In 1998, The Byte Works released GSoft BASIC, the first and only Apple IIGS-specific version of BASIC. This interpreted language's powerful features include WHILE/WEND loops, and high-resolution graphics support, and records and structures.
This PDF collects Eric Shepherd's six-part, 43-page series of programming tutorials for GSoft BASIC. Each part is divided into a beginners' track and an advanced track, making it accessible to any level of programmer. Also included is Shepherd's review of GSoft BASIC, and an exclusive to this PDF: Mike Westerfield's reflection on the evolution of GSoft BASIC since its 1998 release.
This content was originally published in Juiced.GS:
- Volume 3, Issue 3 (September 1998)
- Volume 3, Issue 4 (December 1998)
- Volume 4, Issue 1 (March 1999)
- Volume 4, Issue 2 (June 1999)
- Volume 4, Issue 3 (October 1999)
- Volume 4, Issue 4 (January 2000)
- Volume 5, Issue 1 (April 2000)
Unlike the OCR'ed versions of this content available in The Early Years PDF bundle, this Concentrate uses the original text, making it perfect for copying and pasting into your favorite text editor or emulator.
This PDF comes in a ZIP archive that includes a free version of GSoft BASIC that's compatible with all code found in these tutorials. Or get this PDF free with the purchase of Opus ][: The Software (which includes the full version of GSoft BASIC) or Opus ][: The Source!
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