Worple! -- A Wordle-Style Word Game for the Apple 1

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Worple! -- A Wordle-Style Word Game for the Apple 1

I actually finished this one last year, but never got around to telling anyone about it. :-)

https://github.com/JeffJetton/apple1-worple

My goal was to write a Wordle clone that could fit on a system with as little as 4K of RAM, which meant that the program itself--including word list--could only be around 3.25K. By keeping the game itself fairly basic and using a couple of simple compression tricks, I was able to squeeze in 866 words (it's using three bytes per word). If anyone has the gumption to try to load it onto their computer and run it, I hope you enjoy playing!

 

 

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Nice Game!

Hi Jeff,

program runs without issues on my Full-Size Replica + microSD card, I just had to strip off the first two bytes which aren't needed with real HW.

Very well done is such a little amount of RAM and very enjoyable also for non-native speakers!

 

May I include it in the microSD card software collection? 

Reference: https://p-l4b.github.io/sdcard/

 

Best,

Claudio - P-LAB

 

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Impressive work to squeeze

Impressive work to squeeze that much into so little RAM.  If you had a ROM card with BASIC on it, then you could have another 4K worth of words or be able to do more in the code.

 

 

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nice game!

nice game, I just tried it on my software emulator and it works nicely. Also very well written, it was a pleasure to browse trought its source code. 

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Hi JeffJetton!

It works, all that's left is to overcome the language barrier!

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Claudio beat me to testing it

Claudio beat me to testing it on a Replica 1 Plus, so I loaded it on mine as well, but used Uncle Bernie's ACI to export the audio. I could have used a software utility, but this was more fun :P 

 

To test the audio and to test this program with the Brain Board ][, I loaded it up on an iPod and an Apple II+. Loading via the cassette interface (here at D000 instead of C100 because of slot placement) works great and it seems to run fine as well.

 

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Have at it!

Claudio, feel free to include it. I've got two other Apple 1 games on my GitHub that you're welcome to use too (although I see you already have a "15 Puzzle" program!)

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Thanks!

So cool to see it running on all these different systems. Thanks, everybody, for the kind words and for testing it out.

 

Macintosh_nik - It would be interesting to compile this with a foreign-language word list. It could be done! Unfortunately it requires that all the letters be ASCII A-Z, which might be a problem for some languages.

 

skate323k137 - I actually got pretty far into writing an Apple II version using a lot of the same code, but with more features added. I need to get around to finishing it one of these days!

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Hi guys!

For those who don't have an SD card, the nippur72 has made a sound file to download via an ACI card .

0300.0FFER

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Package iconWORPLE_0300.0FFER.zip

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More games! Great!

Hi JeffJetton,

great, thank you! :-)

I'll test them in the next days and they will included in the SD archive.

Will try to integrate them in the Juke-Box as well... we'll see... ;-)

 

Have a nice weekend you all!

Best Regards,

Claudio

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Macintosh_nik wrote:For those
Macintosh_nik wrote:

For those who don't have an SD card, the nippur72 has made a sound file to download via an ACI card .

0300.0FFER

300R

Package icon

I have seen @nippur72's utilities before including the ones to convert to audio. For fun, I looked at a section of audio from his script and from my capture from an ACI. Kind of neat to look at, obviously the digitially created one is on top and analog recording on the bottom.

 

I also tried the game out on the P-LAB SD card, and look forward to seeing it any any other games added :) 

 

I am personally not the best at these kinds of word games which actually makes it more fun that it is a challenge for me. 

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JeffJetton's game added!
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JeffJetton's game added!
Dear Friends,
I would like to inform you that I have added JeffJetton's games to the microSD card Storage archive, finally! 
 
  • WORPLE (Wordle clone)
  • SHUT (classic "Shut the Box" game)
  • PUZZLE15 ("15 puzzles" game)
 
 
 
You can find them in the MCODE directory and I must say they are really really fun!
 
Also, to avoid confusion with regular programs, I have created a FAST-TERMINAL directory where I put the programs that need the external terminal (https://p-l4b.github.io/terminal/) to run.
At the moment there are only the BASIC interpreters FTBASIC and APPLESOFT-FT12.
 
Enjoy!  :-)
 
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Awesome, thank you Claudio! 

Awesome, thank you Claudio! 

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