Saving video gaming’s source code treasures before it’s too late

Discussion in 'Gaming Fun - The Other Reality' started by Mark Holtz, Jan 5, 2021.

  1. Mark Holtz

    Mark Holtz New Texan

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    From Ars Technica:

    Saving video gaming’s source code treasures before it’s too late
    Over 90 percent of pre-2000 gaming source code may already be gone
    FULL ARTICLE HERE
     
  2. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

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    Given the nature of programming pre-2000, is there really much value to saving code that is written so close to the hardware?

    A bounty of procedural code (and some hand-optimized assembly language) probably isn't going to teach much to object oriented coders who let their compilers do the walking.
     

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