Well, I've downloaded an old non-English textual adventure, which of course, "for the sake of professionalism" have list disabled. Even after entering pokes for enabling "run-stop/restore" and for enabling "list" it continually questions for an input (in-game). I've tried to enter listing even on starting screen but it regards an emulated "run/stop-restore" just as any other button. "press any key" (just in our language...) .

Link with downloadable .prg:


P.S.: Because of auto-loading of .prg format when dragged over screen in V.I.C.E I've even made a new .d64 disk and as such, provoked the infamous "Loading. Ready." state. From that place I've entered pokes indeed.

P.S. 2: I've posted a theme and thread about this problem under "scene" category on "lemon", the top-ranked site dedicated to commodore:

*edit (importing of the link):


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    Wouldn't it be easier to just load the game into VICE, dump the memory image, find the BASIC program in RAM, and de-tokenize it?
    – Cactus
    Sep 14 '18 at 2:28
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    It would help us a lot if you phrased your request as a question. For example, are you asking if it can be listed, how it can be listed, or to simply show you the listing?
    – DrSheldon
    Sep 14 '18 at 4:51
  • I can't rephraze it without significantly changing a meaning...
    – perpetuum
    Sep 22 '18 at 14:22

Those programs aren't BASIC*. Detokeninzing them with petcat produces:

$ petcat bez\ milosti-inst.prg 

;bez milosti-inst.prg ==0801==
 1991 sys2065 tmc

$ petcat bez\ milosti.prg 

;bez milosti.prg ==0801==
 1987 sys2065 fbg

So each of those prg files contains only one line of BASIC code: a sys instruction that jumps into the machine code part of the program.

* or if they were originally written in BASIC they were compiled, and so the original source/tokens have been replaced by machine code

  • Thanx a lot for a link & info...
    – perpetuum
    Sep 22 '18 at 14:23

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