Re: [stella] Poker solitaire source, versions 012 & 014

Subject: Re: [stella] Poker solitaire source, versions 012 & 014
From: Jake Patterson <jpatters@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2001 21:32:42 -0500 (EST)
On Mon, 26 Nov 2001, B. Watson wrote:

> I spent a good chunk of last night optimising the Poker Solitaire
> code... if anybody's interested, I've attached the `before' and
> `after' source code. At some point (after the game is really, truly
> done), I want to write this up as part of the optimisation section
> of Stelladoc V2... I managed to save myself 500-something bytes
> without changing the gameplay at all.
> Of course, if you look at the `after' source, you'll see there's
> still more optimising to do.. but that will have to wait until I
> have time to rewrite the kernel from scratch (the current one is
> huge, bloated, and nasty). This is going to be an all-day project,
> so it will likely have to wait until the weekend...
> Also attached is the .bin built from the 014 source, for those
> who just wanna play the game :)

I don't know if it is intentional or not, but it is possible to get a very
weekly shuffled hand at will by hitting reset, then the joystick button
immediately.  The first hand I played with that technique I got 105 (it
still is a little shuffled) with two straight flushes and a bunch of other
stuff.  Also, when the tens place in the score is zero, it is not
displayed even when it is significant.  It does display a zero in the ones
place if thats what you get.  Took me four tries to get an actual zero :-)
My best score with a normal shuffle is 91.

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