Marcos Moutta Posted March 27 Share Posted March 27 I've been watching this channel called "The 8-bit Guy" since 2016, and although his videos have definitely dropped in quality recently, they used to be great. I recently began to think about something he used to say a lot. It went kind of like this: "I learned to program thanks to my VIC-20. It came with a great user's guide that taught me Microsoft Basic very well, and after that everything was easier". That's pretty funny advice. "Want to code? Learn Basic." Not even C! 🤣 But I thought I'd give it a try, because I think it would be a really pleasant experience. I don't actually want to "learn the basics of coding", I already write C for that. Just want to learn an obsolete language and have some fun doing so. So my question is: what are the best "Retro computers that natively run Basic and come with a great user's manual that teaches you how to program it"? I thought about following his advice and just getting a VIC-20 but it has no commands for graphics or sound. PS. What 8-bit computers had the best third party Basic "compilers"? Amiga had "Blitz Basic" which was great but that's 16-bit. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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