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Re: [opensuse] Re: memories?
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 17:31:58 -0500
  • Message-id: <4591A2DE.3010708@xxxxxxxxxx>
James Knott wrote:
> Michael Nelson wrote:
>
>> On Tue, Dec 26, 2006 at 08:17:41PM +0100, Per Jessen wrote:
>>
>>
>>
>>> FWIW you got the easy end of the stick
>>>
>>>
>> Stick? We had sticks too! When I first started with computers there were
>> no computers, no keyboards, no monitors, no LEDs. We used the sticks to
>> scratch 1s and 0s in the dirt!
>>
>> Dirt? You guys had DIRT? Why, when I started with computers.....
>>
>> <grin>
>>
>> Michael
>>
>> PS: I used to stay after work to play Dungeon on the company DEC PDP11/70 on
>> a character mode terminal. Maybe it wasn't called Dungeon.. "You are in a
>> maze of twisty passages, all the same" was a key line where I frequently got
>> stuck.
>>
>>
>>
> The game is called "Adventure" and comes with SUSE. You have to install
> bsd-games IIRC.
>
> "Welcome to Adventure!! Would you like instructions?
> y
>
> Somewhere nearby is Colossal Cave, where others have found fortunes in
> treasure and gold, though it is rumored that some who enter are never
> seen again. Magic is said to work in the cave. I will be your eyes
> and hands. Direct me with commands of 1 or 2 words. I should warn
> you that I look at only the first five letters of each word, so you'll
> have to enter "northeast" as "ne" to distinguish it from "north".
> (Should you get stuck, type "help" for some general hints. For
> information on how to end your adventure, etc., type "info".)
> - - -
> This program was originally developed by Will Crowther. Most of the
> features of the current program were added by Don Woods. Address
> complaints about the UNIX version to Jim Gillogly (jim@xxxxxxxx).
>
> You are standing at the end of a road before a small brick building.
> Around you is a forest. A small stream flows out of the building and
> down a gully."
>
>
Forgot to mention. I used to play it on a VAX 11/780 at work. It also
enabled me to get my first modem. I showed the game to my wife and she
asked if it could run on my home computer (an IMSAI 8080). I said no,
but if we had a modem... I was soon the proud owner of a 300 baud
manual modem. ;-)

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