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### #1ZajferX  Members

Posted 18 June 2008 - 01:52 AM

I have been searching for the orginal source code for pong now in 2 weeks but still havn't found it, does anyone in here have it? I don't want a premodified version due to that's just want i want to do with it, i want to rewrite the code to get my own personal version of PONG. If anyone in here got the code plz post it here or attatch it

### #2yaustar  Members

Posted 18 June 2008 - 01:58 AM

Would PONG even have source code? The logic was probably hardware driven so your 'source' may just be a circuit diagram.

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### #3bschneid  Members

Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:14 AM

Why do you need the original pong source code? There are so many remakes and the such, and they are all probably better suited for viewing (see the post above mine). Plus, pong is so incredibly easy to code, I'm not sure why you would want to mod someone else's version. Just write your own, making your own modifications.

### #4Wan  Members

Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:18 AM

Here it is:

(well, the Atari version at least)

Hardware didn't have microprocessors in those days, so like yaustar said, you'd be looking at a circuit diagram (if it's even publicly available).

### #5MaulingMonkey  Members

Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:22 AM

Doing a little historical reading, it sounds like pong probably was a series of electrical diagrams -- it's predecessors not even using integrated circuits. Don't read source code anyways -- even if you had the code to the original, it'd be 35 years old and predating modern programming languages and practices.

### #6Structural  Members

Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:45 AM

Mechanical pong is the real old-skool thing

### #7ZajferX  Members

Posted 18 June 2008 - 02:55 AM

ohhh sorry my bad .. didn't mean to write original i ment the code where you got 2 white paddels and 1 white ball so i when i have the code for that game can modify it to my own likeings

### #8Sneftel  Senior Moderators

Posted 18 June 2008 - 03:32 AM

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 Original post by ZajferXohhh sorry my bad .. didn't mean to write original i ment the code where you got 2 white paddels and 1 white ball so i when i have the code for that game can modify it to my own likeings

If you are unable to program a game like Pong in under ten minutes, that's what you should be learning to do.

### #9Antheus  Members

Posted 18 June 2008 - 03:54 AM

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 I have been searching for the orginal source code for pong now in 2 weeks

Two weeks?

### #10asp_  Members

Posted 18 June 2008 - 04:18 AM

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 If you are unable to program a game like Pong in under ten minutes

Ahh I've been looking at a good metric for gauging the skill level of interviewees. Could this be it? I doubt I could do it to be honest. Is there some sort of school that teaches speed coding Pong?

### #11Oluseyi  Members

Posted 18 June 2008 - 04:40 AM

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Original post by asp_
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 If you are unable to program a game like Pong in under ten minutes

Ahh I've been looking at a good metric for gauging the skill level of interviewees. Could this be it? I doubt I could do it to be honest. Is there some sort of school that teaches speed coding Pong?

Don't code it in C. Use something like Python + PyGame, and you should be able to hit 10 minutes.

Alternately, Sneftel's metric may only apply to the core logic of Pong, not all the graphics and input handling routines as well.

(That said, LaMothé claimed to be able to write Asteroids in an hour, because he'd done it so often...)

### #12bzroom  Members

Posted 19 June 2008 - 07:04 AM

I used to be able to write pong in under 10 minutes back in my day. Now it takes me just under 15.. I must be getting old.

### #13Antheus  Members

Posted 19 June 2008 - 07:25 AM

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Original post by asp_
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 If you are unable to program a game like Pong in under ten minutes

Ahh I've been looking at a good metric for gauging the skill level of interviewees. Could this be it? I doubt I could do it to be honest. Is there some sort of school that teaches speed coding Pong?

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### #14programmermattc  GDNet+

Posted 19 June 2008 - 07:31 AM

Actually I found some of the original, here's a snippet:

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### #15MaulingMonkey  Members

Posted 19 June 2008 - 09:30 AM

Quote:
Original post by Oluseyi
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Original post by asp_
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 If you are unable to program a game like Pong in under ten minutes

Ahh I've been looking at a good metric for gauging the skill level of interviewees. Could this be it? I doubt I could do it to be honest. Is there some sort of school that teaches speed coding Pong?

Don't code it in C. Use something like Python + PyGame, and you should be able to hit 10 minutes.

Also depends on the polish level too. Fully skinned menu UI, multiple levels of AI, scorekeeping, and a high score system? Or a pair of paddles and a ball?

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