: I've seen a CGA graphics version for PC-DOS called 'Aldo'. I don't know
: where my friend got it from, though...
I have a copy of 'Aldo'. It is just a little thing, about 60k, easily
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I began my computing career working with Z80 CP/M machines (in 1983).
With these machines I began program in BASIC, in Assembler, to know what
a SO was and, of couse, to play with computer games.
I've been searching for a game called Ladder for a long time. Ladder was
an incredible fun game but I've only seen it in that old CP/M machines.
It was only a multitasking program without graphics (only text).
Do anyone know where I can find that game?
I have a copy -- possibly other people on this newsgroup do too. It is on the
Microsoft Basic disk that came with my Kaypro system. As far as I know, it
was a commercial game (though I assume the company is out of business, so I
don't see any harm in sending you a copy). I don't know if it was written in
Microsoft BASIC and compiled, or whether it was just put on the disk. And I
definitely don't have the source code to the program.
In order to run it you would need a CP/M system or a CP/M emulator. You would
also need to make it recognize your screen-drawing codes. You could modify
the program (which would be difficult) or you could get your emulator to use
the Kaypro codes, or find a Kaypro.
The disk also includes an Aliens game (like Space Invaders) and a Catchum game
(like Pacman, I think, but I haven't gotten it to run). I think they were all
written by the same company. There are also some BASIC games which are much
For CP/M? I have it somewhere on my 8-inchers. PM if you want me to dig after
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I've seen a CGA graphics version for PC-DOS called 'Aldo'. I don't know
where my friend got it from, though...
It was available for many CPM machines. I have a version that came
with my Kaypro-10, the only cavet is like almost all the software
that came with Kaypro's it's already been customized for kaypro so
you can't define another screen/keyboard. This means it will only
work on a Kaypro. I've played it using 22nice (a CPM emulator)
and it runs OK but it plays way to fast. If you want the Kaypro
version mail me and I'll send you a copy.
from a directory listing:
As you can see the walnut creek reference from another message
is probably not for the LADDER you remeber but I could be wrong.
Brian Evans (Lad-Master, see you in Gang Land!)
I moved the Kaypro 10 version to a friend's Televideo 803 by the judicious
use of DDT. It was quite a bit easier than, say, moving the DBASE II which
came pre-installed for the Osborne I to a generic system running an H19,
which I've also done...
>I've been searching for a game called Ladder for a long time. Ladder was
>an incredible fun game but I've only seen it in that old CP/M machines.
>It was only a multitasking program without graphics (only text).
>Do anyone know where I can find that game?
I got C source code of a clone of LADDER, written for Unix and
curses(3X) and I'm willing to pass it to anybody interested in
it. Just drop me a mail. Or, if there should be greater demand,
can post it here. It's fairly portable and should run after a
plain `make`. Has been tested on Linux and 4.BSD.
However, I doubt that it can be moved to CP/M with reasonable