GET LAMP is here
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Wed Aug 11 19:28:13 CDT 2010
On 9 Aug 2010 at 23:37, jim s wrote:
> I still like the recollection of playing it on the Silent 700's
> personally, but that is just because of having the experience of doing
> it that way.
I recall getting the binary DECSystem10 tapes with the odd packing of
5 7-bit characters in a 36-bit word. I don't recall how the words
were packed onto a 9 track tape, but it required some headscratching.
I do recall writing a bunch of code to unpack and translate to 6-bit
CDC display code. The DEC FORTRAN was close, but a lot of it was 36-
bit dependent, so there was a certain amount of rework there.
You didn't have to play it interactively. You could punch up all of
your moves on cards and collect the printed output to see where you
went wrong. But running it interactively on INTERCOM was a lot more
fun, even if it was a resource hog.
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