So we got chess working but it really bugged me that there was no Tic Tac Toe.
Maybe there’s an old Tic Tac Toe game on CBT
So all the CBT tapes are included in YOSPOS/380 the trick is finding out which dataset. After much digging I found out it’s on CBTCOV so time to load up the TN3270 and connect to YOSPOS/380
Then we logon as yospos
We’re presented with RPF. Which is a freeware version of ISPF, which is like your BBS menus but for mainframes. To look at a dataset we select
To view a dataset we pick option 3 (a listing of utilities), followed by option 4
which brings us here:
Now, this probably means nothing to you but think of “level” as the root folder on the mainframe. So we put CBTCOV as the root level
and get presented
We can see that File 160 holds our Tic Tac Toe, so we open file 160 for viewing with the ‘b’ for browse I think
We then see the “members” of File 160. On the mainframe you can have a file that’s partitioned in to multiple parts and each part is a member. TEC012 holds our game so we “browse” that file, which really means “view”.
And we see this game in all it’s glory!
what the shit, god damned fortran is awful
So now let’s try and compile this bugger now that we know where it is, lets take a look at the hello world fortran example
Welp, this is awful and confusing, sorry folks no Tic Tac Toe, you’ll need to relive your W.O.P.R. fantasies elsewhere cause I’m not dealing with this shit