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Lunar Lander
01-17-2017, 06:51 AM (This post was last modified: 09-23-2021 02:34 AM by Gene222.)
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Lunar Lander
Lunar Lander Simulation game, 1 dimensional, no graphics.

9/22/21 Added LunarLander2 based on Jim Storer's 1969 FOCAL program.

The lunar lander is 500 ft above the moon with a downward velocity of 50 ft/s and has 120 units of fuel. The height, velocity, and remaining fuel are displayed. The program will pause for up to 60 seconds. Enter the number of units of fuel you wish to burn during the next second, then press the Enter key. The new height, velocity and remaining fuel are displayed. The maximum amount of fuel you can burn at one time is 30 units. For more instructions, view the program INFO on the HP Prime.

The program was adapted from the Rocket program in Basic Computer Games, MicroComputer Edition, 1978 by David H. Ahl. The Rocket program was written by Eric Peters at Digital Equipment Corporation. A copy of the program is shown below. The Rocket program is a simpler version of the very first lunar lander program that was written by Jim Storer in 1969, while he was a high school student.

ADDED 11/9/18. Rocket Program Code from Basic Computer Games, MicroComputer Edition.
Code:
10 PRINT TAB(30); "ROCKET"
20 PRINT TAB(15); "CREATIVE COMPUTING  MORRISTOWN, NEW JERSEY"
30 PRINT: PRINT: PRINT
70 PRINT "LUNAR LANDING SIMULATION"
80 PRINT "----- ------- ----------": PRINT
100 INPUT "DO YOU WANT INSTRUCTIONS (YES OR NO)"; A$
110 IF A$ = "NO" THEN 390
160 PRINT
200 PRINT "YOU ARE LANDING ON THE MOON AND AND HAVE TAKEN OVER MANUAL"
210 PRINT "CONTROL 1000 FEET ABOVE A GOOD LANDING SPOT. YOU HAVE A DOWN-"
220 PRINT "WARD VELOCITY OF 50 FEET/SEC. 150 UNITS OF FUEL REMAIN."
225 PRINT
230 PRINT "HERE ARE THE RULES THAT GOVERN YOUR APOLLO SPACE-CRAFT:": PRINT
240 PRINT "(1) AFTER EACH SECOND THE HEIGHT, VELOCITY, AND REMAINING FUEL"
250 PRINT "    WILL BE REPORTED VIA DIGBY YOUR ON-BOARD COMPUTER."
260 PRINT "(2) AFTER THE REPORT A '?' WILL APPEAR. ENTER THE NUMBER"
270 PRINT "    OF UNITS OF FUEL YOU WISH TO BURN DURING THE NEXT"
280 PRINT "    SECOND. EACH UNIT OF FUEL WILL SLOW YOUR DESCENT BY"
290 PRINT "    1 FOOT/SEC."
310 PRINT "(3) THE MAXIMUM THRUST OF YOUR ENGINE IS 30 FEET/SEC/SEC"
320 PRINT "    OR 30 UNITS OF FUEL PER SECOND."
330 PRINT "(4) WHEN YOU CONTACT THE LUNAR SURFACE. YOUR DESCENT ENGINE"
340 PRINT "    WILL AUTOMATICALLY SHUT DOWN AND YOU WILL BE GIVEN A"
350 PRINT "    REPORT OF YOUR LANDING SPEED AND REMAINING FUEL."
360 PRINT "(5) IF YOU RUN OUT OF FUEL THE '?' WILL NO LONGER APPEAR"
370 PRINT "    BUT YOUR SECOND BY SECOND REPORT WILL CONTINUE UNTIL"
380 PRINT "    YOU CONTACT THE LUNAR SURFACE.": PRINT
390 PRINT "BEGINNING LANDING PROCEDURE..........": PRINT
400 PRINT "G O O D  L U C K ! ! !"
420 PRINT: PRINT
430 PRINT "SEC  FEET      SPEED     FUEL     PLOT OF DISTANCE"
450 PRINT
455 T = 0: H = 1000: V = 50: F = 150
490 PRINT T; TAB(6); H; TAB(16); V; TAB(26); F; TAB(35); "I"; TAB(H / 15); "*"
500 INPUT B
510 IF B < 0 THEN 650
520 IF B > 30 THEN B = 30
530 IF B > F THEN B = F
540 V1 = V - B + 5
560 F = F - B
570 H = H - .5 * (V + V1)
580 IF H <= 0 THEN 670
590 T = T + 1
600 V = V1
610 IF F > 0 THEN 490
615 IF B = 0 THEN 640
620 PRINT "**** OUT OF FUEL ****"
640 PRINT T; TAB(4); H; TAB(12); V; TAB(20); F; TAB(29); "I"; TAB(H / 12 + 29); "*"
650 B = 0
660 GOTO 540
670 PRINT "***** CONTACT *****"
680 H = H + .5 * (V1 + V)
690 IF B = 5 THEN 720
700 D = (-V + SQR(V * V + H * (10 - 2 * B))) / (5 - B)
710 GOTO 730
720 D = H / V
730 V1 = V + (5 - B) * D
760 PRINT "TOUCHDOWN AT"; T + D; "SECONDS."
770 PRINT "LANDING VELOCITY="; V1; "FEET/SEC."
780 PRINT F; "UNITS OF FUEL REMAINING."
790 IF V1 <> 0 THEN 810
800 PRINT "CONGRATULATIONS! A PERFECT LANDING!!"
805 PRINT "YOUR LICENSE WILL BE RENEWED.......LATER."
810 IF ABS(V1) < 2 THEN 840
820 PRINT "***** SORRY, BUT YOU BLEW IT!!!!"
830 PRINT "APPROPRIATE CONDOLENCES WILL BE SENT TO YOUR NEXT OF KIN."
840 PRINT: PRINT: PRINT
850 INPUT "ANOTHER MISSION"; A$
860 IF A$ = "YES" THEN 390
870 PRINT: PRINT "CONTROL OUT.": PRINT
999 END

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01-17-2017, 03:29 PM (This post was last modified: 01-17-2017 10:59 PM by StephenG1CMZ.)
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RE: Lunar Lander
When trying to display the pdf, Android says attachment.php is of the wrong format.

Update: Android 4.4.4 and Android 5.0.2, both using the default pdf viewer which normally seems to display the file before downloading it.

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01-17-2017, 07:30 PM (This post was last modified: 11-09-2018 03:58 PM by Gene222.)
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RE: Lunar Lander
Quote:When trying to display the pdf, Android says attachment.php is of the wrong format.

The original program in PDF format opens on my computer, but I am using acrobat standard 6, which is pretty old. EDIT 11/9/18. The original program code was added to the first post and the pdf attachment of the original program code was removed.
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01-17-2017, 07:49 PM (This post was last modified: 01-17-2017 07:50 PM by Didier Lachieze.)
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RE: Lunar Lander
(01-17-2017 03:29 PM)StephenG1CMZ Wrote:  When trying to display the pdf, Android says attachment.php is of the wrong format.
It works for me on Android 6, the pdf is downloaded and I can then open it with Acrobat.

@Gene222: thanks for this program and the documents !
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03-07-2017, 12:31 PM
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RE: Lunar Lander
Hi,
Nice work ! I only change all "208" in print with "218" to have good alignement with large format.

BTW one solution is :

ENTER 5 times 0 fuel and ENTER 5 times 20 units of fuel. Landing good without
you dead ! (In HP65 Key Note- V2N2)

Others solutions ?

Gérard.
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03-07-2017, 09:58 PM
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RE: Lunar Lander
I wrote an article in Datafile about bugs in the Lunar Lander programs. For anyone who's interested it's attached.

Dave


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03-08-2017, 09:51 AM
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RE: Lunar Lander
Thanks David.

Gérard.
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09-09-2021, 08:39 PM
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RE: Lunar Lander
David....I always enjoy reading your documents on HP firmware. Thank you for a nice explanation of the Lunar Lander bugs and how they propagated from the HP-67 to the HP-29. Interesting speculation on why the HP-25 had a bug due to memory constraints.
You didn't mention if the HP-41C Users’ Library Solutions Games Pac, planet "Lander" program had any similarities or differences to your corrected HP Lunar Lander program. Also, I was curious when you wrote this paper? I didn't see a date on your paper......or I missed the date .
~ Jim J. ~
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09-23-2021, 02:24 AM
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RE: Lunar Lander
Added LunarLander2 based on Jim Storer's 1969 FOCAL program. Program include a fix of David Hayden's bounce bug.


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