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This site is about programming, robotics, and electronics. Languages discussed include, Java, C/C++, Assembly, and BASIC. Wait, BASIC? Heck yeah. I grew up on Color BASIC for the Color Computer 3. I'll be adding back my favorite articles from the old 8BitCoder site, and adding new tutorials and code breakdowns.

Please feel free to have a look around, and if you like a particular article, there is a new Like button. If you don't like something, well, there is also a dislike button.

Dungeons of Daggorath

Jan 13, 2020

Posted the first video in a series where I am playing Dungeons of Daggorath. A game from 1982 for the Radio Shack Color Computer. Join me as I kill a spider, tango with a snake, and climb down a hole. I start at level 1 killing off all the monsters and getting as many drops as I can before making my way to level 2.

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Memory

Jan 3, 2020

More text mode video game fun! Memory (aka Concentration) for the hi-res 80x24 text mode on the Color Computer 3. Once again, I wrote it in C so it cross compiles on Windows, macOS and Linux. This was my first time using the Color Computer 3's 80x24 hi-res text mode, and I gotta say I love how it is a one to one mapping from Windows to the Color Computer 3.

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Minefield

Dec 18, 2019

Minefield is a text based game written in C that compiles for the Color Computer, Linux, macOS, and Windows. Adapted from a BASIC program I found in Tim Hartnell's Second Giant Book of Computer Games.

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