> > > > > How do emulate a paper tape other than having it binary file, a octal file or
> > > > 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)