Dave Ibach

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Program Name Source Comments
Aldo Trilogy PC Shareware Titles 1987-1991. Written by Dave and Benjamin Ibach for the PC running DOS. These games do not run on the Astrocade. These games will run well under Windows when using a program called DOSBox (an emulator, of sorts). The games included are: Aldo's Adventure, Aldo Again, and Aldo's Assault. While these games won't run on the Astrocade, they do give a continued history of what Dave Ibach did (with his son) after he moved on from the Astrocade. The main character in this series of one-screen platform games looks suspiciously like someone named...Mario. Give these games a try-- you'll like 'em.
Buggin' B.C. Unknown George Moses and Dave Ibach. These exact programs are also in the "George Moses section."
Buggin' Me Unknown (From the tape collection of Dave Ibach) This seems to be an early version of Buggin' BC. I'm not sure it's actually possible to catch the bug.
Contest Entry Unknown (From the tape collection of Dave Ibach) Dave wrote this with his son, Ben. This is probably a solution to a puzzle in the Astrobugs newsletter, but the puzzle itself has not been archived. Another version of this program is called Bug Puzzle #2 Solution.
Converter Unknown (From the tape collection of Dave Ibach) This program was found on a tape full of programs by Dave Ibach from his personal tape collection, and is presumed to also be by Dave Ibach. It should be loaded with the command :RUN. The tape then says, "When Flashing, start old tape + press GO". I'm not sure what this actually does.
1. Frog Leap (With Title Screen)
2. Frog Leap (v1-5)
Dave wrote this with his son, Ben. Astro-Bugs Club Tape #1, Arcadian, Vol. 5, Pg. 138 and 146, Niagara Bugs Bulleten, Vol. I, Pg 17 and 19 July 1983 $100 contest winner. Lance notes (and I'm not sure why) that the "standalone file works better." These exact programs are also in the "Arcadian section." Versions 2-5 are from the tape collection of Dave Ibach There are unknown differences between this/these version(s) and other archived version(s).
Machine Coder Unknown (From the tape collection of Dave Ibach) We're not sure what this program does, however, the first four lines of the program are comments, they say:
2 .END INPUT WITH PERIOD
3 .TO WRITE CODE TO TAPE, GOTO 3000 WITH Y=STARTING LOC & M=LAST ADDR POKED
4 .TO LOAD TAPE, :INPUT 257
5 .TO LOOK @ MEMORY GOTO 10000 & ADVANCE WITH TR
Tree Unknown (From the tape collection of Dave Ibach) This program was found on a tape full of programs by Dave Ibach from his personal tape collection, and is presumed to also be by Dave Ibach. The program draws a tree.
BUG Puzzle #2 Solution Unknown (From the tape collection of Dave Ibach) Dave wrote this with his son, Ben. This is probably a solution to a puzzle in the Astrobugs newsletter, but the puzzle itself has not been archived. Another version of this program is called Contest Entry.