On 4/23/10, B Degnan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > 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. Very nice. > 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 read that article when it was first published (and I had a PET). I always wanted to play the game. > 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. C. 1982 or 1983, I made a cable and wrote a file transfer program to move programs between my C-64 (because it had a floppy drive) and my PET (which was cassette only). I had intended to put the PET file-transfer client in ROM, but I stopped using the PET before the code was refined that far. It did work to load files from the 1541 through the C64 to the PET, and I think it might have even worked to save files from the PET (to get things onto floppy), but it's been so long that I could have abandoned my efforts before that aspect of things was fully finished. -ethan Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2010-04-23 17:00:26
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