This package includes the full text and loadable program files from many of my early original magazine articles, programs and programming ideas for the Commodore-64 that appeared in various Commodore related magazines of the 1970's and 1980's when I was writing the PETpourri column for Kilobaud Microcomputing magazine. A fair amount of the material was originally written for the Commodore PET and CBM systems, then rewritten and updated for the VIC-20 and Commodore-64 systems. For more information on myself and my various writings throughout the years, you can check my RBakerPC blog.
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So what is this and what's included?
Some time ago I came across the original printed manuscript for this package and decided to scan the material into an Acrobat (.pdf) file and make it available again to anyone interested. Note that you will need a copy of the Acrobat Reader to view or print the text files in this package. Plus you'll need the D64 software to recreate the three original 1541 floppies.
Since the original printed copy was created with a dot matrix printer, the scanned images are not ideal but easily readable on screen or in printed form. If interested, you can click here to view a sample article to see how it looks. Since the listings were originally printed on continuous fan-feed paper, the bottom line of some pages are not totally readable in the scanned images so I've added notes on those pages to help clarify the missing line(s).
Standard D64 disk images of the three original program disks are included, so you'll have copies of all the original text files if you want to reprint them. You'll also have all the loadable program files as well.
This is a collection of may different ideas written over several years so there is no specific theme to this package. However, I tried to organize the material into useful sections that hopefully make it easier to digest.
Here's a brief overview of the material included in the package:
- Common Sense Programming
- Saving Space
- Saving Time
- Programming Style
- Debugging Hints
- Getting Into Basic
- Basic Quirks
- Poking Around in Basic
- Computed GOTOs
- Tape Quickies
- Hex File Dump Utility
- Data File Copy Utility
- Tape File Notes
- Disk Basics
- Disk Command Conversions
- Disk Hint
- The OPEN Command
- Disk Internals
- Disk Programming Tips
- Symbol List - Variable Crossreference
- GOTO/GOSUB Crossreference
- Disk master - Disk Cataloging Utility
- From Basic to Assembly Language
- Getting Started in Assembly Language Programming
- Disassembler Program
- DASM - Editor/Assembler Programs
- Data Builder Utility
- The CHRGET Routine
- Intermixing Basic and Machine Language
- 6502 Simulator Program
- Micscellaneous Programs
- Program Finder
- House Inventory
- Date Book
- Time Billing
- Solitair Game
- Black Friday - Stock Market Game
- Easy Script Printer Utility
- Easy Script Word Counter
- Miscellaneous Info
- The PET Emulator Program
- The Commodore-64 CIA Chip
- Using Zenith TVs
- Additional Material (Extras)
- Compactor - Basic program compactor utility
- Uncompactor - reverse utility to uncompact Basic programs
- Word Pro Disk/Tape Print Utilities
- Finance - simple financial calculator
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