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Listing basic (or XB) program resets system - how?


Tornadoboy
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I used to have a basic or Extended Basic program I think called "Capone" or something, if I recall you had to figure out a code in order to open up Al Capone's vault or safe. The interesting thing about the program was when you tried to list it to cheat and find the code it would get to listing a line that had a REM statement saying "If you won't play fair, then I won't play fair", and when it tried to list the line immediately after that it would crash the system and make it restart.

 

How did the programmer manage that kind of booby trap? I eventually got around it by simply figuring out what line number was causing the crash and listing what came after it. And no I don't have a copy of this program anymore.

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