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LOL. I misread it. I just got done combing through programs and finding ones which are two player. ARCed em up and was about to upload. I'll go back and instead try to select 1 vs cpu.

 

UPDATE:

 

Okay I did scrounge a few which might work. One of my faves is NUKEWAR.

BAS_GAME.ARC

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I've got Reversi (aka Othello) that went into my book - http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-reversi_27518.html

 

Uses a custom font in Gr. 2 - from memory I converted the game from a pre-existing Basic program for another system.

 

Fairly sure you can play the computer. I also did a version of Nim, though you can play the computer it'd have to be one of the most boring games around.

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Well,

 

how about Tactwar: http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-tactwar_5232.html

Allthough the atarimania info-screen says 1 player or 1 vs. 2, it is just a one player vs. computer game. Source is available in Atari Basic (and in my collection there is a Basic XL source as well).

 

There is also Naval Battle by Antic: http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-naval-battle_3668.html

in my eyes the best battleships game on the A8. The disk includes several files, one is for a 1 player version, another file for a 2 player version and there is also a demo version.

 

Or how about Chess by John Krause (Compute): http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-400-800-xl-xe-chess_1021.html

 

Last not least, how about some modem games ? They are for two players, but maybe they can be changed in such a way, they play via Ethernet cart. instead of modem ?!? There are four games: a) Telechess (BAS), b) Battleships (BAS), c) Modemchess (BAS) and d) Jellybeans (errm, not a Basic game, it uses ML)...

modemgames.zip

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As promised, battleship basic game.

Bit of history.

My Cousin Peter Bradford wrote this in 81-82 on a Atari 400 with cassette drive.

He originally named the ships as per there size, ie Aircraft carrier,battleship etc but remembering what size the ships are was troublesome. So he changed there names from 1 to 5.

 

To Place ships, select position with joystick and press button. Direction is, straight up is 1, up-right diagonal is 2, right is 3 etc.

The rest should be easy enough to work out.

 

James

 

battleship basic.atr

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