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The computer adventure simulations you will develop in this tutorial are based on historical personalities like Marco Polo, Amelia Earhart, and on historical events like the Tour de France, The Longest Automobile Race 1908, and the 1847 Oregon Trail. We have also included some fiction adventure simulations like Voyage to Neptune and the Hong Kong Hustle. All of these adventure simulations were originally written by David H. Ahl whose computer programming books helped start the personal computer programming revolution.
All the original classic adventure simulations are included: Marco Polo, Westward Ho!, The Longest Automobile Race, The Orient Express, Amelia Earhart: Around the World Flight, Tour de France, Subway Scavenger, Hong Kong Hustle, and Voyage to Neptune.
To view the Table of Contents where you can download the Marco Polo Small Basic Preview Chapter click on this <Table of Contents>. The complete downloadable Microsoft Word based E-Book includes all the completed .sb project source code files in a compressed .zip file so you don’t even have to re-type or cut and paste the Small Basic source code in yourself if you don’t want to. We also included all the original “GOTO” subroutines for your nostalgic programming enjoyment. To read an interesting debate on why GOTO is still used in Microsoft Small Basic click on this article written by the author of Microsoft Small Basic
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