OS/2 Warp 4 - eCS 1.0 or later
Light Cycles is a multi-player video game in which each player controls a cycle driving across the screen. The cycles can only turn at 90-degree angles and they leave a permanent trail behind them. A cycle is out of the game when it crashes into the screen's borders or a cycle trail. The last cycle alive wins.
Light Cycles is played across a network that supports APPC. Each cycle can be located at a different machine, and the server program that calculates all the moves and collisions can run in an entirely separate machine, or in a machine running one or more cycle programs. Each of the cycle programs communicates with the server program using two APPC conversations to provide a form of asyn-chronous communication between the two.
The design objectives of this APPC sample were:
APPC Market Enablement
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