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 Brendan on Thu 5th Apr 2012 03:17 UTC in reply to "RE: Assembly? Count me in!"
Brendan
Member since:
2005-11-16

Maybe it could boot Linux via simulated ARM in something less than 2 hours.


Boot from what, and how will you know if it booted at all?

A CPU without I/O is like a mathematician in a coma. ;-)

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Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I assume ships would have a computer console in them, in the game. a monochrome monitor and a gloriously clacky keyboard.

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RE[4]: Assembly? Count me in!
by bouhko on Thu 5th Apr 2012 13:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Assembly? Count me in!"
bouhko Member since:
2010-06-24

Well, when your ships blows up in a gorgeous explosion, you know you've got a kernel panic.

Maybe not what your were expecting, but that's still *some* output :-D

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