A #mastodon exclusive! You are invited to play on a *REAL* PDP-8/e running the TSS/8 monitor (TimeSharing System 8) pictured here. There is a user contributed tutorial here:

wiki.livingcomputers.org/doku.

To connect, ssh tss8@tty.livingcomputers.org

If you are unable to connect that means all 6 (yes, just 6) lines are in use. Remember, this is real hardware and there is NO EMULATION happening. It is the real deal! Enjoy!

#retro #fun #computing

@sdf modern things we take for granted: clock seeded random number generators.

:crt_w_prompt: :blobcatthinking2:

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@polychrome @SDF Just reading through the TSS/8 manual right now. Put a RANDOMIZE statement as the first statement in your BASIC program and that problem should be fixed.

@ethicsperoxide @sdf @anna @balglaas oh interesting - the BASIC-8 manual says in Appendix E.9 that RANDOMIZE is not implemented, but it works!

This manual must be for a different version.

GUESS.BAS now has a properly seeded RNG. Thanks! :blobcat:

@polychrome @ethicsperoxide @anna @balglaas
good job polychrome. Your game is a lot of fun. Everyone should try:

R BASIC
OLD
GUESS
RUN
BYE
KJOB

@polychrome @ethicsperoxide @anna @balglaas

KJOB = KILL JOB and is how you logout of TSS/8, TOPS-10 and TOPS-20

@sdf @ethicsperoxide @anna @balglaas thanks! I've been using LOGOUT, hope that works just as well :blobthinking:

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