TI-BASIC Programming Alliance (TBPA)

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Founding Date

December 29, 1998

Years Active

1998 to 2000

Programmed For

TI-83, TI-83+




TI-Basic Programmers Alliance


SiCoDe Software
TI-Basic Quality Alliance
BASIC Coders Zenith

TI-BASIC Programming Alliance (TBPA) was a short-lived attempt at a programming alliance between TI-Basic programmers, with the goal of developing high-quality TI-Basic games under one banner. It was affiliated with the BASIC Coders Zenith (BCZ) group that was started by Chris Flanigan in January 1999 on the TI-Basic mailing list hosted by ticalc.org. It did not get much support from the TI-Basic community, unfortunately, although SiCoDe Software became an affiliate in February 1999. Subsequently, it was later superseded by SiCoDe's own attempt at a TI-Basic alliance called the TI-Basic Quality Alliance (TBQA).

Some of the members of the TBPA were also members of the BCZ including Miles Raymond, Dan Lewis, and Mike Lightner.

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

  • Big MAC — founder
  • Dan Lewis
  • Mike Lightner (Wride)
  • Michael Frank
  • SiCoDe Software
  • Miles Raymond
  • TurboSoft

Group Milestones

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

Site URLs

  • http://www.wride.com/tbpa
  • http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Chip/1616/

Site Screenshot

(Screenshot of Group homepage circa year)

Group History

ticalc.org newsletter February 1999


As many of you know, TI BASIC is becoming less and less used as Assembly programs have taken over as the premier way to program for the TI's, but some of us think that the TI BASIC still has some life left in it.

It is for this reason that we have created the TBPA (TI BASIC Programming Alliance). We are looking for BASIC programmers of any type of calculator. Our hope is to create quality programming through BASIC that will show some doubtfuls that BASIC really is still kickin'. We are looking for 83, 85, 86, and 92 programmers right now. If you're interested, go to http://www.geocities.com/SiliconValley/Chip/1616/ and click on the Apply link. This will give you the information that you need. Long live BASIC!


February 1999 - If we thought last month was hectic, we were proved wrong this month. SiCoDe negotiates an alliance with the TBPA and ends up affiliated with them. Additionally, in the great Hosting Scramble of Feburary, TiCalc offer to host our site. Eventually we accept.