Dilithium Press (Computer Books)
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Wed Jul 15 13:23:52 CDT 2020
I ran "Hunt the Wumpus" on my Poly88. I don't recall if it was part of their games collection or I typed it in form some book.
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Yes, that’s the one I have!
The thinner one (with colored pages?), I have never seen.
It describes procedures in a sort of FORTRAN style, at a “high level”.
It means you have to implement everything yourself 😊
Do not think you’re almost done, it is just a start.
Think of the following modules:
* Navigation officer
* Tactical officer
* - etc
* the Brig
* sensors (and the data)
* “universe intelligence”
* enemy ships
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The complete Star Ship: A simulation project (DP series in games ; no. 1) https://www.amazon.com/dp/091839810X/ref=cm_sw_r_oth_api_i_mzMdFbMVV3YHH
I actually have this book somewhere. I also remember a thinner one with a highly-colored cover.
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Agreed, this sounds like a ton of fun to implement.
On 7/14/20 6:45 PM, Zane Healy via cctalk wrote:
> I’d love details on this! This sounds vaguely like a game I played on a Harris Minicomputer in the late 80’s.
>> On Jul 14, 2020, at 12:03 PM, Henk Gooijen <henk.gooijen at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> If I am not mistaken, I have a book called Star Trek and it is from Dilithium Press!
>> Memory is a bit vague, but it must be on one of my shelves.
>> The book describes in “FORTRAN style” the procedures for an NCC1701 simulator 😊
>> But if you dig deeper, there is * a lot * to do yourself.
>> Anyway, this book was my inspiration to build a StarShip simulator back in the (19)80-ties.
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>> Onderwerp: Dilithium Press (Computer Books)
>> Out of curiosity, does anyone know anything about this publisher? They apparently existed in the late 70’s and early 80’s. They were apparently located in Beaverton, Oregon in the same business park, on Nimbus, where Norvac Electronics was. They obviously published some very strange computer books, including what looks to be a teen romance. I find myself with an embarrassingly nice little collection of the books, that my Dad apparently had. Considering I think he touched a computer twice in his life, they’re something of a mystery.
>> Best title, “Nailing Jelly to a Tree”, which is apparently a book on Software.
>> The publisher sounds vaguely familiar, and I think I might have one or two other books from them in my collection.
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