[vcf-midatlantic] Next Year's show - VCF East 2021

Alexander Jacocks jjacocks at gmail.com
Sat Oct 17 10:45:26 EDT 2020

I’d be happy to participate with text adventures on SunOS, on my Sun 3/60
or my Sparc 2. Both would have been common computer lab gaming platforms.

We should definitely have at least one system running PDP-10 Zork.

- Alex

On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 21:38 Ethan Dicks via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> On Fri, Oct 16, 2020 at 5:15 PM Mike Loewen <mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us>
> wrote:
> > > If anyone wants to pool ideas on covering different aspects of Text
> > > Adventures (not perhaps as involved as UNIX Town, but at least
> > > coordinating a bit), I'm up for that.
> >
> >     I can run Mystery Mansion on either an HP 1000 or HP 3000 system.
> Something
> > very few of our visitors will have seen. The problem will be keeping Alex
> > Bodnar off of it.  :-)
> I was unfamiliar with it (since I have little experience with old HP
> machines) but I did find a port of it to C.
> https://github.com/garnett1966/Mystery-Mansion
> I'll have to check it out.
> I think having numerous platforms running Text Adventures is
> fantastic.  In addition to the usual minicomputers and 80s micros that
> can run Scott Adams' games and Infocom games, I can provide some
> oddball, not-originally-covered machines, including the 1802, and
> we'll see what else I can manage by Spring (I have two specific ones
> in mind in progress I don't want to reveal until I'm a lot closer to
> done, but suffice it to say, they are among my favorite types of
> machines and are under-represented in the Text Adventure world).
> With the semi-recent release of all the Infocom Source, there's a lot
> of material available that was formerly closed.  It's one of the
> reasons I'm having a hard time focusing on the Theme because there are
> so many angles.  I'm a long-time fan of Scott Adams' work, and of
> course, a mega Infocom fan.  And then there's all the rest of the
> stuff...
> -ethan

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