This site hosts both the FBtoC Project and the FutureBasic Freeware downloads. On 1 January 2008,
Staz Software announced FutureBasic as freeware. Downloads and their executables are freeware, but source
code and rights of distribution are reserved to the respective authors (the FBtoC team and Staz Software).
FutureBasic 5 builds Mac OS X Carbon applications (32-bit only) and command-line tools (32- and 64-bit).
The FutureBasic 5 IDE consists of a syntax-aware editor, and a translator (FBtoC) that converts FB code into
C code. The translation is then compiled with one of the system compilers (clang).
Download: FutureBasic 5.7.102 [8 MB] Requires OS X 10.6 or higher
Download: FB 5.7.102 examples [3.6 MB]
New in this version: Download list announcement & release notes for version 5.7.102
Browse: FB5 documentation FBtoC documentation
Read about: FB's current status and direction
Read about: FBtoC source code
Support ( questions, bug reports and any FB programming help )
Please direct questions and bug reports to the FB mailing list.
Download: Large collection of FB source loosely organized by date - some not runnable in FB5 without modifications [137 MB]
Older Installation Docs
Prior FB5 releases
Self Education Resources
Obsolete FB Resources
Release Notes History
Archived fbcocoa posts
Download fbcocoa examples
A Tribute to Robert Purves
Last updated: 25 June 2017