Hofacker said the book came with a disk and this is the
disk, so now you can go fish or any other thing. But
what you can't do is take Hofacker to court since the
book came with a disk as advertised.
No matter it is using some unknown word processor to
make the text .src files with that are not the usual
fare today and this needs converting to more standard
flavor for general consumption to start with.
Then there is assembler used which is unnamed in the
source code as well. Each line starts with OUT LN for
example which I take to be a Line Number routine which
is not included that I could note while I did the above
conversion to ascii so we all could see the forest for
My take on it is horribly done with no include hints or
useful source other than it qualifies legally as source
code perhaps. I would have to replace many items if I
were to translate this source code over to MAC/65 and
at the end of the day I have saved 2 minutes using this
stuff as the starting point where it could take all day
to come up with something that works. IF I knew what that
was in the first place, and I don't.
At any rate the translated source files are zipped below
as .txt files readable on the PC. To use these with an
Atari you'll need to further translate 0D0A pair for
Atari 9Bh linefeed character and there are many programs
for doing this that run on the PC at least. They used 09h
for TAB character so I replaced those with 5 space
characters just because it makes my life easier to do it
that way. Some programs want to vomit when they hit 09h
TAB character and I have little patience when it comes to
cleaning up vomit.
So not very useful information on the disk, perhaps some
of the BASIC programs are where these were meant to be
used? NOT going there because this is really your job.
I find the files to be mostly fluff and filler, to be
ignored for the most part.
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