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    Thumbs up C++ source code: labyrinth game

    Hello there ...

    I haven't logged in since, er let's see, January 27th 2006 02:05 pm. Hope you guys are doing great.

    I'll first introduce myself quickly, then we'll get to the reason of this post.

    Well, I'm 24 today and I'm from the era when HACKERS.COM was still up and running. Whatever the hell ever happened to that website but for those who don't know, hackers.com was a dream-come-true to newbies. Anyone knows anything about it's sudden disapperance?

    Programming was one of my favourite hobbies and in, I think, 2004, I came up with this game written entirely with Borland C++, that I called 'Labyrinth'.

    You can download it here : http://www.box.net/shared/brkc67hlbi
    ... And the source code here : http://www.box.net/shared/qa5ja35oju

    This is the very fist time I'm putting the source code online and anyone can freely play with it, re-upload it etc. No problem.

    At the time of writing i had a 200 MHz CPU Pentium II and I had, my god, a bad time trying to figure out how to introduce a 'delay' in a program in order to make different 'creatures' in the game move simultaneously. Didn't find out how and I still don't know how to do this. I couldn't care less because I'm no longer in the programming stuff (I'm doing medical studies...).

    But if anyone knows how to do this please feel free to modify the code and compile it again.

    As a consequence, I had to introduce a kind of 'artificial delay' whereby I used a counter to increment to a certain large number. This took processor time and adequately introduced a delay on my Pentium II. So if you run the program on a today's computer, the 'creatures' move FAST because of increase in processing speed ...

    Anyway, enjoy, and let me know what you think.

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    Now, excuse me if you please ... this has nothing whatsoever to do with programming. Here's a friend of mine who creates absolutely fantastic music. I'm just doing my part in trying to promote him. Believe me, you'll keep the music playing all night long ... ENJOY

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    And if you want the whole package on HD, here it is. It's awesome.

    Part 1 : http://www.box.net/shared/qmiysdi940
    Part 2 : http://www.box.net/shared/zo7onimfxi

    Thanks guys !
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    Hi,

    This is the Wayback Machine's entry for hackers.com:

    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.hackers.com

    Around 2004 they changed their name to ITfreaks.com, and subsequently seem to have disappeared.

    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
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    Yeah right.

    Just download this code and run it on your machine...

    It's a really cool maze game!

    Sorry to be cynical.

    Steve
    IT, e-commerce, Retail, Programme & Project Management, EPoS, Supply Chain and Logistic Services. Yorkshire. http://www.bigi.uk.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by nihil View Post
    Hi,

    This is the Wayback Machine's entry for hackers.com:

    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.hackers.com

    Around 2004 they changed their name to ITfreaks.com, and subsequently seem to have disappeared.

    Oh I see ...
    Thanks.

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    And by the way, thanks a lot Steve Milner for your good humour. Sorry for being cynical.

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    Well, I guess that I am cynical as well, although in a different way.

    The vast majority of malware these days is written to make money, not out of malice. You write the stuff to either use or sell, not to post for free on a security website

    Anyway, I submitted it to this online scanning site:

    http://www.virustotal.com/

    42/42 Antivirus and malware products found nothing wrong with it. I also ran Malwarebytes and Spybot S&D for good measure. I will give it a try on a PI/133/192Mb and a PII/266/128Mb (Win98SE & Win 2000 SP4, respectively)............it doesn't sit too well on a Pentium Core Duo.......... the little beasties behave as if they are on steroids!

    Cheers.
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    As long as you did this to one of these, the least of my little ones............you did it unto Me.
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    Oh no...

    Oh no ...

    Okay guys, let me explain. I think you need some explanation.

    I wrote this piece of code as a teenager just for FUN. I wanted to create a Maze game without using any elaborate graphics mode (just plain DOS textmode) and see to what level I could take it just by writing in very simple beginner's C++.

    I came across AntiOnline during the days it was called AntiCode. And because I have never ever contributed anything so far to the online community, and that at the same time I found this game and source code on a CD that I burned a long time ago that somewhat got lost, I thought, oh well, let me post this online so that it can be of some kind of help to newbies interested in C++ programming. That's all.

    There's no malicious code whatsoever in it. I have no interest at all in programming at the moment as I am at the end of my medical studies in France. That's it, tada.

    Better to run it in full-screen mode. Yes, this is not possible under Windows Vista.

    Yes, the beasts run wild on the new PCs, this is what I was pointing out I couldn't find a solution for at the time of writing. Basically, I wrote this alone and have never had any kind of computer studies at school whatsoever on C++.

    Phew, anymore explanation ?

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    Hey by the way, there is a cheat in it. By pressing the '|' button once you become invincible. Press it again to cancel.
    This is not the letter 'l' of the alphabet but the C++ OR operator : ||
    Got it?
    So how is it on pentium II ?

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    No explanations required old boy

    As a moderator, it is my duty to check links and attachments........naturally, yours was perfectly fine, apart from the beasties being way too damn fast for an old fart like me when run on a P4 or Athlon XP+

    I now have it on a 3.5" floppy so will try it on the PI/PII/PIII collection........if that doesn't work, I shall have to disturb the spiders inhabiting my more venerable kit.

    I actually have working computers older than yourself it is a hobby of mine......... a bit like people mess with old bikes or classic cars?



    EDIT:

    Lunch at the moment..........will test it this evening and report back
    Last edited by nihil; March 31st, 2010 at 12:51 PM.
    If you cannot do someone any good: don't do them any harm....
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    Wink Solution found

    Hi,

    Recently I came across a DOS emulator freeware on the net. The best of them actually : DosBox. Download the latest version 0.73 from http://www.dosbox.com/

    And yes, the game works perfectly with this ...

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    You wouldn't happen to be Ken Silverman, would you? The guy who wrote Ken's labyrinth in the early ninties?

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