|Re: Name that calculator (Again)|
Message #10 Posted by Richard Garner on 9 Dec 2003, 12:36 p.m.,
in response to message #9 by Ernie Malaga
I have a copy of a Star Trek game written for the HP-25. This program was written by a fellow fan club member around 1975-76. He made a copy available to all the members at the time. Some 10 years later I used the basis of the program to write and modify it for the 41CX. There were 2 versions of the original program, one a 1 player game and the other a 2 player game. When I adapted it and modified it for the 41CX, I combined the 2 games into 1.
The basic premise of the game was, you and your opponent entered your 2 dimensional XY co-ordinate location into memory registers from a 100x100 grid. Then you would enter your guesses on the stack and fire. The closer you were to hitting your opponent the closer the number in the display would be to Zero. When the number in the display equaled Zero you won. 1701 would flash if the Enterprise won and Error would flash if the Enterprise lost.
My changes combined the 1 & 2 player games into one program and I added an optional 3 dimensional XYZ grid, with randomly selected Enterprises A, B, C, D, E, Defiant & Voyager. I also had a randomly selected opponent list; Klingons, Romulans, Gorn, Q, etc.
I had fun writing my version and playing both. I still have fun with it from time to time on the 41CX and the 42S.