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Years ago someone bugged me to put the rules of cartomancy on the computer.  So here it is a way to predict the future.  This program is for amusement only and makes no claim for any kind of accuracy. If it does it is quite a coincidence. Great for fun at parties.

If you like this instructable, you may also like: http://www.instructables.com/id/The-Oracle/

Note: Thinking of making a web version of this program.
 
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Step 1: What you need:

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You need:
Pc compatible computer
qbasic  or freebasic.
gamcarto.bas

Step 2: Download and run

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Download and then run gamcarto.bas in qbasic or freebasic.

Step 3: Done.

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Have fun!

Note: printing the screen may vary from computer to computer.

Step 4: Typical results of the program.

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                        Personality and state of mind.

Card number  1 is the: Queen of Diamonds and that is Challenging.

Meaning: A flirtatious, sophisticated, fair-haired woman.

Card number  2 is the: Eight of Clubs and that is Challenging.

Meaning: Opposition, dissappointment, and the taking of reckless chances.

Card number  3 is the: Three of Diamonds and that is Challenging.

Meaning: Legal or domestic disputes.


                               Family and home.

Card number  4 is the: Jack of Diamonds and that is Challenging.

Meaning: A relative, not altogether reliable.

Card number  5 is the: Jack of Spades and that is Challenging.

Meaning: A well meaning, but lazy aquaintance.

Card number  6 is the: Queen of Clubs and that is Good.

Meaning: An attractive, self-confident, and dark-haired woman.


                               Present desires.

Card number  7 is the: Nine of Clubs and that is Challenging.

Meaning: Friends being stubborn.

Card number  8 is the: Nine of Hearts and that is Good.

Meaning: Dreams come true from wealth, good luck, and status.

Card number  9 is the: King of Hearts and that is Good.

Meaning: A good natured impetuous, fair-haired man.


                           Hopes and expectations.

Card number  10 is the: Four of Diamonds and that is Challenging.

Meaning: An inheritance, changes, and trouble.

Card number  11 is the: Eight of Spades and that is Challenging.

Meaning: Trouble and disappointment ahead.

Card number  12 is the: Ace of Hearts and that is Good.

Meaning: The home, love, friendship, and happiness.


                               The unexpected.

Card number  13 is the: Five of Diamonds and that is Good.

Meaning: Prosperity, good news, or a happy family.

Card number  14 is the: Seven of Spades and that is Challenging.

Meaning: Sorrow and loss of friendship.

Card number  15 is the: Three of Clubs and that is Good.

Meaning: Marriage bringing money or several partnerships.


                             The immediate future.

Card number  16 is the: Queen of Hearts and that is Good.

Meaning: A trustworthy, fair haired woman.

Card number  17 is the: Seven of Clubs and that is Good.

Meaning: Prosperity - if someone of the opposite sex does not interfere.

Card number  18 is the: King of Diamonds and that is Challenging.

Meaning: A stubborn, quick-tempered, fair-haired man.


                           The more distant future.

Card number  19 is the: Seven of Hearts and that is Challenging.

Meaning: False hopes and broken promises an unreliable person.

Card number  20 is the: Queen of Spades and that is Good.

Meaning: An unscrupuluos dark-haired woman.

Card number  21 is the: Five of Hearts and that is Challenging.

Meaning: Jealousy and indecisiveness.

Step 5: Installing Freebasic on linux.

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Freebasic is sort of a clone of Quickbasic. For those of us who use Linux, here is a quickie set up for Freebasic.

$ sudo apt-get install libfreebasic libxext-dev libncurses5-dev libx11-dev libxpm-dev libxrandr-dev
$ wget http://iweb.dl.sourceforge.net/project/fbc/Binaries%20-%20Linux/FreeBASIC-0.23.0-linux.run
$ chmod +x FreeBASIC-0.23.0-linux.run
$ sudo ./FreeBASIC-0.23.0-linux.run install
$ nano helloworld.bas

[code]
print "Hello world! "
[/code]

$ fbc -lang qb helloworld.bas
$ ./helloworld
Hello World!
Computothought (author) 4 years ago
This program could be easily translated into another programming language with appropriate graphics added
Brian H4 years ago
"Personaily"? I am personally amused that you can't spell "personality".
Computothought (author)  Brian H4 years ago
http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/personality
Read carefully. You used P E R S O N A I L Y in the program. Duh! Thatsnotaword.
Computothought (author)  Brian H4 years ago
Duh, your right. Maybe I did that to see where the code goes.
Computothought (author) 4 years ago
When you are prompted to save the file, you can always rename it there. Upsets me too.
Brian H4 years ago
WARNING. THE DOWNLOAD BUTTON ATTEMPTS TO TRANSFER A .....BOT.TMP PROGRAM.

DO NOT USE!!!!!!!!
Computothought (author)  Brian H4 years ago
That is a shortcoming of Instructibles.com of which I have no control.