A downloadable software library for real or virtual Exidy Sorcerers

Why this archive?

Prior to this page, Internet-sourced software for Sorcerer owners could be hard to get. Such software was often:

In response to this I put together this dual-speed WAV archive. It includes most (but not all) programs "in the wild" plus rescued files from my own tapes and some literature.

Format

Files are presented in two formats. Most have been saved out from emulators, but there are some Sorcerer-derived ones in the archive as well. The 300 baud files should load reliably into a real Sorcerer. The 1200 baud files will load into the JSorcerer emulator and MESS/MAME but loading into a physical machine can be tricky. Success can depend on a combination of soundcard, media player and volume. Tolerances for the latter can be very narrow. My advice is to use the 300 baud files as a source for stocking up a library for a real Sorcerer and/or use the 1200 baud copies to check out the software in the emulators mentioned above.

The WAV filename shows the name of the software and, if known, the year, author and publisher. It also shows whether the program needs the BASIC RomPac inserted and the baud rate it was recorded at.

Figure 1. My own Exidy Sorcerer I

Driving instructions

For those unfamiliar with the Sorcerer, this should get you started with the real machine. I'm assuming the 300 baud files are being used. Choose either of the two options...

1. If the program does not require BASIC, type "SE T=1" at the > prompt and press RETURN (This puts the cassette interface in 300 baud mode rather than 1200 baud (the default)). Then type LOG (this stands for Load and Go) and press RETURN. Then activate PLAY on whatever device your WAV file is loaded into. Once loaded the program normally autostarts.

or

2. If the program requires BASIC, insert the ROM PAC before you switch on. You then need to go into the Monitor program to change the cassette speed from the 1200 baud default. At Ready prompt type "BYE" and press RETURN. Then type "SE T=1" at the > prompt and press RETURN. Then type "PP" and press RETURN. This should get you back to Ready prompt. Then type "CLOAD" and press RETURN. Then play the WAV file on your storage device. Type "RUN" and press RETURN when the program has loaded.

If you are using an emulated Sorcerer, use a 1200 baud file and omit the SE T=1 step(s).

Chomp

Figure 2. Chomp. A Pac-man clone showing the graphic capabilities of the Exidy Sorcerer

The archive

A few programs have instructions as a separate download. There may be other files added to this archive in the future, which is why I've included an upload date.

Some files were extracted from BIN archives. This means when making the WAV file I had to make up an appropriate name in the header. This may not be the name used in commercial tapes of the program, something to note if this collection is ever used by future archivists. Programs of this nature have an asterisk (*) after the name.

Feel free to send me programs that are absent, missing information, or corrections. Enjoy!

Program Download Links Date Added
Adventureland-(Scott Adams) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 28/01/2017
Air Traffic Control-(1979)(D.Mannering) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 28/01/2017
Air Traffic Control-(later version))(D.Mannering) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 26/04/2020
Arithmetic (ASDMT v.0)(32K)-(1981)(Peter Aird)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 29/04/2020
Airmail Pilot-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Armored Patrol-(1981)(W.Westmoreland and T.Gilman)(Adventure International) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 27/02/2021
Arrows and Alleys-(1980)(8k)(V.Tolomei)(Quality Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 28/01/2017
Arrows and Alleys-(1980)(16k)(V.Tolomei)(Quality Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 07/01/2019
Asteroids-(1980)(J.T.Staley) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 27/12/2018
Astro Attacker-(1982)(D.J.Ittner)(Global Software Network) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 28/01/2017
BASIC Compiler(v1.21)-(1982)(System Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 29/04/2020
Biochart-(v2)(modified by I.Gillies)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Bio-rhythm(Micro Software)(Sorcerer Users (Syndey) Group)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Blackjack-(1979)(J.T.Staley)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/12/2018
Blackjack-(I. Gillias)(Dick Smith Electronics)-BASIC * 300 baud   |   1200 baud  |   Instructions 28/01/2017
boot-(unknown function) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
bootsector-(unknown use) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Bounce-(Creative Computing)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Bowling-(1980)(J.T.Staley)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 27/12/2018
Breakout-(1980)(Ray Bannon)-BASIC * 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
CADAS-a Cassette-Disk database system-(1981)(Bob Stafford) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 09/06/2019
Character Programmer 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Characters-(1979)(Mike Walco)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 03/01/2019
Checkers-(Creative Computing)-BASIC *300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Chess Instructions-(Sorcerer-Computer-Users-Australia)-BASIC *300 baud   |   1200 baud28/01/2017
Chess v1.0-(Sorcerer-Computer-Users-Australia) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
Chess (Sargon) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Chess (Sargon) v2.0-(Sorcerer-Computer-Users-Australia) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Chomp-(1981)(W.S.King)(Global Software Network) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |  Instructions28/01/2017
Cosmic Fighter-(1980)(B.Houge-J.Konyu)(Big-Five-Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/02/2021
Create Graphic Characters( 1979)(Practical Computing Dec Pg.90)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Cross-Up-(Ted Crowley)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Curve-Plotting-(1981)(Daniel Wong)(Electronics Aust. Feb pp.92)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 10/05/2020
Cybernetic Pool-(P.J.B. Systems)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Debug-(1979)(Bob Pierce)(Quality Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 30/05/2018
Defender 3.2-(1982)(J.Forester-N.Leith)(System Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
Defense Command-(1982)(B.Houge)(Big-Five-Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/02/2021
Demo1-Savings and Loan-(1979)(Paul.E.Johnson)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Demo2-Interactive Budget Program-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Demo3-Text editor program-(1979)(P.J.Elston)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Demo7-Presidents Quiz-(J. and L. Stayley)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Disas v 2.0 (a disassembler)-(1979)(Ivan Reid)(possibly modified by SCUA y-b 26)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Dodgem-(Creative Computing)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
DPX- Z80 Dev Pac Extension-(1980)(Don Ursem)(Quality Software) - Requires the Z80 Development PAC (ReadMe) 300 baud   |   1200 baud (8K)
300 baud   |   1200 baud (16K)
300 baud   |   1200 baud (32K)
300 baud   |   1200 baud (Load Module)
20/05/2020
Draw v 1.2 (1982)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Dybug2-(1981)(M.E.Sevior)(Global Software Network) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 20/05/2020
Eastern Australian Truck Driving-BASIC * 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Editr-BASIC Screen Editor 1.1 (1980)(David Woodberry) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
Eliza-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Exponential Curve Demo-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Ezyfile Database System-(1981)( B.Stafford) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 28/01/2017
Fastgammon-E1 version-(1979)(Quality Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
Flash Card-(1981)(Practical Computing Oct pg.74)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Flip-(1979)(J.T.Staley)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/12/2018
Flite (a 3D combat flight simulator)-(date and author unknown) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 05/06/2018
Galaxians-(Martin Sevior) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
Galaxians-(another version) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Galaxy Invasion-(Big Five Software)(TRS-80 Port by Leslie Ayling) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 31/03/2021
Ghost Town-(Scott Adams) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 07/01/2019
Graphic A-Mazes(1979)(A.N.Afriat)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Graphics tutorial-(Needs Zetu)(1982)(Systems Software) (as a Zip file) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
Grotnik wars-(Ross Williams) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
Grotnik wars-(with rapid fire option)(Ross Williams) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Guess the Animal-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Gunner v.1.0-(A star wars shootout)-(1980)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Hangman-(Colin Morle)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Hangman-(Unknown Date and Author)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Head-on-Collision-(1980)(L. Andres)(Quality Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 07/01/2019
Head-on-Collision-(1980)(non-joystick-version)(L. Andres)(Quality Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
HiRes Demo v.1.0-(1982)(Practical Computing Feb pg.111)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud28/01/2017
HiRes Drawing-(1982)(Practical Computing Fed pg.111)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Home Run-(1979)(J.T.Staley)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/12/2018
Home Run-(1979)(J.T.Staley)(Wollongon Sorcerer Users Group's version)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Horse Race-(Gerard Neil)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
How the West was Won-(Colin Morle)-(BASIC) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Hunt the Wumpus-(Sorcerer version by Duncan Craven)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 10/05/2020
Interceptor-(Scramble clone)(Blair Rideout) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
invrt-(unknown function)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Kadath Adventure-(1985)(Reni Barnes)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Kaleidoscope-(1981)(Port FE)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Kaleidoscope-(1981)(SCUA y-b 20)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Kaleidoscope-(author and date unknown)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Killer Gorilla-(1983)(Dubois-and-McNamara)(Displayed Video) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 27/02/2021
Kilopede-(1982)(Matthew.B.Hickey)(Systems Software) *300 baud   |   1200 baud 31/01/2017
Kilopede-(with sound)-(1982)(Matthew.B.Hickey)(Systems Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 29/04/2020
Labyrinth Maze Generator-(1980)(Paul Grimshaw)(org. Computing Today Feb)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Labyrinth Maze Generator-(perhaps the original version?)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Lazer Fire-(Mark Yvanovich)(University Software Vol IV)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
LeftScroll v1.0-(1982)(Roy Stockman)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Lem-(Creative Computing)-Sorcerer-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
levelII BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine-(1981)(Author Unknown)(Port from Apple II)(Original Authors Bob Liddil and Teri Li)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 10/05/2020
Luna Arcade-(D. J. Ittner)(System Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 07/01/2019
Macrotronics S-80 Ham Interface v1.1-(1978)(R.Lodewyck)-BASIC *300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Magic Maze-(1979)(V.Tolomei)(Quality Software)-BASIC (8k version) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 01/01/2019
Martian Invaders-(1980 James Albanese)(Quality Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
Mastermind-(1979)(M.S.Warden)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/12/2018
Math-(1979)(J.R.Lucus)-BASIC-Sorcerer 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Maths Tutor-(1980)(W.A.Newton)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Memory Change-(easy Hex entry)-(P.Grimshaw) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Meteor Mission II-(Big Five Software)(TRS-80 Port by Leslie Ayling) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/04/2021
Midas Microcomputer Database System-(1980 R.J.V.Stafford) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
Military Encounter(1981)(D.Ittner)
Note: Load from Monitor using LOG but BASIC ROMPAC needed
300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 27/12/2018
Mine Field-(Adapted from a PET listing by Colin Morle)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Mission Impossible-(Scott Adams) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
Ml2de-(ML to Data statements converter)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud28/01/2017
Munch!(1982)(M.B.Hickey)(System Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 27/12/2018
Music Composer-(1980)(Howard Arrington)-BASIC (as a Zip file) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
Mystery Fun House-(Scott Adams) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 07/01/2019
Nike II-(1980)-(Quality Software)-(Bob Broffel and Charles Finch) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 05/06/2018
Nuclear Reaction-(Creative Computing)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Pie Lob-(Creative Computing)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Piranha-(1981)(Interface Age)(Ported by H.A. Lautenbach) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 10/05/2020
Pirate Adventure-(Scott Adams) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 07/01/2019
Plot-(1979)(Dick Tolomei)(Quality Software)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 03/01/2019
Pyramid of Doom-(Scott Adams) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 07/01/2019
Qubic-(3D noughts and crosses)(1985)(Toowooba Sorcerer Group)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Racetrack-(R.J.Greenwood and D.S.Hauge)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
reloc-(Z80 code relocator)(SCUA y-b 26 p.12)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Reversi-(1979)(Terry and Kathleen Beyer)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
Robot Attack-(1981)(B.Houge-J.Konyu)(Big-Five-Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/02/2021
Salvo-(1979)(J.T.Staley)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 27/12/2018
Scote-Screen Editor for the Z80 Development Pac-(1981)(System Software)-32k and Z80 Development Pac required 300 baud   |   1200 baud 20/05/2020
Serialboot-(function unknown) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Sets1-(Sets for Preschoolers)(1980)(BYTE 3 p.244)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Shape Maker-(1979)(Don Ursem)(Quality Software)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
SightSpell-(Memory-attention and vision test)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Snake-(Steve and Pete Enterprises Inc. Chemistry Dept)-BASIC *300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Snake-BASIC *300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Snake-(unknown author-modifed by Ian Gillies and called Smunch)-(v4)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Solitaire v6.2(loads as cards)-(1979)(M.S.Warden)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/12/2018
Sorcerer Invaders-(1980)-(Martin Sevoir-modified by DEC-SYS)-(Arrington Software Service)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Sorcerer Invaders
Note: Load from Monitor using LOG but BASIC ROMPAC needed
300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/12/2018
Sorcerer TZKIT Relocator-(Date and author unknown) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 29/04/2020
Sound Effects Generator-(date and author unknown)(Req ZYTEK Analogue Interface and Joysticks) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 29/04/2020
Space-(author and date unknow)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Spellbinder Word Processor 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Spelling-(1981)(Practical Computing Oct Pg.75 and ARESCO V.1 pg.10)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Starbase Hyperion-(1980)(Don Ursem)(Quality Software)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 26/04/2020
Starfighter-(Year and author unknown) (Note: Does not work in JSorcerer emulator) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 29/04/2020
Star Trek-(H.B.Allen)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/12/2018
Star Trek-(1979)(J.T.Staley)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/12/2018
Star Wars-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud28/01/2017
Stomper-(1980)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Strange Odyssey-(Scott Adams) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 07/01/2019
Sub-(1979)(J.T.Staley)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/12/2018
Submarine Hunt-(1979)(G.Parkin and N.Townson)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Sums1-(Arithmetic practise)(1980)(Computer Age Nov pg.27)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Super Asteroids-(1981)(Apollo)(System-Software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
Super Disassembler-(1981)(J. Benham)(Global Software Network) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 20/05/2020
Super Star Trek v2.0-(1979)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
Super-Star-Trek v2.1-(Sorcerers User Group-Modified by G.Lister)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 24/04/2020
System 3-The Ultimate BASIC ROM PAC Toolkit v1.0-(1981)(Richard Swannel)(System Software). Load with monitor but with ROM PAC installed (Review)300 baud   |   1200 baud   |  Instructions 28/04/2020
Tank Trap IV -(1979)(Don Ursem)(Quality Software)-BASIC *300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions28/01/2017
The Amazing Maze-(Brian Wyvill) *300 baud   |   1200 baud 01/02/2017
The Count-(Scott Adams)(Creative Computing) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 06/06/2018
The Sorcerer Dumb terminal(v3)-(Date and Author Unknown) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/04/2020
The Sorcerers Fruit Machine-(1980)(David Winton)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/01/2017
The Wizard's Castle-(1980)(Joseph.R.Power)(Recreational Computing)-BASIC (Readme) 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 10/05/2020
Touchdown-(1979)(J.T.Staley)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/12/2018
Trots-horse-racing-(date and author unknow)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 24/04/2020
US map-(1979)(J.T.Staley)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/12/2018
Voodoo Castle-(Scott Adams) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 30/05/2018
Wilderness-(Dick Smith Electronics)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud   |   Instructions 03/01/2019
Wordsquares-(date and author unknow)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
X-Nim-(1979)(J.T.Staley)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/12/2018
X-Nim-(1980)(Wollongong-Sorcerer-Users-Group)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud 26/04/2020
Yahtzee-(Ian Gilles)(Dick Smith Electronics)-BASIC 300 baud   |   1200 baud  |  Instructions28/01/2017
Z80 Disassembler-(1979)(Victor Tolomei)-BASIC (Version 1) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 27/12/2018
Z80 Disassembler-(1979)(Victor Tolomei)(Quality Software)-BASIC (Version 2) 300 baud   |   1200 baud  |  Instructions 20/05/2020
ZAP80-Machine code disassembler for Sorcerer-(1981)(Ian Robinson)(Synapse software) 300 baud   |   1200 baud 28/04/2020
ZETU (Editor/Assembler) 300 baud   |   1200 baud  |   Instructions28/01/2017

Those interested in CP/M for the Sorcerer might be interested in these disk images (and other files) prepared by Larry Kraemer.

Finally...here are a few Australian Sorcerer resources I scanned which might be of interest...

Updates (latest first):

Tez
29th January, 2017

 

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