Homemade Basic Game

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Homemade Basic Game

Post by paranoid64 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 10:01 am

My first basic game. Just wanted to know how the Basic is so under MZ-Sharp 700 Tickt ;)
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Re: Homemade Basic Game

Post by mz-80a » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:18 pm

Is this just for S-Basic? I wonder if it can be converted to SA-5510 or SP-5025
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Re: Homemade Basic Game

Post by paranoid64 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:45 pm

I do not understand myself now. I have use S-Basic MZ-5Z008 with Quick Disk support.
I thought that would be the only difference(QD support)?

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Re: Homemade Basic Game

Post by mz-80a » Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:20 pm

paranoid64 wrote:
Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:45 pm
I do not understand myself now. I have use S-Basic MZ-5Z008 with Quick Disk support.
I thought that would be the only difference(QD support)?
Well, a lot of the different BASICs have different tokens to represent the commands, so usually a converter is needed. Although I have just found that S-BASIC contains its own converter for the older BASICs.
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Re: Homemade Basic Game

Post by paranoid64 » Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:08 pm

How does the converter work?

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Re: Homemade Basic Game

Post by mz-80a » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:06 am

S-BASIC will load an MZ-80 program and when it finishes loading it will say something like "CONVERTING TEXT......." and it converts all the BASIC tokens to S-BASIC ones. Then you can list and run the MZ-80 program with no problem.
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Re: Homemade Basic Game

Post by mz-80a » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:06 am

But for the MZ-80 machines you usually have to load a separate converter program to convert between the different BASICs.
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