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07-01-2014, 02:10 AM
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new article on find the hidden path game
If you want to see what a good pathfinder you are, see this article.

Solver equation for HP-17b/19b/27s.
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07-01-2014, 03:29 PM
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Nice work!

I know how this game works from our earlier discussions, but I'm not so sure that other people do. I think that more people are familiar with the somewhat similarly played game, Black Box, where the player finds the hidden balls in an 8x8 grid.

Can you maybe point people to an online version of this that will demonstrate how it works? Here's one for Black Box.

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07-01-2014, 05:52 PM (This post was last modified: 07-01-2014 06:03 PM by Don Shepherd.)
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(07-01-2014 03:29 PM)Katie Wasserman Wrote:  Nice work!

I know how this game works from our earlier discussions, but I'm not so sure that other people do. I think that more people are familiar with the somewhat similarly played game, Black Box, where the player finds the hidden balls in an 8x8 grid.

Can you maybe point people to an online version of this that will demonstrate how it works? Here's one for Black Box.

Katie, I haven't done an exhaustive search, but I'm not aware of an online version of something similar to this (I'm sure I wasn't the first to think of this approach, however). Perhaps a Youtube video of me playing an actual game would be the best way to demonstrate how it works. I'll work on that and then link to it from the article.
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07-01-2014, 06:35 PM (This post was last modified: 07-01-2014 06:35 PM by Bill (Smithville NJ).)
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Hi Don,

You mention in your article that you have programmed it in Basic on a PC-2 and HP-71b as well as RPN on a HP-32SII.

Would it be possible for you to expand your article to include the code for the other machines? It would be great to compare the code and run it on multiple machines.

Great Work. You always find interesting applications for the Solver.

Bill
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07-01-2014, 08:32 PM
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(07-01-2014 06:35 PM)Bill (Smithville NJ) Wrote:  Hi Don,

You mention in your article that you have programmed it in Basic on a PC-2 and HP-71b as well as RPN on a HP-32SII.

Would it be possible for you to expand your article to include the code for the other machines? It would be great to compare the code and run it on multiple machines.

Great Work. You always find interesting applications for the Solver.

Bill

Thanks Bill. Yeah, I'll work on a Youtube video and also include in the article the source code for the other platforms.
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07-01-2014, 10:56 PM
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(07-01-2014 08:32 PM)Don Shepherd Wrote:  Yeah, I'll work on a Youtube video and also include in the article the source code for the other platforms.

Both excellent ideas. I'm well into a '71 binge these days so any new 71 code is fun to dabble with. Thanks for the cross-platform education Don (and to think it used to simply be called porting...)

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07-02-2014, 01:21 PM
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(07-01-2014 08:32 PM)Don Shepherd Wrote:  
(07-01-2014 06:35 PM)Bill (Smithville NJ) Wrote:  Hi Don,

You mention in your article that you have programmed it in Basic on a PC-2 and HP-71b as well as RPN on a HP-32SII.

Would it be possible for you to expand your article to include the code for the other machines? It would be great to compare the code and run it on multiple machines.

Great Work. You always find interesting applications for the Solver.

Bill

Thanks Bill. Yeah, I'll work on a Youtube video and also include in the article the source code for the other platforms.

Bill, I added attachments in the article for PC-2, 71b, and 32sii versions, including source code. Will work on a Youtube video next.
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07-04-2014, 01:20 AM
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I wish I was better at porting code to 50G this would be great to see on 48 49 or 50 with a graphic approach to the game.

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PS: Please post more 50G stuff :)
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07-04-2014, 01:34 AM
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(07-04-2014 01:20 AM)CosmicTruth Wrote:  I wish I was better at porting code to 50G this would be great to see on 48 49 or 50 with a graphic approach to the game.

Yeah, I agree, a graphic approach to this game would be ideal. You wouldn't need to write anything down, and you could use colors to highlight the path points found thus far. Such is not possible on the platforms I chose, however. Oh, the 71b can do graphics (I think), but with a one line display I don't think it would work well.
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07-05-2014, 06:59 PM
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For those using Emu42 with an HP17BII.ROM I've added a session file. Open it in the file menu when you are too lazy to enter the equation.

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Thomas


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07-05-2014, 09:42 PM
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(07-05-2014 06:59 PM)Thomas Klemm Wrote:  For those using Emu42 with an HP17BII.ROM I've added a session file. Open it in the file menu when you are too lazy to enter the equation.

Cheers
Thomas

Thanks Thomas. It is a rather long equation.
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07-06-2014, 01:03 AM
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(07-05-2014 09:42 PM)Don Shepherd Wrote:  It is a rather long equation.

Please be assured that I have not entered that manually: I've used Christoph's utilities to create a keyboard macro file. Now I hope this makes it easier for others to play that game.

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Thomas
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07-21-2014, 12:10 AM
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I've decided not to do a Youtube video of playing this game. If anyone would like more detailed information for playing the game, please contact me via this forum.
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