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Title: C7420 BASIC module manual?
Post by: majestyx on May 01, 2013, 01:23:04 AM
I've been playing around with the C7420 BASIC module thanks to manopac's efforts with continuing the O2EM project. But so far I'm only able to make text program. Now I realize that there are no English versions of the manual, but I'm more concerned with figuring out how some of the more complicated commands work, particularly programming the graphics (GR command), what the numbers for the colors are, and how to properly use commands such as TX, DELIM, and some others. I found some discussions which listed all of the commands and functions with some syntax rules, so that was helpful, as well looking over the program listings for such programs as SNAKE, SWELL FOOP, and demonstrations for Space Invaders and Pong. I found a link to a PDF of the German manual which no longer worked so I'm hoping that someone may still have this file.

Thanks to anyone who can help.


Title: Re: C7420 BASIC module manual?
Post by: Rene_G7400 on May 01, 2013, 09:06:25 AM
This link will work:
http://www.ozyr.com/rene/Scans/C7420_manual_german.pdf (http://www.ozyr.com/rene/Scans/C7420_manual_german.pdf)


Title: Re: C7420 BASIC module manual?
Post by: majestyx on May 01, 2013, 12:55:31 PM
Why am I not surprised you'd know, Rene?  ;)

Thanks as always~!


Title: Re: C7420 BASIC module manual?
Post by: gertk on May 01, 2013, 06:52:35 PM
One thing you will notice is that the line length is quite limited on the C7420 (max 38 characters)
The Basic used in the VG5000 computer is almost identical to the C7420

BTW: The Swell Foop game was 'pre-processed' (line numbers generated from labels) on my Linux workstation and then uploaded to the C7420


Title: Re: C7420 BASIC module manual?
Post by: majestyx on May 01, 2013, 11:46:22 PM
One thing you will notice is that the line length is quite limited on the C7420 (max 38 characters)

Yes, I learned that quite quickly. I was surprised to find that limitation, which makes programming a lot more challenging.


Title: Re: C7420 BASIC module manual?
Post by: qq1975b on December 14, 2020, 03:22:31 PM
I have the spanish manual if someone is interested.


Title: Re: C7420 BASIC module manual?
Post by: qq1975b on December 14, 2020, 08:14:46 PM
I have the spanish manual if someone is interested.

I mean I can upload/send the scanned version I made today.