A BASIC expansion enhanced and improved the original BASIC commands. A few BASIC expansions are used for general purpose other ones are optimized for special subjects, e.g. graphics, sound, disk management or for easier programming.
Types of BASIC expansions
- Generating machine code over DATA lines with BASIC programs. This is a very popular way.
- Loading the BASIC expansion by floppy disc, before running a program with new commands of BASIC expansions.
- Using a compiler, like Basic-Boss
- Using a cartridge with a BASIC expansion.
Attention: BASIC programs, which contains commands of a BASIC expansion, are only useable by using this BASIC expansion. Without these appears a BASIC V2 error message!
Others articles of BASIC expansions are in the category: BASIC Expansion.
BASIC expansions for the C64
- Becker BASIC 64 (1987)
- Business BASIC (1985)
- DOS 5.1 (1982)
- Final Cartridge III (1987)
- Graphic Routine (1986)
- High-Speed-Grafik (1986)
- IDE64 BASIC (1994)
- Programmer's Little Helper (1987)
- Simons' BASIC (1983)
- Simons' BASIC Extension (1983)
- SupaBASIC (198?)
- Super BASIC (1983)
- SuperBASIC 64 (Compute!; Dezember 1983)
- SuperBasic-64 (1984)
- Super BASIC C64 1985)
- Super Expander 64 (1984)
- Supergrafik (1986)
- Tuned Simons Basic (1986)