Hey Hey 16k

By SNGX1275 ยท 8 replies
May 5, 2004
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  1. StormBringer

    StormBringer TS Maniac Posts: 2,244

    LMAO, that was good. Takes me back to my youth.

    /me breaks out his C-64.
  2. OS samurai

    OS samurai TS Rookie Posts: 159

    I am not that old, but I remeber some of the games
  3. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168


    I was like 5 years old, back in 1987, when I wrote my first BASIC program on my ATARI 65XE.

    It went something like...

    10 PR. "Hello"
    20 GOTO 10

    Those were the days. I coded on that, mainly simple programs for calculations, all the way until I was 10. I gave up altogether then though. No-one I knew did coding, so I trned more and more to my NES over those years. lol

    GOSUB, FOR, IF, THEN, SOUND, PRINT, INPUT. Those were the days. :)

    I just tried writing a simple program from my memory of BASIC on the ATARI, and failed miserably. lol. If anybody can put this straight for me, I'll be most impressed. looks like I've forgotten it.

    10 Print "what is your age? Answer in numeric form"
    20 Input Answer$
    30 If Answer$ < 1 then GOSUB 10
    40 If Answer$ > 110 then GOSUB 10
    50 If Answer$ => 1 OR Answer =< 110 then print "You are " Answer$ "years old."

    Hey, it's been a long time!!!! :D
  4. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,730   +379

    I remember some of the character set on the Atari 800 looked like bits of window frames. I remember coding a simple program that just repeatedly printed |-|-| type combination and lines of characters for the tops and bottoms of the window frames. When run looked like you were falling down a building. 48k expanded memory on cartridges twice the size of a PDA :D

    Ah those were the days... *goes off to dig out the Atari and its Pacman, Space Invader, Centipede and Dig Dug cartridges...
  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    They didn't even mention the VIC-20 ? :confused: ( or maybe I missed it )
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 10,742   +422

    They did mention a VIC, but no number followed. I think it was because if you put 20 in after it would have screwed up the song.

    Some of what was mentioned I didn't know personally but I did know they existed. The oldest thing I remember is my dad had Pong that was its own unit iirc, and had 2 sliders that you used to control the paddles. But I do remember trying to write basic on a C64, and loading and saving stuff from a cassette tape.

    We had an Okadata printer for it, a tape drive, and a disk drive. I remember wearing out joysticks all the time playing games on it. Then I remember when we finally hooked it up to a Color TV, rather than a Black and White one. It was like a whole new computer :eek: :grinthumb
  7. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    I guess you didn't remember that GOSUB is what it sounds like, GO to SUBroutine, from where it RETURNs ;)
    Use GOTO instead in those :p

    I still remember BASIC quite well :)
  8. Spike

    Spike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,168

    quite right. lol. I didnt'. thanks for the reminder. :)

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