OK not sure what going on with ramidavis... He starts a post on that game, creates excellent graphics for it, then suddenly completely abandons it, placing his work in the public domain. So I pick it up because it's an interesting historical game and the potential of creating an AI for it intrigues me.
I ended up coding a decent AI initially for Sharp 5500II handheld computer and then for the TI 99/4A. The former was converted by SIO2 to run on a Windows PC.
I sent ramidavis a message yesterday informing him that I had done the TI program, and today I found out that he re-labeled the initial tread from "abandoned" to "hijacked by Vorticon" (????) and erases all of his posts. Now he even deleted the title of the thread itself.
Rather than re-post all the content of the initial thread, I figured I'll just point to it here: http://atariage.com/...272927--/page-1
Link to the TI version in post #9 below.
The human mind can be deeply mysterious...