Basic Computer Games - Small Basic Illustrated Edition -Digital EBook Download Single User License - Download Only Edition By David Ahl and Philip Conrod


Back in July of 1973, David Ahl changed the programming world by publishing his landmark BASIC programming book for DEC called “101 Basic Computer Games Book”. Five years later David would re-publish the work as BASIC Computer Games – The Microcomputer Edition. 

 For many of us old programmers, we still remember staying up all night typing in the BASIC games listed out in each of his wonderful books. We wanted so much to see our new microcomputers dance and sing back then. Unfortunately, our new microcomputers really didn’t know how to dance and sing because the programs were all character-based and the computers could only beep at us in monotone.

With Microsoft Small Basic we can re-live the glory days of kid-friendly BASIC programming. Isn’t it time to show your kids and grand-kids why we all fell in love with computers in the first place! Microsoft Small Basic makes programming fun again for kids of all ages! Philip Conrod and Lou Tylee teamed up with David Ahl to remind us of the glory days of BASIC programming with this special 40th Anniversary Microsoft Small Basic Edition.

Our new “Basic Computer Games – Small Basic Edition” book is a Small Basic translation of the original “BASIC Computer Games” book originally edited by David Ahl.

The “Single User”  Illustrated Edition Microsoft Word Compatible E-Book which contains all of George Beker’s original classic robot illustrations plus a few new Bot Illustrations.  George Beker came out of retirement for this one and even added comments to each of his iconic illustrations.  We should note that David Ahl & George Beker’s royalties from the sale of this Special Edition Illustrated E-Book are going to charity.   This is NOT a Kindle or Nook eBook formatted eBook. It is Microsoft Word based E-Book that supports full “cut and paste” capability so you don’t have to re-type all the source code back into Microsoft Small Basic. We also provide you the actual Small Basic source code files in a compressed .zip file too.   George’s iconic robots still make me smile when I look at them.

The Basic Computer Games: Small Basic Edition E-Book was published with special permission from David H. Ahl and George Beker.  Both downloadable E-Books include the completed .sb source code projects in a separate directory so you don’t have to re-type any of the Small Basic source code yourself, if you don’t want to.   It also includes an updated 2010 Forward by David H. Ahl  where David reflects on the last 30 years of computer gaming since he wrote his original Book Forward over 30 years ago. It also includes all the original “GOTO” subroutines for your nostalgic programming enjoyment. To read an interesting debate on why GOTO is still used in Microsoft Small Basic click on this article written by the author of Microsoft Small Basic.

We also sell the  Beginning Microsoft Small Basic Programming Tutorial which is designed for beginners who have not programmed in Microsoft Small Basic before.

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