Situations Vacant – Software
Nascom Microcomputers are looking for a programmer to work on disc
operating systems and languages. If you would like to be considered
please send a brief career resume to Tony Rundle, Software Director,
___, ____ ______, Berkhamsted, Herts.
Another Nascom Users Group
Prank M. Butler would like to hear from other local NASCOM users with
a view to starting a club in North Wales. Enquiries to:
Frank M Butler,
__, ______ ____,
Telephone: Mansfield (____) _____
A code guessing game for the Nascom 1. By D. Ritchie.
This programme was included in the first batch of programmes issued by
the INMC. Unfortunately, it did not copy very well, and a number of
customers were unable to read the object code listing. We are,
therefore, including a copy of the object listing in the newsletter.
The source listing will continue to be available from the INMC library
in the normal way.
Notes on the game
Codes are made up of any combination of four of the octal digits
(0 – 7).
The score for each guess is given as 2 digits. The first is the number
of correct digits in correct position. The second is the number of
correct digits in the wrong position.
You and the machine take alternate guesses at each others code. You
first enter a guess at the machines code, ‘newline’ gives your score.
Another ‘newline’ gives the machines guess at your code. After
entering its score, ‘newline’ lets you enter your next guess, and so
on until both codes are found. Pressing R will re-start the game at
any time. Backspace can be used to correct entries.
Notes on Programme
Start address is 0D22
0F65 to 0FA0 approx. are used for storage.