Jump to content
  • entries
    295
  • comments
    862
  • views
    242,365

Expensive Planetarium

Sign in to follow this  
Guest

766 views

The original PDP-1 SpaceWar! had an accurate starfield, termed the Expensive Planetarium. I want to add the same thing to SpaceWar! 7800. So far I've translated the Yale star information into quincunx sampled tile lists. The current annoyance is the X/Y position to DL entry code. It's not hard code, just annoying and tedious, and I don't seem to have the necessary desire & drive.

Sign in to follow this  


1 Comment


Recommended Comments

The thing about the starmap in PDP Spacewar is that the ships were so small and the action slow (read inertia / gravity) .. that stars gave a background for relative relative perspective of motion. (did I make sense here?)

 

Any gameplay elements that you add to Spacewar would be welcome!

 

Rob Mitchell, Atlanta, GA

Share this comment


Link to comment
Guest
Add a comment...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...