Does anyone else have fond memories of typing in games for Compute! or various other sources? Until I figure how a hardware solution, I am going to be doing these type in programs. The first one I did was, of course, the Automatic Proof Reader. Once I had it up and running it would lock up after it computed the first checksum-- turned out I had skipped a few bits in about line 230 or so. After getting that up I am now working on Space Dodger. I know, I know-- its available for download. But currently I have no other way to get it to my c128 so I am doing it by hand.
I still find some joy in this. I was always into computers, but when I was a senior in highschool my dad was really into the c64 for some reason (he never cared before) and we would tag team typing in programs and debugging. One of my favourite memories.
Can anyone think of any other good games that use the "New" Automatic Proof Reader checksums?
I typed in a lot of games from magazines when I was a kid. I remember Your Computer having a series of type-in parts for a pac-man clone and a space game by Nalin Sharma. I can't remember the names right now. It was a lot of work to type in, but I did anything to play a game back then.
Thanks! I typed in a few programs over thr weekend: Sleuth, Draw128, Musical Keyboard, and Obstacle 128 are the ones I can think of off the too of my head. Moon Rescue is next on my list, and I want to get the Animals' Show done before the weekend for the kids to try
You all might think I'm crazy, but over the last three days I entered "The Animals' Show". What an endeavor! I think the girls will really like it thought. Tomorrow,I will take it much easier and input "Moon Rescue" from the same issue of Compute Gazette.
I have typed in many a Compute! listing. One of my favorites was UltraFont and the various games I typed in. I remember typing in TurboTape and TurboDisk too. Of course now you can check bombjack.org as there are Gazette disk images there that may have some of the type ins all ready to run.