From their software flyer "A range of programs written almost entirely in ACE Forth, at
low cost and all list-able. The aim is to enable you to enjoy
writing your own programs; while you are requested to observe
copyrights, and not sell any of the programs bought etc.,
you are encouraged to understand and use any parts of them you
find interesting or useful"
Tape inlays A - D
Tape inlays E - G
- Tape A:-
- Elusive Recluse :-
A 16.5k adventure game set in novel surroundings ( goblins are dull! ). Understands e.g. " I will put on the gorilla suit." (?) Need I say more ?
- survive the cosmostellar mines and death tunnels in this all-action real time game. with Hi score. Learn to hate the ACE keyboard.
- Acesnake :-
Your mission; save the world from a NAMELESS HORROR!!! (what else!) You are piloting an ACESNAKE interceptor and you must survive for as
long as possible. Avoid hitting any cosmosteller mines. Escape from a tunnel by ramming 5 neutronium podules. Don't hit any walls!
- Tape B:-
- Titan Defender :-
16.5k of high speed blast-em action
in this game which features an impressive windowing technique to give a 'space surround' effect. br all budding Luke Skywa lkers.
- Dual Duel :-
a game allowing you to battle with the computer or a friend to the death.
The latter option is cosy, but explosive 2.
- Tape C:-
- GFX :-
user-defined graphics become a dream with this utility. Cursor control, set from memory, mosaic grid + much more
enables you to get that alien just right.
- Scribe2 :-
." becomes a thing of the past with this
text/data editor/filer. Ideal for QUICKLY writing letters to other ACE users, your own memos, designing menus etc. 'Take a letter...'
- Tape D:-
- Turtle 2 :-
this graphic design package allows you to
quickly and easily produce pictures, title
pages etc. on the ACE screen.
Works with PLOT or its own 'Hi-res effect'
graphics. Mix graphics and text ( Scribe 2
is recommended ). SAVE and LOAD designs
separately, add them to your programs to
give them a nice finish, or use the 'Hi-res
effect' graphics on their own.
- Hi :-
a short program enabling you to draw single
line graphs on the ACE screen with a resolution
- Tape E:-
- DIS + SIMON MIA - can you help to find it :-
- Z80 machine code disassembler. Gives standard
Zilog mnemonic listing of any area of memory.
Foolproof. ( Having said this, don't forget that
both ROM and especially RAM contain FORTH, not
- a SIMple MONitor ( geddit ?) to check or change
bytes. Quick to use.
- ASM MIA - can you help to find it:-
- a compact TIL assembler.
N.B !!! This does NOT use standard Zilog
mnemonics. Unless you need a small assembler,
ASM2 is to be greatly prefered.
- Tape F:-
- Dismon MIA - can you help to find it :-
THIS IS THE ONE ! An advanced COMBINED Monitor;- read, alter and search for bytes.
Disassembler:- converts bytes in memory into Zilog mnemonics. DUAL WINDOWS allow SIMULTANEOUS combined or independant operation of each.
- ASM2 MIA - can you help to find it :-
- a FULL FEATURE assembler using standard Zilog
Two-pass compiler for automatic calculation of
offsets, labels, loops etc.
Mnemonics are stored, and can be LISTed, EDITed
REDEFINEd and so on.
Assembler can provide a full listing of your
code, with or without comments.
Comprehensive error messages ( in ENGLISH !).
Places code in a FORTH word; the entire assembler may then be removed from memory just
Fully documented, with a minimum of syntax.
As easy to use as FORTH, in fact
- Tape G:-
- Valkyr :-
10k of almost pure machine-code produces
a game strictly for the arcade fanatic.
Superb graphics and breathtaking speed are
brought together in this novel space-invaders
spin-off. Ear-shattering sound effects are
available from the ACE Mic socket. The program
also supports the Boldfield Soundbox.
- Life - MIA - can you help to find it :-
the classic model of dividing cells in a
hostile world. Will your colony survive ?
- Tape H:-
an elegant, 100% FORTH implementation of the
arcade game. Avoid the walls, eat the cute
little white mice and your tail grows longer
Hall of Fame scoreboard : If you beat the
present Hi-score, let me know, and your name
and score will go out in any copies of snake
sold subsequently. Fame awaits you!
- Superbat +
- a small game and some very useful routines:
- Superbat. Squash with a difference.
1 or 2 players.
- Score. The 'Hall of Fame' in Snake. Add
this to your games to give them
a professional finish.
- Ed. A version of edit which means you'll
never have to type REDEFINE again!
+ Vli. A version of VLIST that only lists
the words you've defined.
- Ss. A word allowing single-stepping
through Forth words (NB which don't
contain IF DO BEGIN etc.).
- N. A word which lists all the words
which contain a word ie. N DUP
lists all the words which contain
the word DUP.
Where are they now?
More information to come soon