HP-41 Games Library near completion



#5

Greetings 

The Games project is close to completion - after a few weeks collecting old classic games from different sources
- notably this museum and TOS, as well as dozens of old PPC issues.

When I first started with this idea I thought I'd end up with a couple of 8k

modules, but soon enough it became apparent that it'd have to be quite some more.

Then I got some requests to also include "adventure" games, and that of course changed things even more.

So meet the "HP-41 Games Library", which so far has reached 52k split into 4 modules as follows:

Volume I.- Rubik & Chess, an 8k Module already available at TOS
Volume II.- Funstuff, a 16k module containing traditional games
Volume III.- Adventures, a 24k Module with... yes, that!
Volume IV.- Trekkies, a (meager) 4k ROM with ST favorites.

Here's a short index of the contents, no doubt you'll recognize
some titles (and some authors, a real who's who in the 41 world):

Volume II
=========

Function Description Author
-PLAYGROUND Section Header Ángel Martin
3DTTT 3D Tic-Tac-Toe hp
BSHIP Battle Ship Luis Gasperini
FLIP Flip-Flop hp
HANGM Hangman Michael Harwood
HANOI Hanoi Towers Stefan Fegert
MAGIC Magic Squares JM Baillard
MMIND Master Mind JM Baillard
MN? MM Utility JM Baillard
PANMGC Pan-Magic Squares JM Baillard
ROBOTS Robot Trap hp
ROLLERS High Rollers Ross Cooling
WARI Game of Wari hp
RNG Random Number Gen. JM Baillard
7P<>S Register Swap hp
-ALBILLOS Section Header Ángel Martin
CDAT Chess Data Load Ángel Martin
CHKERS Checkers Valentín Albillo
CPRT Chess Print board Valentín Albillo
KPRT Checkers Print board Valentín Albillo
MNCHSS Mini-Chess 5x5 Valentín Albillo
REVERSI Reversi (Othello) Valentín Albillo
-ROMANS Section Header Ángel Martin
N>R Arab to Roman JM Baillard
PMTR Roman prompt Ángel Martin
R>N Roman to Arab JM Baillard
-ACTION Section Header Ángel Martin
GOUF Catch the Goufers Thomas Fange
LANDER Planet Lander hp
SCATTER Scatter hp
SIMON Simon hp
TARG Target Mark Gessner
ZCAR Zcar - An Action Game Cary E. Reinstein
-CASINO Section Header Ángel Martin
BJ Black Jack ??
DOMINO Dominoes ??
GAMBL Gambler ??
PETALS Petals around the Rose Edward M. Keefe
POKER Poker JM Baillard
RLTTE American Roulette JM Baillard
SKK Skunkers Gene Wright
SNLD Snakes & Ladders JM Baillard
YATZ Yathzee Gene Wright
-PINBALL Section Header Ángel Martin
WIZARD Pinball Wizard Craig Pearce
PDAT Pinball Data load Ángel Martin
INIT Initialization Ángel Martin
-SLOT MCH Section Header Ángel Martin
FRUIT Fruit Machine Brian Ward
HOLD Hold Reels Brian Ward
NUDGE Nudge Reels Brian Ward
SPIN Spin Reels Brian Ward
WIN Winners Brian Ward
-SOUND FX Section Header Ángel Martin
BZZON Buzz mode on Andreas Meyer
CLAXON Claxon Mark Power
NOBZZ Buzz mode Off Ángel Martin
MORSE Morse Code JM Baillard
RASP Rasp Mark Power
TONEXY Tone Nelson Crowle
LEFT Moves display to left Nelson Crowle
GOOSE Left Goose chr Nelson Crowle

Volume III
==========

Dungeons, by Antonio Lagana (Yes, the author of i41CX!)
Adventure, by Bruce Bailey
The Caves, by James Surber
Black Tower, by Doug Hanson
The Castle, by P. Legros & P. Marysaael
The Hobbit, by Dejan Ristanovic
Hunt the Wumpus, by David Hayden
Swords & Sorcery, by Peter O. Johnson
Arena of Death, by Tom Longland
Terror Damm, by Layne Johnsoon
Truck, by hp??

There's of course material for more, and I'll gladly add your contributions if you

send me RAW files for them (both my firgertips and my wand are too tired to keep

expanding it more!)

The project is under final testing phase, should be ready in a few more days. As

you can imagine the testing won't be exhaustive, specially for the adventure

games of course. Feel free to report errors back for correction if you happen to

find some.

Have fun!

ÁM


Edited: 3 July 2010, 5:53 p.m. after one or more responses were posted


#6

You really ARE trying to get me to upgrade my original NoVRAM to a NoVRAM 64, aren't you? :-)

Thanks for all this work. Have to dig out my burner and remember who to load these things. Had not changed my configuration in quite a while!


#7

Well, you can also crank up your V41 or i41CX+... it's quite something seeing the Chess/Checkers/Reversi virtual printouts on the iPod Touch, kind of a retro-gaming spree :)

#8

Hi Ángel, Gene,

Outstanding compilation... looks like PS3 now have a serious contender!... and much more portable indeed.

Gene, Your NoVRAM is certainly enough to run any of these modules... (unless you want to have them all at your fingertips). Anyhow, if you're looking for a good "excuse" to get your NoV-64, this might well be one of the best... :-))

Cheers

Diego


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