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Poking about in early issues of Dr Dobbs' Journal (the journal of the People's Computer Company, or PCC) I came across a listing for BASIC games available on tape. Many of these are widespread, but a number I have not heard of and Google is not helping. Does anyone have listings for:

  • Motie
  • Rescue
  • Trader (assume early version of space trader?)
  • Crash
  • a note for future explorers: Bob Albrecht of PCC's domain dragonfun.net has gone through a lot of owners and most of them are quite NSFW. If it's a newer archive than 2001 or so, click with care ... – scruss Oct 31 at 15:13
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Here is the listing for Motie, followed immediately by Rescue. The full list of archived issues of People's Computer Co. (PCC) is here.

  • Unfortunately, the OCR provided by that didn't work very well: 31'" III" C'fISI 'SAV[ "001'1 FO" IS TU"NS .... GOT) IHU 'CONTINU[ – Stop Harming Monica Oct 29 at 11:46
  • Most excellent! I'll use that to track down the original. – Maury Markowitz Oct 29 at 13:00
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    @StopHarmingMonica If you want an authentic 70s BASIC gamer experience, then there is only one way to get printed code into your computer: Type it off by hand :) – Philipp Oct 29 at 13:04
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    @Philipp even better: not realise you can edit previous lines, so every time you make a mistake start over from scratch – Stop Harming Monica Oct 29 at 13:06

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