TORPEDO-1984By The Collector Dead Game Walking (again)!
I though the game I programmed in 1984 was dead, but yes code survived in a magazine and now it is programmed into ZX spectrum emulator. Anyone can now Play one of the hottest computere games ever (?) (on their web browser): TORPEDO-1984 Total Retro Action Game!
if not understanding the Norwegian instructions they are simple p=backward, o = forward, z=bombs. Black deep (learning) subs need two torpedos! Take out all subs and underwater bases and you Win!I think this was the first time I worked with programming random numbers (random location of subs). I had done a program on economics/business earlier also in a magazine that did not utilize randomness.How to get started:
Download the source code file (.z80 File) to Torpedo-84 from here Torpedo by the Collector
Go to the browser emulator here
Click the download button. Open the source code file. Next push R button for RUN, and you are up and going! Warning: Very addictive!! And amazing graphics if you are able to take out one of the under water bases! And if one want to read the code, one can look at it also here Torpedo Code I uses USR graphics, Poke it straight into the memory (Deep Programming). I also made a much more complicated game with much better graphics, Metor, will see if I can find the code one day. To be raised from the dead make sure to take backup of your code!
If you find your keyboard response is slow it is because you use a modern computer. Keyboard respons in old computers much faster, likely around 30ms versus todays computers 100ms.