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This program will print out a different maze every time it is run and guarantees only one path through. You can choose the dimensions of the maze - i.e., the number of squares wide and long.

The original program author was Jack Hauber of Windsor, Connecticut.

Code Listing (Small Basic File: amazing.sb):

TextWindow.CursorLeft = 28
TextWindow.WriteLine("AMAZING PROGRAM")
TextWindow.CursorLeft = 15
TextWindow.WriteLine("BIBLEBYTE BOOKS, 
MAPLE VALLEY, WASHINGTON") TextWindow.WriteLine("") TextWindow.WriteLine("") TextWindow.WriteLine("") TextWindow.WriteLine("") LN100: TextWindow.Write("WHAT IS YOUR WIDTH? ") H = TextWindow.ReadNumber() TextWindow.Write("WHAT IS YOUR LENGTH? ") V = TextWindow.ReadNumber() If H<>1 AND V<>1 Then Goto LN110 EndIf TextWindow.WriteLine("MEANINGLESS DIMENSIONS.
TRY AGAIN.") Goto LN100 LN110: For I=1 To H For j=1 To V WArray[I][J] = 0 VArray[I][J] = 0 EndFor EndFor TextWindow.WriteLine("") TextWindow.WriteLine("") TextWindow.WriteLine("") TextWindow.WriteLine("") Q=0 Z=0 X=Math.Floor(Math.GetRandomNumber(999)/1000*H+1) For I=1 To H If I=X Then Goto LN173 EndIf TextWindow.Write(".--") Goto LN180 LN173: TextWindow.Write(". ") LN180: EndFor TextWindow.WriteLine(".") C=1 WArray[X][1]=C C=C+1 R=X S=1 Goto LN260 LN210: If R<>H Then Goto LN240 EndIf If S<>V Then Goto LN230 EndIf R=1 S=1 Goto LN250 LN230: R=1 S=S+1 Goto LN250 LN240: R=R+1 LN250: If WArray[R][S]=0 Then Goto LN210 EndIf LN260: If R-1=0 Then Goto LN530 EndIf If WArray[R-1][S]<>0 Then Goto LN530 EndIf If S-1=0 Then Goto LN390 EndIf If WArray[R][S-1]<>0 Then Goto LN390 EndIf If R=H Then Goto LN330 EndIf If WArray[R+1][S]<>0 Then Goto LN330 EndIf X=Math.Floor(Math.GetRandomNumber(999)/1000*3+1) If (X = 1) Then Goto LN790 ElseIf (X = 2) Then Goto LN820 ElseIf (X = 3) Then Goto LN860 EndIf LN330: If S<>V Then Goto LN340 EndIf If Z=1 Then Goto LN370 EndIf Q=1 Goto LN350 LN340: If WArray[R][S+1]<>0 Then Goto LN370 EndIf LN350: X=Math.Floor(Math.GetRandomNumber(999)/1000*3+1) If (X = 1) Then Goto LN790 ElseIf (X = 2) Then Goto LN820 ElseIf (X = 3) Then Goto LN910 EndIf LN370: X=Math.Floor(Math.GetRandomNumber(999)/1000*2+1) If (X = 1) Then Goto LN790 ElseIf (X = 2) Then Goto LN820 EndIf LN390: If R=H Then Goto LN470 EndIf If WArray[R+1][S]<>0 Then Goto LN470 EndIf If S<>V Then Goto LN420 EndIf If Z=1 Then Goto LN450 EndIf Q=1 Goto LN430 LN420: If WArray[R][S+1]<>0 Then Goto LN450 EndIf LN430: X=Math.Floor(Math.GetRandomNumber(999)/1000*3+1) If (X = 1) Then Goto LN790 ElseIf (X = 2) Then Goto LN860 ElseIf (X = 3) Then Goto LN910 EndIf LN450: X=Math.Floor(Math.GetRandomNumber(999)/1000*2+1) If (X = 1) Then Goto LN790 ElseIf (X = 2) Then Goto LN860 EndIf LN470: If S<>V Then Goto LN490 EndIf If Z=1 Then Goto LN520 EndIf Q=1 Goto LN500 LN490: If WArray[R][S+1]<>0 Then Goto LN520 EndIf LN500: X=Math.Floor(Math.GetRandomNumber(999)/1000*2+1) If (X = 1) Then Goto LN790 ElseIf (X = 2) Then Goto LN910 EndIf LN520: Goto LN790 LN530: If S-1=0 Then Goto LN670 EndIf If WArray[R][S-1]<>0 Then Goto LN670 EndIf If R=H Then Goto LN610 EndIf If WArray[R+1][S]<>0 Then Goto LN610 EndIf If S<>V Then Goto LN560 EndIf If Z=1 Then Goto LN590 EndIf Q=1 Goto LN570 LN560: If WArray[R][S+1]<>0 Then Goto LN590 EndIf LN570: X=Math.Floor(Math.GetRandomNumber(999)/1000*3+1) If (X = 1) Then Goto LN820 ElseIf (X = 2) Then Goto LN860 ElseIf (X = 3) Then Goto LN910 EndIf LN590: X=Math.Floor(Math.GetRandomNumber(999)/1000*2+1) If (X = 1) Then Goto LN820 ElseIf (X = 2) Then Goto LN860 EndIf LN610: If S<>V Then Goto LN630 EndIf If Z=1 Then Goto LN660 EndIf Q=1 Goto LN640 LN630: If WArray[R][S+1]<>0 Then Goto LN660 EndIf LN640: X=Math.Floor(Math.GetRandomNumber(999)/1000*2+1) If (X = 1) Then Goto LN820 ElseIf (X = 2) Then Goto LN910 EndIf LN660: Goto LN820 LN670: If R=H Then Goto LN740 EndIf If WArray[R+1][S]<>0 Then Goto LN740 EndIf If S<>V Then Goto LN700 EndIf If Z=1 Then Goto LN730 EndIf Q=1 Goto LN830 LN700: If WArray[R][S+1]<>0 Then Goto LN730 EndIf X=Math.Floor(Math.GetRandomNumber(999)/1000*2+1) If (X = 1) Then Goto LN860 ElseIf (X = 2) Then Goto LN910 EndIf LN730: Goto LN860 LN740: If S<>V Then Goto LN760 EndIf If Z=1 Then Goto LN780 EndIf Q=1 Goto LN770 LN760: If WArray[R][S+1]<>0 Then Goto LN780 EndIf LN770: Goto LN910 LN780: Goto LN1000 LN790: WArray[R-1][S]=C C=C+1 VArray[R-1][S]=2 R=R-1 If C=H*V+1 Then Goto LN1010 EndIf Q=0 Goto LN260 LN820: WArray[R][S-1]=C LN830: C=C+1 VArray[R][S-1]=1 S=S-1 If C=H*V+1 Then Goto LN1010 EndIf Q=0 Goto LN260 LN860: WArray[R+1][S]=C C=C+1 If VArray[R][S]=0 Then Goto LN880 EndIf VArray[R][S]=3 Goto LN890 LN880: VArray[R][S]=2 LN890: R=R+1 If C=H*V+1 Then Goto LN1010 EndIf Goto LN530 LN910: If Q=1 Then Goto LN960 EndIf WArray[R][S+1]=C C=C+1 If VArray[R][S]=0 Then Goto LN940 EndIf VArray[R][S]=3 Goto LN950 LN940: VArray[R][S]=1 LN950: S=S+1 If C=H*V+1 Then Goto LN1010 EndIf Goto LN260 LN960: Z=1 If VArray[R][S]=0 Then Goto LN980 EndIf VArray[R][S]=3 Q=0 Goto LN1000 LN980: VArray[R][S]=1 Q=0 R=1 S=1 Goto LN250 LN1000: Goto LN210 LN1010: For J=1 To V TextWindow.Write("I") For I=1 To H If VArray[I][J]<2 Then Goto LN1030 EndIf TextWindow.Write(" ") Goto LN1040 LN1030: TextWindow.Write(" I") LN1040: EndFor TextWindow.WriteLine("") For I=1 To H If VArray[I][J]=0 Then Goto LN1060 EndIf If VArray[I][J]=2 Then Goto LN1060 EndIf TextWindow.Write(": ") Goto LN1070 LN1060: TextWindow.Write(":--") LN1070: EndFor TextWindow.WriteLine(".") EndFor

This chapter is adapted from the book Basic Computer Games Small Basic Edition published by Kidware Software.

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