By Val J. Golding
The following recipe will save you loading time on your Applesoft programs.
1. Load Applesoft
2. Do not “RUN” it.
3. Using the DEL command, delete lines 0,940, inclusiv.
4. Enter this line: 950 POKE 18,255
This will give you a preset version of Option 1, Applesoft graphics mode.
5. “SAVE” this at the beginning of a blank cassette and follow it with saves of programs written in Option 1.
For Option 2, do the same except make line 950 read: 950 POKE 18, 0
Save this on another cassette and follow with, progams: in Option 2.
Note: All Applesoft programs may be written in Option 1 if desired. The, LET command is not required, and may be omitted.A REMark line may be handled like this:
530 GOTO 540:REM 540 SETS VARIABLE N.
Applesoft will ignore all after the goto.