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    Default Kaypro boot disk's .BAS games

    I just got my Kaypro up and running. I am curious of how to load and play the .BAS games in the boot disk. The boot disk also has MBASIC.BAS too.

    Doug

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    Are you sure it is not MBASIC.COM? I recall that some of the Kaypro BASIC games required OBASIC instead (e.g., Star Trek). If you are trying to run a program in either MBASIC or OBASIC, run MBASIC/OBASIC. Load the program by typing load "filename.bas" and then, once loaded, type run "filename.bas"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougtronics View Post
    I am curious of how to load and play the .BAS games in the boot disk. The boot disk also has MBASIC.BAS too.
    Let's hope you mean MBASIC.COM

    From the CP/M prompt:
    Code:
    A>MBASIC B:FOO.BAS
    From inside MBASIC:
    Code:
    A>MBASIC
    BASIC-80 Rev. 5.21
    [CP/M Version]
    Copyright 1977-1981 (C) by Microsoft
    Created: 28-Jul-81
    34872 Bytes free
    Ok
    
    FILES"B:*.BAS"
    (listing of programs with .BAS suffix)
    
    RUN"B:FOO.BAS"
    
    (or)
    
    LOAD"B:FOO.BAS"
    RUN
    
    (also try:)
    LIST
    Have fun,
    Andy

    "It's a me-too, 8-bit machine with good graphics and a disk system nobody will support."
    -- Bill Gates, about the Sony SMC-70 with the new 3.5" floppy drives (InfoWorld; June 7, 1982)

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    Chris and Andy,

    With your help I am able to play BLKJK.BAS, Black Jack Las Vegas Style all night long. I have tried the command FILES, LIST, LOAD and RUN. I play the game with the disk in A drive. I have not figure out how to copy the game to the disk in B drive and play there yet. The will be the next project.

    Doug

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    You should try SBASIC too, that was on my Kaypro boot disk. That's a Basic compiler just like CBASIC, and it will make the programs zoom. I don't think every Basic program will compile on there since it was made for a VDU display on the Kaypro instead of a serial terminal. So you may have to make a few tweaks with some of the PRINT statements.

    =Dan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dougtronics View Post
    Chris and Andy,

    With your help I am able to play BLKJK.BAS, Black Jack Las Vegas Style all night long. I have tried the command FILES, LIST, LOAD and RUN. I play the game with the disk in A drive. I have not figure out how to copy the game to the disk in B drive and play there yet. The will be the next project.

    Doug
    To copy the file your going to use "pip".

    ~Mark

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    Hi friends,
    Any one know where I can download a Basic-80 image my one is damage.
    I check in Dave website, but this one is not there.
    Thanks

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