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 interested http://vintagecomputer.net/cisc367/ByteDec1980MultimachineGames.pdf 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. Bill Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2010-04-23 12:00:34
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