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Quantum Leaper
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Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes)
09/28/10 06:16 PM


> > > > > How do emulate a paper tape other than having it binary file, a octal file or
> a
> > > > text
> > > > > file?
> > > >
> > > > Maybe OCR...
> > >
> > > This is paper tape with holes punched in it - way less sophisticated than OCR.
> >
> > I know this stuff. Provided enough confetti for carneval each each year when i was
> > small. Simply writing OCR was qay quicker than "recognizing punched holes from a
> > paper strip scan, loaded using image files or whatever".
>
> Actually doing image recognition on a scanned paper strip strikes me as overkill. I'm
> not familiar with how these were formatted, but I'd imagine you could represent it as
> some sort of text file without any loss of data.

I would tend to agree, scanning anything is like using a hammer for a thumb tack. I already had enough problems OCRing the PDF. Thats one reason I didn't post a binary file on the Google code page, I wasn't sure how the end user was going to use the file. A text file in Octal or binary file would be a good representative of the data, since the PDP-11 does have disc drives, even though Galaxy Game most likely didn't use one to boot the game.
Personal I would go for an Octal text file, since all the listings are in Octal, and not Hex or Decimal. All you would need is column 2,3 and 4 from the source listing and a load/start address. I guess you also could read the listing after compile that would represent the program also.

Edited by Quantum Leaper (09/28/10 06:29 PM)







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* PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) R. Belmont 08/01/10 05:02 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Moose  08/05/10 01:24 PM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Pr3tty F1y  08/02/10 01:58 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Fever  08/04/10 12:53 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) StilettoAdministrator  08/01/10 07:26 PM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) incog  08/01/10 01:28 PM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) gamerfan  09/26/10 12:28 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) ranger_lennier  09/26/10 02:26 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) jonwil  09/27/10 07:26 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) ranger_lennier  09/27/10 02:07 PM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) gamerfan  09/28/10 01:19 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Quantum Leaper  09/28/10 12:32 PM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Matty_  09/28/10 01:37 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) ranger_lennier  09/28/10 03:29 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Quantum Leaper  09/28/10 12:45 PM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) CrapBoardSoftware  09/28/10 12:48 PM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Vas Crabb  09/28/10 02:29 PM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) CrapBoardSoftware  09/28/10 02:32 PM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) ranger_lennier  09/28/10 05:28 PM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Quantum Leaper  09/28/10 06:16 PM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) StilettoAdministrator  09/26/10 07:35 AM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Phil Bennett  08/02/10 12:40 PM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) gamerfan  08/03/10 11:34 PM
. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Renegade  08/02/10 10:05 PM
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. * Re: PhilWIP: The Last Starfighter and Air Race (prototypes) Kitsune Sniper  08/02/10 08:23 PM
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