Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 17th Apr 2012 07:56 UTC
Games While many won't understand the significance of this, this really is kind of a big deal. After accidentally stumbling on the source code for the original Prince of Persia, its creator, Jordan Mechner, has released it as open source. It took some magic to get the code, written in Apple II assembly, off the 23-year old disks. Prince of Persia created an entire genre and left an impression on the games industry that lasts to this very day. Having the original code out and about is huge.
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Comment by Gusar
by Gusar on Tue 17th Apr 2012 11:23 UTC
Gusar
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2010-07-16

Now this is just awesome. Prince of Persia was one of my first games. When I had a machine with a 286 processor and Hercules monochrome graphics. Yeah, those were the times...

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RE: Comment by Gusar
by anevilyak on Tue 17th Apr 2012 13:10 in reply to "Comment by Gusar"
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2005-09-14

This makes me remember my 8 year old self being blown away by being able to hear things like footsteps, tiles crashing down on you, and sword noises when we added an original 8-bit Sound Blaster to our 286.

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