provides more commands and functions.
  • Updated CHM Help with all new (library) commands and functions.
  • Also updated GfaWin23.Ocx to version 2.38, which fixes two major bugs that both crash the IDE eventually. Version 2.38 fixes the Ocx Form child control bug and the COM-method Form.Controls.Item(n).
Important, especially for German users, the default help-file is now the English CHM file, which is up to date with anything there is to know about GB32! The old German .hlp file is obsolete and does not provide help on all new (Library) commands and functions. By using the CHM file there is no need for inspecting one of the PDF docs anymore.


Install older WinHlp32.exe for those that insist on using old .Hlp
hlp_for_windows10.zip - This file contains a script to manually install winhlp32.exe. Unzip and run install.cmd, but first read the readme.txt.
Save the zip somewhere, because after each major update of Windows the winhlp32 installation will be destroyed.