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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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Starting with quite primitive programs from the oldest catalogue I hold, from 1982, excluding the programs from Mark Sumner and Not Polyoptics still in the 1985 catalogue and already covered in earlier pages. As I work my way through the catalogues only programs not listed previously will be added. When I've done all that I intend to add the magazine reviews where I still have copies.

screen shot of utility LOAD LOAD -

For Disk systems with Expansion Memory and Extended Basic.
Load this onto each disk and it will present you with a menu-selection of PROGRAM format files when you select EXTENDED BASIC.
It will then LOAD and RUN your selected program. Automatic- no rewriting needed. Please specify your version of Extended Basic use CALL VERSION. GBP 1.00

screen shot of game Pompeii POMPEII -

Game for TWO in Extended Basic.

Use the numbers given to 'fill' numbered boxes.

Unused numbers and boxes score against you.

GBP 3.00
[This little original program seems to have been copied without authority in Italy by MG / PV Games, who unkindly removed my name. I wrote this, the code is mine. All mine. ]

ROULETTE - requires Statistics Module or Personal Record Keeping Module (uses Basic ROM in module). Does YOUR system break the Bank? For one player the computer keeps your cash balance for you. ' GBP 2.00 Same program also available in Extended Basic GBP 2.00
LEDGERS - requires Extended Basic and Thermal Printer plus Disk System. Simple program which can handle 60 accounts of 20 entries. Automatically prints out full ledgers and carries balance forward NB Each entry takes about 50 seconds! Please enquire for details. Full back-up for GBP 20.
screen shot of game Black Box BLACK BOX - written in TI BASIC. Read the Review
This is the famous game of deduction invented by Dr Eric Solomon, from Waddingtons House of Games (used with permission).
In an 8x8 grid are hidden some atoms- guess where they are from the clues given.
The computer sets the atoms. Friendly program.
GBP 5.00
[Long history and analysis of the game available from University of California as a 17 page pdf file.]
AMAZING - In TI BASIC for the Thermal Printer. Print a random maze on your printer. GBP 2.00
GUESS - TI BASIC - Similar to the classical program known as ANIMAL this program enables you to work out a logical relationship between up to 40 'things' - you may SAVE your GUESS 'program' onto tape for later replay. Easy & fun to use. Helps you develop logical thoughts! GBP 4.00
screen shot of language Pilot PILOT- The Language. This is in Extended Basic, and is a short-form of TI PILOT,available soon for use with the P-Code peripheral.
This version permits the commands: T,A,M,ME,J,R,E,C,CK,unlimited string variables; two numeric variables, Y & N, New, OLD, SAVE, LIST,RUN, REP, EDIT.

The length of PILOT program allowed depends on your system. At least 40 lines,absolute maximum of 250 lines.
There are syntax differences to TI PILOT,as this is only a simplified implementation, but it will give you a feel for the language. Specify TAPE or DISK FILES. GBP 5.00

screen shot of game Squares SQUARES:


The old 4 x 4 puzzle and a newer 6x6 puzzle.

The computer randomly alters the start position, you have to return the pattern to its original form GBP 2.00

SNOOKER TI graphics... A textual representation of a game of snooker. Not entirely random. Low value colours are easier. Pot one and the next is easier. Fouls are more frequent in average positions than poor positions. If you are ahead, you play better! Slow but fun. GBP 2.00
HEXDECHEX..EXTENDED BASIC... Convert decimal numbers to hex, hex to decimal. Decimal numbers over 32k are ALSO converted to the appropriate 99/4A memory location for all you budding Assembly language programmers! GBP 1.60
screen shot of game 3d noughts and crosses by Peter Brooks


from Pete Brooks.

Please indicate EITHER: TI BASIC or PRK BASIC (needs PRK or STATS module)

A very nice presentation not easy to beat.

You play the 99/4A.

GBP 4.00

SLARI -from Michael Yates in TI BASIC for TWO PLAYERS.
'Snakes' - control your snake and force your opponent to bump into himself or into you.. Uses 4 direction keys per player. Nice program GBP 5.00
Good for up to ten letters with unknown positions. You may enter the positions of known letters.

You may select an intelligence feature to save eye fatigue. Handy for crosswords. Automatic screen handling. GBP 4.00

DESIGNING AIDS Two Pete Brooks programs:

At random the computer will display a series of patterns. Good for designers lacking inspiration, or for late night/early morning parties. GBP 2.00

An extension of the above. Although the pattern generation is still random, you are offered a wide range of options and can guide the resulting patterns. with documentation. GBP 3.00

MUSIC...Extended Basic & Disk System. A very simple music player. Enter melody note only- seven key presses per note. You may select (and amend) four different voices, and can use notes BELOW 110Hz.!!
Tempo is set when you play the piece, not when you write it! Simple instructions provided - a knowledge of music is helpful but certainly not essential. Uses named disk files. GBP 4.00
screen shot of game Hungarian Squares
HUNGARIAN SQUARES...TI BASIC...As published in Computer & Video Games Magazine, October 1982. No need to do all that typing! By rotating the two large squares you must amend the pattern from a starting position to a target position. GBP 2.00 [Inspired by US Patent US 507,215 by William Churchill- 19th Century]
BELLS - TI BASIC. Well- it doesn't sound like bells - but it is a good representation of a peal of up to 12 bells- in any of many scales (eg Pentatonic etc). GBP 2.00
Please NOTE this is an archive page - these programs are NOT now on sale

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