Retropearls: Finnish Kalle Kotipsykiatri

Kalle Kotipsykiatri amazed C-64 home users on the mid-eighties with it’s witty comments and the ability to have it’s conversations in finnish. I accidentally stumbled across the original BASIC-language source codes published on Mikrobitti magazine written by Jyrki J. J. Kasvi. I decided to convert the original Kalle to a modern bot platform. If you can speak (or type) finnish, you can test the resulting modernized Kalle with the button below. Add Kalle as your Skype contact, and you’ll always have a therapist in your pocket!

Try Kalle!

The modernized version is quite faithful to it’s origins, and it contains many of the popular phrases Kalle had in the eighties! Because programmers today have slightly more memory available than the original 38911 bytes, I took the liberty of extending Kalle’s vocabularity accordingly. I also wrote a bit more technical article on my personal blog, you can read it here if you are interested in the topic.

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