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Expensive Planetarium


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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.

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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

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