I just finished typing in "Captain Campsite" from Issue 3 and thought it was excellent! I never thought such a good game could come from a magazine. The only thing that I didn't like about the game was that after I had finished playing a game and wanted to play it again the entire machine-code's data statements had to be loaded in. Is there a way that they wouldn't have to be loaded in to play the game again.
There is a way of making the program run without having to reload the data. Change the lines in the program below:
266 ? "PRESS 1 IF YOU DON'T WANT TO LOAD IN MACHINE CODE.";:INPUT SE
267 IF SE>1 THEN POKE 1563,150
270 IF SE=1 THEN 500
Remember you still have to push system reset before you run the program again but this should solve your problem.
I got issue two and issue three of ROM from the local computer store but have been unable to get issue one. Is it possible that I can get issue one from you.
The first issue has been completely sold out but we still have a limited amount of second and third issues still available. In the new year we plan on reprinting the 1st issue so watch for that.
I have written this short little graphic program that might be of some interest to your readers. It is similar to a spirograph but draws triangles instead. I hope the readers enjoy it.
2 REM TRIANGULAR SHAPES
4 GRAPHICS 24:SETCOLOR 2,1,5:COLOR 1
5 DEG :A=RND(0)*10:PLOT 159,0:FOR X=270 TO 990/A*25 STEP 360/A+A:DRAWTO 95*COS(X)+159,95*SIN(X)+95
10 NEXT X:FOR X=1 TO 5000:NEXT X:GOTO 4
Thankyou very much for your letter. We hope that more programmers will send in their programs because we like to see what our readers are doing.