Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Apr 2012 21:04 UTC
Games Notch, creator of the immensely popular and successful Minecraft, has announced his next game project. It's a multiplayer and single player space simulator with all the usual stuff like resource mining, combat, exploration, and so on. However, a very unique aspect is that each player's ship has a custom fully programmable 16bit CPU which uses a custom, hand-made instruction set. The possibilities are amazing.
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RE[2]: Assembly? Count me in!
by DeepThought on Fri 6th Apr 2012 04:32 UTC in reply to "RE: Assembly? Count me in!"
DeepThought
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Why 16bit ? Maybe just for to restrict memory. The registers could be as well 32bit or 18bit wide.
But why not use an ISA already arround ? Maybe because only legal issues (I'd prefer 6502 ISA :-) ).

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