+CharlieChaplin Posted June 9, 2015 Share Posted June 9, 2015 Well, in the Altirra topic (regarding Altirra Basic) someone was interested in a Basic with P/M commands and enhancements... if I remember correctly. In my collection I have a Basic named "Hypra-Basic", released 1989 in the german Compyshop magazine (a disk-based magazine that was later placed into the Public Domain). This Basic is NOT short, it occupies full 16k RAM and is as slow as Atari Basic - and also compatible to Atari Basic (includes/supports all Atari Basic commands). Therefore it comes with approx. 60 new commands, including various P/M commands and enhancements that are not available under TB XL. At the Ready prompt, type HELP to get a list of all available commands... (use e.g. Control-1 to stop scrolling). Since this was a german release, there are only german docs available, hopefully they are understandable somehow. This Basic was more or less completely ignored by the A8 community, even here in Germany TB XL was always prefered. I also do not like this Basic, since it is slow, occupies 16k RAM and therefore a lot of Atari Basic programs will not run with it (since there is not enough free memory). The Hypra-Basic comes in two versions, a) a COM-file that can be loaded from DOS (HBasRAM.COM) and b) a "ROM file" that should be loaded from a Cart-Emulator (HbasROM.COM). Besides, the name Hypra-Basic was not derived from hypra-cool/hyper-cool or something like that, instead the author used the pseudonym Hyprasoft or Hypra-Soft and released several programs under the Hypra... name (e.g. Hypra-Disk, a disk/sector-editor; Hypra-Paint, a painting program, etc.) Anyways, take a look yourself... (I also have a patched version by Fandal somewhere, that will automatically execute a Basic/Hypra-Basic program, when named Autorun.HSB). P.S.: Thank you phaeron for the great Altirra Basic !! hypra_basic.zip 6 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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