Category: Programming

The Usborne 1980’s Computer Books

Many kids in the 1980’s began programming computers using the USBORNE computer books, which were very colorful, step by step books that were appropriate for any age in reality. These books took you through the stages of creating programs from the idea creation, the design, the programming, modifications, and quite literally, all the way to […]

BASIC10Liners 10th Edition Beginning Soon

The BASIC10Liners organizer extraordinaire, Gunner Kanold, has announced that his organization is preparing for the 2021 rendition of the BASIC10Liners contest. We are preparing for the 10th edition of #Basic10liner . @Indie_RetroNEWS @VintageNewOld @ArnaudDeKlerk @callapple @CPCGAMINGDEMOS @CommodoreBlog @AtariPodcast @IEEESpectrum @digitaltalk64 @Logiker464 pic.twitter.com/q6UxpCVJWE — BASIC10Liners (@Basic10L) January 26, 2021 The BASIC10Liners contest is held each year […]

Greasy Graphics 1.0 Released

Sellam Abraham has announced the official release of GReasy Graphics System 1.0, a complete low-resolution graphics sprite and background animation tool with integrated editing suite and programming library for the Apple ][ line of computers.Features: Up to 31 sprites of any dimension- Up to 32 background frames- Small memory footprint (<5K with fully initialized sprite […]

PLASMA 2.0 Alpha 1 Released

David Schmenk has announced the release of the latest version of the PLASMA programming environment for the Apple II series computers. PLASMA 2.0 Alpha 1 includes the following improvements: Improved entry/exit for 128K Apple IIe //c Improved entry for Apple /// Improved entry and function calls for 16 bit VM Apple3 ReadyToRun compatible images You […]

Double LORES Library V10c available

A new version of the Double LORES library containing a lot of optimisations and bugfixes is available for download (thx to Roby Sherman for his valuable input / sorry no new features this time!)Download a DSK-image from my website: http://www.golombeck.eu/index.php?id=48&L=1 Solved issues: Mixed mode support bugfixes – PRINT and INPUT statements work as expected DOS disconnection – when issuing a &GR […]

Update From The Two-Liner Contest

We’re rapidly approaching the midway point for the first two-liners programming exhibition of 2020! We currently have 9 shining, stellar examples of the “80’s Arcade” theme and have enjoyed playing them all over the past several weeks! If you’re still interested in participating, there’s plenty of time left! Write and submit your most impressive and […]

PLASMA 2.0 Developer Release 4 Available

David Schmenk has released another update to the PLASMA 2.0 Development Platform for the Apple II. PLASMA Version 2.0 Developer Release 4 includes several fixes and changes including: Improved editor auto-indenting Compiler fix for terneray operator precedence Machine check for HGR library About PLASMAPLASMA is a medium level programming language targeting the 8-bit 6502 processor. […]