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Old 26 May 2017, 02:33   #1
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World Of Spectrum BASIC Type-Ins

I would like to have a compressed archive on my HD with every ZX BASIC type-in programs published in magazines of that period. Something like a mirror of WOS or The-Type-Fantastic *type-ins* archive. Does anyone have a mirror of these type-ins archives? I guess at least the type-ins part should be freely distributable, not?

I am asking all that because I want to play them in an emulator and edit them with BASin by Paul Dunn. For pure and only pleasure.

Thanks.

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Old 26 May 2017, 14:55   #2
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Hi
I can remember these Sinclair Basic routines and game programs, I dont remember the mag's name we used to buy that had the examples you talk about, But it was not a Glossy backed mag , it was more like newsprint paper and if you didnt get an early addition the ones that were left on the rack were well thumbed and some of the print was missing

Try some of these links i just found, I hope they are helpfull.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jg27paw4/

https://wos.meulie.net/pub/sinclair/...rumViewer.html

https://evert.meulie.net/2011/08/09/...ilable-online/

https://wos.meulie.net/pub/sinclair/...amsViewer.html

Most of the Programs you had to type in, were near the back of the mag if i remember right..

My Daughter used to type these in for hours only for some of them to fail, mostly typo's but now and then we sorted most out

Good luck with your Quest and post any other links you find usefull

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As Genlock says, you should head over to wos.meulie.net/pub/sinclair, where you will find all the magazines and books you could ever want.

Worth looking at are Sinclair Programs, Your Sinclair's Program Pitstop (And Your Spectrum, its predecessor) and of course Your Computer, which was absolutely stuffed with great progs to bash in. For Books, just grab any that take your fancy - though I do like many of the DK books myself.

And I'm particularly pleased that you're still using BASin - I put a lot of love into that. New version coming early next year all being well; I'm rewriting it.
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Usborne has released some of their type-in adventure books here:

https://usborne.com/browse-books/fea...-coding-books/

They have books like The Mystery of Silver Mountain near the bottom of the page.
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And I'm particularly pleased that you're still using BASin - I put a lot of love into that. New version coming early next year all being well; I'm rewriting it.
No need to thanks, I am using it because it is amazing for me in the way it works, for sure. But it's good to know it is being rewritten, if it is for better.

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Good luck with your Quest and post any other links you find usefull
Thanks. Probably you know the WOS Type-In Archive. It is located at "http://www.worldofspectrum.org/type-ins/" but unlike other sections of WOS it is working and it lists many programs written in BASIC published in magazines of that time, with the option of downloading the tape images with these programs already typed.

With sites like "http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~jg...s/typehome.htm" and the other that I mentioned before, I asked for myself, why nobody have the initiative of cataloging all the programs written in BASIC in the same way that TOSEC does for cataloging executable programs and disk images, and let for other people download them as they wish?

The BASIC language being the programming language most widely used in the world in that time, was very rich in open source software, on a time which that concept was very vague or inexistant, but without the quick preservation of that source code today, the historic work of thousands of people around the world are doomed to oblivion!

Thanks for all the tips, everyone. Please post any other links which you find, too.

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Is it the language you love, or the platform?
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I love both, practically all 8-bit systems that have some kind of language built in the ROM I like. I like for example, the Jupiter Ace mainly because it uses FORTH as language. I ask about BASIC because it was the standard on the micros of that time, and because it depends on the platform it runs on.

But can I ask why the question? Sorry, but seems that you did'nt liked my last post? Why?

Sorry if I wrote something that could qualify as an abuse, that was not my intention.
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Oh hell no, my first love was BASIC and it's a joy to see others playing around with it! Your posts so far have been nice to read.

I only ask because if it's the language you like then you may want to check out this:

https://www.worldofspectrum.org/foru...4-osx-released

Which is a full-featured implementation of Sinclair BASIC for modern PCs and macs. It's what I wrote after BASin was abandoned
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I think these Torrents may help ..
https://retropdfs.wordpress.com/curr...e-collections/

I seen some Spectrum Mags near the bottom of the list.. i think the links all work as i am downloading Amiga Shoper at the moment
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