By Timothy P. Banse
Simply type in the programs and use them to manage your checkbook, or create a database file to keep an inventory of household goods.
You can play graphic games, shooting down imaginary MIG fighters, battle the insidious monster Grendel, or one of the evil Ghost Town Vampire girls.
Test your Extra Sensory Perception.
Expand your consciousness with the Color Speak game.
Encrypt or decrypt private files with the codebreaker utility.
What's tantalizing about this book is the way its many computer programs take advantage of all the sophistication of Commodore BASIC. Its 6502 Motorola main processor talks to a separate graphics chip which offers great graphics for games, a feature that was unavailable on other home computers of the time. As such, this book's litany of programs provides a self-teaching guide to all the nuances of Commodore BASIC.
About the Author
The author has published several books on BASIC programming, served as an editor on a major computer magazine and freelanced a number of articles for different computer magazines in the United States and the United Kingdom.