An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?

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An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?

Post by Wookie » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:01 pm

I was browsing the Acorn Electron World site and I happened to find a competition that gave you most of a BASIC program and asked you what the missing line should be and what numbers solve the puzzle.

Not trying to blow my own trumpet but I've solved it about 10 mins including typing in the program, how do you get on ????

Sadly I think the competition has closed but you could have won either an Plus 1 for your Electron or a DFS upgrade for your Beeb.

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Re: An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?

Post by jms2 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:38 pm

Isn't there also a typo in line 80?

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Re: An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?

Post by CMcDougall » Thu Feb 18, 2016 10:42 pm

^Yip, should be x, y Not x.y
80 END
Answer is "ADFS sucks eggs" :lol:
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Re: An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?

Post by billcarr2005 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:17 pm

The answer is "ACORN PROGRAMS", but I guess there could be many ways to reach that conclusion!

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70 converts$=CHR$((data DIV 256)+num)
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Re: An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?

Post by MartinB » Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:55 pm

Colin wrote:Answer is "ADFS sucks eggs" :lol:
:lol: =D>

Thanks Col, I'd got the "ADFS sucks" part but I was stuck on the "eggs"... :D

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Re: An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?

Post by sweh » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:43 am

CMcDougall wrote: Answer is "ADFS sucks eggs" :lol:
This is why we need a "+1" on this board :-)
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Re: An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?

Post by duikkie » Fri Feb 19, 2016 9:03 am

err at line 30.

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Re: An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?

Post by tricky » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:21 am

You forgot
O=0
GOTO 10
:lol:

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Re: An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?

Post by Wookie » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:58 pm

duikkie wrote:err at line 30.
The sad thing is I didn't even notice that until you pointed it out, I just automatically typed a zero rather than the letter O :roll:
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Re: An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?

Post by leenew » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:29 pm

It really is amazing how bug-riddled these type ins were.
It is a miracle anyone ever got any programs working at all! :roll:

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Re: An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?

Post by fordp » Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:27 pm

billcarr2005 wrote:The answer is "ACORN PROGRAMS", but I guess there could be many ways to reach that conclusion!

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70 converts$=CHR$((data DIV 256)+num)
Well done, send your answer to "Acorn Programs Competition" ..
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Re: An old Competition puzzle, can you solve it?

Post by sbadger » Wed Mar 09, 2016 12:41 pm

I seem to recall another 'codebreaker' style thing on a Beebug demo disk. Ring any bells to anyone?
Did it get solved?
So many projects, so little time...

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