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STARTREK The Computer Program
STARTREK The Computer Program
(C) Copyright 1984-1989 - All Rights Reserved
By Joe Kasser
Md., 20901, U.S.A.
(301) 593 6136
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An ideal task for the beginner to learn a language on is a
simulation game which is written around the computer that the
beginner has available. For in that case, there is complete
control of all inputs and outputs, This kind of game in which
the player makes decisions based on the information available to
him or her available at the time), can be made sufficiently
sophisticated and complex so as to make writing it an adequate
challenge for anybody.
The techniques used in writing a good game are the same that
programmers use in professional activities. Writing a good game
poses a challenge that allows you to develop good habits and
techniques for programming and also allows you to learn a
language in an interesting manner. By taking an orderly approach
to the game design, complex operations may be clearly understood
and converted to computer code with the aid of a language
reference manual, irrespective of the language being used.
This product teaches the techniques for writing such a game using
the STARTREK game as an example, and the BASIC language as the
programming language in which to write the code.
Upon receipt of your registration, you will receive a subsequent
update, hard copy drawings of the non text figures, telephone and
This product may not be sold or distributed with another product
without the express written permission of the author.
Joe Kasser will only support unmodified copies of this software.
Your comments and suggestions for changes are however welcome.
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