It's Halloween... so I figured it was time to upload a few videos for this super-scary holiday. Here's the first one...
Halloween Graphics with Flying Witch Demo
By David Ibach and Steve Walters
ARCADIAN 3, no. 12 (Oct. 05, 1981): 126-127. (BASIC Listing)
ARCADIAN 4, no. 1 (Nov. 10, 1981): 3. (Loading Method Explanation)
General Video Assembler Package (Flying Witch Sample)
You can watch this video on YouTube, here:
You can watch or download this video from Archive.org, here:
Unlike most of my other videos, this program, to get it out in a timely fashion, doesn't have any background or an overview. It doesn't even have opening and closing credits. Maybe I'll make an overview of this program later.
This program is for the Bally Arcade/Astrocade, a video game/computer system released by Bally in 1978.
Halloween Graphics, written in Bally BASIC, and Flying Witch Demo, written in machine language, are two separate programs running together.
Halloween Graphics is called "BOO" in the Arcadian. It runs with "AstroBASIC" and no expansion RAM. It draws a pumpkin, a haunted house, a skull and a witch. It runs for about two minutes and then repeats.
The flying witch demo requires at least 4K of expansion RAM. A witch flies around a blank screen.
When these two programs are combined, as in this video, then a witch flies around a haunted house.
The program runs twice in this video.
Enjoy this holiday program. Oh, and what's the deal with the pumpkin being yellow and not orange...?