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PCjr. BASIC Games w/Enhanced Graphics & Sound

PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2016 10:16 pm
by GHiero
I found some BASIC games a guy had programmed on his Tandy 1000EX here : http://www.brooksdeforest.com/tandy1000/

After fixing most of the files so they would actually work, I got this guy's games working. They were surprisingly impressive, often using 160x200x16 graphics and 3-voice sound. I do not know yet if they will work in the PCjr. given potential differences between Cartridge BASIC and Tandy GW-BASIC and memory sizes (PCjr. 128KB, Tandy 1000EX/HX 256KB). While these games are a bit slow and simple, still they are very impressive given the extra work required to get this stuff working.

Are there any other games that exist that make use of the PCjr.'s enhanced graphics and sound and actually run on a PCjr.? Type-in listings from the short heyday of the PCjr. perhaps?

Re: PCjr. BASIC Games w/Enhanced Graphics & Sound

PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2016 1:37 pm
by Trixter
GHiero wrote:Type-in listings from the short heyday of the PCjr. perhaps?


Yes, Family Computing ran BASIC listings for a while and I remember a few of them having PCjr-specific sections so that they'd support the 3-voice channel. Archive.org has the full run of Family Computing Magazines.

Re: PCjr. BASIC Games w/Enhanced Graphics & Sound

PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2016 6:25 am
by Hargle
Would you be willing to post/share your modified versions for others? I'll pull them all into the Total DOS collection so your work will never be lost.

Re: PCjr. BASIC Games w/Enhanced Graphics & Sound

PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 7:17 pm
by GHiero
Hargle wrote:Would you be willing to post/share your modified versions for others? I'll pull them all into the Total DOS collection so your work will never be lost.


Check my folder in the usual place, they have been there for a while.

Re: PCjr. BASIC Games w/Enhanced Graphics & Sound

PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2016 6:22 am
by Hargle
ah! then I already have them. Typical me- not even knowing what I have. thanks!