Ludum Dare 36 — August 26th-29th, 2016 — Theme: Ancient Technology

Back to Browse Entries

Tic Tac Toe - Commodore 64

by tphx - Jam Entry

Text based action so intense you'll swear you're back in 1982!!!!

Two player text based tic tac toe for the Commodore 64. An ancient game created for ancient technology.

Requires a Commodore 64 emulator such as Vice. Load the .prg just like any other .prg file. If you are using the Vice emulator you can simply drag the .prg file into the emulator window.

If anybody actually has a Commodore 64 and a way to run this program on it let me know if it works. I am really curious as to whether or not it would work on a real Commodore 64.

Update:

Figured I would share all the software I used when creating this game in case anybody is curious.

Software used:

- Notepad++ (https://notepad-plus-plus.org/)
- Vice C64 Emulator (http://vice-emu.sourceforge.net/)
- Tok64 (http://webspace.webring.com/people/iu/um_3776/tok64/)

Downloads and Links


Comments

mrwillowb says ...
Aug 30, 2016 @ 2:35am

amazing, The greatest gaming machine ever made

tonynogo says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:08am

Sadly, I don't have a commodore to test.
But what an original idea and an interesting take on the theme!

Congratulations!

thomz12 says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:10am

Awesome! Don't have a Commodore to try it on, but i like the idea! Very creative use of the theme, Well Done!

n42k says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:12am

Instructions for running on Arch Linux:
Install vice: pacman -S vice
Download and extract the "LD36 TPHX.zip" (in the "Commodore 64" link)
Navigate to the directory where you extracted it and run: x64 TICTACTOE.PRG

Looks like a nice implementation! Wish I could try getting it to run on a C64.

tphx says ...
Sep 2, 2016 @ 7:41am

Thank you all for the kind words and the Linux info.

BestNickname says ...
Sep 3, 2016 @ 7:54pm

Oh wow this is great, a very interesting and original take on the idea. Wish I had an actual commodore to test your code. I did run it on an emulator and it seemed to work without issue.

Sep 5, 2016 @ 3:10pm

Respect.

epb9000 says ...
Sep 6, 2016 @ 6:10am

GREETINGS PROFESSOR FALKEN

A STRANGE GAME.
THE ONLY WINNING MOVE IS NOT TO PLAY.

(This was pretty great. An interesting take on the theme indeed.)

You must sign in to comment.


Mini Submission FAQ

TEAMS: Teams entering the Jam should pick a single representative to submit your game, or create a team specific account you can share. We currently do not support Team Voting, but sharing an account and together playing and rating games is acceptable.

CAN I ENTER BOTH EVENTS?: You should pick 1 event, whichever you think it’ll do better in. If the idea is strong, and everything plays well enough, you can go Compo. If you’re a perfectionist, and would prefer people to play a more polished game, do the Jam. Many solo participants enter the Jam.

If you made 2 games, unfortunately, the website doesn’t support multiple submissions per user. To submit your 2nd game, you will have to make a 2nd account. Only do this if you made 2 games. Alternatively, if one game is better than the other, then consider just entering the better game.

CAN I KEEP WORKING UNTIL THE DEADLINE?: Yes! Immediately after the 48 or 72 hours, we do something called Submission Hour. As the name suggests, it’s an extra hour for you to package, upload, and submit your games. If there were catastrophic issues trying submitting your game, or you misunderstood how submissions work, that’s okay. It happens. We’re flexible. If you need advice, check with the folks on IRC. If you need an admin, get in touch.

CAN I KEEP WORKING ON MY GAME?: Oh definitely! You should! But for the sake of judging, keep the Compo or Jam version around. You can include a link to the Post-Compo/Post-Jam version of your game on your games page, but sure your main links are the original version.

PORTS: Ports to other platforms can be done after the deadline. That said, the sooner you finish your port, the sooner people can play your game, improving your chances of placing in the final results. For best results, provide a Web version of your game, or a Windows version with no dependencies. Also be sure to rate at least 20 games to improve your visibility (Coolness).

MY GAME CRASHES, IS UNBEATABLE, OR I MADE A TYPO: We allow you to fix crashes, win condition, or tiny bugs after the deadline. In a sense, this is like “porting” to support more players. We leave this open to interpretation, but generally speaking your game should be identical to the game you submitted. No new features, just fixing mistakes you should have caught had you been better rested.

MY GAME DOESN’T SHOW UP: If you can’t find your game, it’s usually because the URL to your downloads are missing ‘http://‘. Fix your URLs (http://mysite.com/mygame.zip) and you will show up. Alternatively, if you just posted it, wait a minute. The cache may not have refreshed yet.

NOT LOGGED IN?: If you get a message about not being logged in, even though you are, it’s because your web browser cached the non-logged in page. You can fix this by either refreshing your cache or clearing your cache. CTRL+F5 in many browsers. Chrome is a bit more work. Press F12 to enable Developer Mode, then you can right click on the refresh button and select “Empty Cache and Hard Reload”. This option is unavailable if you are not in Developer Mode.


[cache: storing page]