Acornsoft Maze random maze generation

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Acornsoft Maze random maze generation

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Hi, I'm trying to create a game similar to Acornsoft Maze but on another platform, and I'd like to be able to generate random 16x16 mazes in the same sort of way, i.e. so there is not a single path through the maze but multiple paths, but it still having dead ends, and I haven't found an algorithm that does this.

Is there anyone who can look "under the hood" and tell me how the random maze generation works in Acornsoft Maze?

Thanks in advance.
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I don't have the answer but you could use a standard algorithm then punch some random holes in the walls.
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This webpage has maze generators in various (most in fact) languages. Specifically, there’s a version for BBC Basic for Windows and one for Qbasic so I’m pretty sure you’ll get what you want here.
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MartinB wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:59 pm
This webpage has maze generators in various (most in fact) languages. Specifically, there’s a version for BBC Basic for Windows and one for Qbasic so I’m pretty sure you’ll get what you want here.
What a great site! Thanks for that!
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Kweepa wrote:
Tue Aug 25, 2020 7:03 pm
I don't have the answer but you could use a standard algorithm then punch some random holes in the walls.
Yeah, that seems to be the direction I'm leaning towards :)
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