Older News on PureArea.net  

 Actual News on PureArea.net

4th January 2016

New interview with Fred and freak about PureBasic & SpiderBasic


Happy New Year 2016, folks!


While right before Christmas the bug-fixed and slightly improved LTS version of PureBasic 5.41 was released, and SpiderBasic has reached now the v1.10, I think it's time for a little surprice...


Here it is: Matching the 15th anniversary of PureBasic in 2015 Fred and freak agreed for an interview about their current private life, and their thoughts about the past and future PureBasic (and SpiderBasic) development. We took the time around Christmas, and I hope you enjoy reading an interesting and informative interview!


Get your PureBasic or SpiderBasic licence if you don't have yet!

28th October 2015

PureBasic 5.40 released  - many great improvements!


While Fred released this year the new PureBasic-"sister product" SpiderBasic for web client development (for which a licence at the price of 49 Euro can also be ordered at me), during the last months the full force of the PureBasic team lay on the further development of PureBasic.


And the result is impressive: a lot of new commands (e.g. new Database commands, a completely new VectorDrawing library) and new functions (HTTPS support, additional encryption algorithms, creating 7z archives, etc.) brought a lot of positive reactions from the PB-community to the team.


The complete list of the innovations can be found in the History! See also the updated Update- and Download-sites. Furthermore the latest Online-Manual for PB 5.40+ is available - this is also available as download here.


grows and thrives...

Animated VectorDrawing


OpenGL 3D Demo

OpenGL 3D Demo


The version 5.40 is again a so-called LTS-version, which will be maintained for 2 years (without changes to functionality / syntax) through 5.4x bug-fix releases. New commands / functions are reserved to parallel appearing new versions (v5.50 ff.). And like always free for registered users!


Who still does not have a licence for a full-version, can order it fast and easy about me (order-site + german FAQ-sites).

20th March 2015

SpiderBasic 1.00 released - Further development of PureBasic


While Fred released bug-fixed versions of his actual PureBasic (v5.31) as well the LTS version (v5.24) with "frozen" command-set for the further development of older projects in Autumn 2014, he spent the last months intensively for finishing his new - with PureBasic related - project SpiderBasic.


SpiderBasic is intended for the creation of modern Javascript-based web-applications and has a syntax similar to PureBasic. It allows the easy development of GUI applications and 2D games for the web.


More on http://www.spiderbasic.com

SpiderBasic examples

SpiderBasic Gadgets

SpiderBasic Gadgets...

SpiderBasic - 2D Drawing...


For all registered PureBasic users the free access to the latest SpiderBasic versions was extended in the personal download account until mid-2015. The single-user licence costs 49 Euro - ordering generally online directly about Fred, about me (e.g. by bank-transfer like PureBasic) please ask!


After the release of the first "final" SpiderBasic version, which will of course be bug-fixed and further developed, Fred will now intensively develop the next PureBasic version. Let us surprise us - "when it's done..."

28th July 2014

PureBasic v5.30 final version released


After a longer beta-test phase the final version was released last week. PureBasic was further improved with new functions, e.g. a now fully unicode-compatible IDE, an 'Issue' tool (creates automatically 'ToDo' lists with functions to add or bugs to remove from special comments in the sourcecode), a complete new JSON library for data handling or the OpenGL gadget for easy including of OpenGL compatible 3D commands in a window area. For the complete list see the History!


See also the updated Update- and Download pages. Furthermore there is available the most up-to-date Online manual for PB 5.30+ - this one is available also as download here


A word about the (starting with the v5.20) newly introduced LTS versions (LTS = "Long-time service"): Here the v5.20 will be updated with bug-fixes for 2 years, which don't change the function-set or the syntax. These versions will be released as v5.2x, next time the v5.23 LTS. At the same time PB is further developed, as the above mentioned new version 5.30 shows.


All versions you can access for free with your one-time paid full-version licence (for all supported OS) on your download account! Just get your full-version licence!

18th September 2013

PureBasic v5.20 final (LTS) released


Fantasie Software released an absolutely great update of the PureBasic package yesterday. After a longer beta-test phase this new version brings a long list of great additions - only some examples: new Module support

(allowing name-spaces in PureBasic sources), new Dialog and Runtime libraries (allowing easier GUI creation using an XML description with automatic resizing...), BindEvent support (attach procedures directly to specific GUI events), GTK3 on Linux, DirectX 11 on Windows, many improvements to 2D and 3D graphics, etc. - see the complete list in the History!

GUI creation using the new Dialog library (using XML-based definition)


Furthermore a new service was introduced with this new version: "LTS" means "Long-time service" - for 2 years (until 17th Sept. 2015) the v5.20 will stay with its current functionality and syntax, but bug-fixes will be done for this version. In the meantime PureBasic evolves further and new versions (PB 5.30...) including this bug-fixes, but also new functions, probably (small!) syntax changes, etc. will be released. So everyone can use what he like - probably stay with PB5.20 LTS for maintaining his actual project, and use future PB versions for new projects...


And best of all - you buy the full-version licence once, but you will get every update and every new version (for all supported OS) for free!! Get your full version licence now!


You should also take a look to the PureBasic Blog. There Fred and freak released interesting articles about API changes and the new Module support. You also find the article about the "Anti-virus plague" (where AV tools are complaining about false positives in PB executables) there.


Show your PureBasic game or application to the community and post it in the PureArea.net Showcase! So other PB users can rate and comment your project... Thanks

22th May 2013

3D model and texture collection for PureBasic programmers


Beside his already announced book about 3D programming with PureBasic (see previous News) the author Andreas Groß now also offers a self-made CDROM with a collection of 3D models and textures.


Read more about it here!

29th April 2013

PureBasic in LinuxUser magazine - new book about 3D programming


The german LinuxUser magazine wrote about PureBasic in its issue of November 2012 as part of a comperative test with Gambas and BlitzMax, where PureBasic got a quite good result. Click here for the (german) article  "GUI programming made easy with Basic". Let's see, in which magazines we will find PureBasic in 2013...


To help beginners with the start of programming 3D applications and games, and learning the use of the OGRE 3D engine, Andreas Groß has written a book. This he presents here (german only) - see also the "Books & Tutorial" section for more.

25th March 2013

PureBasic v5.11 final version


Just after the final release of the PB5.10 saw the light in February, Fred used the last weeks to polish this "Granted wishes release" a bit more and fixed several bugs at the compiler, the libraries and the IDE / Form Designer. More about this on the updated History, Update and Download sites.


You can also browse the Online manual for PB 5.11 - also for download here (+ french manual). The lately introduced Beginners chapter (User-Guide) included in the manual was a extended a bit too. More suggestions / help is welcome!  


Fred made a statement about the regularly false alarms of anti-virus tools - read more in the PB Team Blog!

11th January 2013

PureBasic v5.10 "Beta" released


Like announced by Fred in the interview (see News of December 2012), he used the last months to spend a lot of time on bug-fixing and implementing long-time user wishes.


The whole package he also called "Granted wishes release" - and that's the true: only some of a real bunch of new features are line-continuation support in the IDE, FormDesigner integrated in the IDE, reworked packer functions, new system library, and many more. Read the whole impressive list in the PB Forum thread!


The "final" of PB5.10 should be out in some weeks - all registered users can already try the betas of the new versions. As updates are free - every order for a new licence is welcome!

16th December 2012

Big interview with Frederic Laboureur released


"Surprise!" - yes, after a long time I have done a new interview with Fred. And this has become really huge (around 80 Q & A!), in which Fred tell us more about himself, but above all about the history, current situation and future development of PureBasic. I was able to elicit some things from him, which will be included in the forthcoming (as beta) version 5.10...

=> Here we go to the interview!


I would be very happy about nice entries in the Guestbook of PureArea.net!

Fred in interview

December 2012


Apart from that I wish a merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year 2013 to all PB users!

18th November 2012

PureBasic v5.00 released!


It was a bit of a surprise: After releasing the first beta versions of PB4.70, Fred deciced to give it the version number v5.

3D face animation is possible with the improved PureBasic 3D engine - featuring OGRE 3D!

The brand-new Form Designer added to the PureBasic package!


If you look inside the package, this decision become clear: PureBasic supports now Windows, Linux and MacOS (on new Cocoa framework!) on 32 Bit as well 64 Bit, it got a brand-new FormDesigner (first time for all 3 platforms!) and also the features for 3D programming were massively improved.


Get it on your personal download accout! If you don't have yet, get your licence (valid for all OS, future updates included!) for only 79 Euro here!


There is also a famous PureBasic book back in a refreshed version: "Programming 2D Scrolling Games" - more in the Books & Tutorials section!


Recently I noticed, that there are several PureBasic demos and even tutorials available as videos on YouTube.com - just follow this link!


Please also take a look at the PureArea.net Showcase - and publish your PB stuff there.


Not to forget the PureBasic forums - the most useful and most up-to-date ressource about PureBasic you can find!

14th June 2012

PureBasic v4.61 released + new beginners chapter


"Fred is back!" - as he already told some time ago in the PureBasic Team Blog, he is back working full-time on PureBasic since mid of April. The first step was a whole bunch on bug-fixes and some more improvements - released at the end of May 2012 with the version 4.61 of PureBasic. More about this on the updated History, Update and Download sites.


Together with the Online manual for PB 4.61, which is also available now (also for download here) - there was integrated a new Beginners chapter (User-Guide) directly in the manual, which I have created with big help of  'spikey'. More suggestions / help is welcome!  


Fred is working now very intensively on the further development of PureBasic. One thing, which he already told us, is the change of the MacOS version from Carbon to the new Cocoa GUI platform. More about this also in the PB Team Blog!!

27th January 2012

PureBasic v4.61 "Beta" / Update of the FAQ


A happy and successful New Year 2012 to all PureBasic users!


Just before the turn of the year Fred made happy many registered users with the first beta of the "bug-fix" release PB4.61. More will surely follow, before this new version is officially available...


On PureArea.net I've extended / updated the (german) FAQ - around questions about the PureBasic licence, ordering by dealers, commercial use, etc.

23th November 2011

PureBasic v4.60 "Final" released - happy Christmas time!!


After a long wait the "final" version is now out - grab the new full version in your personal Download Area or the demo version on www.purebasic.com.


All what is new or updated, can be read on the Update and History sites. The latest Manual for PB v4.60 is online as well (if you need: the manual for PB 4.50 still can be accessed here).


Why the new version of PureBasic has delayed and the users don't need to worry about the further development, Fred writes in the PureBasic Team Blog.


The PureArea.net Showcase had 400,000 vistors until now - join it and present your PureBasic project to the public!


Otherwise - happy and healthy Christmas time to you all!

18th September 2011

RC1 of PureBasic v4.60 released / PureBasic book for free download


The final release of PureBasic version v4.60 is near (after the beta phase the actual "Release Candidate 1" was released 2 weeks ago), you can look forward e.g. to many new 3D features including many included examples! At the moment it's excklusive to registered users, after the final release a new demo version will also be available. You can get the full version - licence with unlimited free updates - for Windows, MacOS and Linux together for only 79 Euro!


The best Book for PureBasic beginners (by 'Kale') is now available as free download - just look at the Book & Tutorial site!

27th May 2011

PureBasic v4.60 released as Beta / 10th anniversary of PureBasic


It has taken longer time than usual but with the appearance of the first beta
version of PB 4.60 in April 2011 massive improvements in the 3D area (new Ogre engine and many new commands) are on the way to the PB users, but also in the application section was done a lot... one highlight: the new flexible Canvas-Gadget! The complete overview you can find in the PB-Forum!


PureBasic has celebrated its 10th anniversary in the meantime too -
read more in the


Unfortunately, I had much too little time lately, to do anything on PureArea.net. So there are "only" some news today. One PureArea.net helper of the first hour, I would like to say THANK YOU again today and Bye bye: Benny is no longer active in the


While I'm working on the manual for the new PB4.60 version, there was a lot of progress at our project "GeoWorld" (programmed with PureBasic) during the last year.

GeoWorld 0.21 alpha on Windows

GeoWorld 0.20 alpha on MacOS

This will certainly prove once more, that with PureBasic also larger projects can easily be done cross-platform. See the screenshots of the Windows- and MacOS-versions above!

14th July 2010

PureBasic v4.50 released / Download access for registered users of the DTP version


The brand-new PureBasic version is available now for all registered users of the full version for almost one month. About some important improvements I already reported on 3rd May 2010, for an overview about all new features and improvements look at the updated Download, Update and History sites. The newest Online manual for PB v4.50 is now online too.

A fantastic german team reached the 3rd place at the soccer World Cup in South Africa - congratulations to Spain for world title!


With the release of PureBasic v4.50 registered users of the DTP version don't have access to the personal download account anymore, as they got only a one year update-right with their PureBasic version from the stores (german PureArea.net reported). This update-right has expired (mostly) already long ago. More from the point of view of the development team and about the upgrade offer I have posted in the (german) FAQ.


Here you go to the order site.

3rd May 2010

PureBasic v4.50 short before release!


With the release of PureBasic v4.40 at the end of the last year, the PureBasic authors Fred and freak announced, that they want to reduce the "release cycle" for new PureBasic versions to 3-4 months. The goal is some less new features per release, but more regular updates to PureBasic.


So here we are: while the v4.41 release was mostly a bug-fix only, the new v4.50 is already available a "beta3" to all registered users. While we got new features on the compiler side like Maps, Arrays and List in structures, also the IDE and the debugger were improved:

Data breakpoints

You can compile for x86/x64 (Windows, Linux) or x86/PowerPC (MacOS) from the same IDE now. And the power of debugger was extended by the new data breakpoints and the Purifier to catch memory-related programming errors.

The new Purifier


More interesting informations were released on the "PureBasic Team Blog". While I'm working on the new Manual about PureBasic v4.50 at the moment, the online edition will be released short after final release of v4.50.

But now I will go to my 2 weeks of holidays into the Turkey.   

As always my father will handle PureBasic orders in the meantime. Further questions etc. I'll answer when I'm back on 19th May.


And please also take a look at the PureArea.net Showcase, where many interesting projects developed with and for PureBasic can found!

31 January 2010

Price change for PureBasic upgrades


Short before the release of the "Bug-Fix" Version PB4.41 we have changed the upgrades prices according to the age (and smaller prices) of the PureBasic versions in stores. The regular full version (including all futures updates for free!) still costs 79 Euro.


More on the order site.

24th December 2009

Merry Christmas: PureBasic arrived in the final version v4.40!


PureArea.net wish all users a merry Christmas and a happy New Year 2010!


At this good time we got the "final" version of PureBasic v4.40, which brings again a lot of improvements. More informations and download on www.purebasic.com!  


I've put online the latest Manual about PB, the Download, Update and History pages were updated as well, and I've done some work on the UserLibs.

20th August 2009

PureBasic v4.31 and thirst beta of brand-new PureBasic v4.40 out!


While the v4.31 is mostly "only" a bug-fix release and available to all PB users and interested people (as demo-version), all registered users can already test since some days the first beta versions of the forthcoming v4.40 release. This one brings many great additions like: compiler improvements (new 'Threaded' scope keyword, new .a/.u native types for unsigned byte/word), a new library for using hash-maps, rewritten 2DDrawing support including alpha-channel and gradient support, a greatly improved IDE with improved AutoComplete and Project-Management as well Linux x64 version! You can get it in your personal download account.


In the meantime I've updated the PureBasic docs and release the latest Online-manual PureBasic v4.31+ (original PB4.31 version with several improvements).


The new (german) FAQ site is now also linked in the updated order sites and sitemap.

1st May 2009

PureArea.net - great FAQ around PureBasic ordering, licences, updates vs. upgrades, etc.

Because of much more questions in the last time (especially german costumers of the "3D Developer version" by DTP publisher), I've put online a lot of additional informations. These can all be found on the new (german only) FAQ site.


At the same time I say "Good bye" for the next 3 weeks, when I will be in holidays. In this time my father will handle orders.

12th March 2009

Timo 'Freak' Harter in interview!


While I'm still having a big time problem - today I can offer you a surprise: Timo gave me an interview with many interesting statements about himself and the PureBasic developing. Read more here.


One of the reasons for my lack of time is the work on a own big PureBasic project. It's an edutainment software, which I'm creating together with my friend David 'tinman' McMinn.


You can see a screenshot on the left - more details are top-secret!


You should also take a look regularly in the "PureBasic Team Blog" - there you can read interesting statements from the developers, which couldn't be found on the forums.


I'm myself are hopefully able to provide the next PureArea.net update soon...

19th December


PureArea.net Christmas update!


I wish you a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2009!


The great new PureBasic v4.30 is out in the final version! Get it in your personal download account. The new version brings many cool new things - some of the highlights: full support of 64 Bit processors, many updates to the included 3D OGRE engine, MacOS version supports now also x86. All the changes and improvements you can read in the History. Please be aware of the notes in the PureBasic Blog about converting from PB4.20 to PB4.30.


According to this release I've also updated the Update site and have uploaded a new online manual, the same in .chm format in the download section.

And finally something to laugh: The veneration of the man behind PureBasic, Fred, goes so far... look yourself:




(Picture by Kwaï chang caïne

from french/english forum)

21st September 2008

First public beta of PureBasic v4.30 released!


Due to the lack of time no other updates today on PureArea.net - but I want inform you, that a great new version of PureBasic becomes reality .


It brings many good news to the PB world - the most important are a 64 bit version for PureBasic (Windows), a x86 version of PureBasic for MacOS as well a big update of the 3D engine to the latest Ogre release. Read more in the official forum announcement.


Furthermore available is the new "PureBasic Blog" - where the programmers talk bit a bit about whats happening behind the sceness or also give useful hints for PureBasic programming (e.g. about converting PB4.x code to the new PB4.30).

30th May 2008

PureBasic v4.20 is out!


"Good things come to those who wait" - with this slogan we could describe the long development time of the new PureBasic version. It is available now as final release for Windows, Linux & MacOS for all registered users in your download account. Fred has given us a very interesting look behind the scenes about all the many things (internally) changed and added for the new and great v4.20 in his (beta6) announcement on the PB forum.


According to this release I've updated the History and Update sites, and have also uploaded new online manual as well in .chm format in the download section. There was also added a combined "Reference manual & CodeArchiv" edition by Stefan Schnell.


I've updated the contact page and added new informations and pictures about the PB team. Also the Glossary, Links and SiteMap pages were updated.


Because of the increasing number of presented DLL and developer tools I've splitted the site into DLL and DevTools, and have also added a new section about useful Include files. I've added a lot of useful wrapper DLL made by Progi84 to the DLL section, as well two new developer tool "highlights": PureGDK & coffIT


I always search for suggestion to present new tools, programs, dlls, etc. on PureArea.net - what you can tell me you find in my posting on english PB forum.


Another bad information: the PureWiki is down since several weeks, too much spam-robots flooded the database. Don't know until now, what will happen with it in the future...

Next week the Uefa Euro 2008 soccer championships are starting in Autria + Switzerland.

And I will have holidays for 2 weeks starting at 23th June, visiting my scottish friend David 'tinman' McMinn!


As usually my father will handle all orders for PureBasic & PureVisionXP during my holidays. Just be aware of the notes on the order site about complete data. Thanks!

22nd February 2008

PureBasic - new Upgrade prices & offer


As the "Topos" version is now already available for five years in the stores (and the prices were decreased during the time), the upgrade to the full version costs now 69 Euros.


Newly available: All buyers of "PureBasic 4 - 3D Developer" from DTP publisher (more -german- informations here) can now get the regular full version with unlimited free updates for 39 Euros. Just send me a e-mail with your full address as well dealer and date of purchase (if you have already, please also add the account data of the 1-year-limited download account).


Here you go the the order page.

13th February 2008

PureBasic v4.2 beta available + new Visual Designer alpha16!


All registered users can get their copy on their personal download account. This new version brings again many improvements, like in-built libraries for Mail, FTP, RegularExpressions, SQLite, etc. as well a DirectX 9 subsystem and a new profiler tool for the PB IDE.  

Also the visual designer for PureBasic 4 is available as version alpha16, for the first time in a Linux version too!


Also on PureArea.net I made several updates:

In the ares UserLibs (Note: the table can be sorted by clicking on the column headers) and Dll/DeveloperTools there were added a wide collection of useful dll and tools around the programming with PureBasic. Included some real highlights like the PBBT userlib package, with Conductor Lite a professional music library or the CodeArchiv v4 in .chm format. Also the Tutorial section I've a bit reworked, some tutorials are online now in a PB v4 compatible version.


Especially for all german-speaking people (because there are different PureBasic versions in the shops) I've created a (german) information site about their differences. Get your regular full version here on my site!


On the english sites of PureArea.net we reach the 100,000 visitor within the next days (probably on 16./17. February). Many thanks for your interest!

19th November 2007

PureBasic v4.1 for Windows, Linux and MacOS released!


After a long break because of several private reasons I can offer you today a new update on PureArea.net  You can expect news on PureArea more regularly from now on again.


We are starting with the breaking news: a bit more than 1 week ago there was released the new PureBasic 4.10 version - for the first time on all three supported platforms at once. So also the MacOS has now it's first "final" v4 release.


You find new Drag & Drop, XML and Scintilla libraries in this release, also MS Vista compatibility was added. Read more in the History and Update sections.


So also the online manual was updated for PureBasic v4.1. For the first time the PureBasic documentation is now also available in PDF format (two versions: "full" with all libraries, "small" without library descriptions). See the download section.


As a little surprise I can show you today the first official pictures of all PureBasic team members! Read more about the PureBasic Team Meeting!


Then I've also updated the UserLibs section to their latest versions and I've also added several new libs.


I want to suggest you the PureArea ShowCase again - there you can show your PureBasic projects to the public!


Everyone interested to buy a PureBasic licence (with free life-time updates) can do it here. Donations by already registered users are possible in your personal download account.

16th June 2007

It's holiday time!

Here you see my holiday destination - Golden sand in Bulgaria


In the meantime there is available PureBasic for Windows already in version v4.10 as Beta version with many useful additions like native Drag & Drop, XML and Scintilla support - like always in your personal download account. For this I have invested a lot of time in the (german) manual, so the CodeArchiv is not much further as the release from May 2007.


I'll be away because of two weeks vacations in Bulgaria from 17th June till 1st July. Please be aware of this, when you don't get a reply during this time. Thank you for your patience 

But: in the usually way my father will handle all orders for PureBasic & PureVisionXP during this time. Just be aware of the notes on the order site about complete data. Thanks!


Yesterday we reached 80,000 visitors on the english sites of PureArea.net since the start on 29th August 2003. Thanks for your interest!

6th May 2007

CodeArchiv v4 as Beta version released!


Hello dear PureBasic friends,


today is the time: the CodeArchiv in a compatible to PureBasic v4 version was released as beta version. But that's not all - there are an improved version of the C.A.V. (Offline browser) as well more than 500 new codes. The CodeArchiv does include now already 1894 codes...  ... I would also be happy about positive votes in the ShowCase!


CAV with forum links

The release of the version v4 as "Beta" means the following:

  • the feature list for the C.A.V. is closed for the moment, reported bugs will be removed (if possible) until the final version
  • I need help with the translation of the already in german available manual into other languages (a started english manual is included) - just send me translated pages via e-mail
  • the same is true for further translations of the language files for localization of C.A.V. (english catalog)
  • furthermore new codes are also welcome as well help with converting already existing codes (see this list)


Please also read the Readme file contained in the archive!


Soon there will be also other news on PureArea.net again!


Actually from the PureBasic developers: PureBasic for Linux was released in the final version v4.01, furthermore there is already available the Alpha version of PureBasic v4 for MacOS in your personal download account!

11th March 2007

Yesterday we reached 80,000 visitors on the english sites of PureArea.net since the start on 29th August 2003. Thanks for your interest!

PureBasic Version 4 now also in the stores!


According to informations by developer Frederic Laboureur this version has a free update right included - limited to one year from purchase. This means that costumers of this version can contact the german publisher MasterCreating (support@purebasic.de) for registering and getting access to the personal download area. I want to inform, that I don't be the support for this version.


The unlimited full version including all updates can of course be ordered from me - beside the download access there is additionally availabe a CDROM (details on request via e-mail).

Because of the lack of time and a stroke of fate (my grandfather died on 19th February) there was unfortunately nothing to hear from me on the forums and here on PureArea.net for a longer time, so I can't announce big news or updates on PureArea.net today.


One of the most hardworking authors of UserLibs and deverloper tools around PureBasic has released his own download tool for his programs - so I present the Gnozals Tools Updater in the Developer Tools today.

But I wasn't inactive last weeks/months. The CodeArchiv is (except very few codes) now fully converted to PureBasic v4, there are already added more than 500 new codes. On the left side you see a screenshot of the actual version.


From time to time I have problems with converting codes. They will be put online here. If you can help with converting them to PB v4, you're welcome! Please send successfully converted codes via e-mail to me or post them in the related thread on german forum. Thank you!

7th January 2007

Welcome 2007 - Happy New Year to all PureBasic users!


PureBasic got two new versions last weeks: For Windows was released a bug-fix as PureBasic v4.02 and for Linux the Beta 2 of the forthcoming v4 were released. Both can be downloaded in your personal account on PureBasic.com.

PureBasic Linux users can't await

the final PB v4 for their OS....

Fredo - Currency of the PureBasic World! ;)

PureBasic users understand fun.

Look what they created with Freds face ;)

On PureArea.net I've updated UserLibs again - this section contain now 245 (!!) libraries for extending your PureBasic and making your (programming) life easier.

17th December 2006

      Happy Xmas to all PureBasic users!     

I wish you also all the best for the

coming year 2007!


PureBasic for AmigaOS will not be developed further anymore. Because of this, Frederic Laboureur has decided to release it as OpenSource (except the compiler) - you can get it on PureBasic.com! PureBasic v4 Linux is still in beta stage and there are also done several bug-fixes to PureBasic v4 for Windows - so there is also a small update (PureBasic v4.01) available in your personal download account on PureBasic.com.


Today I've extended the section of the Developer Tools with several cool new tools: DirectX 9c and OpenGL includes for PureBasic, a new (unofficial) TailBite version and more tools by gnozal. Because of the often missed Midas11.dll (needed for PB/Windows Module Library) I've also included the HouseMarque Audiosystem in the DLL section. There is also shown the new Etna (stands for "Easy daTabase Network Access") DLL.


Furthermore I've updated the UserLibs with latest versions and also new ones, e.g. the Irrlicht 3D engine wrapper. And also the Links were updated - e.g. the first russian PB sites are present now.


And finally I've put online the nearly fully to PB v4 converted CodeArchive (the older PB3.93 codes are still available) - a download package will be released, when it's done...

30th October 2006

PureBasic v4 for Linux - first public beta is out!


No news on PureArea.net today, but there are news about PureBasic itself: After several months of work the first public beta version was released. And from what can be heard on the forums it already runs quite well, it even supports Japanese (unicode modus).

PureBasic IDE in Japan

8th October 2006

First PureBasic PDF magazine near to release!


Only some days left - then the first PureBasic magazine can be downloaded: PB.CM is its name. Currently its german only - but if there is enough interest the authors will think about an english version for sure...


There are several more updates on PureArea.net available:

PureBasic Reference Manual is available in its latest version (newer than original PB v4 package) and still also for PB v3.94 - both online and for download. As well the download section in general was updated and the WinAPI32 help guide included.


With the K-NetLib a very powerful dll network package (inluding needed PureBasic include files as well the source) was released as freeware.


You can also get new tutorials about programing with PureBasic.

As well a lot of new and updated UserLibs were released - one highlight of them is the eGrid lib providing a powerful grid control for PureBasic.

Also the Links section was updated (not working links changed/deleted) and also extended with some new links. If you want to be added - just drop me a mail! The Sitemap of PureArea.net is now also up-to-date.


We are making good progress with converting the CodeArchiv to PB v4 - current status report and also a "Help needed!" call (for converting last missing codes) is regularly posted on german forum. Any help is welcome!


PureBasic gets also noticed by the demoscene. Three chapters about "Demo coding with PureBasic" were released lately in the Hugi Scene Mag #32.

17th September 2006

Back from wonderful holidays on my South America trip through

Peru - Bolivia - Chile in July/August 2006!

Sandboarding in the desert of Huacachina (Peru)

Here are some pics

for you...

Volleyball at the beach :o)

Mountain biking in Colca Canyon (Peru)

Karate kid - on salt lake of Uyuni ;-)Climbing on the rocks at Valle de las Rocas

...on top of Pico Austria (5300 metres)


Of course I'm  back in Germany already since middle of August, but I was very busy until now. Especially I'm investing a lot of my spare time into converting the CodeArchiv to PB v4, so a new version should be out in .... weeks. Anyway we can need help, a list of unconverted codes can be read on german forum.


There is a new book about PureBasic available:

"PureBasic - A Beginner's Guide to Computer Programming" got already a lot of positive feedback from PB beginners and advanced coders. With the release of this second (commercial) book about PureBasic I extended the Tutorials section on PureArea.net also with a small book chapter.


In the Developer tools section I present today three new tools: EasySetup, ProgiToDo and PureForm. More updates on PureArea.net should follow soon...

16th July 2006

It's holiday time!


After the great 3rd place of Germany at the Fifa Worldcup 2006 I will go to holidays now.


On the right side you can see one of the destinations - who know it?  ;-)


But before I've updated the Update and History sites to reflect the latest improvements to PureBasic v4 (Windows). Also the changes from older PB version v3.94 are available.


PureBasic v4 for Linux is further progressing, first alpha versions should be available soon. When the first beta versions will be available to registered users I can't say yet.


Today I release also the latest improvements to the PureBasic manual, which where done after the official v4 release in May. You can download CHM manuals here: English (1,1 MB without IDE screenshots), French (2 MB with IDE screenshots), German (2 MB with IDE screenshots). English online manual for PB v4 is available here.


Furthermore I've updated the Userlibs site again - it contains now 218 (!) libs for PureBasic Windows (v4, v3.94 and older), for Linux and more. 


The winners of the PureBasic SummerContest 2006 were elected too: the winner is Remi Meier (will get the USB 300 MB harddrive soon), 2nd place Siegfried Rings (will get a 30 € Amazon voucher) and 3rd place goes to Marc-Sven 'Hroudtwolf' Rudolf (will get a 20 € Amazon voucher). Congratulations!


I will be away on a large holiday trip to South America from 17th July till 13th August. So please remember this, when you don't get a reply within this time. Thanks for your appreciation 

But: as always my father will process all PureBasic & PureVisionXP orders during this time. Be aware of the notes on the order site. Thanks!

18th June 2006

Developer tools and Userlibs for PureBasic v4 (Windows)


Today you find on PureArea.net many useful new and updated developer tools as well userlibs around PureBasic v4. More to come...

12th June 2006

It's soccer time!

The world cup in Germany has started on 9th June!


If you ever wanted to see an actual 

picture of me, look on the right side ;-)


But the work goes on - I'm still working hard on an improved PB v4 help. It will be released very soon here on PureArea.net! (Current status of the german online help can be viewed here - tell me your meaning about the IDE screenshots. Should they also be included in the english help, also when it blows to 2 MByte because of this?)


To reduce the time to wait, I release today a very interesting (I think so) Interview with Berikco, the author of the Visual Designer included in the PB package. Thanks goes to 'Dare2'


Another update on PureArea.net (e.g. with the first new userlibs for PB v4) I will do within the next days...  Stay tuned!

16th May 2006

PureBasic v4 (Windows) released in final version!

After many months of hard work the long awaited, containing a huge set of new features, new version of PureBasic was released on 10th May 2006. The complete News you can read here.


All registered users (becoming the update for free!) have yearning waited for it. Also you as prospective buyer can test PureBasic by downloading the Demoversion and if you like it, order it. (Please not the changed prices.)


At this point I want to spread the word about the PureBasic SommerContest (more informations on the PB forums), for which the deadline is the 22th May 2006. Please send your contest entry to SummerContest@PB-Club.de - you can win valuable prices like an extern 300 GB USB-HardDisk (if there are at least 10 contest entries) as well Amazon vouchers.


By the way ... the price for the winner of the WinterContest 2005/06 could dust DarkDragon (photo of evidence). Congratulations! 


More news and updates of more PureArea.net sites are following soon...

17th April 2006

PureBasic v4 (Windows) near the final release

Like Frédéric Laboureur told, the final release of PureBasic v4 is not far away - registered PureBasic users can already use the tenth beta version.


Because with the new version 4 many older UserLibs will need a rework and a new compilation, I've extended the related UserLibs section on PureArea.net with two new columns: OS and for which PB version a userlib was created. There are already available the first PB4 compatible UserLibs - also the PBOSL Package is available in a first Alpha version for PB v4, more informations in the related Forum thread.


Beside this a visit in the PureArea.net ShowCase is of course worth-while, because dedicated users offer their new tools and games there. As one of them a very good tool, which helps a lot when converting older v3.94 sources to the v4 syntax, is available.

5th March 2006

PureBasic v4 (Windows) goes its way to the "final". Myself I'm working intensively on the (German) documentation.


Therefore I ask for your understanding, that I hadn't the time for updates on www.PureArea.net in the last weeks.


To all registered users, which are already working with the new v4 or maybe still with the previous version v3.94, I want to suggest again the participation on the PureBasic WinterContest 2005/2006.

05th February 2006

PureBasic v4 (Windows) - first Beta is out!

Get it on your personal Download-Account on www.purebasic.com and you will be surprised how much things have been added or improved (Doubles, Quads, Chars, Macros, Unicode, latest OGRE version 1.0.6, importing external .lib files, etc.). You can take a look to the complete Changelog too.


The final version will need several weeks for finishing (beside bug-fixes also creating a manual update to reflect all new/changed functions). There are also several syntax changes to make PureBasic's code more clean and logical. So its strongly recommended to further use a second installation of the current PB3.94, e.g. to finish your existing projects (if you don't want to adapt them to new PB v4).


I've also done an update to the UserLibs section. Please note, that most userlibs (especially the ones created with TailBite) will not work with PB v4. They must be recompiled by their authors first. Also the PBOSL team is currently updating the open-source userlib collection to work with PB v4.


The deadline for sending contributions to the large PureBasic WinterContest 2005/2006 was extended to the first day of spring - the 20th March 2006. So you have the possibility to create your cool contributions already with PureBasic v4 - but hurry to win attractive prices!


Any help to further extend PureWiki - the PureBasic online documentation project from PB users and for PB users - is welcome too.

15th January 2006

Nothing special in the News today - all are waiting for PB v4 .


We have again updates to the large UserLibs section.


Think about adding your PureBasic game or tool to the ShowCase, to show other people your great work. There is also time left to participate in the large PureBasic WinterContest 2005/2006 and win attractice prices - but hurry, on 13th February 2006 will be the last day to send your contribution!

30th December 2005

Bad News: English and German forums are down!

Like you may have already noticed, the forums are not reachable since yesterday. After the work on PureBasic v4 has progressed well until Christmas, Fred is on vacations at his family till 2nd January. Before that date there probably willn't be any re-start of the forums...


Please use the time until then to take a look into the ShowCase. There were added several new projects. But probably you have also the desire to show your tool, game, etc. to the public!?


I wish everyone a happy and sucessful New Year 2006

One highlight for us PB programmers is not far away - the long-awaited version 4 of PureBasic (Windows). An exact release date of the first public beta (for registered users only) wasn't announced, but the alpha versions are already succesfully in use at several testers...


Finally on 22nd December we could welcome the fifty-thousand visitor on english pages of PureArea.net after almost two years online. Big thanks for the mostly positive feedback I got during this time...

You're welcome to write something in my guestbook. Thanks!

18th December 2005

Merry Christmas to all PureBasic users out there!

I release a new Contest site on PureArea.net showing you the latest news of PureBasic programming contests. More news will follow soon, as the WinterContest 2005/2006 will start within a few days....

PureArea.net website statistics!

Because I was asked several times now, how many visitors or traffic PureArea.net have, I publish today some actual traffic & hits statistics (6/2003 - 11/2005).


The PureWiki got its own button in the left frame so you can find it easier than now. Everyone is invited to join the large PureBasic online documentation project.


There is a new Tutorial link available and the UserLibs and Links sections were updated.


As several people asked me in the past how they can donate something for all the help they got on PureArea.net I've added a "PayPal Donate" button in the left frame. Donations will be used for the costs of running the website as well for supporting PB developers or supporting programming contests with prices.

20th November 2005

Today we have "only" a smaller update on PureArea.net - now we offer 174 UserLibs in their latest versions for downloading.

23rd October 2005

Large Interview with Frédéric Laboureur released. You ever wanted to know more about the man behind PureBasic? Then read the exclusive Interview, for which Frédéric was so kind to answer me a lot of interesting questions about himself and the past and future of PureBasic.


PureBasic in the press! A PureBasic report was released in the most major Japanese programming magazine this month.


After the release of the new PureBasic MacOS X version I've now also updated the Download, Update and History pages on PureArea.net. Further updates done on PureArea.net: new developer tools are presented in the DevTools section, updated UserLibs are available and also Contact page and SiteMap were updated. Have fun!


PS: There was a downtime problem of PureArea.net today and yesterday - it was related to the hoster and should be solved for the future.

3rd October 2005

The work on PureBasic v4.0 has started!

After v3.94 of PureBasic for Linux (News and Download) appeared in between, now also the official release of the first final MacOS version is still to come. After that Fred will spend his time very intensive on the long-awaited version 4 of PureBasic.


While the english sites on PureArea.net await the 50,000 visitor soon, there has happened a lot in the PureBasic community: new and updated UserLibs (now already 168 !!!) were released (included also some highlights like Epyx new FX lib with Amiga demo effects as well updates to the PBOSL package), for the PB IDE v3.94 (Windows) there is available now a Swiss-german catalog by Rico 'GreenSnake' Beti, in the ShowCase were added a lot new tools & games and also the PureWiki project is growing well.


I have uploaded all updated codes included in the CodeArchive Preview also into the CodeArchive, so they are already available online till the release of the final v2.0.


Furthermore the Reference manual for PureBasic v3.94 in its latest revision was uploaded and also the Links section was extended again.


More interesting news should follow soon....

23rd August 2005

The final PureBasic version v3.94 for Windows was released last week. Its special highlights are the new IDE and the new debugger, which are also included in the Linux and MacOS versions of PureBasic. Download in your personal Download-Account...

Screenshot of

MacOS X version


At the same time I say goodbye for the next 2 weeks, when I will take a break in my vacations in Andalusia.  


So please be a bit patient, if you don't hear from me within a few days.


Updates on PureArea.net will be available again after the 8th Sep. 2005.

31st July 2005

Many incredible News around PureBasic!

After a longer break - I had again much stress at work, have celebrated my 30th birthday and have enjoyed a great REM concert in Dresden - today there is a new update on PureArea.net.


The version v3.94 of PureBasic is near to the final release - and this not only for Windows, as well for Linux and for the first time in a public MacOS version! In only some weeks it should be ready - until then: the latest beta versions you can grab in your personal Download-Account...


The CodeArchiv v2.0 is available in a preview version together with the new C.A.V. tool - look, read & test in the ShowCase.


The new PBOSL package (PureBasic OpenSource Libraries) is online now. This package contains many famous and also new command libraries by Danilo, Rings and other authors, which are now freely available according to the GPL licence. The libs can now be improved or ported to other PureBasic platforms by the community. Notice the PureArea.net site pbosl.purearea.net


Because of this also the UserLibs section was updated, because many libs are now part of the PBOSL package. Also the Links to PureBasic related sites were extended again and there is a new ASM Tutorial.


Furthermore with "Programming 2D scrolling games" the first commercial book about programming with PureBasic was released.


And finally the PureBasic Documentation Project was brought together. It is writing on a PureBasic UserGuide in the stil of the Wikipedia. If you want help - interested people (which probably also want to do other language conversions) can contact me!

10th June 2005

Now there are 149 UserLibs in their latest release available on PureArea.net. More news to be announced soon...

22th May 2005

New PureBasic versions for Linux and MacOS soon!

In your personal Download-Account you can get new Beta versions of the v3.93 for Linux (forum-thread) and MacOS (forum-thread). For the first time the Linux version contains the new IDE and a powerful debugger, both will hopefully be implemented into the other PureBasic versions soon. Also from the VisualDesigner there is available a little bugfix update to the final version v3.92 - but this one will not be continued, Berikco is creating a complete new VD.


Today the Links section was completely reworked and extended - with now more than 150 links around PureBasic this should be the largest collection of the world on PureArea.net...

Also the Tutorials and UserLibs have got an update.

16th May 2005

Some small updates on PureArea.net today:

You can get new and updated UserLibs, the developer section was also updated with latest stable version of El Choni's TailBite and several useful tools of 'gnozal'.

5th May 2005

The PureBasic forums have moved!

Frederic has changed the service provider because of the many problems lately. Currently the german and the english forum are reachable under the following links:

http://forums.purebasic.com               (English)

http://forums.purebasic.com/german/   (German)


More news on PureArea.net soon...

31st March 2005

PureVisionXP now also available in Germany/Europe!

Because of a cooperation with ReelMedia Productions I can now offer - beside PureBasic - also this professional GUI designer for only 25 Euro. More informations here!

6th March 2005

Since several days the new PureBasic v3.93 version for Windows is available, download in your personal account on www.purebasic.com (all the news about the update you find here).

Since today we offer 125 UserLibs - all in their latest available version! Please note, that with PureBasic 3.93 some internal changes was done, so that UserLib done with TailBite must probably recompiled with latest PB 3.93.

Yesterday we reached 30,000 visitors on the english sites of PureArea.net since the start on 29-Aug-2003, actually already more than 70 visitors per day...  

13th February 2005

Smaller update of PureArea.net: there are new or updated UserLibs, as well the Links and Tutorials were updated.

30th January 2005

PureBasic v3.92 (final) for Linux was released, download in your personal account on www.purebasic.com.

There are fabulous 114 UserLibs available now, including new ones for playing OggVorbis music files (inkl. streaming), AutoIt v3, the Irrlicht3D engine or userlibs for handling of COM objects.

The updated Links are now also containing another possibility for easy online sharing of PB codes with PureBasic SCD. With Scattles a promising beat'em up is in development.

The Showcase reached today its first 5000 visitors since start on 17-Nov-2004. Please participate regularly, with showing new projects as well voting and commenting of them.

23rd January 2005

PureBasic for Linux was released in a new beta version of upcoming v3.92. News about this in the english forum.

Because of a training course I'm not reachable from 01/24 - 01/28/2005 - please be patient, if a reply to your mail need a bit longer than else.

9th January 2005

Happy and healthy New Year 2005 to all PureBasic users!

Today you can download new and updated UserLibs, there are also more Links and Tutorials available.

To reduce the time waiting for the new CodeArchive a bit, you can see three screenshots of C.A.V. - the offline browser "CodeArchivViewer" here:


Please also help the tsunami victims in South Asia and the other dishonoured people of the world! - Unicef, the children relief organization of the United Nations

21st December 2004

More UserLibs were released in new versions, with MiniFMod by 'traumatic' you can now also get a PB3.92 compatible version of the compact XM-Sound-System.

If you are able to help with creating more localizations (beside english & german) for the Showcase and the coming new release of the CodeArchive (a beta version is probably available around end of year) please contact me at andre@purearea.net. Thanks!

 8th December 2004

The UserLibs have broken a little barrier, there are 102 releases available now. And as always you get the latest actual versions on PureArea.net.

Also the Links to PureBasic user sites have been expanded again.

28th November 2004

While creating a localized version of the Showcase is still in progress and also the new CodeArchive is in its last stages, I have done several updates to the PureArea.net sites.

The News were splitted (older News are available separately), a new section DLL+Tools was extracted from the former project sites, the Contacts page was extended, a SiteMap added, as well several new UserLibs and an updated version of the SQL tutorial. The Links were updated and especially extended with french users. And finally the Manual for PureBasic v3.92 is now online, which will be available for download after several more extensions + corrections as .chm file in the next weeks.

 17th November 2004

The PureArea.net Showcase is online now in its first version.

Thanks to Epyx for his great work on this we start already now with the german Showcase, which isn't localized yet. But feel free to register your account already now and become part of the active PureArea.net users.


Localization will come in a short time, more news on english PureArea.net sites next week.

25. October 2004

PureBasic v3.92 for Windows was released. Download of the update in your personal account. More about the contents you can read here.

 26th September 2004

As a small intermediate update before the bigger 'News', today there are again new or updated UserLibs as well an update of the PureBasic SQL Tutorial.

Today we reached 20,000 visitors since start of the english PureArea.net pages on 28th September 2003.

12th September 2004

I'm back from wonderful holidays.


Today were updated the UserLibs and extended the Links sections. More great additions to this website are on their way for coming weeks...

20th August 2004

Just a short notice, so that no-one misses me or gets impatient, if an answer needs a bit longer:

I'm at holidays from 21st August 2004 till 7th September 2004.


Unfortunately the new release of the CodeArchive isn't ready yet, but it will be released in september (incl. "CAV" - the CodeArchiveViewer), promised!


Today I have put online the latest versions of the UserLibs FastFile, FMod and miniFmod.

18th July 2004

PureBasic v3.91 for Linux was released. Get it in your secured download account.

Today the UserLibs and Links were updated and there are new and updated releases in the Application and Game sections. If you want to promote your own programs, games, developer tools, etc. on PureArea.net simply write me a mail.

4th July 2004

The final PureBasic v3.91 (Windows) version was released. Read more on the Update page. If not already registered try the demo and register here.

Important notice: from now on you can get the updates/full versions only at your secure download account, you should have got the login informations for. If not, write to the PB Support, where you've ordered your full version.

27th June 2004

The UserLibs section was updated with all the latest releases of PB coders. Also the Links were updated...

23rd May 2004

Several updates to the UserLibs as well the DLLs, Developer-Tools and Tutorials were done. There will be released new programs and games next days and also the long awaited new release of the CodeArchive is (hopefully) not far away. But please note: from 30th May until 6th June I will be at vacation.

2nd May 2004

Many hardworking library coders released new or updated user libraries. So you will find now already 70 (!) UserLibs on PureArea.net!

25th April 2004

New version of Danilo's PureTools and more new/updated UserLibs are available. You can get TailBite in a new version and there was also released the ZX Sound System.

12th April 2004

The new PureBasic 3.90 is out! Read more about the improvements on the Update page. Get your update now! If not already registered try the demo and register here.

26th March 2004

The Projects section was splitted into its five sub-areas (because of its large size) and extended with new DLL, developer tools, applications and games. Two new UserLibs and an Online-Tutorial were added as well the Links completely reworked.

9th March 2004

With TailBite 1.0 its possible to create your own PureBasic userlibs with 'pure' PureBasic. Look at the developer section of the Projects.

7th March 2004

You will find new games & demos (e.g. the 3D game UFO OnSlaught), new and updated applications and a new entry in the showcase in the Projects section. In the meantime with the RegExpEx library was also released the first UserLib for PureBasic-Linux. Furthermore there are new and updated Links.

10th February 2004

There are some new and updated User-Libs as well a new Tutorial about event-handling with PureBasic (german only).

20th January 2004

The CodeArchive in version 1.8 now offers 1302 (!!) example codes for PureBasic. Newest PB-Constants v3.81 are available for download. Beside other news and updates in the Projects section there are also a new UserLib as well two fantastic OpenGL-Demo by Traumatic! But that's still not all: PureArea.net now have a Search-Function, which you can use to search the website contents and especially the CodeArchive.

A big Thank you to Benny Schütz (PHP programming), Denis (french translation) as well Florian 'Deu.exe' Fischer and Erik 'Papillion' Fröhlich (help at german CodeArchive descriptions).

4th Janury 2004

PureBasic v3.81 for Linux* was released on 1st January 2004. On PureArea.net there are many new games and applications as well a new DLL, providing EyeToy functions with PB, in the Projects section. Additionally there were released new and updated User-Libs.

(* The new full version can be ordered by all registered users at the support, where you registered PureBasic.)

21st December 2003

There are news in many sections: new User-Libs and Tutorials, more Links, new tools, applications and games in the Projects, Online-Manual in latest revision, and additionally now also as extra Download.

9th December 2003

PureBasic v3.81 released. Added some games to the Projects page, two updated User-Libs and some more Links.

1st December 2003

The Code-Archive in version 1.7 reaches already fantastic 1090 (!!) PureBasic example codes. I would also be happy about many nice entries in the new Guestbook.

23rd November 2003

Added the Projects page - look at the amazing world of PureBasic Dll's, developer-tools, applications & games! Updated also the Links & Tutorials sections.

16th November 2003

With the release of a new userlib (APM) the User-Libs page was converted to PHP. The table could now be sorted after name, version, date, author & size by simply clicking on the column header. Big Thanks to Benny for his help!

1st November 2003

The largest update in the present history of PureArea.net:

(Sorry, the projects & glossary pages need time for translating, you can take a look at the german projects page in the meanwhile, if you like.)

19th October 2003

Several new or updated User-Libs released.

28th September 2003

English section of www.purearea.net goes online.

The Code-Archive is available now already in version 1.5 with exactly 800 example codes. Missing pages Manual, Projects & Glossary will be available with the next larger website update. (If you find grammar & spelling errors on the website feel free to tell me at andre@purearea.net - Thank you!)

15th June 2003

First version of the PureBasic-CodeArchive released.