In keeping with this weeks topic I'm curious to see what everyone's favorite type in programs were and where they came from.
The magazines I got when growing up were Compute!, Antic, and Family Computing. All had cool stuff to type in.
My favorites would have to be:
Warrior 3000 Rebound (and the construction set!)
I also like typing in small "demo" programs and the like. They didn't take long and always provided some WOW factor.
There was also a game I typed into the C64 that was all machine code if I remember correctly and it took *forever*. I wish I could remember what game it was. That one was pretty painful. The worst part was I didn't have any storage device at the time so I kept the computer on for 2 days straight so I could play it. Hehe
www.atarimagazines.com is a great place to see some of this stuff. I recall an issue of Retro Gamer also covering type in games in *great* detail.
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2006 12:48:49 GMT -5 by telengard
For me it was usually either a cheat for a game or a simple game with some machine code on my Amstrad. Amstrad User and Computing with the Amstrad were the main ones.
I remember spending hours with my dad typing programs in as he dictated. The machine code data was the worst part. Lines and lines of hex code, which were REALLY easy to mistype!
My favourite type in was an infinite lives and teleport cheat for the game Jet Set Willy. Really long but it allowed your character to teleport to any screen in the game which made it completeable for the first time. was cool!