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:




Applesoft will ignore all after the goto.

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About the Author

Bill Martens

A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president -- Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.