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Learn To Program BASIC

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[www].se [ftp].se [mirror].us [mirror].de
LTPB.iso_.hqx (533.08 MB)
MD5: c579c2f74878620f32111b994fa5c3ec
For System 7.0 - 7.6 - Mac OS 9
Guides on emulating older games

Learn To Program BASIC: Junior High Edition is part game, part education and learning app, and part IDE. Created to introduce the principles of computer programming to kids, Learn to Program BASIC features a series of lessons, each beginning with a short video explanation. These zany video segments, though certainly dated stylistically by modern standards, were clever in their efforts to combat children's short attention spans.

Description from the back of the CD jewel case:

Now learning to program BASIC is fun and easy. And, before long, you'll be programming your computer to help with homework, create your own games, and more.

Now you too can learn to program in BASIC. It's never been easier! Media Man, your entertaining host, and his sidekick Goo will walk you through the world of programming step by step in 10 half-hour animated lessons. Plus, over 50 exciting exercises, and 10 special projects where you can modify fun games to reinforce programming skills.

Build your computer, math, logic, and critical thinking skills. And, who knows, maybe you'll even get a head start on a programming career.

CD image contains both Macintosh and Windows 95 versions. Macintosh system requirements are as follows:

DL #1: An ISO CD image containing both Macintosh and Windows 95 volumes from the original CD, created using the Virtual CD/DVD Utility and compressed as a Stuffit file in an .hqx wrapper.

Architecture: PPC

Only runs in 256 colors


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by MikeTomTom - 2020, December 27 - 12:15pm

@Macobyte: Excellent and spot-on. Thank you very much for this and the newer uploads of yours.

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by Jatoba - 2020, December 24 - 10:54pm

Thank you for sharing this. Smile I appreciate both the Mac and Windows sides of the image.

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by Macobyte - 2020, December 24 - 10:17pm

Thanks for the help Mike! I think this should finally be right.

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, December 19 - 12:03pm

No. Thank you, Macobyte. It's a big ask getting it right and putting the time into it.

Testing your created image before you upload it, is always a good thing if you remember to. You can remove both from the page, once you have the hybrid uploaded.

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by Macobyte - 2020, December 19 - 11:14am

Okay, thanks again for your help. I’ll image this disk again per these steps and reupload. Which of the other two files (or both) do you recommend I remove from the page once I upload the new one? I don’t want to bloat this page with unnecessary images.

As frustrating as it is to image and upload my collection multiple times, I do very much appreciate your kind guidance as I have quickly become a daily user of this site and want to do my part to contribute.

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by MikeTomTom - 2020, December 19 - 6:25am

Hi Macobyte. The new upload is still not a hybrid iso.

I think I should make some instructions for creating hybrids if using the Virtual CD/DVD Utility.

If the CD being imaged is a Mac HFS only disc then no additional steps are required. But, if the CD being imaged is a hybrid Mac/Windows CD, then you will need to undertake these (few extra) steps.

1.) You need to install "Joliet Volume Access" version 2.1b5. That is, the 2nd DL on that page, "JVA_2.1b5.sit", install it then reboot.

2.) Insert the hybrid CD to mount it on the desktop. Only the Mac part mounts.

3.) Go to the Control Panels via the Apple Menu and choose the "Joliet Control".

4.) Use the Joliet Control Panel to mount the Windows partition of the CD (follow the screenshots on the Joliet page in order, to get the gist of this).

5.) The Windows side will mount, the Mac partition vanishes and you can close the Joliet Control Panel.

6.) Get the Virtual CD/DVD Utility to make an iso of the mounted Windows partition.

Weird but true. This creates a perfect Mac/Win iso image file. You can test by double-clicking the resulting iso image. It will mount both partitions onto the Mac's desktop.

But (alternatively) for hybrid Mac/Win disks its also a breeze to create perfect hybrid iso's by using ImgBurn on Windows, then zipping the iso for ease of access on either platform.

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by Macobyte - 2020, December 17 - 8:11pm

Yep, sorry… I wasn't aware of the issues using the built-in Disk Copy app. I'll recreate using the Virtual CD/DVD Utility and reupload soon.

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by IIGS_User - 2020, December 9 - 6:27am

Unfortunately, the .img image is Mac-only.
Please try to use Toast to create a hybrid image of the CD ROM.

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by IIGS_User - 2020, December 9 - 6:23am

Full name of Presage is "Presage Software Development Company"?
Nice read, tho'. Smile