[Coco] [Color Computer] Re: Let me introduce myself

Alex Evans alxevans at concentric.net
Wed Feb 1 22:28:14 EST 2006

On Feb 1, 2006, at 1:29 PM, James the Animal Tamer wrote:

>> I don't know... IIRC, most C64 BASIC listings were
>> full of "special characters" that you got through
>> various key combinations. Remember all those graphics
>> characters on the sides of the keys?
> Indeed I do.  That's why I said that in a fiar comparison, the
> Commodore should do just as well as a CoCo.  As you recall about the
> CoCo, some games written in BASIC used PRINT to place the quarter-
> character graphics blocks.  Tie, eh?

Just speaking of BASIC, Commodore BASIC had no graphics commands.  Of  
course neither did Color BASIC, but then the CoCo had Extended Color  
BASC which does.  OTOH you could use integer variables on the C-64  
which would sometimes speed things up a bit.

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