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Two types of mistakes that may crash 7800Basic on Windows systems

Posted by frankodragon, 18 June 2016 · 540 views
At times, when coding in 7800Basic with Windows, sometimes you may get one of those dreaded messages, '7800Basic Has Stopped Working', and crashes. Before you get really upset and throw your computer across the room, or get help as to wonder if there is a problem with the application itself,  there are two instances in which this can happen.  ...

Svengoolie Boxcar On Shelf on Show

Posted by frankodragon, 09 May 2016 · 428 views

On the new Svengoolie set, he now has items on a display shelf that he received from fans including the boxcar I sent him .   It's a little hard to see but it's there:

New Graphic Novel: Adventures in Vastia- Temper Tantrum Dragon Clones

Posted by frankodragon, 22 January 2016 · 585 views
Comics Fantasy Graphic Novel and 1 more...
I just finished yet another graphic novel featuring my wingless dragons, titled Adventures in Vastia: Temper Tantrum Dragon Clones .  Here's the plot:
There are two formats- The Kindle Version
and the book format .
It has over 100 pages black and white with color cover.
Right now it's FREE if you have Kindle Unlimi...

Just Something Funny

Posted by frankodragon, 11 January 2016 · 506 views

There's a lawyer commercial airing on Milwaukee TV with some bald lawyer and he looks like one of those generic muppets from Sesame Street.

Just saying.

A Warning about Inexpensive Hot Melt Glue Guns

Posted by frankodragon, 10 October 2015 · 593 views

If you're a crafter, a model railroader, or even a fixer of Atari cartridges, you probably know a hot melt glue gun can come in handy.  However, based on my experiences, beware of the inexpensive glue guns sold at department stores like the Ad-tech brand.
One day, I had a glue gun plugged in working on my train set gluing togethe...

Trying to lose weight myself- Exercising on a bike

Posted by frankodragon, 04 July 2015 · 1,144 views

I've had one doctor ever since I was born but now he's around 80 or so years old so I've got a new doctor and she put me on high blood pressure medication and told me I had to lose weight.  In my family, high blood pressure runs in my family, and is what killed my grandfather (massive heart attack) and my dad (stroke/diabetes).   So now I've bee...

Another Graphic Novel released

Posted by frankodragon, 11 March 2015 · 550 views
graphic novel, pirates, dragons
I know everyone is more interested in the 7800 game I've been working on but I just wanted to share some news about my newest graphic novel, 'Pirate Invasion of Castle Rack.'  Copies are available here .   There will also be a Kindle version. 
It's about dragon pirates invading Castle Rack and it's up to Erica, Allan and the r...

Draker Quest - Alpha Demo

Posted by frankodragon, 29 January 2015 · 588 views
Since the last update, DQ has been a 48k, then a 128k, now a 256k game.  I didn't release a 128k version since I wanted more maps.  I've added
several maps such as another overworld map, caves and additional dungeons. 
I've also started maps for a sky tower and so far two floors have been added.  A title screen and "game over" h...

Conquering Bankswitching in 7800Basic

Posted by frankodragon, 17 December 2014 · 1,366 views
7800 Basic
If you read my last blog, you know how much I had trouble dealing with bankswitching in 7800 Basic.  I couldn't grasp the concept;  it takes me a while to figure out something.  Before I go any further, let me tell you a story.   Way back in grade school, I was a slow learner.  In fact, when I first started school, the teache...

Draker Quest--A Double Edged Sword?

Posted by frankodragon, 29 October 2014 · 1,058 views

For games like Legend of Zelda or Midnight Mutants, its rom size is 128k.  I've been using the standard 48k in 7800basic.  But it's getting used up fast and I've been trying to avoid bankswitching because I've been having problems with compiling errors.  I don't know if it's something in my coding, if I'm leaving something out, or I'm just...