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When writing in Applesoft Basic on my Apple II GS, a crashed program occasionally dumps me not at the Applesoft Basic prompt (]), but at the assembler prompt instead (*). How can I get out of the Assembler and back to Basic (no pun intended)?

  • Um, Daniel, I may be wrong, but isn't it called the Apple II GS? Wiki article – daviesgeek Feb 1 '12 at 17:08
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    Apple had various ways of rendering the Roman numeral two in stylized ASCII... the boot screen, the case of its various products, etc. // and ][ were both used in place of II. – Daniel Feb 1 '12 at 17:11
  • Ok. When writing the tag wiki, I saw Apple IIGS, so was wondering... – daviesgeek Feb 1 '12 at 17:12
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You can just type Ctrl-C.

(Or Ctrl-B if you don't care about wiping any Applesoft program in memory. Also, ">" is the Integer Basic prompt. The monitor prompt is "*".)

  • 'Doh. You're right. Editing. – Daniel Jan 26 '12 at 0:16
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Type 3D0G at the assembler prompt. This will cause the computer to goto/execute the instructions starting at memory address 3D0 Hex/976 decimal, which is the address for the Applesoft Basic interpreter.

  • This only works if you have DOS or ProDOS loaded. Nick Westgate's answer above works without DOS. – Dennis Munsie Jul 24 '14 at 4:09

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