Classic Computer Magazine Archive CREATIVE COMPUTING VOL. 11, NO. 2 / FEBRUARY 1985 / PAGE 14

Commodore 64 sight and sound. (book reviews) Russ Lockwood.

Commodore 64 sight & Sound provides tips and tricks on using Basic to program graphics and sound routines on the Commodore 64. The tutorials, backed by program listings, offer theoretical and practical information for beginning and advanced programmers.

The book starts with general information on setting up the Commodore 64, including obtaining the best possible picture, operating a disk drive, and learning the idiosyncrasies of the keyboard. It moves quickly into a command-by-command explanation of Basic in ROM.

A thorough explanation of Simon's Basic, an inexpensive extension of Basic with special graphics and sound commands, takes up the bulk of the book. A discussion of sprite graphics and examination of sound effects round out the book.

John Anderson, no stranger to readers of Creative Computing, offers an excellent tutorial for Commodore 64 programmers. Commodore 64 Sight & Sound provides an extensive array of tips, tricks, and techniques to help the programmer wring the most graphics and sound effects out of Basic, Simmon's Basic, and the Commodore 64.

Review Grade: A