Jump to content
Andrew Davie

The future of BASIC ;)

Recommended Posts

20 years ago I wold not have ever believed this was possible on a plain-vanilla '2600.

That is, it's just standard 6507 code in action drawing this screen... pretty much a 32x16 text display.

This is the amazing PlusCart menu/display system in action... I'm having lots of fun designing fonts.

 

Anyway, just for fun I imported the text of a BASIC program.

My imagination is running away with the concept of a stand-alone BASIC programming environment that allows you to develop/run on a cart and load/save programs from the 'net.Screen is almost good enough to actually be decent for programming...  certainly for back-in-the-day.

Needs a keyboard peripheral, or converter/dongle....  how about a WiFi keyboard.... I wonder how much of a killer latency would be.

Perhaps something that can plug into a joystick...  and then a regulation USB keyboard.

 

basic.png

  • Like 7

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Andrew Davie said:

20 years ago I wold not have ever believed this was possible on a plain-vanilla '2600.

That is, it's just standard 6507 code in action drawing this screen... pretty much a 32x16 text display.

This is the amazing PlusCart menu/display system in action... I'm having lots of fun designing fonts.

 

Anyway, just for fun I imported the text of a BASIC program.

My imagination is running away with the concept of a stand-alone BASIC programming environment that allows you to develop/run on a cart and load/save programs from the 'net.Screen is almost good enough to actually be decent for programming...  certainly for back-in-the-day.

Needs a keyboard peripheral, or converter/dongle....  how about a WiFi keyboard.... I wonder how much of a killer latency would be.

Perhaps something that can plug into a joystick...  and then a regulation USB keyboard.

 

basic.png

BASIC looks really cool in 32x16. I think we may be able to do this now with the PlusCart -

 

SuperCharger BASIC has an old-school BASIC mode with line numbers, @Al_Nafuur could run the compiler on the PlusCart server and build the ROM and launch it.  

 

batari BASIC can also be written just via a text editor because of it's ASCII art GUI designers.

 

I would definitely use a development environment like this to write a 10 liner for the BASIC programming contest for the fun of it.

 

I think the interlocking Atari keyboard isn't so bad, it has buttons at least and is standard Atari equipment.

 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, Mr SQL said:

I would definitely use a development environment like this to write a 10 liner for the BASIC programming contest for the fun of it.

That would also make it a great environment for solving mathematical formulae in direct mode or as a little program.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...