|Dave Ibach's Collection|
Astrocade cassettes for Bally BASIC (or AstroBASIC) are quite hard to come by... so here are some pictures of some to whet your appetite for them.
These tapes are from the collection of Dave Ibach. This does not necessarily mean that the programs that are on the tape are by him.
Notes about these tapes from Paul Thacker (September 30, 2007): I scanned all of the tapes I got from David Ibach. It's still not clear what all is on some of these, as I don't have a RAM expansion to test code for the General Video Assembler. So, these scans do have some of the few clues we have in their labeling. Adam mentioned the General Video Assembler master tape. There's also a commercial GVA tape re-used for the mysterious Honey Bear (seems to have never gotten past a menu, whatever it was). I thought some of them might be interesting because they have unpublished programs on them. These are probably the only tape scans we'll get for Contest Entry/Bug Puzzle #2 Solution and Tree, since the programs were probably only on these tapes! The Avalanche/Hang Up tape is also interesting because it has a date on it and a previously unknown program, Hang Up. I don't know if this is actually the final version of Avalanche, since David Ibach may have gotten it early from Steve Walters, the other half of General Video.