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Video Poker
Author: Professor AI Submitted: 3rd April, 2007 Favourites:1
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Edited By Professor AI on 4/7/2007

The release of Jeff Vance's video poker demo for MMF2 had a nice set of card faces, so I finished mine. It is a fully functional vegas-type 9/6 jacks-or-better machine in about 40 rules.

NEW: Use space to deal, 1-5 to hold, and return to draw!

Nerdy Background: In 1984 I wrote a video poker in a 2k programmable calculator on the an airplane back from Japan. I was pretty proud of the hand evaluator algorithm, which bubble-sorted then scanned the 5 cards twice in linear time.

The first scan computes the product of 2 ^ distance-between-equal-cards, which results in:

Nothing 1
Pair 2
2-pair 4
3-kind 8
FullHouse 16
4-kind 64

The second scan started with 3 variables set to 9, 10, and 11 and tried to "disprove" straight, high-straight, and flush, and multiplied them together, ending with:

straight 9 or 10
flush 11
str flush 99
Royal flush 110

which correctly ranked the hands!

Someday with more time it might make a nice MMF tutorial, using the auto-sort object for mixing the deck, a couple of fast loops, and checkbox coordination with both the clickable cards and the highlight boxes.


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Posted by LaraSoft Software 10th April, 2007

Very nice. I do like this and it's a good example of what can be done with MMF 2. Well done
Posted by Barry Stern 10th April, 2007

I am a keen Poker player and always like to improve my game. Very good & well made.





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