[vcf-midatlantic] Colossal Cave Adventure on AMC website
dave.g4ugm at gmail.com
Thu Jun 29 13:14:53 EDT 2017
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> Sent: 29 June 2017 14:35
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> Cc: Adam Rosen <adam at oakbog.com>
> Subject: Re: [vcf-midatlantic] Colossal Cave Adventure on AMC website
> > 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
> >>> 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?
That’s a hard question. Certainly, StarTrek is simpler. I used to have a version on FLEX09 on a 6809. We didn't have Adventure. There is a VM/CMS copy of Startrek for Hercules in the H390-VM Yahoo group...
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