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On this page you can download various programs I have written over the years.


LEGAL DISCLAIMER

Most of the software on this page is free, however I am now offering some paid apps in the Windows Store.  Everything here is copyrighted and comes with no warranties.  Please use at your own risk.  If source code is provided, you may modify the program only with my permission; otherwise, it is forbidden.


NOTICE TO MY OS X USERS

I no longer distribute my programs as packages.  The ZIP files simply contain folders (or just files) with the actual programs themselves and all the necessary files that go with them.  Just extract the archive and copy everything to your Applications folder if you wish.


WHAT HAPPENED TO SOME OF MY EMERGENCE BASIC GAMES?

In case you noticed and are wondering, I've removed three of the games I had on here that were written in Emergence BASIC, and that's due to the fact that for whatever reason, they don't seem to be working well anymore on modern hardware, especially in regards to video performance (at least, that's the results I'm getting on my machine).  However, I still am offering one of my EB games for download below (a number-guessing game that only uses the GUI and no graphics).

I may eventually re-write some of these games, but I haven't decided yet.


STL (Simple Text Locator)

This is a simple utility that will allow you to search for a specific piece of text in all the files inside a directory or folder.  It's meant to be easy to use without overwhelming the user with a lot of advanced options (however there are a few important parameters you can set).

Version 1.01 incorporates minor fixes for each platform.

Version 1.01 for Windows
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Version 1.01 for OS X (Intel Mac w/ OS X 10.7 and up)
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CHOPPER ATTACK

A simple arcade shooting game where you must destroy helicopters with your turret.  If I had to compare it to anything else I'd say it resembles the old game of "Sabotage" on the Apple  ][.  A Windows 8.1 app (with improvements over the original HTML5 version).

Download Chopper Attack from Windows Store
 

SPACE BARRAGE

A simple arcade shooter where you pilot a ship much like you do in Asteroids.  The object is to simply destroy all the enemies coming at you before you run out of fuel and laser ammo.  A Windows 8.1 app.

Download Space Barrage from Windows Store
 

SCREW THY NEIGHBOR

A new version of Screw Thy Neighbor, a simple but fun card game.  Avoid the lowest card during each round, eliminate your opponents, and win the pot in the end!

Now made especially for Windows 8!

(Version 1.01 fixes some mouse/touch routines that caused erroneous behavior with changing some of the settings and inadvertent clearing of player stats.)

Download Screw Thy Neighbor from Windows Store


PB-SHUT

My first PowerBASIC project.  This is the game of Shut the Box, where you roll dice and then choose numbers that add up to those dice in an effort to earn points.  Two versions are provided from which you may choose; the first is wrapped up in a typical Windows-style setup/installation wizard, and the second version is just a ZIP archive that contains the executable of the game itself and the BASIC source code.  (The executable is very small and can be run directly without any other files.)

Version 1.10 incorporates several improvements.

Version 1.10 for Windows - Installation wizard
Version 1.10 for Windows - ZIP archive w/ source

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WHIP IT GOOD

A new and improved version of my Whip-It puzzle emulator.  Recently I offered one that was written in Emergence BASIC, but since it seemed to no longer run correctly I ported it to QB64.  In case you don't know, Whip-It was one of the myriad puzzles of the 1980s during the Rubik's Cube craze.  The idea is to rotate and slide the colored tiles and get them to match up in each column.  Requires a mouse.

New in version 1.01 -- game settings are saved between sessions.

Version 1.01 for Windows
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Want the source code?  Here it is!

Whip It Good source code


SUPER PAC MUNCH

A simple Pac Man derivative.  Instead of a maze, you move around in an open space, and try not to run out of time while avoiding the ghosts.

Please note: With the Windows 8.1 upgrade on my laptop that has Intel HD4000 graphics, the game is not running properly.  I am not sure as of right now how to fix it.

Version 1.00 for Windows
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Here's a link to the HTML5 version that you can play in your browser.  Please note that a couple of features will not work, such as joystick support and switching between windowed and full-screen modes with F4.

Please note: If you are running Windows 8.1 and run into problems with this HTML5 version, try a different browser.

Super Pac Munch (HTML5)


5 x 5 POKER

This is a simple poker game where you place cards on a grid and try to earn points with the hands you make.  It's actually inspired from an old DOS game I used to play many years ago.  Created with QB64; requires a mouse.

Version 1.10 incorporates a few improvements.

Version 1.10 for Windows
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Now available: Source code!

5 x 5 Poker source code


JUXTAPOSE

My Connect Four clone has now been updated for the 21st century and is better than ever!  Written in Visual Basic 2012, you can even choose between 32- and 64-bit versions.  (Note: Requires the .NET Framework 4.5 and will not run on anything prior to Windows 7.  .NET 4.5 will be installed if it is not already present.  Extract the archive and run the setup file.  For ages 10 and older; some comments made by the computer can be sarcastic.)

Version 3.00 for Windows (x86)
Version 3.00 for Windows (x64)
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CHOPPER ATTACK

Oops!  Were you expecting my HTML5 game here?  Bottom line is I discovered there were several problems with it, and I ended up converting it to a Windows 8 app.  Check out the link above to download the new version from the store.


WUNDERPUCK

A fun two-player game (you play against the computer) where you try to shoot your pucks into your opponent's half of the gameboard before he does.

Version 1.01 for Windows
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Version 1.01 for OS X
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FREE PASCAL AWARI

This is the first program I've ever written in Pascal, a game called Awari.  You can find the rules for the game on the web or at Wikipedia.

The goal here was to learn about Pascal, not to do anything particularly fancy.  In fact, the program uses the console text screen.  My advice is to increase the font size of the window if you think it's too small.

The source code is included, which you can open with the Lazarus editor.

Version 1.00
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AROUND THE WORLD

This is a simple version of the classic game that we've all played with our friends around the basketball net.  You can play against the computer or against other human players, and you can also set the difficulty level.

Version 1.01 for Windows
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Version 1.00 for OS X
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ASTROSMACK

If you loved "Astrosmash" on the old Intellivision game console of the early 1980s, then you should love this, because it's a clone!  The object of the game is simple: Earth is being bombarded by falling asteroids and various enemies, and you must destroy them all!  Has many features and is a lot of fun.

Version 1.00 for Windows
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Version 1.00 for OS X
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DAGNABBIT!

A trick-taking card game based on Spades (originally called ... ahem ... "Oh S***!").  You must make an accurate bid and then play the best cards.  This is a much-improved Windows version of the same game for MS-DOS that you can find below.

Version 1.02 for Windows
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Version 1.01 for OS X
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GRASS

This is a program called GRASS, otherwise known as "The GReat and Adorable Soccer Simulation."  This is a demo written in Game Maker that simulates a soccer game in an arcade, top-down fashion.  Basically all you do is watch.  You are allowed to specify the names of the two teams and the length of the game.

Version 1.00 for Windows
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FB-SNARL

This is a simple game written in FreeBASIC in which you have to navigate mazes.  In fact, trying to see if I could create an algorithm that could generate mazes is how it all got started, and then it grew into this little game.  Not the most perfect algorithm, but it works, and I thought it would be good enough to share.

Version 1.01 for Windows
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SIM-ZOO-TV

Here's something pretty unusual, and will probably appeal to you if you are a U2 fan.  Remember ZOO TV?  This is a program that actually simulates it by bombarding you with images and text while playing their music.

Version 1.00 for Windows


STARPORT DEFENDER

A fairly simple space arcade shoot-em-up that starts off slowly and gradually becomes more and more frantic.

Version 1.03 for Windows
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Version 1.03 for OS X
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ALIEN SIZZLE

A simple space arcade shoot-em-up based on an old Apple ][ game called "Alien Drizzle."

Version 1.13 for Windows
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Version 1.10 for OS X
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"NINETY-NINE" OR "99" (GUI VERSION)

A simple but fun card game.  All players add their cards to a cumulative numeric total, and the object is to avoid crossing the boundaries at 33, 66, and 99.

Version 2.11 for Windows
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Version 2.11 for OS X
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BRICKS & BUGS

A breakout type of game.

Version 1.17 is now here ... I've implemented a few improvements that make the game less ... okay, I'll say it ... boring!

Version 1.17 for Windows
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Version 1.14 for OS X now incorporates these improvements as well.

Version 1.14 for OS X
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QUICK-RACE

A very simple, quick and dirty 2-D racing game.

Version 2.00 for Windows
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MAGNUM (THE "MAGIC NUMBER" GUESSING GAME)

A simple but fun number guessing game with a twist -- you and the PC actually ask questions to each other.

Version 1.06 for Windows
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MAGIC BOX BENCHMARK

A console program that solves a type of puzzle known as a "magic box."

Version 1.01 for Windows


WORD JUMBLE

A word-search design program written in Visual Basic 5.0.

Version 1.05 for Windows


SOME OLD QUICKBASIC GAMES

These are all MS-DOS applications (you can try running them in DOSBox).

Super Upwards 1.38 -- The game of Upwords

Naval Engagement 1.08 -- Battleship game

Deluxe Mastermind 1.7b -- Self-explanatory, don't you think?

Ninety-Nine (99) 1.23 -- The card game of 99 (similar to the one above)

Oh Shit! 1.15 -- A bidding card game (similar to Spades)

Oh Rats! 1.15 -- Same bidding game, cleaner name

Whip-It 1.01 -- Whip-It puzzle emulator


MISCELLANEOUS BASIC PROGRAMS

Pixel Pusher, a simple graphics demo (executable is for Windows, but BASIC source code is included).

Version 1.00 (QB64)

Super Squares, a simple graphics demo (executable is for Windows, but BASIC source code is included).

Version 1.02 (QB64)

Spectrum, a simple graphics demo (executable is for Windows, but BASIC source code is included).

Version 1.02 (QB64)

Line Demo, a graphics demo that shows the randomly changing path of a line.

QB/PDS
QB64
FreeBASIC

Logical Statement Analyzer, a program that evaluates logical statements consisting of a set of specific symbols.

QB/PDS
QB64
FreeBASIC

Rainbow Generator, a program that generates random "rainbows" based on a simple algorithm.


Typing Speed Calculator, a program that determines how fast you type.

FreeBASIC


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