Am I just wasting my time?

yes   1 vote - 25 %
no   1 vote - 25 %
well at least it *looks* like work, you know debuggers & compiling code...   3 votes - 75 %
I wish I had a 2 Ghz machine in 1992.. It's nice to compile & load INSTANTLY..   3 votes - 75 %
The times are a changing   0 votes - 0 %
And this tradewars won't play on a xbox 360   3 votes - 75 %
who cares!   0 votes - 0 %
whatever!   0 votes - 0 %
this option is random!   1 vote - 25 %
I LIKE PIE!   2 votes - 50 %
 
4 Total Votes
Come on, port it to Facebook by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 04:29:07 PM EST
so it can go against Mafia Wars and Farmville.


as embarassed as I am... by Dewey Wang (2.50 / 2) #5 Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 07:10:10 PM EST
I don't have a facebook account... I really have no intention of joining...

besides its like all popular...

this whole thing revolves around locked files....

Although I do have to admit the idea of using SQL did come across my mind..

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it shouldn't be too hard by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #2 Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 05:24:09 PM EST
to move from TP5.5 to Delphi win32 console mode.

although that really depends on the level of use of 16-bit features the source made (pointer math was a major pain at the time).
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.

Yeah, by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #3 Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 05:32:21 PM EST
what would you know about that? ;)

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there is a bunch of weird string stuff by Dewey Wang (2.00 / 0) #7 Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 07:19:12 PM EST
from pascal 3, and only a handful of MS-DOS interrupt stuff... mostly keyboard & date/time..

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keyboard interrupt stuff by aphrael (2.00 / 0) #8 Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 07:26:10 PM EST
would probably be a pain moving to win32 console mode.
If television is a babysitter, the internet is a drunk librarian who won't shut up.
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Although I feel bad by ni (2.50 / 2) #4 Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 05:52:11 PM EST
feeding the trolls, I'm not going to get a chance to confess this again:
I have played Trade Wars within the past six months.


"These days it seems like sometimes dreams of Italian hyper-gonadism are all a man's got to keep him going." -- CRwM
don't be too ashamed.. by Dewey Wang (2.00 / 0) #6 Mon Nov 16, 2009 at 07:11:26 PM EST
I understand there are quite a few BBS's online...

I've read that synchronet is free now...

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?! as in out in the wild and not a sandbox machine by greyshade (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Nov 17, 2009 at 03:04:14 PM EST

Where are you doing this?



"The other part of the fun is nibbling on them when they get off work." -vorheesleatherface
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there are tonnes of them: by Dewey Wang (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Nov 17, 2009 at 05:10:22 PM EST
http://www.synchro.net/sbbslist.html

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Sounds like a fun side project by LinDze (4.00 / 1) #9 Tue Nov 17, 2009 at 12:34:07 AM EST
I guess you could try and port to delphi. But then you might as well move to a modern language. Either way, sounds just as worthy as any other time wasting "hobby".

-Lin Dze
Arbeit Macht Frei
Well I got it to compile with Turbo Pascal 5.5! by Dewey Wang (2.00 / 0) #12 Thu Nov 19, 2009 at 01:50:12 PM EST
so at least its easier to debug... f7 for the win there!!!

it turns out they used the future reserved str key word as a variable which screws up all kinds of things...

It's barely playable.. but im surprised it's limping around.