Prince of Persia, 1989, was a mind-blowing game to me. The movements were unbelievably smooth and realistic. I knew it was based on SOMEBODY’s real moments. But I didn’t know it was his LITTLE BROTHER. He filmed his little brother doing parkour and frame by frame created Prince of Persia’s movements based off his little brother’s. There’s tons of film he took – this is just a small sample. I’m impressed. [yes, it’s rotoscoping but also I think this is the first use of it in a home video game]

Prince of Persia, 1989,
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I knew it! https://www.quora.com/What-is-this-new-Toshiba-algorithm-called-Simulated-Bifurcation-Algorithm-that-speeds-up-combinatorics-10-times-Is-there-any-resource-that-describes-it

I knew it!
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Oh, this kind of solution is right up my alley. At first glance, I think it approximates 10,000 solutions, which is far far far faster than trying to do everything perfectly. I can solve 10,000 things in Excel 2000 in a moment on an old Win7 laptop, so putting their minds to it for years, I can imagine how approximating 10,000 solutions wouldn’t be terribly more difficult for standard computer hardware to perform.

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So, I’m running an old Tandy Deskmate version (3.00) I just downloaded through DOSBox and up pops an error message. It needs a file. Ok, so I look up that file online. There’s one reference to it: Me on June 4, 1994 answering somebody’s question about the very same file. DID I GO BACK IN TIME 26 YEARS AND ASK MY OLD SELF A QUESTION? I kind of did didn’t I? #Timetravel by Ken Ud » Sat, 04 Jun 1994 15:16:16 Which version of Deskmate is it? 3.00, 3.02, 3.03, 3.04, or 3.05? Silly as it sounds, the drivers are slightly different for each. I have versions 3.00, 3.02 and 3.05 (as well as a pilfered 3.04 from a friend’s Tandy 1000 RL). For the time being, however, you can type: DMVID CGA and have a working system. Also, try DMVID 1000, which will give you four colors instead of the two in CGA.

So, I’m running an
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