BASIC Coder's Zenith (BCZ)

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Site URL


Chris Flanigan

Founding Date

January 1999

Years Active



IRC Channels

Programmed For

TI-8x, TI-92






TI BASIC Programming Alliance

BASIC Coder's Zenith (BCZ) was a TI-Basic programming group that was organized and put together using the TI-Basic mailing list hosted by The group was supposed to be the TI-Basic counterpart to Assembly Coders Zenith (ACZ), but nothing really materialized — they never had an official name or website, or released any programs under the group banner. The founder, Chris Flanigan, had come up with a list of possible names, and BASIC Coder's Zenith was the name that he and some other people liked.

Some of the members — in particular, Miles Raymond, Mike Lightner, and Dan Lewis — were also members of the TI BASIC Programming Alliance (TBPA) that was founded by Big Mac the previous month (December 1998).

Group Significance

  • Notable programs/games (including screenshots)
  • Notable tutorials/documents
  • Other

Group Contributions

  • List of their programs and games
  • Include a screenshot for some of their best games/programs

Group Staff

  • Chris Flanigan — founder
  • Aaron Lanclos (Atrago)
  • Rob Hornick
  • Jody Snider
  • Miles Raymond
  • Mike Lightner (Wride)
  • Dan Lewis (brncavfan)
  • Matt Monkey
  • Philipp Keller
  • Dave Twaddell
  • BlAsTo1414
  • Ryan Child
  • Ben Franske
  • Tavis Segura
  • Ben Morrise
  • Gearry Judkins
  • Matthew

Group Milestones

  • List of their important milestones (founding, important programs, etc.)

Site URLs

  • moc.spuorge|cisab-it#moc.spuorge|cisab-it

Site Screenshot

(Screenshot of Group homepage circa year)

Group History

(Taken from TI-Basic mailing list)

I've thought of a few names and I though I might submit them for
everyone's review.
How about;

TI-BASIC Coders Allegiance
TI-BASIC Coders Inc.
BASIC for Everyone
BASIC Coders Zenith (counterpart for Assembly Coders Zenith)
BASIC Anonymous
Ring of Coders
Basically BASIC

Sure some of them are lame…

I was thinking (can be trouble sometimes) that when we get more
organized, I should organize members into separate groups depending of
what calculator(s) they have. This would probably be more productive.
We can also create a mailing list for each group and 1 main list for
everyone. Does that sound good? If so, I'll create them in a few days
and tell everyone what to do.

Should we make a member cap at 25? This many people should be about
right. This will prevent much disorder and corruptness. We'll probably
be more productive like this.

We need more ideas for programs. Remember, whatever idea we start on;
we'll port to every calculator. Here are some of my ideas;

Misc. math programs
Misc. science programs
Etch-A-Sketch (enhanced with special shapes, etc. [circles, squares,
2 Player (through link) Hangman
Blackjack (has been done to death but…)
Misc. RPG
Connect Four
Battleship (through link)
Tic-Tac-Toe (with AI, auto-detect draws and wins)
Text-based game (like those books that have multiple endings?)
Auto-scrolling story
E-Mail Program (like my SendIt 86 but better)
Fake Virus Checkers (stupid but…)
an organizer

When we get organized, we'll actually decide what program to start on.

This message was written by Chris Flanigan.