[vcf-midatlantic] Colossal Cave Adventure on AMC website

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 10:12:44 EDT 2017


now that I think of it I used to play a text adventure StarTrek that had
the red alert sounds and all that, on the IBM PC.

On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 9:55 AM, Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

> On Thu, Jun 29, 2017 at 9:35 AM, Adam Rosen via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
>
> >
> > > On Jun 29, 2017, at 8:52 AM, Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic <
> > vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > >>>>
> > >>> Funny this is brought up.
> > >>> Today at work someone sent me a version of colossal cave on z/VM.
> > >>> They said they used to have a game called "star trek" too.
> > >>> The files are from 1994 I think it was?
> > >>> I have gotten some other fun clock programs and such from other
> people.
> > >>> I wonder what else people have laying around on their VM accounts!
> > >>>
> > >>> -Connor K
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >> I know IBM also had various versions of "Star Trek" and other games
> for
> > >> the S/38, I have played some of them after being ported to the AS/400,
> > they
> > >> where also available for the S/36 and I would imagine the S/34 as
> well.
> > >> --
> > >> Matt Patoray
> > >> Owner, MSP Productions
> > >> KD8AMG
> > >
> > > ​I read somewhere before that Star Trek​ is the one game that has been
> > > ported the most times of any game,
> > > beginning with their Text game to the various color graphics versions
> on
> > > the many home computers and later on for the PC, Amiga, and others.
> > > Dan
> > > --
> > > _  ____
> > > / \__/   Scotty, We Need More Power !!
> > > \_/ _\__ Aye, Cap'n, but we've only got 80 col's !!
> >
> >
> > I think I have seen versions of Adventure (or Colossal Cave Adventure,
> > Zork, etc.) on computers from mainframes through 1980s desktops.  It has
> > made me think it would be an interesting quest to play the game on every
> > type of computer it was ported to and document the progress!
> >
> > So is Star Trek actually more common than Adventure?
> >
> > Adam
> >
> >
> ​well, I think if you only count the Text/Ascii version of the games they
> probably both come out equal.
> They were ported to just about every mainframe/minicomputer​.
> But they were talking about the later versions with color graphics in the
> Star Trek games
> The Star Trek ascii game came out first in 1971 on the SDS Sigma 7
> Shortly after the 3rd season and the show was canceled in 1969.
> Then Colossal came out in 1976
> Dan
>
>
>
> --
>  _  ____
> / \__/   Scotty, We Need More Power !!
> \_/ _\__ Aye, Cap'n, but we've only got 80 col's !!
>



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