This site hosts both the FBtoC Project and the FutureBasic Freeware downloads.
FutureBasic consists of a syntax-aware editor/IDE and a translator ( FBtoC ) that converts FB code into C/Objective-C code. The translation is then compiled with the clang system compiler.
Downloads and their executables are freeware,
but source code and rights of distribution are reserved to the
respective authors (the FBtoC team, Staz Software and others
where noted ).
FutureBasic 6 64-bit app requiring macOS 10.13+
Download: FutureBasic 6.0.6 [9.9 MB]
N.B.: FutureBasic 6.0.4 through 6.0.6 builds only 64-bit applications; FutureBasic 6.0.0 through 6.0.3 builds both 32-bit and 64-bit.
FutureBasic 5 32-bit app for macOS 10.7 to 10.14.
Download: FutureBasic 5.8.5 [10.1 MB]
Builds 32-bit or 64-bit applications but incompatible with macOS 10.15+
Installation and Documentation
FB6 installation overview when using macOS 10.14+
FB5 installation instructions when using macOS 10.13 and lower
Check the Cumulative release notes for what's new in this version
Documentation: FB documentation FBtoC documentation
Alternate Editors/IDEs available
Enterprising enthusiasts have created their own FutureBasic editors/IDEs. For further information, please use the contact links below or ask questions on the FB mailing list.
NECE from Artly There FBE from various collaborators
Older SDKs and FixSDK - not needed in macOS 10.14+ and FB6
OSX 10.6 SDK OSX 10.7 SDK(fixed)
FixSDK app - automates fixing older SDKs
This page explains why older SDKs need to be fixed
Examples/Tutorials/Support and other links
Examples: FB examples [11.0 MB] Tutorials: Using Xcode Nibs with FutureBasic
Support: For questions, bugs & FB programming help use: FB mailing list
Large collection of older FB source loosely organized by date [137 MB]
Prior FB releases Self Education Resources Obsolete FB Resources Archived fbcocoa posts Download fbcocoa examples A Tribute to Robert Purves
Last updated: 25 November 2019