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BASIC Solitaire
« on: 10:26, 06 June 20 »
1984

For anyone interested in Locomotive BASIC the program is listed at the end of the video.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgbxQdnfqT8

Not emulated - original hardware and software

Please note the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #1 on: 13:28, 07 June 20 »
I've seen a few of these games on CPC-POWER, though I don't know whose ripping off whom when it comes to 'Solitaire' the card game, otherwise known as 'Patience' and this Solitaire, which after some digging though all Solitaire card game imagery of the Google archives, discovered this game is based on a Board Game!  :D


As I mentioned a few games on CPC-POWER, though not this version and it's eariler than all the others, so I guess it was in a book from 1984. Watching the game in action, I thought it was Chess being played on a Cross Board!  :D
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #2 on: 17:01, 07 June 20 »
Is it possible that you can make an ASCII file of your basic programs and list them here?
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #3 on: 17:29, 07 June 20 »
If there is a save option or program/tool that can do this (and someone sends it to me) on the CPC then I will :)
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #4 on: 02:40, 08 June 20 »
SAVE"SOL.ASC",A will create that ASCII file, though I still don't know how that will get it on here.  :-X
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #5 on: 08:46, 08 June 20 »
Yes, I also was wondering what benefit that would bring?
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #6 on: 10:26, 08 June 20 »
Yes, I also was was wondering what benefit that would bring?


If you had one of those Proofreader programmes somewhere, you could List the code with the appropriate Code following it.
AA started with Pat McDonald's Type-Writer, though it was a very ROM unfriendly programme, later they had Simon Forrester's TypeChecker, which is better in that regard.
It would still involve typing in the code, but at least we could check the code, so matches with the original.
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #7 on: 04:14, 09 June 20 »
You can connect a 3.5 drive to your amstrad and save ascii files to disk.
Installing the drive on an "old" PC then it should be possible to
read them on the PC, or better get one of duke's wifi card.

https://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/amstrad-cpc-hardware/amstrad-cpc-wifi/
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #8 on: 04:22, 09 June 20 »
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #9 on: 07:13, 09 June 20 »
Hi @Johnny Olsen ,

I don't have an old PC here but if you (or anyone else) would like copies of these programs on a PC disk - no problem - just send me a 3.5" DD disk and I will use this to copy them to it:

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/DosCopy
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #10 on: 01:39, 11 June 20 »
Thanks for the offer but I am not sure I have some 3.5 disk but if I find
some I will contact you.

Anyway now I have to say it, I love this forum with its many nice people
who are always willing to help each other. In fact, I wonder that I trust
people here more than many of the people I meet in real life. I've sent
programs to Loic, not knowing if I ever got them back and Bryce has been
shopping on German ebay for me, weird we do it, we don't even know each
other. Incredible what a tiny, unbelievable 35 year old computer can do
to us.

Maybe I should donate some money to this forum, it's cheap entertainment.
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #11 on: 16:57, 11 June 20 »
I still use 3.5" floppies. I can send one or two to ComSoft6128 if that can help.
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #12 on: 13:51, 12 June 20 »
Computer wins... ;)

I remember that I had a Solitaire solver in Pascal and printed out the solution to try the moves with the physical game.

No one would type in 1984 Solitaire from the video today, but if someone gets it on disk and puts it in the forum, I will also include it in the CPCBasic apps collection.
There is already a Solitaire clone, but only in German:
https://benchmarko.github.io/CPCBasic/cpcbasic.html?database=apps&example=games/solitair

Pressing J <any key> J will also show a demo mode.
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #13 on: 03:55, 13 June 20 »
No one would type in 1984 Solitaire from the video today, but if someone gets it on disk and puts it in the forum,



I offered to type-in since I'm a fast type and can screenshot videos.
The concern is how accurate I can type-in that Solitaire game or if @ComSoft6128 is able to get a hold of Checksum Proofreader, the proofreader would make sure I've typed in the listing exactly, though I also realise @ComSoft6128 has 100s of DSKs, so tracking one down maybe difficult.  :(
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #14 on: 08:44, 13 June 20 »
If anyone is interested best to send a disc/disk.
I can guarantee that I don't have Checksum Proofreader - "back in the day" and not being being a programmer meant that my interest was in the practical/day to day use of these programs not the code itself.

Cheers,

Peter
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #15 on: 12:28, 13 June 20 »
If anyone is interested best to send a disc/disk. I can guarantee that I don't have Checksum Proofreader - "back in the day" and not being being a programmer meant that my interest was in the practical/day to day use of these programs not the code itself.Cheers,Peter



Yeah their primary function was checking the codes matched when typing in type-ins, AA had Pat McDonalds Typewriter at least once I recall, which was the Christmas 1990 Issue with the Untouchables (which came with a bug I seem to recall), how it lasted so long it wasn't improved until Issue 91, guessing people weren't using ROMs a lot until then, which was the problem with Typewriter, I'd only noticed that when I started using Emulators with ROMs attached.
Type-ins were on the Covertape when Covertapes were a monthly thing at AA, which started with the Covertape from AA80 including Type-ins from AA79. This went on until AA90 which would of had AA89 Type-Ins, so if the Checksum programme was on them it would of been Typewriter. Unsure what they had on the covertape of Issue 84 after duplicating the AA82 type-ins in AA83.  :D  I think it was the issue they had Defenders of the Earth and that 2 player Tetris clone - Deldriss.
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #16 on: 20:46, 16 June 20 »
Or list out the program and scan/photograh it.
If anyone interested, I can send a disk to ComSoft, I will publish the image of the returned disk. Just tell.
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #17 on: 02:13, 17 June 20 »
Yes please make a copy of the disc. The problem is that ComSoft6128 seems to have
lots of interesting disk, so it might be better to send an old PC to him so he can
upload them to the internet.  :D
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #18 on: 07:38, 17 June 20 »
Yes please make a copy of the disc. The problem is that ComSoft6128 seems to have
lots of interesting disk, so it might be better to send an old PC to him so he can
upload them to the internet.  :D


I'm in the process of getting rid of a lot of stuff here so an "old" PC would not be welcomed by "she who must be obeyed" :o


So the easiest/quickest way is for me to send a disc/disk to @mr.freeze - please PM me your address and I'll get it off to you in about a week.


Cheers,


Peter



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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #19 on: 17:36, 18 June 20 »
PM sent. I will use the PPC512 to dump the disk, so it stays in the family.
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #20 on: 17:58, 18 June 20 »
Cool,

Now it seems a waste just to send one program so have a look at the catalogue of the disk in the video and see if there is anything else that is of interest.

Cheers,

Peter
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #21 on: 19:28, 18 June 20 »
Cool,

Now it seems a waste just to send one program so have a look at the catalogue of the disk in the video and see if there is anything else that is of interest.

Cheers,

Peter
We want everything and more! I will return you the disks and reimburse you of the postage costs.
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #22 on: 08:13, 19 June 20 »
We want everything and more! I will return you the disks and reimburse you of the postage costs.


Hi @mr.freeze,


You need to tell me exactly what programs you are looking for and I will then copy them to a PC format disk.
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #23 on: 16:33, 21 June 20 »

Hi @mr.freeze,


You need to tell me exactly what programs you are looking for and I will then copy them to a PC format disk.
But all these files make me curious. I'm in Johnny 5 mode: more input!
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Re: BASIC Solitaire
« Reply #24 on: 17:21, 21 June 20 »
And I'm in Borg mode - "You will comply" ;)




https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Borg





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