Classic Computer Magazine Archive COMPUTE! ISSUE 21 / FEBRUARY 1982 / PAGE 12

"I know that there are screendump programs which exist for Atari which will allow the contents of the screen to be put on a printer. What I need is something similar to this but allowing the screen to be saved to tape (or in DATA statements written by the program itself) so that that screen could later be recreated easily. I am currently trying to write a graphics type of Adventure game which uses a redefined character set and requires numerous POSITION and PRINT commands to use those special characters to draw some fairly complicated floorplans. I am nearly at the tearing-out-my-hair point from trying to code these floorplans. It would be much simpler if I could draw the room, using the edit and cursor control functions, and then save screen to be used in the playing of the game itself. Does such a pair of utilities exist or is anyone currently working on one?" Michael A. Ivins