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How to Use BASIC on the Bally Arcade/Astrocade

Several functions may not work. Please re-enable javascript to access full functionality. Posted Wed Jun 21, 7: This 4KB cartridge, which includes a built-in tape interface, was released by Astrovision Inc in You can view the video here: It’s insrructions different from the original release as well. This cartridge was packaged with some Astrocade consoles these consoles were designated as Arcade Plus.

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Written by Jay Fenton. For instance, do you find it helpful? I hope that you enjoy the video and find it useful.

Please post any questions or comments that you have on this subject here. Posted Thu Jun 22, 7: Given the length of the video, I’d suggest adding a few timecodes in the description – denote when you’re talking about various subjects in case someone just wants to reference a specific part of operating it.

Otherwise it seems pretty helpful! Posted Thu Jun 22, The time codes seem like a good idea. I’ll try to do instrucitons in the next few days. Thanks for the suggestion. Maybe it’s just that I’m new to this, but you only showed how to load a program, but not how to save one.


How might I go about doing that? Posted Thu Jun 22, 1: That being said, I do plan to make another video on how to save to a computer.

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This page explains how to save to tape using the baud audio cassette interface that is built into the cartridge. Of course, rather than saving to tape, you would now connect the tape interface instructiojs the “AstroBASIC” cartridge into the mic-in on a modern computer. Here are the directions, from the “AstroBASIC” manual, for saving, loading and verifying programs with a tape recorder most people used a standard “shoebox” style tape recorder back in the late s and early s.

Wherever the directions talk about using a tape recorder, just remember that you should probably use a modern computer now and save using a lossless format such as WAV or FLAC. This will allow you to save any program in the computer’s memory on astrocaade tape and to input the program from tape to memory in less than 20 seconds.

This process will take between 10 and 20 seconds. As only one jack is provided on the BASIC cartridge, it is necessary for the user to manually connect the audio cable to the MIC jack of the cassette recorder.

When the cursor reappears, the computer is done writing your program to tape. This will retrieve the program, the screen image, the arrays and variables from audio tape. It is necessary to “cue up” the audio tape on the three second leader tone and switch the cable over to the EARPHONE jack instructiohs your tape recorder before loading.

The volume should be set above the level that causes the LED to glow steadily. When the tape is cued, type: When the cursor reappears your program is loaded. LIST command has been designed to perform a verify function. It scans a digital recording and checks the sum of the bits in the recorded program against the sum of the bits in the program currently in memory.


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LIST function is to be performed just after writing your program to tape with the: PRINT command, while your program is still in the computer. This allows you to check the integrity of your recording without damaging the program. LIST finds an error, a question mark is printed just before the cursor when it satrocade. If problems arise, check the playback level of your recorder, or rewrite the program to tape if astrocaed.

I hope that helps you save your programs to “tape. Posted Fri Jun 23, 8: Now I can finally save the programs instead of writing them down! With all the information you astrocaee here about programming, I’m surprised that there isn’t a Programming subforum. Community Forum Software by IP. Have You Played Atari Today? Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled.

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