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BASIC XL
Atari is the best os to early 80s programers.
Easy, simple, near to student

Antonio
www.maxilofacial.cl
LightSpeed C
I have a copy of lightspeed c that i can share, i don't know if it is legal but... by the by it don't work on emmulators. Greetings.
Sherlock 1050
The program was written in Pink Noise Forth
Advanced MusicSystem II
This is asskicken' : see how people have voted. Includes songs from JS Bach (Toccata is one) and 3 from the late Michael Jackson (Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller) +more.
Sherlock 1050
Forth, it is. String "QS-FORTH 1.0" in program. When you see machine language text in program like LDA JSR etc remember what this prog does, it has a disassembler. Older version needing basic? was an emulator bug sorry.
Sherlock 1050
I'm sure this was compiled basic not machine language, older versions required the basic cart and tho this one doesnt, it runs like the same slow speed. Uses 24K of code to do what could've been done in 5K machine language.
Music Construction Set
fantastic. anybody have or made additional music files? can we get an .atr or two uploaded here?
Graphic Master
I had this software back in the eighties. It was pretty nice for the time. I used it to create "computery" graphics for an article about computers at a magazine I art directed. Too bad the disk image is missing. I still have the picture files, but lost the software disk decades ago.
Music Construction Set
No documentation here yet? MCS is better off cracked, it uses DOS and loads and saves music files, so fast SIO (obtained thru cracking) is desirable, besides this download may be corrupt (sector 42...) and the copy protection is too sensitive, that my emulator requires either XL OS or 52K RAM OS/B when I know it should load in 48K OS/B, other EA games with similar protection (e.g. Hard Hat Mack) are also needing weird 52K on my emulator.

OEM disk is heavily encrypted and scrambled up with bad sectors, it's hard to believe standard DOS is in there somewhere but she is, and I never thought I'd see a File version of MCS but I found a beautiful one 34786 bytes long (found a file version too of MULE requiring XL/XE, never thought I'd see that either and it's tested good).

Like I was saying, MCS requires DOS so it needs a newly formatted floppy disk (real or virtual .atr) with DOS.SYS v2 or v2.5 written first, DUP.SYS can be left out, have the cracked file version of MCS written to the new disk as named AUTORUN.SYS, then there are 4 demo songs each song having 2 files so copy over the 8 files from the OEM disk.

a DOS directory of the OEM disk reveals all the music files, each song named X has a file X and another file X.MUS - the demo, obtained by NOT pressing Return to begin, instead waiting 30 seconds, plays these 4 songs in this order: CANON, INVENT, BUMBLE, CANON, INVENT, TURKEY, repeat. The four are well known classical pieces. The other leftover OEM song files are junky, and are ignored by the demo mode.

Inside MCS, click on the floppy disk icon, then use the command "C" to get a disk directory. Type LOAD <name>, hit return twice to get back to the music screen, then click on the piano icon to play that music file; you can hear all OEM tracks this way.
Music Construction Set
This disk image is probably corrupt, look in sector 42 it says "THIS IS A COPIED DISK!". Exactly like MULE, both MCS and MULE are Electronic Arts programs, and it's already been shown the MULE disk is corrupt (plays a code worm) so it is most likely this disk appears to run is a trick, and will probably display code worm behavior too. Worms probably wrote these texts onto sectors 42, and wrote other tricks as well.
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