In issue YN_03_02 - Mini Memory - the last section talks about not being able to run some programs from cassette due to the disk system and VDP.
So far, I haven't experienced this with anything I've loaded from tape yet. Is there an example program where this issue and MiniMemory solution can be demonstrated? I'm just curious. I found that article really interesting.
I wrote a program (Pacman) in extended basic and saved it to cassette. When I got my first standalone disk drive (not sure if I already had prior a standalone 32K), I had a really hard time getting the program from cassette to diskette because the program was just too big. The little bit of extra memory the disk drive took up, was just enough to cause the program to not load.
I eventually broke the program up into a couple of pieces and tried merging one into the other. That was over 35 years ago, so I do not recall with certainty if I was able to restore the program back to its original state and save it to floppy.
Basically, my program had a lot of GCHAR and VCHAR statements in it taking up a lot of memory due to character definitions. That was my first attempt at a program for the TI. The monsters chased you around on the screen trying to move in the shortest direction possible. If you were below them, you could trap them on turns until you went above them or went to the other side. They would not "roam" on their own. In hindsight now, I probably should have added a random function to their path of travel.