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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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old and new logos of Not Polyoptics
Programs from Not Polyoptics of the USA
(Michael Capobianco, Gene and David Harter)

screenshot of game STARSHIP PEGASUS TI Basic. For l player.
Contact extra terrestrial life! Explore,conquer, and exploit a different quadrant every time you play! See the star system as you approach.
Exploit resources, contact alien life forms (many types, all described). Care- some are hostile! When travelling to another star in hyper space- watch out for Hyperdimensional Marauders GBP 11.00
ADDVANCE screenshot of gameTI Basic For l or 2 or 3 players Read the Review
This is a board game. Move your piece across the screen, buy squares, attack your opponents, charge (or pay) rent, take a chance, increase your score and WIN!
Colourful display is different for each game - and changes as you go along too. (( Special version available for mono-tv use - please ask )) GBP 8.00
SENGOKU JIDAI screenshot of game
TI Basic For 2 or 3 players.
You have a castle and 4 armies.

Your tasks are to protect your castle, and to attack and win other castles.
Casualties are computed with regard to terrain (different every game), strength, formation, and a little bit of luck!

GBP 10.00


screenshot of game KHE SANH TI Basic For 1 player.
A long way from Battleships....with five platoons and four helicopters you must locate and destroy two units of the enemy, who are constantly on the move, blowing up your supply routes.

An interesting game of deduction- and chance (?)!
GBP 10 00


screenshot of game ANT WARS

TI Basic For l or 2 players.

War simulation- red ants vs black ants.
Organise your army to defend the nest, find food, and attack your opponent.
Solo play is difficult but not impossible (the computer plays well...).
Optional spider
GBP 10.00


CROSSES: screenshot of game TI Basic For 2 players

Markers are placed on a grid - fill in the centre of a cross and 'capture' it.
Changes then proceed in a chain reaction of dazzling complexity.
Only a computer could do all this!

Not go, not Othello - something quite new and quite difficult. GBP 6.00


screenshot of game MAZE OF ARIEL

TI Basic For 1 player

Move up and down the screen through a constantly changing maze.
Blast any walls that get in your way with grenades.
And watch out for that dragon... (A difficult program to master.).
GBP 7.00


screenshot of game
SHIPS!
TI Basic. For 2 players.
You each have 3 men o war (white has an optional merchant ship).
Move your ships and select the ammunition.
Firing is automatic.
Wind direction keeps changing.

Can you sink your opponent before he sinks you?
GBP 8.00

screenshot of game HORDES TI Basic For 2 players
A computer-improved version of Aggression. On a world map you must move your armies, organise attacks, use troop or battle convoys - and achieve world domination.
NB: This is a massive program and takes hours to win! Also, to make maximum use of memory, graphics are on tape data files, which takes a few minutes to load.
Some tape recorders will not load 3rd party data files ensure your recorder is completely happy with 3rd party programs before ordering this program! GBP 11.00
END OF THIS SECTION OF NOT POLYOPTICS PROGRAMS

CONCORDIA Extended Basic.
from Data Systems. A long-running program of space conquest. NOT an arcade game. Plan the construction and movement of your fleets and conquer the Terran empire.
A blend of 'adventure' and 'war game'. A forced win for the patient and careful player, but excellent play in getting there.
Suite of programs on disk, with some nice hi-res graphics: GBP 11.00

or Main game program on cassette - just lacks the graphics. GBP 9.00


CHEMTUTOR I Extended Basic. from Data Systems.
An educational program - Chemistry at up to 'O' level - self tests for Element symbols, oxidation states etc. GBP 6.00
screenshot of game PS PESTEROIDS Extended Basic by PS Software. (Mark Sumner) Read the Review

Joysticks are optional in this excellent recreation of the classic arcade game Asteroids.
Four different types of things to shoot down - not just boring old rocks!

This game has thrust, rotate, fire, and a choice of hyperspace or shields. Excellent use of sprites. GBP 9.00


OUTLAND by ROACH SOFTWARE
screenshot of game Requires Mini Memory Module - written in machine code.

Does NOT need the 32k memory expansion.
A fast 'Asteroid' type program.
Rotating Asteroids - ship rotate, thrust, and shields. Torpedoes.
Keyboard control only. A very full 4k program.
Buy this and see what your console CAN do! GBP 10.00


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