[Coladam] Importing BASIC program listings into SmartBASIC

Kevin Powers kjpmail at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 20:36:30 CET 2012


Thank you both Joe and Ron for your rapid responses!

I will try ADAMDOS and see whether that gets the job done.

Thanks again!


On Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 12:20 PM, SacNews - Joe Blenkle
<jblenkle at sacnews.net> wrote:
> There is a DOS based program (which name escapes me at the moment) which can
> import text files directly onto ADAM disks...I transfered a number of basic
> files I had this way.
>
> Ordinarily, however, you need an older computer, DOS and 360k drive in the
> PC to accomplish this.
>
> If there aren't too many of them, email them to me and I'll take a whack at
> them...
>
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin Powers" <kjpmail at gmail.com>
> To: <coladam at adamcon.org>
> Sent: Thursday, February 23, 2012 8:58 AM
> Subject: [Coladam] Importing BASIC program listings into SmartBASIC
>
>
>
> I have a bunch of BASIC programs that I have typed up into text files.
> I would like to be able to somehow get them into SmartBASIC without
> manually retyping them all.  Is there a way, using ADAMEm, to either
> import a text file into a 160K ADAM disk/tape image and then EXEC that
> text file, or to just call up a SmartBASIC prompt, type NEW, and then
> somehow "paste" the text of the listing in as though it was being
> keyed in manually?
>
> The "pasting the listing as though it was being keyed in manually"
> method works with some Apple II emulators.  Given that most of the
> BASIC program listing that I have typed up are Applesoft BASIC, I
> figure most of them (save for those with complex PEEK, POKE, & CALL
> routines) should work fine in SmartBASIC.  Just need a method for
> getting them into SmartBASIC.
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