Gomoku BASIC ported to C is back! This article is showing the BASIC version of Tim Hartnell's Gomoku that I typed in. The AI has a strong defense, but not much of an offense. I decided to port it to C just for fun, and the speed difference surprised me. I will be following up with an analysis of the AI in a followup article.
Mnemonic online documentation is back online. I find that I always need to lookup CPU timings and usage for assembly instructions, so I put this lookup site together. What really excites me is that you can search for multiple instructions like ldx,ldy,abx and see all those instructions at the same time.
Robot Minefield is back! I typed in a BASIC program from one of my favorite programming books, Tim Hartnell's Giant Book of Computer Games. But I didn't stop there, I converted it to Assembly, then to C.
Optimizing an Imaginary Sprite is back! In this article I walk through the various stages of optimization several programmers did on an assembly language routine. I provide my own analysis of why the changes were made, and if the optimization was any good.
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