Multimachine Games using 2 PET 2001s

From: B Degnan <>
Date: Fri, 23 Apr 2010 07:52:26 -0400
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Following in the footsteps of Larry Anderson whom I met briefly at VCF 
9, and in honor of the PET Alive! event, I thought I'd take a crack at 
the experiments listed in the article Multimachine Games by Ken 
Wasserman and Tim Stryker from Byte December 1980.

Their premise is that games are best played against another person, not 
the computer. They describe the principles for setting up a 
communications between computers for multiplayer gaming on the PET, and 
they give some examples.  I made a copy of the article if anyone is 

I was able to successfully build the cable and run the little chat 
program between two PETs that comes with the article.  I am going to see 
what else I can do with it, and try to find more programs that have been 
written for this hack.

Note that the code in the article only works for the 2001 models.


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