TurboC++ for Windows 188.8.131.52
Run TurboC++ on modern Windows operating systems
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TurboC++ for Windows is a modified version of the Borland Turbo C++ that can be run on newer versions of Windows, such as Vista, 7 and 8. The application sports all the features of the old IDE, eliminating all the incompatibility issues that are encountered in a normal Turbo C++ installation on modern Windows editions.
Borland achieved an immense success with the release of Turbo and Borland C++, which were, at the time, the most reliable IDE platforms for amateur and professional programmers. Over the time, Turbo C++ underwent a series of modifications, development was ceased and resumed, which finally, led to a complete metamorphosis of the product to C++ Builder, now owned by Embarcadero.
Regardless of these transformations, programmers all over the world remained faithful to the old Turbo C++. Unfortunately, the program’s compatibility with the latest Windows versions is debatable, but still achievable. There are a few workarounds that involve the use of Dosbox to emulate the old DOS environment, one of which is TurboC++ for Windows.
This is one of the most reliable alternatives to manually attempting to solve Turbo C++ incompatibility issues with Windows Vista, 7 and 8. The solution relies on the aforementioned Dosbox and includes a couple of code adjustments to manage the successful launch and proper functioning of the program.
TurboC++ for Windows bundles all the features of the old IDE; it includes a compiler, a debugger, the DOS shell, breakpoints, code inspection, watches, tracing, to name the most important ones. The program also incorporates a few project samples and runs in full screen mode only.
The advantages that TurboC++ for Windows brings to the table are numerous. Aside from solving Windows compatibility issues, it relies on a simple installation procedure, decent code processing speed and requires few user efforts.
In conclusion, Turbo C++ fans should definitely take it for a spin. There aren't many similar solutions anyway, so the software market falls short of competitors.
P.S. There is also a TurboC++ for Mac version.
TurboC++ for Windows was reviewed by Andreea Matei, last updated on November 4th, 2014
Runs on: Windows Vista / Vista 64 bit / 7 / 7 64 bit / 8 / 8 64 bit / 2003 / 2008 / 2008 64 bit / 2008 R2 / Server 2012 / 10 / 10 64 bit