What is this & who is Mr. Dolan?? The answer. Maybe.


On May 1st, I got an itch to play with SmartBASIC on my ADAM and found that the digital data pack was… altered.  As I explain last month, the DDP didn’t launch SmartBASIC.  It launched a custom-made program that required a password.

I wanted to know what was on that DDP so I used SmartWriter to access the files.  I eventually found the password after loading the files on SmartWriter.  The password was related to Star Trek, guess Mr. Dolan is a fan.  Former Coleco Software Engineer, Howard Eglowstein, thinks this is from a school, possibly Mr. Dolan is a teacher.  Makes sense to me. Once I got in, here’s what I saw:

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So I went through to each option and got the following:

<H>elp!

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<M>ail

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<B>oot

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<G>ame

This was a silly paragraph of text that really wasn’t even a game.  It was about Star Trek though.

<C>hat

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Althought “M-DRAW” is not an option but is a program on the DDP, I decided to record a video of what it is.

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