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Old 05-12-2013, 12:19 AM   #16
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By the way, I must have the old floppies of Wordstar.

You may check this video.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lS8RWGqUWPE

Would you know how to emulate cp/m with Debian?
 
Old 05-13-2013, 08:41 AM   #17
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I just remembered this game http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9C88Q22K4w
You played with it also?
...umm, not really, I already met Donkey Kong
 
Old 05-13-2013, 12:47 PM   #18
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...umm, not really, I already met Donkey Kong
That's very advanced (high-tech )

I have never played on PDP any games. Might have been interesting I just know spacewars!
 
Old 05-13-2013, 02:02 PM   #19
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I have never played on PDP any games. Might have been interesting
Hmmm, maybe (little smile here) it could be beneficial to translate some of the BASIC games in that book and...kinda "update" these...

Are you game? (pun intended)
Most were made on these character-only terminals (80 cols by 25 lines) and are ... nostalgia, to put it softjy...

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Most were made on these character-only terminals (80 cols by 25 lines)
Character-only terminals (80 cols by 25 lines)
So small. Fascinating, really... Btw, let me check the fbdev of my handheld: 50 x 15 (it is even worst)

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Oh man, this is true. I had several books about games, all written for BASIC. I had completely forgotten that. I had one book
with a pink cover, so far I can remember. It could be quite interesting to read it again.

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Old 05-14-2013, 02:18 PM   #21
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Oh man, this is true. I had several books about games, all written for BASIC. I had completely forgotten that. I had one book
with a pink cover, so far I can remember. It could be quite interesting to read it again.
...and do rewrites. Remember, us Linuxeans live...in the console...
I HAVE to dig up that yellow one too...why not. Should be fun, maybe to use Python or PERL instead of BASIC...I doubt that BASIC is even available/practical in Linux...
Edit - maybe this could be a great opportunity to learn ncurses...
Edit 2 - man, I cant find the blasted book...
Edit 3 - Gottit, just found it! Cool....

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Old 05-18-2013, 12:08 AM   #22
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...and do rewrites. Remember, us Linuxeans live...in the console...
I HAVE to dig up that yellow one too...why not. Should be fun, maybe to use Python or PERL instead of BASIC...I doubt that BASIC is even available/practical in Linux...
Edit - maybe this could be a great opportunity to learn ncurses...
Edit 2 - man, I cant find the blasted book...
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...Should be fun, maybe to use Python
Are you crazy Python? I would recommend you to learn of C or C++. You will not regret it, definitely. C is the very best language after BASIC. Unix and C are strongly connected. C is fascinating.

EDIT3: you have got a cover or a link? It is quite interesting. I would like to reproduce those simple programs in the C language.

where is my pink book?

edit: https://www.google.com/search?q=basic+80+programs+book
(nice remembering if you click on images)
edit2: I just found a nice basic start in coding, which may eventually be interesting for you, if desired to start with C: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjyR9e-N1D4

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Old 05-18-2013, 07:11 AM   #23
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I would recommend you to learn of C or C++. You will not regret it
Dont I know it . I'm a programmer, but C++ was scrapped from the course in favor of ... dot net (go figure ) so, I'm basically a car mechanic that does'nt know how to change a tire... That's the belgian educational system, or better the school at geel (at town in belgium)...

But, granted, C++ is THE language to learn anyway...

The book was by David Ahl, there seemt to be a re-issue...

Thor

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Old 05-18-2013, 10:36 AM   #24
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Dont I know it . I'm a programmer, but C++ was scrapped from the course in favor of ... dot net (go figure ) so, I'm basically a car mechanic that does'nt know how to change a tire... That's the belgian educational system, or better the school at geel (at town in belgium)...

But, granted, C++ is THE language to learn anyway...

The book was by David Ahl, there seemt to be a re-issue...

Thor
C and Westmalle Triple should be an obligation to learn
 
Old 05-19-2013, 04:13 AM   #25
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Ah, hmm, there could be a glitch here. Okay on the C, the Westmalle, that's a snag. I'm smell deaf (no kidding ) and thus dont taste anything either. Fish and meat, impossible to tell the difference. Beer (and alcohol in general) is somewhat tricky for me I'd never graduate!!!
Always admired the people that could tell the difference between this of that wine, impossible fo me....eh, I dont miss that...there's more cool stuff to experience
 
  


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