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Stainless Software 1982-1985

Emulator users can enjoy three disks of Stainless Software programs.
Previous page go to next page Stainless Software was a computer software publishing business operated in the United Kingdom by Stephen Shaw from 1982 to 1985, catering only for the Texas Instruments TI99/4a Home Computer.
This web page exists to record the many items of software that Stainless sold for the TI99/4a, mostly on cassette tape.

From Page 7 onwards these web pages detail software programs for the TI99/4a formerly sold by Stainless Software from 1982, which failed to be retained in the final 1985 catalogue, which is on Pages 1 to 6. Programs in older catalogues on pages 7 to 16.
Alphabetic list of titles and authors.

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screenshot of game EXTENDED CHARACTER DEFINITION - Extended Basic by Ian Pegg Read the Review
Define your character by moving a cursor around a large square and the computer will give you the correct definition string to use. ALSO-

You can define sprites of 2,3 or 4 characters and see how they look magnified or with different colour combinations and ALSO-
this program can rotate and/or invert your character and give you the new string definition - that's 8 possible strings for one character!
ALL this for only GBP 3.00
BATTLESHIPS - TI BASIC by Ian Pegg Read the Review
You know THIS game! For two players or one vs the computer.
The game can be limited to a maximum number of turns if you wish. A non-taxing program for a rainy day. Nice graphics and quite fast.
GBP 4.00
screenshot of game TEST CARD-

Extended Basic by Stephen Shaw
Based on the IBA's ETP1, this program offers you a choice of video & audio tests- including cross-hatch, vertical & horizontally split screen, blank screen, and Test Card - on which you may place your own I.D. (up to 6 letters).
Nice way to end your video's - or perhaps you have a shop selling TV's (or 99/4A's!).
GBP 10.00

screenshot of game
TI BASIC by Ian Pegg
A very good text-only trading game for 2 to 10 players in which you must mine ore, refine and sell it, to earn ONE MILLION DOLLARS!
There are a few things which can go wrong of course... Quite similar to an old board game which you may know! A program for ALL the family and on1y.....
GBP 5.00
screenshot of game A graphic adventure, converted from a Tandy Colour program.
On screen is a 'map' of one level of a dungeon. You move down the levels by moving to the screen right (or falling through a trap door).
There is gas and there are monsters.

Your hit points and strength are constantly displayed. You must make the 13th level - can you?
GBP 8.00

BATTLE TANKS -in TI BASIC by Colin Banks
Using keyboard or joysticks, a game for TWO players. You each have 3 tanks, and by moving them around an enclosed maze (blasting the walls down) you have to destroy each others tanks.
A simple well written combat game, in two versions on the one tape- joystick & keyboard.
GBP 6.00
CUT-OFF in TI BASIC by Steve Watts
A fascinating game for 1 or 2 players. Read the Review
If 2 players: Each player tries to cut each other off as they move their transports around the screen leaving a trail- and avoiding houses but trying to hit power squares to pick up points. Several different screens.
If playing solo: Pick up points and avoid the houses! Also runs in Extended Basic-faster!
GBP 5.00
SPLODGE in TI Basic by Martin Hobbs. Read the Review
A difficult game to describe... not altogether unlike Frogger. Here you must move from the bottom of the screen to the top, as many times as you can, avoiding the moving obstacles. Not easy. Interesting graphics and good programming.
GBP 5.00
THE PIT in Extended Basic by Andrew Myers.
A simple text-only adventure game played in a 3x3x9 pit where you must collectfour items and locate the exit. Monsters lurk. Results of fights (or flight) depend on what you are carrying at the time. Articles placed in different rooms each time you RUN.
GBP 5.00
MEGA FIGHTER requires Mini Memory Module and joysticks.
By ROACH SOFTWARE GBP 11.00 A number of nasties move toward you and you must blast them with your trusty laser before they catch you. Several types of nasty, with different speeds.
As you progress they become faster. In machine code game. Fast joystick response.
DISK UTILITY PROGRAM: Requires disk system, 32k ram and Extended Basic.
By Sam Pincus. Available only for a restricted period. A program which automatically catalogues your disks and allows you to search for a particular program, print a list in program order, or print a particular disk index or all indexes.
Features a VERY fast machine code sorting routine for extra speed. RS232 and printer (or thermal printer) optional.
The program can handle two separate files on one disk, each of which can carry the details of either 400 programs or 50 disks (whichever comes first) Really useful.
On Disk. GBP 15.00
screenshot of game ZARQUON in TI BASIC.
by Patrick Strasen.

Another gem.
Prevent a hostile alien ship from reaching the left hand side of the screen.

Watch out for space mines and aliens wearing the cloak of invisibility!
Super graphics and nice game.
All yours for GBP 6.00

INVASION in TI BASIC by Colin McAuley Read the Review
- destroy the alien shipping crossing the screen. It becomes harder and harder as wrecks prevent your torpedoes reaching the Snemy. As you miss each one, you have less room to move.
Only GBP 5.00

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