CSSCGC 2011 — 2011 — June

Posts from June 2011.

June 30th 2011

Lazslo Simon – Brainfuck Interpreter

Aye! It seems that entries come in pairs lately. That’s a good thing. Lazslo Simon is back with an incredible utility: a Brainfuck language interpreter. There’s never enough of them. If you are not nerdy enough, you may learn something about this programming language. The implementation is exquisite and it works quite well. Well, it does the job. The main drawback is that you can’t really save your hard work, so you can’t really experience the true joy of programming: taking your code to your nerdy friends places and impress them while you all eat peta-zetas with Star Trek masks on. You can only run this in an emulator and save a snapshot, but it’s not the same as taking out a tape from your purse with a mysterious stare, and then having your pals wait while it loads dying with anticipation. But hey! Nobody is perfect.

Summary

Well, I can’t really explain how to code in the Brainfuck Language in a couple of lines. Have you followed the link I provided in the big paragraph?

Click here to download.

June 30th 2011

Lazslo Simon – Unbeatable

Ye’llo, all you nerdy chess lovers out there! Are you such a good chess player? Can you easily beat any chess simulator on the humble Speccy? Are you fond of showing your abilities in front of your mates (if any)? Well – here’s a real challenge. I think it’s about time some of you bite the dust, and this program is specifically designed to make you do so. In the author’s own words, this may be the fastest, yet thoughest AI you’ll ever find in a chess simulator. The computer takes almost no time in calculating its next move, I can tell you that most of the time it will be you who’s delaying the game. Your goal is simple: win the game. The main feature in this entry is that it has been created in a such anti-totalitarian fashion: forget about a set of disposable minions to solve your problems. You, as the black king, must do it yourself. That’s how it should be done. Now, good luck!

Summary

Use Q W E D C X Z and A to move your king. If you have ever used Melbourne Draw, you know the drill.

Click here to download.