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PC JR Pool Program

PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:24 am
by Chuckphd53
Has anyone had the opportunity to run the POOL program for the Jr ?

I was wondering what the response to that software was :)

Re: PC JR Pool Program

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:01 am
by Hargle
I assume you're referring to PC Pool Challenges by Dale Jurich, published by IBM?
It is a very competent simulation of a pool game; IIRC it has a few different types of pool games you can play, plus it has a wealth of tweakable settings to really screw with how the mechanics of it work. As a kid I played around with it some, but it's not a very fast game so I quickly lost interest, plus I had a real pool table in my home anyway.
Looking back, it is an excellent, well written piece of software.

It's not hard to find online; there are even versions out there which were produced before IBM came along (no IBM logo on the title page), and those run from DOS whereas the IBM version was a booter.

Re: PC JR Pool Program

PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:04 am
by Chuckphd53
Thanks, I had assumed it would be a slow moving game, but was always interested by the math and physics that had to be programmed in for real type pool play.

good to know it is worth looking at....