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     These archived Bally Arcade/Astrocade programs are for use with Bally BASIC (the BASIC that requires an external tape-interface to load and save programs).


3x5 Character Set "3x5 Character Set"
A.R.D.
1980.

This program accompanies a 14-page set of instructions that explains how to create small fonts (a 3x5 font set) with Astrocade BASIC. Here are the instructions:

     "3x5 Character Set" Instructions

Here is a handwritten review by Al Rathmell of H.A.R.D.'s program. This review was sent to Bob Fabris in October of 1982 by Craig J. Anderson.

     "3x5 Character Set" Review

ARD Logo
"ARD Logo"
A.R.D.
1980

Displays two versions of the A.R.D. logo.

Archived from commercial "Graphics Demo" tape. This was the second program on side 2. Load with ":INPUT 2" and leave the recording running.
Arcadian Sampler
"Arcadian Sampler"
A.R.D.
1980

Displays "arcadian" in two different fonts.

Checkbook "Checkbook"
A.R.D.
1980

Richard Houser reviews "Checkbook" in ARCADIAN, 4, No. 1 (Nov. 6, 1980): 5. He says, "A program designed to be used by any member of the family to balance their personal checking account. The program explains itself as it goes along. Score of 38/54 = 70.3%"

Decimal To Poke "Decimal To Poke"
A.R.D.
1980

Archived from commercial "Graphics Demo" tape. This programming utility converts a hex number to the decimal number needed to be poked into BASIC when writing machine language or creating graphics.

Explorer I "Explorer I"
A.R.D.
1980

Archived from commercial "Graphics Demo" tape. This was the first program on side 2. Load with ":INPUT 1" and leave the recording running.

This is a "streaming video" animation from the "DMA Graphics" article by C.J. Anderson that appears in CURSOR 1, no. 4 (April/May 1980): 25-29. The newsletter can be downloaded here:

     Cursor, April/May 1980

Paper Chase, The "Paper Chase, The"
A.R.D.
1980

There is a brief review of this game in column "The Game Player, #4" in ARCADIAN 5, no. 3 (Jan. 14, 1983): 50. The review reads, "'The Paper Chase' is very strange. That was the first reaction from our players. In this game, a man and a woman stand on opposite sides of a pyramid of toilet paper, and try to beat the other at grabbing first the roll that 'lights up.' Unfortunately there exist no combination of words that can accurately describe that scenario. It IS really strange. Graphically, it looks pretty good, even though it is in black and white. There are no sound effects, and overall was described by most of us here as just plain boring."

Paul Thacker comments, "It plays fine, but the graphics on the character on the right look incomplete compared to the 2000 baud version. I'm not sure whether or not this is how it was released."

Poke To Pixel Chart "Poke To Pixel Chart"
A.R.D.
1980

Archived from commercial "Graphics Demo" tape. This was the second program on side 1. Load with ":INPUT 2"

Screen Locator "Screen Locator"
A.R.D.
1980

Archived from the commercial "Graphics Demo" tape. This was the third program on side 1. Load with ":INPUT 3".

Type Sample "Type Sample"
A.R.D.
1980

Archived from commercial "Graphics Demo" tape. This was the fifth program on side 1. Load with ":INPUT 5" and leave the recording running.

Video Rally Video Rally
A.R.D.
1980

Richard Houser reviews "Video Rally" in ARCADIAN, 4, No. 1 (Nov. 6, 1980): 5. He says, "This is the most intriguing game program that I have found for the BALLY. If you have ever done TSD (Time Speed & Distance) Rally's you should buy this and you'll spend hours trying to get the lowest score. This is a great training aid in preparing for an actual TSD Rally. The instructions for this program are excellent (8 pages). This doesn't make the playing of this game easy, however. Score of 70/72 = 97.2%"

XY To Pixel Location "XY To Pixel Location"
A.R.D.
1980

Archived from commercial "Graphics Demo" tape. This was the first program on side 1. Load with ":INPUT 1".

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