|LateNightHacking Projects 1999||Auth|
1999-02-10(?) : After doing the maze generator, I got this other idea into my head. I went to the HeadBone Zone and they had these games you could play over the web. The game I tried (Hack-back) was interesting, but seemed buggy as all get-out. I figured I could do better, and I eventually had to write Ataxx using DHTML. It's spiffy looking, but requires two people to play. Or you can just play against yourself I guess. :)
By default, it doesn't play with quite the correct rules. Michael convinced me that you weren't allowed to move along diagonals. I've since found documentation that says you can, but I think the game is more interesting this way. Pressibus has an amazing web page devoted to the history of this game. That is where I learned that I had messed up the rules. I was also quite suprised to find it had a link to my little implementation! Cool.
This is the third time I've implemented this game. That's not the worst, though. I've done Centipede at least four times. :)
[2002-08-02 : Don't ask me why on my third implementation I got confused on the rules. :)
As I said earier, I guess I just found the altered rules amusing. In my defense, you can "just"
g_bAllowDiagonal to true and it will play with proper rules. Perhaps
someday I'll expose it through the UI. :) ]
|Louis K. Thomas <loui sth@hotm ail.co m>||Auth||2002-08-02 (5445 days ago)|