BASIC Zgrass—a sophisticated graphics language for the Bally Home Library Computer

@inproceedings{DeFanti1978BASICZS,
  title={BASIC Zgrass—a sophisticated graphics language for the Bally Home Library Computer},
  author={T. DeFanti and J. Fenton and Nola Donato},
  booktitle={SIGGRAPH '78},
  year={1978}
}
  • T. DeFanti, J. Fenton, Nola Donato
  • Published in SIGGRAPH '78 1978
  • Computer Science
  • Home computer users are just now discovering computer graphics. Modest extensions to BASIC allow plotting but not much more. The Bally Home Library Computer, however, has hardware to aid implementation of video games. Custom integrated circuits working on a 160×102 pixel (2 bits per pixel) color television screen allow certain forms of animation in real time. To give this power to the user, BASIC Zgrass has been designed and implemented. It is an extension of BASIC that allows parallel… CONTINUE READING
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