SmartBASIC graphics program: Sparkle

32 BASIC Programs for the Coleco ADAM by Tom Rugg & Phil Feldman

32 BASIC Programs for the Coleco ADAM by Tom Rugg & Phil Feldman

There was a time when screensavers were a must on computers.  That time was pretty much the 1990s and early 2000s.  Some screensavers were simply random images that would be generated through code and go on until infinity or at least until you touch the mouse or keyboard.

Some of Coleco ADAM’s users were using SmartBASIC to make  elaborate animated art that could have been screensavers, though I’m sure they didn’t know that at the time.  The book “32 BASIC Programs for the Coleco ADAM” had such a program.  It will seem rather plain by today’s standards, but I was in awe when I typed this out and ran it on my ADAM back in the mid 1980s.

Check out the video to see for yourself.

Here is the program:



About Coleco ADAM

I’m Justin M. Salvato, a fan and collector of vintage computers. This blog is dedicated to the very first computer I have ever owned: The Coleco ADAM. It is also my favorite. The goal of the blog is to provide information about the ADAM as well as the software and hardware that were created for this vintage computer system.
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One Response to SmartBASIC graphics program: Sparkle

  1. Spencer says:

    I too was amazed when I first saw it. I have a few ADAMs and always will. There straight forward, easy to work with, fun, and very simple to maintain. No viruses, malware, spyware, etc; just good ole fun on a PC that works ALL the time.

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