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BASIC listings

Post by crazyteknohed » Fri Feb 22, 2008 9:26 am

We all know that the collectors guide in the back of the mag is a load of rubbish that just gets repeated month after month. Why not replace it with some BASIC listings? It shouldn't be too difficult as RG could just use old listings found in mags such as CVG, so long as they can get permission to use them.

What do others think of the idea? Personally I'd love to have something to prod into my rubber keys.

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Post by Bub&Bob » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:06 am

For me - Bad idea!

Used to hate typing in listings as a kid and would never bother now. Also, it will fuel those who feel there is an 8-bit bias.
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Post by LeeT » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:11 am

I don't want to see any BASIC listings in RG - would many people really bother to type them in these days?

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Post by ShadowMan » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:19 am

I still remember the one and only time I typed in code (from CVG I think). Took forever to do and lo and behold it didn't work. Since I was only 5 at the time I just gave up as I didn't have the patience to debug the mile long code.
Not really sure I'd bother in this day and age either, I already have to many games to finish so I doubt I'd ever get round to trying any.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Fri Feb 22, 2008 10:46 am

10 Print "Type In's Suck ";
20 Goto 10
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Re: BASIC listings

Post by Blumf » Fri Feb 22, 2008 11:34 am

crazyteknohed wrote:Why not replace it with some BASIC listings? It shouldn't be too difficult as RG could just use old listings found in mags such as CVG, so long as they can get permission to use them.

What do others think of the idea? Personally I'd love to have something to prod into my rubber keys.
Or alternatively you could create a "Type-In's Listing" thread in the Off-Topic forum, paste a couple OCR'ed listings from CVG to get things started and see how popular it gets.
You'll find cut & paste a lot less hassle than prodding them keys :)

Of course, with OCR you'll get whole new and interesting bugs!

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Post by Dudley » Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:28 pm

God No.

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Post by woody.cool » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:48 pm

10 PRINT "This is a really bad idea ";
20 GOTO 10
RUN

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Post by pottyboy » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:12 pm

I think there was an article about BASIC type-ins in an early issue of RG. Think it was issue 5.
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Post by Blumf » Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:14 pm

There's a type-in in the latest issue!

It's on the front page. :)

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Post by Knight Lore » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:23 pm

I remember Adventure games being featured as type-ins in the old classic 80's mags. I mean, adventure games!! You could scan through the listing, pick out

120 if a$="push the banana through the keyhole" then print "You have killed the dragon and completed the game".

...and basically, save yourself typing in the game!

So, a big NO to listings.

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Post by GarryG » Fri Feb 29, 2008 8:56 am

It's a thing of yesteryear now :roll:
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Post by Blumf » Fri Feb 29, 2008 9:38 am

GarryG wrote:It's a thing of yesteryear now :roll:
There are some who may disagree. :) (Though these are mainly C/C++)
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Post by TMR » Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:43 am

Code: Select all

10 fort=0to35
20 readd
30 poke2304+t,d
40 next
50 sys2304
60 data 162,0,189,14,9,240,249,32,210
70 data 255,232,76,2,9,84,72,73,83
80 data 32,73,83,32,65,32,66,65,68
90 data 32,73,68,69,65,33,32,32,0
There's my opinion (C64 version) and i'll leave it to the people eager to have type-ins to tell everyone what it says... =-)

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Post by CraigGrannell » Fri Feb 29, 2008 1:19 pm

TMR wrote:There's my opinion (C64 version) and i'll leave it to the people eager to have type-ins to tell everyone what it says... =-)
I agree. (And, no I didn't type it in—I'm not crazy.)
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