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  A selection of programs for the Commodore Vic 20 and emulators.  
A mixture of other people's programs and some of my own.
These are available in a zip file containing a .d64 disk image, a .tap tape image and a BASIC listing which can be typed in on a real Pet. Alternatively, a separate pdf file of the listing can be downloaded.
 
 
There is a compilation disk with all the programs at the bottom of this page.
 
  Awalé  
Description: Awalé is an african game. This version comes from Baoule in the Ivory Coast and the program is based on a project described in a 1982 issue of L'Ordinateur Individuel. The game was played on a board with hollowed out positions to hold pebbles or grains. Two players take turns to distribute the contents of one of their own positions around the board in a counter clockwise direction. If the last pebble or grain was placed in a position belonging to the opponent and this now holds either two or three, the player takes those and moves back one position to check that one too. This is a complex game, requiring forward thinking. Not only do you need to score from your opponent but you must avoid having your own pebbles or grains taken.
The Vic 20 version was written in Basic and can be played against a real opponent or the computer which has a two level option. The game requires 8K or 16K expansion.
Author: Bob Mockford
File name: AWALE
Downloads: (1) ZIP File: Disk Image (.d64) + Tape Image (.tap) + Listing (.pdf) (2) Listing (.pdf)
Downloads: (3) About Awale (.pdf)
 
  Higher Or Lower  
Description: Higher or lower. A simple game, in fact the first I ever wrote. You guess whether the next number will be higher or lower. Four numbers to guess with a range of 1 to 15 but a number can occur more than once. Played against the computer. To keep within unexpanded memory, the VIC doesn't show whether it is guessing higher or lower. If the number is less than 8 it guesses higher, more than 8 it guesses lower, if 8 it chooses at random.
Author: Bob Mockford
File name: HIGHER OR LOWER
Downloads: (1) ZIP File: Disk Image (.d64) + Tape Image (.tap) + Listing (.pdf) (2) Listing (.pdf)
 
  Jigsaw  
Description: A tricky puzzle. You must move the pieces to reconstruct the rectangle. Pressing f1 displays the correct pattern, but only briefly. Pieces cannot overlap or be moved over the top of each other. Pieces are moved by pressing the appropriate letter key followed by U-up D-down L-left or R-right.
Author: Unknown
File name: JIGSAW
Downloads: (1) ZIP File: Disk Image (.d64) + Tape Image (.tap) + Listing (.pdf) (2) Listing (.pdf)
 
  Mad Hotel  
Description: A board game for one to four players, any of which can be the computer. The object of the game is to press a key to get a random number from 1 to 6. Your numbered piece moves forward. Landing on a lift may send you up or down, or you may be stuck where you are. The distance travelled in the lifts is random. The red squares let you gamble by pressing a key to stop the display. The possibilities are up, down, forward and back. The distance is again random. The winner is the first to land on the 'out' square.
16K expansion is needed.
Author: Bob Mockford
File name: MAD HOTEL
Downloads: (1) ZIP File: Disk Image (.d64) + Tape Image (.tap) + Listing (.pdf) (2) Listing (.pdf)
 
  Mother Hen  
Description: A maze game that's great fun, with a new maze every time. You are a rat and you get to eat the hen's eggs and grain, scoring points as you go. The hen is not too pleased and searches the maze. When she finds you, the game is over. This is one very angry chicken. Score 10 points for each grain eaten, 50 for each egg. Movement is with Q-up, A-down, <-left and >-right. A bit tricky until you get the hang of it.
Load and run the MOTHER HEN program. It will then load MOTHER-HEN2.
Author: Tim Duncan in Vic Computing
File name: MOTHER HEN
Downloads: (1) ZIP File: Disk Image (.d64) + Tape Image (.tap) + Listing (.pdf) (2) Listing (.pdf) (3) Listing 2 (.pdf)
 
  Panique Au Fond Des Mers  
Description: Your chance to shoot at helicopters, boats and submarines from your position at the bottom of the sea. There are two skill levels. You need to use the ammunition displayed at the bottom of the screen wisely. Movement and firing is with a joystick. You cannot fire again without moving left or right.
Author: Unknown - The program is from the magazine L'Ordinateur Individuel.
File name: PANIQUE
Downloads: (1) ZIP File: Disk Image (.d64) + Tape Image (.tap) + Listing (.pdf) (2) Listing (.pdf)
 
  Rocket Command  
Description: Planes fly at different levels from left to right or from right to left. Firing the rockets, you attempt to shoot them down. The rockets fire one after another, starting on the right.
A very simple game, an example from the Vic 20 user manual.
Author: Duane Later
File name: ROCKET COMMAND
Downloads: (1) ZIP File: Disk Image (.d64) + Tape Image (.tap) + Listing (.pdf) (2) Listing (.pdf)
 
  Tank V UFO  
Description: UFOs fly at different levels from left to right or from right to left. Some will drop bombs on you, others pass by harmlessly. You can move the tank left and right and can fire upwards to bring down the UFOs.
A very simple game, complete with display errors. An example from the Vic 20 user manual.
Author: Duane Later
File name: TANK V UFO
Downloads: (1) ZIP File: Disk Image (.d64) + Tape Image (.tap) + Listing (.pdf) (2) Listing (.pdf)
 
  Compilation disk  
Description: All seven programs on one disk image.
 
 
Author: Various
File name: DISK1
Downloads: (1) ZIP File: Disk Image (.d64)
 
  How to read the listings  
Commodore program listings were notoriously hard read with cursor and colour codes represented by graphics symbols. It was also difficult to see the number of spaces or graphics characters.
The listings for Commodore programs in BASIC were produced using my own software which converts display symbols to words. Click here for details.
 
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