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Author Topic: IMOS III Football & Star Trek Games  (Read 11187 times)
Shafe
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« on: November 17, 2009, 08:55:14 pm »

There were several text base games available on the 8200 I used for several years. Star Trek, Hangman, and (my favorite) Football. I've no idea what language they were written in. Anyone seen them? Is the source code available somewhere? I've looked and asked around for years, so I'm sure I'll still be interested if you see this post years from now and you know something about these games.
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Aleksandrs Guba
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« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2009, 10:32:58 am »

I remember StarTrek on our NCR 8250 in 1977. That was nice. I even remember that on our NCR 399 was a cassette with Leonardo's Mona Lisa portrait made of ASCII symbols. Somewhere there still is an instruction how to print it out...

No ideas about programming language used for StarTrek. May suppose it was NEAT or even COBOL.
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Zedy
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2010, 09:57:31 pm »

They were written in COBOL
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Shafe
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2010, 03:55:02 pm »

So Zedy, can you tell me anything else about them like who wrote them (someone @ NCR, or a user)? I know the source code might be impossible to find anymore, if it exists at all, but did you ever see the source code for those particular games?
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kumegoose
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« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2010, 03:51:23 am »

I remember StarTrek on our NCR 8250 in 1977. That was nice. I even remember that on our NCR 399 was a cassette with Leonardo's Mona Lisa portrait made of ASCII symbols. Somewhere there still is an instruction how to print it out...

No ideas about programming language used for StarTrek. May suppose it was NEAT or even COBOL.

There was also a portrait of a Playboy Bunny sitting on a bar stool. [bunny ears included]  Grin

John London - NCR Systems Engineering; Atlanta and Norfolk, 1963 to 1989.
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ron
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 08:14:02 am »

I have a Cobol version of startrek if any one is interested.

Ron
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courtois
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2011, 05:55:09 pm »

Ron,

I'm very intersest by the source code of startrek.
It was a super game.

Cheers
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Grondak
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« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2016, 11:39:00 am »

So Zedy, can you tell me anything else about them like who wrote them (someone @ NCR, or a user)? I know the source code might be impossible to find anymore, if it exists at all, but did you ever see the source code for those particular games?

I wrote Star Trek when I worked for NCR in Adelaide, South Australia, in the 1970s.  I have no idea what happened to the source code, but I believe it's still floating around somewhere.

The way I wrote it was by taking an inferior text-based version that ran on Data General and rewrote it all in COBOL on the 8250 we had in our office.  (After I left NCR to work for Wang in 1979, I took the code with me and modified it to run on Wang VS COBOL.)
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