C64 Miscellaneous Utilities
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By Howard Feldman
These are a collection of programs which I created back in my C64 days, of varying
degrees of completion and quality. None of these have been released to the
public before except where noted. All are in BASIC, so make sure you load them
with ,8 and not ,8,1. The programs are as follows:
WAVE - draws and animates a cool wave pattern on the screen - on of my shortest
programs ever - one line!
ELEVATOR - watch the elevator go down on your screen. Oooh-aaah.
GRAPHER - allows you to plot a variety of forms of mathematical functions on
your C64 in graphics mode, such as polynomial and exponentials. Good if you
don't have a graphing calculator (or a real computer heh-heh). This was released
before on HOWSTUFF.D64 back in 1995, but this version is slightly updated, allowing
you to plot sums of sin and cos waves (for Fourier transformations, for example).
HEX-PRINTER - prints out a hex dump of a region of the C64 memory. Not sure
if this works with emulators or not, but just uses standard device 4 to access
the printer
HEXA- & OCTAGONS - another mathematical program, this computes the number of
elements in a regular hexagon or octagon having N elements per side. Ok, so this
is for a narrow audience, but at a size of 2 blocks, what the hey
COMPU.BOOT - this was a set of lessons on how to use your C64 and BASIC that I
got started on. I didn't get too far but I did make a couple cute character
sprites including Mr. Bits 'n' Bytes, who talk to you on the intro screen.
Maybe someone else will pick this up and continue it. COMPU.LESSONS contain
the actual lessons, the other is the boot program. This was released before
on HOWSTUFF.D64 back in 1995, but I include it here for completeness.
MOMENTUM - good for high school physics class, this computes the results of
elastic collision between two objects approaching each other. Type in angles of
incidence, masses and velocities and so on, and the resulting momentums of the
masses before and after the collision are output.
NUMBER PICKER - a lottery number picker I started. It was meant to choose
based on past lottery results, but I never got around to enetering any such
data. Feel free to add to this, but if you win, i get half the pot... hahaha.
This was included on HOWSTUFF.D64 released back in 1995, but I include it again
here for completeness.
The software on this disk image is freeware.
Send questions and compliments to:
Howard Feldman
feldman@mshri.on.ca
http://bioinfo.mshri.on.ca/people/feldman/
March 8, 2001