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New to Locomotive Basic
« on: 03:02, 29 August 19 »
so i've looked everywhere and every manual is either is spanish or does not exist. I live in the U.S and want to learn Locomotive Basic as much as possible, Are there any (English) books i can check out. thanks in advance

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Re: New to Locomotive Basic
« Reply #1 on: 03:23, 29 August 19 »
You just have to take a look to the CPC 6128 User Manual: http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/User_Manual
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Re: New to Locomotive Basic
« Reply #2 on: 06:30, 29 August 19 »
no html? :o

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Re: New to Locomotive Basic
« Reply #3 on: 09:46, 29 August 19 »
You don't get that 1980s, reading the manual type vibe with HTML  :P
Nothing to say for now

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Re: New to Locomotive Basic
« Reply #4 on: 10:43, 29 August 19 »
There is a version with hypertext links on the same page.
Now, if it is not a book that you want, have you tried to search about "locomotive basic" on the wiki?  :-*

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Locomotive_BASIC



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Re: New to Locomotive Basic
« Reply #5 on: 13:59, 29 August 19 »
In terms of a tutorial, I'm unsure if anyone has done one online, probably because of growing interest in Cross-Development Languages, I think Sean McManus' The BASIC Idea maybe the closest thing

Amstrad did make a BASIC tutorial guide and Parts One & Two are available on CPC-POWER with Manuals in PDF format.

Personally I typed in a number of BASIC examples from a Tutorial Amstrad Computer User had in 1991, which I thought was quite good despite being badly presented with examples presented in a non-fixed typeface, that series is also on CPC-Power as Parts 1 to 7 with JPG scans of that Tutorial series!

Apart from that a number of my threads on here may help, in Study of 464 Only Game Helicopter/Destination Saturn from ACU, I dismantle each level from that game into individual games.
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Re: New to Locomotive Basic
« Reply #6 on: 14:22, 29 August 19 »
Amstrad did make a BASIC tutorial guide and Parts One & Two are available on CPC-POWER with Manuals in PDF format.

Yes, these are excellent.
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Re: New to Locomotive Basic
« Reply #7 on: 19:59, 29 August 19 »
There is a version with hypertext links on the same page.
Now, if it is not a book that you want, have you tried to search about "locomotive basic" on the wiki?  :-*

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/Locomotive_BASIC


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Re: New to Locomotive Basic
« Reply #8 on: 12:31, 30 August 19 »
People here will be happy to help with any questions you have as well.

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