IF INPUT$="THREAT" THEN PRINT "WIN"

BASIC - Part 99: Miriam finds some useful commands that weren't in the parser.  Also, 99?!? Wow, we're triple figures next week!  Hope you're all enjoying the ride so far.

INPUT WHY$;"ALWAYS ROPE?"

BASIC - Part 98: Seriously, why is there always rope in text adventures?  Rope is bloody heavy! You'd almost certainly get eaten by a Grue, being weighed down with all that.

IF COLOURS=7 THEN LET FREAK=FREAK+OUT

BASIC - Part 97: Miriam can put up with a lot, but take away her anti-aliasing and it all falls apart.  Don't adjust your sets, normal colour will resume soon-ish.

IF HE=NOT PROGRAM(ANYKIND) THEN LET HE=USER

BASIC - Part 96:  I'm warning you. You're entering a big error, Flynn. I'm going to have to put you on the game grid.

TAPE LOADING ERROR.

Oh.  Haha. Um.... You've probably noticed by now that BASIC is down (thanks to all the people who let me know).  I had a long discussion with a very nice lady at Hostgator and, well, it turns out that one of several things may have happened:


  1. There was a solar flare and it reflected off a weather balloon producing a rare phenomena that temporarily caused the site to 'disappear'.
  2. Er.. bigger boys came.  Bigger boys took my website.
  3. While the webspace was registered for three years, the domain was only registered for one.  It ran out.
Yes, that's right.   It was number 1.  Not really.  I've paid my $15 and now we have to wait 24-48 hours for the site to return.  I'm the reason we can't have nice things.


Sorry!

UPDATE: Blimey! 24 hours must go quickly in America. We're back up!

Not me, today.


INPUT "GOT IN"; POCKETSE$

BASIC - Part 95: It's very important not to play around on the stairs.  That said, Wyndham seems to be getting more of a handle on the mysterious voice.

IF WATCHINGME=SUM*1 THEN GOSUB FEELLIKE

BASIC - Part 94: In which Wyndham begins to understand the voices in his head and Miriam gets freaked out on the stairs.

Also, there is another in our series of rare behind the scenes footage.  This week - The Atari game that never was!!

LET BASIC=BASIC - ACTOR

Of course, it takes many years and hundreds of talented individuals to bring a Special FX heavy comic like BASIC to your screen.
We thought it was time that they shared some of the limelight and so, as the grand story of Wyndham and BASIC unfolds, we will share with you some very rare and fascinating behind the scenes footage.
Find out what makes the mighty Colossus robots move, discover the secrets of Wyndham's impossible metal friend, watch Miriam wear flat shoes, smoke Gitanes and look bored between takes.
Welcome… behind the magic!

LET A=INT (RND*6): PAUSE A

BASIC - Part 93: Something very weird is going on inside the tower.  What could it be?

Now, chaps and chappesses; this is going to be the last BASIC for a few weeks.  Nothing serious, I'm just taking some time out because:

  • I haven't had a weekend off in two years!
  • Got a new house to decorate (which, sadly, can't be painted digitally)
  • There are some cool new elements/characters coming up in the comic that I want to get just right.
Now, just because there's no comic for a bit, doesn't mean no content.  I'll be posting the occasional bit but, dearest BASICite (we need a proper collective term), please send in your own stuff!
I hate to use the word 'fan'art, but I'd love to see your BASICs, your Wyndhams and Miriams.  Heck, if anyone would like to tackle some non-canonical guest strippery, just hit me at david@basiccomic.com

Anyway, enjoy the strip and have a great summer!

INPUT "WHERE DO THOSE"; STAIR$; "GO?"

BASIC - Part 92: Well, we're inside! So where next? I mean, it's not exactly a normal building.
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