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Stainless Software 1982-1985

Emulator users can enjoy several 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.

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screen image of program STARPROBE in TI BASIC from COUNTERPOINT SOFTWARE bv Mark Sumner. Read the review

How far can you penetrate the cave system on the alien planet? Several caves to choose from. each with its own nasty defences.
You have your own weapons too of course, and can use the aliens fuel and ammo dumps.
GBP 7.00


WALDOBALL in Extended Basic from Not Polyoptics.
It's the Androids against the Robots in this soccer game of tomorrow.
GBP 5.00 (added to catalogue was my comment: "I have been unable to play Waldoball myself, be warned". Although the description is from their American advert, I cut out the words "fast paced action". This program was not offered for very long.).
screen image of program BANKROLL
in EXTENDED BASIC.
from Not Polyoptics. Read the Review
If you have seen the TI 'Market' simulation, there is no comparison - this NP program is a great improvement.
For 2 to 4 plavers it is a stock exchange simulation. very well done with lots of variable factors to take into account.
GBP 7.00
OPHYSS screen image of program in TI BASIC from Not Polyoptics

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A game for one or two players, who move snakes and build up a high score by eating hopping frogs or each other (tail first of course).
Interesting program.

GBP 6.00


BACKGAMMON
screen image of program in EXTENDED BASIC
: A classic from Not Polyoptics.
Read the review
For two players or one against the computer. The computer may not play the worlds best game, but it does provide an opponent when a human one is lacking. Good graphics and an easy entry system
GBP 7.00
[As with so many later NP XB programs this was fatally flawed and was quickly removed from the catalogue. It needed too much rewriting and there were plenty of other backgammon programs out there].
TUKOMS KINGDOM screen image of program in TI BASIC by Russell Bryer.

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A multi screen maze adventure with some difficult tactical decisions to be taken if you are to survive.

Avoid the creatures! or run them through with your trusty sword!

GBP 6.00


GO FOR THE GOLD in Extended Basic from DEJ Software.
An amusing and simple game, perhaps for younger players. Reach the pot of gold before a leprechaun clobbers you. Meet a pixie for extra speed but bumping into trees slows you down. Gets harder as you go along.
GBP 7.00 (This program did not remain in the catalogue for very long)
NOMAD in Extended Basic from DEJ Software.
REQUIRES JOYSTICKS. A cockpit view is presented to you as you seek and destroy alien craft before they destroy you.
A radar readout tells you the bearing of the aliens and you must swing round to attack. Swing the wrong way and they may blast you first!
GBP 10.00
ARMADA in Extended Basic from DEJ Software.
A simple game of ballistics, as 1 or 2 players try to shoot a cannon at moving targets at differing distances. Miss the target, it shoots back and could hit you.
GBP 7.00 (This program did not remain in the catalogue for very long)
ASW TACTICS 2 in Extended Basic from DEJ Software.
Anti Submarine Warfare. From a helicopter you must find and destroy an enemy submarine before he sinks your convoy of three ships.
To assist you, you have an active sonar, passive sonobuoys, and an airplane with a magnetic anomoly detector. At the easiest level, it is fairly easy, but at the hardest level..
.GBP 11.00
PATSCRAM MISSION screen image of program in Extended Basic by Patrick Strassen. Read the review

A series of five screens, starting with an easy one and ending with a real tough one.
Differing sprite tasks, eg avoiding things, hitting things, and moving to a particular spot on the screen. Your task is to recover the Cube of Peace, with hazards en route.
GBP 6.00


screen image of program RAGING RIVER plus SUPER JACKPOT. In TI Basic by Pete Williams. Read the review
In Raging River you must survive as long as you can as a roling and obstructed river scrolls up the screen. Nice graphics and a real challenge. Can anyone beat 82 miles?
Super Jackpot is our old friend the one armed bandit here realised in a very attractive way. Complete with the usual Nudge, Gamble and Hold features.
Two programs for GBP 6.00
RADAR DEFENCE screen image of program in TI Basic by Pauline Programs (Stephen Palmer). Read the review

Think of Invaders, then take it a bit further... three radar stations reveal an enemy attack. Blast the aliens before they hit you or your radar. Some aliens are invisible to radar.
Then there are alien missiles (a forcefield comes in handy for these). A nicely built game with increasing difficulty levels.
GBP 5.00


screen image of program TOWER (Civilian) in EXTENDED BASIC by NOT POLYOPTICS Read the review
Have you found WINGING IT easv? Then try this simulation of air traffic control. You have to control ten planes: 5 to land and 5 taking off. Land the planes before they run out of fuel. and avoid collisions.
Fly over the Pentagon and they get suspicious... also avoid tall buildings. A challenging program.
GBP 7 (A military version MAY be released later) [Thankfully not, this was another later NP XB program that was fatally flawed and quickly withdrawn from my catalogue].
screen image of program FIGHTER PILOT in TI BASIC by A McMath. Joystick Required. Read the Review
with only a tiny cockpit window to see out of, you must shoot down enemy planes before they shoot you. Also. land before your fuel runs out.
Not an easy program, a little faster than Winging It but features a little luck!
GBP 6.00
MATH FLASH PILOT in TI BASIC by MAPLE LEAF MICROWARE
Designed to help 6-10 year olds with their math. Fast correct answers will assist the rocket to leave orbit!
An on screen graphic display will show which problems give greatest difficulty. and which have been answered incorrectly. Several levels.
GBP 6.00
CRASH UP in TI BASIC by DEJ SOFTWARE Read the Review
For one or two players. JOYSTICK REQUIRED.
A neat racing game against your TI or against your TI and another player. A racing course is shown on screen. Change speeds and lanes for maximum efficiency.
Refuel when necessary. You may select skill level and number of laps.
GBP 7.00
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