Repton and BBC Basic, a blast from the past
I recently found some old Flash games I had written about 7 years ago, and it got me reminiscing about all the old games I used to play on my Acorn Electron when I was a boy. Here’s a screenshot of one of my favorites, Repton.
10 VDU 23,0,10;0;0;0; 20 MODE 2 30 GCOL 0, RND(128) 40 MOVE RND(640), RND(512) 50 PLOT 85, RND(640), RND(512) 60 GOTO 30
This used to draw random coloured triangles on the screen. I think the VDU 23 bit used to make the cursor disappear, and meant that you had to press break to stop the program. Oh and this was written from memory .. 25 odd years ago of memory too. Can anyone clarify this actually does anything?
[UPDATE] Just checked it in Electrem and it bloody works!