Installing RBASIC™

RBASIC is an XRS plug-in (for more information about XRS plug-ins and their installation, please see the XRS Web site Upon installation, it will appear under the "Plug-ins" top bar menu in your receiver application. You can run it from there, by clicking on "RBASIC IDE". This means "RBASIC Integrated Development Environment". The installation package also contains another plug-in called "RBASIC RTM", which stands for "RBASIC Run-Time Module".

To download RBASIC, click here.

Hardware and software requirements

 WiNRADiO 1000/1500, 3000 or G3 series receiver
 Latest WiNRADiO receiver application software

The installation process is exactly the same as with all XRS plug-ins:

 Download the plug-in to a temporary folder.

 If your receiver software is running, shut it down.

 Unzip the plug-in and run the EXE file. This will install the plug-in into the plug-in folder.

 Run your receiver software.

 If this is your first XRS installation, a new "Plug-ins" menu will appear in the top bar menu of the receiver panel.

 Click on "Plug-ins" in the top bar menu and select RBASIC IDE from the drop-down list. You are now ready to program in RBASIC.


Problem 1: The downloaded file cannot be unzipped. Instead, messages such as "Corrupt ZIP file" or "Unknown format" are displayed.

Solution: The downloaded file was probably cut short due to a server time-out because of Internet traffic congestion. Try to download the file again. Compare the length of the file which is on the server to that actually received.

Problem 2: The files have been downloaded OK, but the software does not recognize the plug-ins.

Solution: After downloading the RBASIC plug-in, you need to unzip it. The downloaded ZIP file will contain only one EXE file. Run this EXE file, and the plug-in will be automatically installed into the correct folder (for WiNRADiO products, this will be C:/Program Files/WiNRADiO/Plugins).

Problem 3: The downloaded files have been successfully installed into the Plugins directory, but the receiver software still does not recognize them. Messages such as "Missing variable" may occur.

Solution: You need to download the newest XRS-compliant software for your receiver. For WiNRADiO products, download the software from the WiNRADiO software download site.

Problem 4: I have followed all the above instructions, I have downloaded the latest WiNRADiO application software, but I am still getting "variable not found" error message when attempting to install or run a plug-in.

Solution: The XRS plug-ins use the environment variable XRS_plugin_path, which in Windows 95/98 is set in the AUTOEXEC.BAT file located in the root directory of your hard disk. This file is modified automatically by WiNRADiO application installation. However, it could be that some other applications modified the file subsequently. Please check if the following line exists in your C:\AUTOEXEC.BAT file, and if it is executed:


If this line is missing in the file, or is not executed because of a preceding branch statement in the file, please include it at the start of the file. You will then need to restart your computer for this new setting to become operative.