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Simple Computers

Postby Ryaga » Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:39 pm

May or may not be attached to a radio.

When input is recieved it is put onto a stack. There are 2 input stacks, local and radio.

The computers would be programmed with a crude version of something like qBASIC. Instead of variables though, you'd access adresses directly. You don't have types of variables to hold your hand. If you want a string you've got to work out the specifics yourself, etc. Every tic, (fairly quickly?), a certain number of commands would be executed. I guess you'd just count certain things as a command. Like a comparison could be a command, an assignment could be a command, a function call could be a command, etc. When the command limit was reached execution would suspend until the next tic where it'd either start over or continue.

I'd want a similar set up to this:
GPOPINPUT fills from the adress specified to the end of the input, the input being from the radio. If there is no input execution stops.
GOUTPUTBEGIN is called with an argument to tell the beginning adress of the output.
GOUTPUTEND is called with an argument to tell the end.
GPUSHOUTPUT pushes the output onto the output stack which is actually popped from bottom to top on every tic.

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ADR[1] = 2
GPOPINPUT ADR[2]

findend:
IF ADR[ADR[1]] = 0 THEN
   ADR[0] = ADR[1] - 1
   ADR[1] = 2
   GOTO decode
ELSE
   ADR[1] = ADR[1] + 1
   GOTO findend
END IF

decode:
IF ADR[1] = ADR[0] THEN
   ADR[1] = 2
   GOTO finish

ELSE
   ADR[ADR[1]] = ADR[ADR[1]] - 3
END


finish:
LOUTPUTBEGIN ADR[ADR[1]]
LOUTPUTEND ADR[ADR[0]]
LPUSHOUTPUT


Would decode an obfuscated string of characters increased by 3 a piece.
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Re: Simple Computers

Postby Ryaga » Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:31 pm

Please delete the other one. I edited this one to make it correct, and the other has not been. Was an accidental double post.
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Re: Simple Computers

Postby YugoStrikesBack » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:32 pm

Incredibly complicated.
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Re: Simple Computers

Postby Ryaga » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:46 pm

Moreso in implementation then use.
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Re: Simple Computers

Postby Chris » Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:51 pm

On the computers, you can play a game. It's called Cantr III. And so on. :-)
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Re: Simple Computers

Postby joo » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:00 pm

Nice idea. I don't think the normals will understand or accept it though.
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Re: Simple Computers

Postby Ryaga » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:07 pm

There I made it simpler and summarized for the people who have very limited programming knowledge or none. Hopefully more people get it now.
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Re: Simple Computers

Postby joo » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:10 pm

Woah. Now, if I had read that first I may have dismissed it as a crap suggestion. :lol:
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Re: Simple Computers

Postby Ryaga » Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:15 pm

joo wrote:Woah. Now, if I had read that first I may have dismissed it as a crap suggestion. :lol:

What do you mean? :lol:
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Re: Simple Computers

Postby Doug R. » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:35 am

I haven't the slightest clue what the heck this is about. Fancy jargon and code aside, what is this supposed to do for the game?
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Re: Simple Computers

Postby joo » Wed Jun 02, 2010 2:49 am

Hehehe, good question... I believe it would make the game more interesting, and allow new systems to emerge both socially and mechanically.
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Re: Simple Computers

Postby Ryaga » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:16 am

Basically it'd allow:

Obfuscation/Encryption and Decryption to be done automatically.
Basically if you had a computer that could only output to notes, yea you'd be able to do just about anything you could do with like a punchcard computer or a terminal computer.

It'd be ages before anything complex enough to even touch the average cantrian's life was made.
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Re: Simple Computers

Postby returner » Wed Jun 02, 2010 5:08 am

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Re: Simple Computers

Postby YugoStrikesBack » Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:15 am

Ryaga wrote:Basically it'd allow:

Obfuscation/Encryption and Decryption to be done automatically.
Basically if you had a computer that could only output to notes, yea you'd be able to do just about anything you could do with like a punchcard computer or a terminal computer.

It'd be ages before anything complex enough to even touch the average cantrian's life was made.


Even with encryption technology you know Joo is going to develop Cantr decrypt and make it completely useless right?
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Re: Simple Computers

Postby Arenti » Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:40 am

Computers in cantr? hmm as long as they can't get hacked. :mrgreen:
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