#157 - Computer Primer


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A collection of routines mainly in Basic but with some machine language subroutines that will enable all users, whether novice or more experienced to get more from the graphics and sound capabilities of the Atari. These are individual demo programs covering such things as lightning effects, colour rotation, player missile construction and movement, horizontal and vertical scrolling and much more. Many of these routines came from the book Computer Animation Primer which has been out of print for a number of years and which, in our opinion, was the best book ever written describing animation effects on the Atari. The disk is rounded off with a super street scene with passing cars, a walking man and a background scrolling at a different speed to the foreground. Excellent stuff and all within reach of the programmer who wants to list out the routines and study them.